1st trimester

Week 12 – The Lady Apple

I don’t know why they’re called lady apples, but oh well. They look cute, and they are the perfect size for baby in week 12. I bought a couple the week before, thinking we may do a shoot earlier in the week. But by the time we got ready to think of where to do the pics, we noticed that all little lady apples had been nibbled at. Mice? Could be. Unlikely. DD? She admitted it straight-away without even batting an eyelash. But who can get mad at her for wanting to eat apples, right? 😀

We went hiking this weekend and lugged us all up to the top of a pretty high hill (in my humble pregnant opinion), and seeing as how I was already carrying all 26.5 lbs of DD on my back, I was glad that we are only at week 11. Imagine having to lug a water melon with you while hiking! Will need to find less remote spots for the later weeks. Then again, remote is good, so noone can see me making a fool of myself trying to balance as straight as possible on a rock, an apple on my belly, and DD on the side so she wouldn’t fall off the ledge. It didn’t help when my husband kindly requested that I please stop breathing so he could focus. I’m actually not sure if I was exhaling-because-cracking-up or if my belly really has grown that much. It sure feels like it, and I’ve started to rubberband my  tight pants instead of buttoning them.

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Week 11 – The Mushroom

So, this is a tad bit embarrassing, but for some reason I thought that we actually did a week 11 photo. Well, turns out when I started posting, I realized that the math didn’t work out. Oops. This is because we don’t have a certain day of the week to do these photos at, otherwise I’m sure we would’ve noticed earlier. So, this is actually a pic from a couple of days after lady apple, but oh well. 😉

DD was sleeping, so she couldn’t do the honors, which is a good thing – she loves, loves, LOVES mushrooms in all stages, and will eat them raw and unwashed. Eek. Oh, we chose the mushroom cause babies are springing up like crazy! So many people that we know are pregnant, either with Nr 1, 2, 3 or even 4, so its promising to be an exciting next couple of months!
Pregnancy-wise, everything is going fine, the belly seems to be growing much faster than last time around, but I guess that is to be expected. 🙂

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Week 10 – The Sushi

I’m on a roll here (ooh, proof-reading makes me notice the totally unintended but intentionally left-in cheesy pun there 😀), there’s been a bit of a backlog as I’m actually at 12+0 while writing this just now. 😉

The Sushi. I’m not so sure I’ll be able to crave something more than this. Thankfully, we are in the land of relatively cheap but yummy Whole Foods Sushi, so it’s all good. Oh, and so you don’t get all judgemental on me here, it’s of course sushi with avocado, cucumbers and cooked shrimp. Baby is only maki-sized yet, but my husband eats all the nigiri in less than a minute anyway, so we’ll look for a different food then. 🙂

Pregnancy-wise, the nausea has subsided even more, and standing up I think I can start noticing a little teensy-weensy bump. Disappears when lying down though, especially when all honest attempts at trying to not tuck in my tummy during bikini-belly-pics fail.

Aside from me being quite self-conscious (why show your bikini-nonbaby-belly online, crazy pregnant lady??) it was again quite difficult to keep the darn roll whole while taking pictures. We thought we’d be safe as DD has so far steered far away from anything wrapped in algae, but no. The second picture clearly shows the damage, and after we finished she stuffed the whole thing in her mouth and happily chewed away. I guess life will only get more expensive from now on. 😀

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Week 9 – The Olive

Mmmmmmh, make that garlicky olive. Yummyummyummy, we could all live off of these, so there was no doubt when having to choose between the suggested grape or olive. For the record and in case you want to join in on the fun, I use the sizing charts from either Babycenter or The Bump.

Week 9 has seen a slight subsiding of the nausea, so I get to enjoy more olives and less ketchupy pasta. Otherwise, no real signs, and we couldn’t really tell if there was some yummy.baby.belly-growing going on or not. Probably not. Probably just olives.

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Week 8 – The Boysenberry

Week 8 is here, this is where a mild case of spotting sent me to experience the joys of the US ER facilities. Seems that doctors and urgent care facilities don’t like self-paying visitors from other countries. The spotting was really mild, and I had it often throughout Round 1. Then again, needed Rhogum, so off I went. I did get to see a boysenberry-sized heart beat, so that was awesome! 🙂

The nausea is still there (duh). And man, I am tired. But aside from a lack of growth in my upper body, this is exactly how it went last time.

Still no (baby) belly, and we hadn’t really decided on an angle/a perspective yet. But hey, we’ve got some 32 weeks (plus or minus 3) to figure it out, so we’ll be fine! 😀

Oh, and are those boysenberries? Or blackberries? I can never tell the difference. They taste yummy, which is why DD ate it halfway through the shoot. Oops. She remembers that when we show her the pics. 😀


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Week 7 – The Blueberry

Oh my, the nausea! Wow, I had forgotten from Round 1 how rough those days where…luckily, I don’t REALLY get sick, I just feel really really awful day in and day out (notice my refusal to call this morning sickness 😉 ). Pasta with ketchup it is, worked well first time around.

Can’t see much of a belly yet. Baby belly, that is.

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