February 2015

First Trimester Prenatal Screening and Natera

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Baby.

Baby, who? Can I see some ID?

My pregnancy up until week 9 was surreal to me. I felt joy about being pregnant but was hesitant to embrace it completely. It really bothered me that I felt this way during that time. And, like any good thinker, I pondered it and pondered it.  Why wasn’t I jumping up and down and screaming “I’m pregnant” at the top of my lungs?

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Aversions & Other Yucks

Things I used to love:

tasty, unusual foods – the more flavorful, the better

staying up late and watching t.v. on demand – marathon style!

flights of beer that I probably would never order again due to hoppiness

Gala apples

pineapple Chobani yogurt

Cobb salad

lamb burger

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Hubby’s To Do List

For the first weeks, I needed L to do just one thing: excuse me from tv time to sleep.  As he was catching up on his It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on demand episodes, I’d be blissfully – I mean blissfully – asleep. Every now and then he’d pop his head into the bedroom with his “Hey are you wake? Whadda you doing?”

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Maternity Smarty Pants

During this pregnancy, I’ve been reading about how some women starting to show their bump around 6 months into their pregnancy. And then there’s my experience. Let me tell you that I welcomed my maternity pants – at week 9. Terry cloth, stretch with a demi band, thank you, Motherhood Maternity. They felt oh-so-wonderful the moment I slipped them on even if I was embarrassed to answer the question “So how far along are you?”

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