Monday, April 25, 2011

Hello, Second Trimester

Well, after anxious weeks of waiting for this point, and one very exhausting Easter weekend which included an ER trip, here we are! Twelve weeks at last. Second trimester, I've been waiting for you.

I'm sure you are all wondering what the deal is with the ER trip? Well, relax. The baby and I are fine. I was experiencing some sharp pains and a racing heartbeat on Friday, so I took myself to be on the safe side to the ER on base. They determined that my pains were either caused by a cyst of some sort or a clogged gland. No biggie. And the racing heart was a result of some lovely dehydration, so after a ginormous cup of ice water, a couple of gatorades and and EKG...I'm good, and so is the baby :)

Now on to my excitement. I've always known that hitting the twelve week mark is a huge point in a pregnancy, but I never imagined the relief I would feel waking up and knowing that I've made it one third of the way through this process. Today my chances of miscarriage have greatly decreased, and leftovers don't totally make me gag anymore :) Woo Hoo! What's making it even better is knowing that I have a doctor's appointment next week which will potentially include an ultrasound...and I will definitely get to hear the baby's heartbeat. I've never been so excited to visit the girly doctor in my life!

So here's to a prego milestone, and many more to come. Cheers and Happy Monday all!


  1. Hooray! Stay are building new blood vessels as well as a placenta and you need plenty of fluid and healthy green foods for that! And besides, you don't want your ultrasound to show that you have low is usually a bogus diagnosis and will result in having your chart stamped with a big red High Risk sticker which may limit your birthing choices!!! SO glad to hear you and pumpkin are well <3

  2. Woohoo for second tri! I hit my 12w and didn't start feeling "normal" until my 14w...and any leftovers that are NOT pasta still make me gag ;)