Months One, Two and Three!

Three Months

Total Weight Gain/Loss: The last I checked, I was up 6 pounds. This did not correspond at all with my pregnancy books, which said I should gain one or two pounds the whole first trimester. When I started to worry, Max hid our scale (and threatened to hide my books). So, technically, it might be 6 and it might be 16. I won't know until he gives me the scale back!

Symptoms: Still nauseous for long parts of the day. I had a few days when I felt okay and would only get nauseous for a couple hours. Max pointed out that these were weekend days when I was sleeping in, taking naps, and going to bed early, so it's not that the nausea went away, it's that I was only awake for a few hours. 

Maternity Clothes: I have my maternity leggings and added maternity pants from Old Navy. I tried just buying pants that were four sizes bigger, but while they fit my tummy I was swimming in the rest of the pant. So maternity it was. 

Cravings: Steak and lobster, mashed potatoes, sliced apples, rice and soy sauce, Thai Green Curry, Taco Bell bean burritos... husby has been doing an exceptional job making sure I get to eat whatever crazy thing I crave the baby wants ; )

Aversions: Veggies are usually on the list, but I also don't want anything to do with foods I used to love like Hot and Sour Soup. 

What I Miss: My old clothes! I totally expected to get big and not be able to wear my skinny clothes, I just didn't think it would happen this fast (I seriously can't wear anything in my closet that has a zipper). I also cannot wait for the second trimester blessings of increased energy and lack of nausea (please, please, please!). 

Best Moment: Watching Baby Klein at our 12 Week sonogram! Baby is now a tiny person with hands and fingers and legs and feet and toes! It was incredible to see our little one moving all around and waving its hand in front of its face. 

What I'm Looking Forward To: Feeling movement! I know it will be a while before that happens, but I can't wait to feel those kicks! 

Two Months

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Up two pounds (12 according to my pants!).

Symptoms: The nausea has arrived! It lasts all. day. long. It showed up at six weeks and has not left (ever). I'm also super exhausted by afternoon. 

Maternity Clothes: At around seven weeks with the new school year rapidly approaching, I realized it was time to dust off my teacher clothes (which had been hanging in the closet the past couple months while I favored dresses and casual ensembles). I pulled on a pair of capris and realized that, not only could I not button them, I couldn’t even zip them up! I’m not sure this was supposed to happen at just seven weeks. I tried wearing a belly band to get more life out of my pants, but I was not a fan. Looks like I’ll be getting some bigger clothes soon! (Or perhaps I'll just wear leggings forever...)

Cravings: Anything I can get down. Most of the time the thought of food grosses me out. When something finally does sound good, it’s junk food like the boxed macaroni and cheese (with the dehydrated cheddar), or Chick-Fil-A chicken, or Burger King breakfast sandwiches, or pizza (come to think of it, this might be why my pants aren’t fitting!).

Aversions: Pretty much everything these days. I’ll be hungry but nothing sounds good. I had an especially bad experience with No-Bake Granola Balls (bleh!). I made a batch and then I couldn't imagine eating them, and ended up throwing them out. 

What I Miss: Being able to eat like a normal person.

Best Moment: Going to our first ultrasound at six weeks and seeing baby’s heartbeat (140bpm!). I totally cried.

What I'm Looking Forward To: Our next ultrasound at nine weeks!

One Month

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Starting at about 115 lbs.

Maternity Clothes: Not wearing any yet. 

Cravings: None so far, though I am now a breakfast eater. I used to easily skip this meal and now I must have food first thing in the morning. 

Aversions: Coffee! It’s making cutting out caffeine so much easier!

Symptoms: I cry at anything remotely sentimental no matter how cheesy. Also, I’ll randomly start crying in conversations – Max is handling it remarkably well!

What I Miss: Cured meats! Right before I took the pregnancy test (literally, earlier that morning) I had went grocery shopping for the week and bought a pound of prosciutto (which is a lot of prosciutto). I was going to make prosciutto and melon pasta, prosciutto wrapped chicken and prosciutto and peach salad. I took out the prosciutto that evening and remembered – no cured meats. Boo! 

What I'm Looking Forward To: Our first ultrasound at the beginning of August.

Best Moment: Getting word back from the doctor’s office that hormone levels are looking good! 

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