Now that I’m officially in my second trimester, I feel a bit more confident about this whole thing being “real.” I do waver – whenever I see a blog post about a miscarriage, or hear a friend’s story about a pregnancy that ended too soon, I begin to worry. My next appointment is on Thursday, and I must say I’ll heave a big sigh of relief after the doctor can find that heartbeat again.
First Trimester Notes
- I’ve craved very few things (aside from my typical attitude of “I want a cookie”). The one thing I have wanted pretty much constantly is cheese – any form, any where, any time – particularly sliced and with crackers. The only other thing I’ve wanted so badly is a ham and cheese sub from Cousin’s Subs… unfortunately it’s on the list of foods not to eat – darn listeriosis. That will be my first post-delivery request.
- For a good month, I went to bed before 9 pm (sometimes before 8) and woke up after 6 am every day. That means I was getting 9-10 hours (sometimes more) per night. And I was still tired.
- I had a completely different personality for a while. I felt depressed for about three days – I’m glad that was a passing phase. At other times I’d burst out crying for the tiniest reasons.
- Starting at around month two, I began to get a lot of headaches – something new for me. They’re still continuing.
- Around the two month mark, I also started getting heartburn any time I sat down to watch television in the evening. I haven’t had it in a while… but I also haven’t stopped to watched evening tv in a while.
- I’ve been keeping track of my “to-do’s” on thebump.com. I used theknot.com for wedding planning. I must say, so far planning for a baby is a lot easier than planning for a wedding. Though it evens out, I suppose, as (as far as I can tell) delivering the baby will be a bit more difficult than our wedding day.