(written on March 15, 2011)
So far, here are a few things I've discovered/experienced:
-Only one weird craving and it was only for a week or so: pickles and potato chips
-Not in the mood for: pop
-Don’t like eating full big meals ... little small ones are better.
-In February, the dentist said I had a lot of excess saliva. I thought that comment was a bit unnecessary and rude. A few days later I read in my book that some women experience an overproduction of saliva in their first month. There you have it.
-I'm usually nauseous in the mornings, but no throwing up, thankfully.
-My pants are tight!
On March 9th I got a call letting me know that my progesterone level was low (17 when it should be 20ish). It's fairly common, but still a bit scary as I am new to all of this. I was prescribed some pills to take before bed each night. I looked up possible causes for this ... chronic stress, insufficient exercise, and poor diet to name a few. Yes, yes and yes. My job consumes all my time which has had an effect on all of those. I was frustrated, but mainly scared. At this point, we are praying for a healthy and safe baby.
It's a beautiful, crisp morning outside and I had my first ultrasound today, March 15th. WOW. Colt and I were amazed and totally in love. Arms and legs and a heartbeat! So precious! I have a feeling it’s a girl but, of course, would be happy either way. Baby is about an inch long and I am currently at 8 weeks and 3 days. My first thought when looking at the ultrasound and hearing the heartbeat was oh my gosh, there really is a baby in there. The nurse found everything very quickly which was such an answer to prayer as I had been very nervous for this appointment. Thank you, God, for a healthy baby and heartbeat!
A couple weeks ago we were sitting in a church service. The Timberline Hike just finished playing and I was thinking about what all of this means ... being pregnant, having a baby. I was totally in a daze. Colt leans over and whispers, "I can't stop thinking about ... (oh how sweet, he's thinking about it too) flying." Just one of the millions of reasons why I love Colt. I am married to a little boy ... soon to be joined by another little one. What a trio we will make. :)