A short story of how I went from plain old me to preggo me!
And, of course, my first trimester journey. What a journey I tell ya!
[Location: Las Vegas, NV]
I was 4 days late according to my period app.
Ever since day 1 of being late, I was getting more and more excited.
It was the end of 2014 and the eve of New Year's 2015: 12/31/2014
I had my last alcoholic drink and celebrated NYE with my family.
It was a super small Fat Tuesday cause I'm a lightweight. LOL.
Everytime I went to pee, I hoped my period didn't start.
I didn't finish my drink; just in case.
[Location: Chula Vista, CA ]
When we got home from Vegas, I couldn't wait.
I bought a 3 pack of pregnancy tests.
But the results were super confusing.
So I had to go buy a different test to validate.
Digital results are definitely easier to read. Haha!
Confirmed. I'm pregnant 3+ weeks along.
Yaye! I was super excited and so happy!
Our first baby purchase.
Transportation-wise, we are now baby ready!
My very first craving: Crispy m&ms!
At 7 weeks, I woke up in the morning with TERRIBLE cramps.
It lasted all morning until noon while I was at work facilitating a conference of 25 people.
I excused myself to use the restroom and found bleeding.
I immediately pulled out my phone and Google'd "cramping with bleeding when pregnant."
Then I started crying out of control and called my BFF.
She told me to call my doctor and I immediately left work to get a blood test.
It was Friday, so I waited super impatiently all weekend to find out on Monday if I was still pregnant.
Thank God. There was a baby in there!
My very first ultrasound of our little baby Cruz:
My bump was strangely huge for a someone who was barely pregnant.
Only to find out, it was undigested food. Gross huh? Haha.
I experienced the worst constipation of my life.
I opted for PreNatal vitamin gummies without the Iron supplement to help.
To help myself go, I ate prunes. Yuck!
I then had to result to medicine.
I took Colace daily for the remainder of the 1st trimester.
My other craving was Eggo waffles with butter and syrup.
I had to stop this immediately cause I was gaining weight too fast.
Also found some sugar in my urine during one my visits.
I had to take an early gestational diabetes test. I passed! Phew!
But I had to lay of these for awhile. Just in case!
My second Ultra Sound. Only a week after my first one.
Baby Cruz is growing fast!
Some days, I look really big. But I really think I'm just bloated. Hahaha.
Constipated too. But this is me at 11 weeks!
TO BE CONTINUED.....
I was nauseated 24-7 all 3 months, so I was super excited for the 2nd trimester to begin. :D