How I found out I was pregnant: Well, we’ve been “trying” for our fourth for a while now. As many of you know, I had a miscarriage in October. So technically we have been trying to get pregnant since last August. After my miscarriage I didn’t know how long it would take to get pregnant again and there was that sinking fear that maybe I wouldn’t be able to get pregnant for some reason. (All certainty about anything goes out the window when you get sideswiped by a miscarriage.) But we didn’t do use any preventative measures and decided when it would happen, it would happen. And sure enough, about four months later my cycle was late and I decided I better grab a test while I was at the grocery store. (I always feel awkward buying those things!) I peed on the stick and sure enough, I was late for a reason!
How I broke the news to Soren: We aren’t into a lot of hoopla around here so as soon as I took the test I called him. Typically he would have been home, but I think he was out running errands that day. He was excited and that was that. We didn’t tell anyone else for a few days and then I figured I better tell a few people (like my mom!) before I blogged it.
Best part of the first trimester: Buying new clothes? The end of the first trimester? Not a lot of love for first trimesters over here. Oh- wait definitely the best part was making it through the first trimester with no unexpected bleeding or anything like that. So far things look like they are going well and I am definitely grateful for that.
Worst part of the first trimester: Most things. Gaining weight. Feeling crazy and depressed. Emotional roller coasters. Extreme fatigue. New food intolerances to foods like cucumbers and any kind of peppers.
How has this pregnancy been different: I think I’m more aware of the changes brought on specfically by pregnancy. In past pregnancies I think I feel blue or not like myself, but this time around I can see it pretty clearly starting when I got pregnant. So maybe I’m more self aware…
First trimester food cravings: Steak. Taco Bell. Chips. Ramen noodles. Jimmy Johns. Avocados. All the foods. I eat all of the time.