I am almost there... for those of you that don't know, the first trimester is considered the most "risky" and when the most things can go wrong. You officially enter your second trimester at 13 weeks and 4 days... so Friday. Not only does it mean I can take a slightly deeper breath, but I get to stop my medication and am no longer on pelvic rest so I can start exercising and lifting things again and rumor has it you start feeling better... I'm really looking forward to it :)
One of the weird things about being pregnant is the changes in your body. Obviously it's quite the miracle that I'm growing another human (seriously, I could sit and think about that all day) but it's kind of hard to accept the changes that happen that you have no control over, but I have to say I'm doing much better with it than I thought. I'll fully admit that I've always had very poor body image, but I've gotten to the point where I just don't care any more. The other morning it dawned on me that I didn't care that my arms weren't toned or that my butt is getting a little jiggly since I can't exercise. I am actually embracing the changes and it feels really good. That said, please take a look at this week's belly shot and tell me what in the heck is growing in my stomach?? I've done my best approximation to show you how big the baby is right now (the size of a peach, it also developed fingerprints this week!) and how that compares to the size of my belly.... um, what else is in there? Part of me is wondering if I'm eating too much, but since there are days I can barely eat, and I've actually lost a pound, I know that is not it. Any guesses??
I am also SO excited for Thanksgiving this week!! My brother and his girlfriend Sam are coming into town and my Gramps will be here, along with my Aunt Susan, her boyfriend Jeffery and my Uncle Charlie. We're having dinner at my parents' house and I'm really excited for some family time. I'm in charge of the stuffing, trifle and rolls :) Bring on the food!!!