I don't think time passes more slowly than the first trimester of pregnancy. Trying to get through my last semester of nursing school while covertly being pregnant was definitely a challenge. I really believed that I would be lucky or that the Lord would bless me and that I would not have morning sickness (really, it needs to be called "all day sickness".) My mom didn't have morning sickness....surely I wouldn't either! Besides I'm one of those people who vomit once every 10 years. But oh how wrong I was!! Luckily it only lasted 10 or so weeks and I really didn't mind losing 15lbs without breaking a sweat.
My favorite 1st trimester sickness memory was on my way into one of my clinical rotations. From the hospital parking lot, there was a pathway into the hospital lined with trash cans every few hundred feet. As I was walking in, I went from trash can to trash can tossing my cookies. I can only imagine what the onlookers were thinking of the nurse who was walking into the hospital who looked violently ill herself.
Favorite 1st trimester food: I definitely ate a lot of Saltine crackers. I even considered naming our unborn child in their honor, but I think McDonald's Egg McMuffins wins out as my saving grace. According to my very scientific study, I was more likely to have a better day if I started out with an Egg McMuffin than if I didn't have one.
First ultrasound: My first ultrasound was at 7 weeks. I just can't even describe the feeling of happiness/joy/relief when you see your baby is alive and well in there!
First thoughts on gender: I was convinced this baby was a boy. In fact, I'm still do not believe 100% that I'm having a girl. I keep having dreams with little boy babies...even after we found out its a girl! Weird! I think I'll be reluctant to take the tags off of anything pink until she is in my arms and I can confirm she's a girl! Boy or girl, this baby will be smothered in love!!
|8 weeks--no bump!|