Monday, February 20, 2017

First trimester recap / Hello Baby Brown #3

I thought I'd do a little recap of my first trimester since most of my first trimester was a secret!  I cannot believe I am already in my second trimester!  I kinda feel like I've already been pregnant for a long time, but the last few weeks have been so busy and exhausting they've really flown by.

I found out I was pregnant when I was only 3 weeks and 4 days pregnant.  I just knew I was pregnant so I tested really early.  As much as I felt pregnant, I was still shocked I got a positive test so early!  We were trying so I knew (and hoped) it was possible that I was pregnant.  My boobs hurt SO bad and I was just feeling really off.  Kinda tired and just not myself.  I also had a few super vivid dreams the two nights before I found out, this happened right before finding out I was pregnant with Sloan and Phayre too.

I felt great for about a week and a half.  As soon as I hit five weeks, I became SO sick.  Nauseous all day and after about a week I started vomiting all throughout the day.  At about six and a half weeks my doctor prescribed Zofran, which took the edge off and kept the vomiting to a minimum.  The major downside was it made me so constipated.  Major TMI, but oh my gosh it was so awful!  Every food and drink I usually liked made me sick and I couldn't even drink water for weeks, it made me so nauseous!

We were definitely in survival mode over here!  Taking care of two toddlers and being so sick is just not fair!  Throwing up on your way to preschool drop off is just not fair!  At my nine week ultrasound my doctor told me to start taking some vitamins during the day and a sleep aid at night.  Within two days I wasn't sick anymore!!!  Such a relief and we started getting back to life as usual (thank goodness!!).

We told Sloan about the baby on Christmas.  She didn't believe us!  She immediately looked at my belly and said, "You are NOT pregnant mommy!!  Your tummy isn't big enough!"  She didn't believe us for a few days and then we overheard her telling Phayre that she was going to have to learn how to be a big girl because she was going to be a big sister!  She quickly became very curious and started asking me lots of questions about the baby.

Shortly after Sloan found out about the baby, she informed us that she too had a baby in her belly.  It's a girl baby and she's due on May 1st (which is coincidentally Sloan's birthday).  Phayre obviously doesn't understand that there's a baby on the way, but she does believe that everyone has a baby in their belly now.  She constantly pulls up our shirts (both mine and Eric's) or her own and says, "BABY!!"

This has definitely been my hardest pregnancy so far, being so sick in my first trimester.  But I am getting to the good part now!  I'm less and less sluggish each day and the baby has even allowed me to start drinking coffee again (here and there, not always).  Now I just neeeeeeed to know the gender because it is seriously killing me not knowing!  I'm just so excited to name the baby and start planning his or her nursery!

Thank you so much again for all of the love and congratulations!!




  1. SO SO exciting!!! I am so sorry about your 1st trimester friend - I know this feeling all too well. I was sick and vomiting for my first 22 weeks (and even hospitalized for dehydration!) and it was so terrible - and even more heartbreaking having two littles to take care of. Also definitely been my worst pregnancy... Glad you are on the mend now and so excited to find out the gender :)

    1. The first 22 weeks!!! Oh my gosh that is so long! I am so sorry to hear that! And I know, so excited to find out the gender!

  2. I was sick up until 14 weeks! It was terrible. I know how you're feeling mama, and I cannot wait to hear if it's a boy or girl. I'm totally thinking boy!

    1. Everyone who has made a guess so far has said boy!! Cannot wait to find out!


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