Saturday, May 26, 2012

First Trimester

Dear Baby,
    Today is officially the last day of my first trimester growing you. Although I'm anxious to meet you, I can't believe how fast the weeks are flying by. Every Wednesday we enter the new week and I read all about the changes and growth that is taking place. I am absolutely in awe. This sonogram was taken a little over a week ago and I love looking at it. In my first ultrasound (at just around 5 weeks) you were the size of a lentil bean and now you're about 3 inches long and weigh one ounce!
I had a lot of symptoms of pregnancy right from the beginning which was why I was able to know about you so early on. It wasn't until the end of week 8 that the "morning" sickness really set in. My morning sickness takes place in the evenings but for three days entering week 9 I couldn't keep any food down and it was so bad that I wasn't able to work or move much off of the couch. Thankfully, that was the worst of it! These days I'm still nauseated throughout the day but I've only really lost my meal a couple of times in the last week. That is cause for celebration! ;) I'm still very tired pretty much all of the time. I can't seem to get enough sleep! I think this is partially due to the schedule I've been keeping and partially due to the bed I sleep in. I've always been a stomach sleeper or if I have to on my back. Adjusting to side sleeping has proved really challenging. When I lie down at night I instantly feel nauseated which makes falling asleep difficult. I keep adding pillows to the bed (there are now 4 sleeping pillows and 1 body pillow) in order to create a cocoon for myself. It is quite a sight! My doctor wants me to exercise again to help alleviate some of my anxiety but up until now I haven't felt well enough. I haven't gained any weight yet but I am definitely showing. I love my little bump! A year and a half ago I got a tattoo on my side that says, "you are not alone" and when I catch it in the mirror I can't help but smile. :) I am *SO* excited to become your mom. I've wanted you all of my life. Keep growing in there. 
I love you, 
Mama