First Trimester

11 Weeks: Birth, Babies and Bumps?

March 7, 2012
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My stomach is definitely starting to show. It’s getting harder to suck in, and while I can’t quite feel my uterus, I don’t think this is bloating alone. Or maybe it is, but it sure feels like pregnancy! I had two friends here in town tell me that they noticed my “tiny bump.”   Sportin’ […]

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10 Weeks: Double Digits!

March 6, 2012
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Double digits!!!!!!!!! Something about this week feels like a huge milestone. I know 12 weeks is the big one looming ahead, but 10 weeks sure feels good. I’ve been pregnant for 2 full months. Amazing. Here’s a list of all of the symptoms I have experienced thus far: Cramping (mostly in the beginning, but also […]

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9 Weeks: Itching To Tell The World

March 5, 2012
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I told a few more friends our news this weekend – one said she totally called it 3 weeks ago (based on “alcohol props!” and the other said she was totally surprised. I guess the clues must depend on how well you know me ; ) I think my foods seem totally weird, but I’ve […]

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8 Weeks: Getting Bigger

March 4, 2012
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This week my middle seems to be thickening! I’ve always had a small stomach pooch, but it’s sticking out more than normal, but it’s also firmer than normal. Surely I am not showing yet, but maybe this is the beginning!? I do have a small frame and small torso, so it’s possible. I wouldn’t say […]

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7 Weeks: A Scare With A Great Ending

March 3, 2012
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Trip to New York Week 7 started out with a fun visit to New York City!! Last week, when I was feeling so sick, I nearly canceled the trip. I couldn’t imagine a 6-hour train ride feeling nauseous nor did I want to be around a bunch of drunk college boys or greasy food. But […]

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6 Weeks: Morning Sickness Begins – Day-By-Day

March 2, 2012
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This week is all about food – because morning sickness took over my life and it was all I could think about! Friday I’ve definitely noticed an increase in my sense of smell this week: I got whiffs of laundry detergent in Body Pump, colognes and perfumes in the air are super strong, and walking […]

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5 Weeks: Adjusting To Pregnancy

March 1, 2012
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Starting at the first moments of week 5, I’m beginning to feel a little bit of nausea. I don’t feel like I’m going to throw up – it’s more like a churning in my stomach that comes and goes. Definitely feels a bit like a hangover! I first noticed it on our last day in […]

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4 Weeks: Baby’s First International Trip

February 29, 2012
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This week the baby and I traveled out of the country! We swam in a pirate’s cave together and snorkeled with schools of fish. We’re in JAMAICA!!! Other than horribly painful breasts and a few twinges here and there, I’m feeling really great. Energy is good – swimming in the ocean is fun!   Matt […]

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