Almost Out of the Woods!

I can’t believe how close I am to being out of my first trimester. On Monday I will 11 weeks! It’s hard to believe.

Our trip to Grand Cayman was amazing and much needed! It was so great to escape the cold weather, feel my toes in the sand and just relax. I read a couple books and was able to “just be” for a little while. Although, I must say that I know now why it is not recommended to travel in your first trimester, especially if you are experiencing morning sickness (A.K.A Morning/Noon/Night Sickness). Umm, hello, turbulence!!! This turbulent flight did not bode well for me and I ended up running to the (thankfully) vacant plane lavatory and vomiting in the pathetic, gross, silver toilet. Blue toilet water splashed in my face and stained my white linen jacket. This was while my dear husband was back in his seat enjoying a few cocktails. So not fair.

Eating out is one of my all time favorite things to do (especially on vacation!) and I love trying new foods. But but choosing a safe entree these days has been a very challenging task. A made an early mistake of sucking down a seemingly innocent virgin strawberry daiquiri, only to run to the bathroom to throw my guts up 5 minutes later. Must have been the sugar (?).  While I normally would have been enjoying fresh fish, fruits, vegetables and chicken dishes—I instead ordered a burger and fries almost every night!  Am I already failing as a mother? I really want to nourish myself and growing baby with more nutrients but can only seem to eat things that are white and generally not healthy.

Last night I stopped at Whole Foods to grab something for dinner. (Cooking anything other than boxed macaroni and cheese lately just isn’t an option.) I staggered through the aisles so exhausted from the trip and the work week with barely any energy to carry a basket around. I picked up a roasted chicken and fresh bread for hubby. Because chicken has been grossing me out, I decided to peruse the dreamy salad/prepared foods bar. My mind and heart were pulling me towards the vegetables but my sour stomach pulled me towards the pasta, and then the fried foods section. On top of the pasta I added 4 big french fries and a few onion rings. Im so sorry little baby. I promise to feed you better soon!

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11 responses to “Almost Out of the Woods!

  1. Congratulations on your pregnancy! My wife has a fantastic sense of smell, like a bloodhound!!

    You might enjoy my blog if you would like to know how your partner might be feeling during your pregnancy!

    All the best,

    Ben

  2. How exciting!!! I remember I couldn’t eat during alot of my pg but when I finally ventured to my first McDonalds craving I was in heaven…but remebering appologising to bub at the same time and promised I wouldn’t do it again…I lied so he gave me heartburn!

  3. omg, your 1st trimester is already almost over! yaaaaay! so glad you got to get away, but i’m sorry you spent some of that time puking.

    i say eat whatever you want til you get out of this phase. you have 2 more trimesters to eat healthy!

  4. I firmly believe that your body tells you what it needs – burgers and fries this week will turn into a big salad with a chaser of fruit next week or next month.

    Don’t worry about it, just eat what will stay down (in moderation) and all should be fine. 🙂

  5. I’ll be 9 weeks tomorrow and have been consuming the exact same diet! The only foods I crave are bad ones! Microwave dinners, pasta, and burgers and fries – ugh! Not only is it bad for me and the babe, but I think I’m putting on weight a little sooner than I should and it’s all the food, not the baby at all! Sigh … good luck. Here’s hope that our diet issues turn around come 2nd trimester?

  6. I am so excited for you and praying that your pregnancy will continue happily and healthily!!

  7. Hey there. I was just reading your blog and wanted to say congrats. I am 4 days past 3 day transfer of a single embryo also. I woke up hysterically crying from a nap. I am convinced it will not work. This was my 4th IVF and I had 17 eggs make 8 embryos with only 1 they would transfer! I guess I have lost hope. Your story was uplifting! Feel good!

  8. Hi! Hope all is going well! Thinking of you!

  9. Julie – it’s been awhile since you posted – like over a month! I wanted to pop over and say “hello” and see how things are going. Thinking of you.

  10. Hey! I just wanted to stop by and request prayers from a fellow 4-cell transfer buddy! We just transferred one 4-cell today, and we are really excited about him/her, but I know it’s not ideal….so any prayers you can spare that we’d be blessed with success like you were would be greatly appreciated!!

  11. hello? just checkin in on you!

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