Friday, June 10, 2011

13 weeks

Today is the day that the terrible first trimester is supposedly over. I hear all the time:

"Ohh! You're almost through the yucky part of being pregnant"
"You should be feeling A TON better soon"

Meh :(

I have indeed thrown up this week (every other day) and gagged through some smells and, of course, run to the toilet every time I stand up after sitting or laying down. So those things haven't changed much.


On the days that I feel good, I'm so excited because that means I can get my sweat on and run errands and maybe, just maybe, even clean the apartment. Although, at this point since I have been pretty consistent at feeling really nauseated every other day, I'm wondering if on the days that I'm feeling awesome that I over-do it just a bit. 
An example:
On Tuesday, I woke up, went to Zumba, ran on the tredmill after Zumba, and lifted my tri's and chest. I was pretty excited at this point.
I went up to my parents' house and read, swam, and laid out by the pool for a couple of hours in direct sunlight.
That must not have been enough for me to get my "wiggles" out, so I went on a walk around my parents' neighborhood with the dogs, about 1.5 miles, in Provo hill country basically. It was hot outside.
The results?
A Wednesday full of exhaustion, nausea, and throw up. Yeah....I think I get a little over zealous on these days that I'm feelin' like a rock star. I'm a little slow to catch on to these things, and so what did I do on Thursday? Basically the same thing, but the walk was a little shorter at the end of the day. 

 And honestly, it's 9:34 a.m. and it's one of those good-feelin' days. Maybe I'll tone it down a little at the gym and watch my water intake more closely. 

But even though Wednesday was a little tough, it ended up being such an awesome day when my mom texted me to come to the hospital (it was slow at that point) to get an ultrasound. It was absolutely the funnest thing to see my little baby do a dance across that screen! He/she has legs, fingers, toes, elbows, knees, a chin, spinal chord, eyes, and I even saw the heart beating! When I wanted him/her to move, I would flex my belly a little and watch him/her move. It was unreal. I got to do the ultrasound myself and take pictures, so obviously the pictures didn't turn out very awesome. Otherwise I'd post them on here. I just wish that Mark could have been there. I hope the hospital is slow every Wednesday when she works! Okay this has been long enough.

Have a great weekend!


  1. It's so nice you have a pool to go to! When I go to my water exercise class on T/Th here, baby literally is bouncing up and down the whole time we're in the water :) And take CARE of yourself woman, although I'm suuuuuper impressed you're being super woman on your feel-good days :) And yay! Done with the first tri, can you believe how FAST it's gone by??? Weekly pictures of the bump, please!!

  2. i love that you have a BABY growing inside of you!!! coolest thing ever (or so i hear..) haha! i'm sorry you are still feeling yuck. SHEESH! take it easy at the gym. i think you got enough working out in for one day! hahahaha.

  3. I am SO excited for you! I didn't know that you were having a baby! Congratulations! That is wonderful news!