It was super early to be able to really see anything on an ultrasound but Ashley was able to get me an early appointment with her so that we could see if something was indeed there. I was really nervous as Mike and I had been having thoughts about having twins and the last time I was pregnant it ended in a miscarriage at 9 weeks. To our surprise and relief Ashely was able to see a tiny little something. That was all I needed to see to feel comfort today.
Today I took my first pregnancy photo. The bump is barely noticeable to me and not at all noticeable to those who don't know I'm pregnant. I have been feeling pretty good and I haven't noticed any symptoms of morning sickness just yet. I have been going to the bathroom A LOT though. That is something I remember from my other pregnancies. I have been keeping up with my swimming and running and tried mountain biking at the Section 16 trail in Black Forest but decided to put biking outside on hold until after my pregnancy because I don't want to risk falling and getting hurt and hurting the baby in the process.
WEEKS 10- 12
Well, the morning sickness is in full motion now. Although, this pregnancy I haven't thrown up very much which is nice. I am usually pretty nauseous when I first get up in the morning. I eat my crackers and then I am usually ok until I can eat something else for breakfast. Mornings have been rough trying to get everyone out the door for school. After I get some breakfast and the kids leave for school I am usually feeling a lot better. It's really been the afternoons and evenings that are my worst times. I have felt good enough in the mornings to continue exercising which is such a blessing. I have continued to run with my running group. I am starting to slow down a bit and I don't do as many repeats on the track but at least I am still running. When I go to Flying Horse I will get on the bike and do 20 minutes of either fast flats or a hill workout. Then I get in the pool and swim at least 1000-1200 yards. After I am done working out I have to eat a snack right away. Lately I have been packing veggies and hummus and a go go squeeze applesauce. I'm so grateful I have been able to keep exercising. I think it actually helps me feel better throughout the day.
This is the first time we noticed that baby's hand is always by the face. So cute.
I have officially made it through the first trimester. I'm still nauseous at night and in the early morning but I know in the next few weeks it will just get better. My little bump is starting to get bigger so I ordered a new dress for church. It's not a maternity dress but one I know I will be able to wear throughout my pregnancy and after. I haven't gained that much weight. I weigh 114 lbs now and started my pregnancy at 113 lbs. This trimester I craved cold things, fruit and citrus. I couldn't get enough of mangos, bananas, and pineapple popsicles. The popsicles were the only things that sounded good to me at night when I was extremely nauseous.