Sunday, March 9, 2008


I have made the 9 week mark. My first OB appointment is this Thursday. I'm still in disbelief that I'm pregnant, that I have gone through IVF (and it worked) and what I've been waiting for, for so long is actually happening. On Fri a girl came up to me at work and said "your showing - I guess your pregnant". I thought, OMG - how can I be showing already!! My new obsession is to read online to find out if anyone else has gained weight during the first trimester - because my stomach really is popping out already and I don't know if its extremely bloated or what. I've read alot that petite people show early - at this point I don't really feel like I look pregnant, I feel like I look fat. Not that I'm complaining :) I did have a perfect storm of weight gaining activity though - quit smoking, fertility meds - now pregnancy. I guess i should just live with the fact that I've gained this much weight. I guess I'll find out exactly how much weight at my appointment Thursday. The fun though - SHOPPING. DH and I spent the entire day Saturday shopping for clothes that fit me. I haven't gone to the maternity clothes yet, I just bought pants (two sizes larger than my norm) and bought some large shirts. My medium and small shirts look ridiculous on me now - especially in the boob area.

As for 9 week symptoms - my new addition to the same - tired, sore boobs, and heart burn is CRYING. I've started crying twice about things I would never cry about before. Both times when DH was joking around with me. The first day he felt so bad, the second time he just said "I'm really sorry, I didn't mean for you to take that wrong" and I proceeded to laugh while I cried saying "I really don't know why I'm crying". The craziness isn't just beginning - it's just getting a little more crazy :). What fun.


jp said...

So glad to read that everything is progressing!
The "shopping" trip sounds like a real milestone.
Good luck at your appointment and thank you for stopping by with virtual "hugs"

Azalea Baby said...

I'm so happy for you and glad you've made it this far. I hope it goes all the way. Thanks for the well wishes and good luck to you as well.

~Carrie said...

Congrats on the 9 week mark!! I hope your OB appointment went well today.
So I am not the only one googling things like "weight gain first trimester" ! I keep reading how some people lose weight (!?!?) and that you don't need extra calories in the beginning - umm... then why I am so hungry all the time?! I don't have much nausea so my appetite is not curbed by that at all. I have not weighed myself (too chicken) but I feel too as if I have gained weight and I'm only 8w4d. My belly isn't noticeably different but the boobs are getting ridiculous. Since that is one of the many place I gain fat, I'm a bit concerned that I'm just adding weight that's not pregnancy related, since I keep reading how many people don't gain weight the first trimester. Argh. Anyway, sorry to go on like that but I wanted you to know that you certainly are not the only one - and I'm not complaining either ;) I heard that the second trimester is supposed to be heaven compared to the first - something to look forward too :)

Rebecca said...

Everything sounds great. I started showing around the same time...I'm also a small girl. The thing that I thought was pushing me out was having twins, but it sounds like it's kind of normal for a small framed person...makes sense. Good luck...the pants two sizes bigger are a life saver! They won't last long though!

Maria said...

YAY, 9 weeks!! I'm so glad that all is well.