My naiveness about the whole pregnancy thing was about the nausea... sure, I'd heard my mom talk about how she'd throw up all the time when she was pregnant but I was not prepared for the real thing (and mine isn't even kinda as bad as my mom's was!)... From October to the end of December I felt terrible. Some days I could not even get out of bed. I wanted to cry when I woke up and I wanted to cry again when I went to bed. I was starting to think that Mother's day is completely under celebrated... i'm thinking moms should get parades and cake and confetti! (and i'm not even at the labor point yet! yikes!)
But aside from all the yuckiness that went along with being pregnant... there's been some miraculousness too. By the end of December I began to feel the first kicks. Suddenly pregnancy became a little easier. I was reminded that all the time i spent staring into the toilet was not for nothing. By about the second week of January I started to feel a little like my old self again. I had more energy and I didn't feel like puking all the time. I still can't stand very long without feeling sick and I get migraines but it is a blessing compared to what it was before...
Today has been the most exciting/rewarding day yet! Today was my ultrasound! I've been counting down days like a kid waiting for Christmas morning. I could hardly sleep last night because I was so nervous/excited! It was so incredible to see baby on the screen. The little feet were kicking around and the little mouth was sucking. Everything became so real in that moment. To see that sweet little face and to know that it was mine and it was inside of me.
this one is the profile
Here's between the legs
This is the face (it's hard to see)
another profile pic
the little hand
3D pictures of the face and hand
the little foot
And of course... no good celebration is good without cupcakes