We found out I was pregnant in May, about 4 weeks after something went missing. ;)
It was a mixture of excitement, nervousness, & queasiness. (I swear I started feeling sick the day after I took a test) I had a rough start and pretty much had the whole gamut of symptoms: vomiting, nausea, loss of energy, moodiness, loss of appetite with a dose of feeling ravenous but not being able to eat (this was the most evil symptom of all) & throw in a little acne.
I have to admit it all took me a little by surprise and was a tough period of time. Symptoms lessened as I got around 17 weeks and I feel like I can say now at *almost* 19 weeks I am finally feeling that second trimester relief. I had lots of highs (like hearing the heartbeat for the first time) and then lots of lows (like laying on the bed crying that I was too young to be pregnant and Andrew having to kindly remind me that I am almost 30. How sweet of him).
It all still seems a little bit like a dream. Andrew and I will be in the kitchen cooking and look at each other, my belly, and then go "really? Is this really happening?"
At our first ultrasound we giggled & smiled until tears came from our eyes. It was the most amazing thing I have ever seen. This little bean, jumping around at 2 inches long. We have our next unltrasound in two weeks and will finally know for sure if we are having a girl or boy! We are beyond excited and possibly the most impatient parents-to-be.
Here are some photos I've captured along the way & sent along to family and friends. I made peace with myself awhile ago that my bump progression shots were all taken in my work bathroom and not with a cute backdrop sans cell phone in your face.
Without further ado...
I'm really starting to pop now. Hello maternity wear and itchy belly!