I must admit… my posting (quality and quantity) has definitely taken a hit over the past few months. I’ve been so busy in the real world that my blogs have taken a backseat. I suppose it is what it is. I’ve never used this blog as a source of revenue, or had a large base of subscribers, so this blog really has been for myself. I suppose that now that I’m pregnant, I will just use and enjoy it – without stressing about the amount I post! That being said… I do hope I post more, as I always enjoy looking back and seeing what was going on at any given moment in time.
Here’s the latest on the pregnancy (from the beginning!):
1/27/11 – first day of last period
2/12/11 – possible conception date
2/27/11 – started to get a bit suspicious that I was pregnant
3/6/11 – positive pregnancy test!!
3/18/11 – bloodwork came back normal – about 66,000 HCG at 6.5 weeks
3/21/11 – ultrasound – saw heartbeat (145 bpm) and our grain-of-rice baby! also saw a second sac (irregularly shaped and completely empty)
3/25/11 – told my parents by putting a bun in the oven and asking my mom to check on something I had in the oven — I’ve never heard her scream so loud!
3/27/11 – told Paul’s parents by sending an e-mail with the ultrasound picture and calling to ask them for input on some “doctor’s results”
4/14/11 – doctor’s appointment – heard heartbeat (about 11 weeks along)
4/15/11 – told everyone at work the good news
mid- to late April – the tiniest baby bump has appeared (though I can’t rule out bloating…)
4/30/11 – made it through the first trimester!
5/8/11 – my first mother’s day
5/12/11 – quick and painless doctor’s appointment – heard heartbeat again (phew!)
6/3/11 – felt first kick (around 18 weeks)
6/9/11 – ultrasound confirms that IT’S A GIRL! (I had a slight inclination toward this, and the Chinese Gender Calculator predicted it too – we conceived in January when I was 27)
6/11/11 – we announced that it’s a girl to our families (via pink cake!)
week of 6/12 – I’ve turned the corner from looking chubby to looking pregnant
- I still get physically sick from either salad or raw carrots (or both, I’m not sure) – even at almost 20 weeks now. I’ve thrown up less than five times during this pregnancy, and all times were after eating salad/carrots. You’d think I’d learn my lesson!
- I’ve had very few cravings. The first trimester I devoured cheese in any way, shape or form. Cream cheese, sliced cheese, shredded cheese, melted cheese, cottage cheese… you name it, I ate it. Last night was the first night we went out specially for one of my cravings – though now I’ve switched away from cheese. At this particular moment the craving was for Zanzibar chocolate ice cream (I settled for regular chocolate ice cream and Chips Ahoy cookies).
- I’ve definitely gotten the “nesting” bug. We’re turning the office into a nursery and redecorating the bedroom. I’ve also started an organization/cleaning system for our home (which I’ve actually stuck with for over a month!). I’ll post about this soon… but in case I don’t, it’s based on the methods of flylady.net.