Monday, September 13, 2010

Pregnancy Timeline - First Trimester

As a first "real" post, I've decided to document our key pregnancy-related events and milestones to date. Here we go!


January - February, 2010 - Enjoyed a wonderful vacation in Costa Rica that alternated among relaxing, exhilerating and amazing (depending on location/activity). Came back to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games and the end of a curling season that saw our team win our Friday night social league - woot! Other good times were had as well ( ;) ) and...

March 10, 2010 (4 1/2 weeks) - Positive pregnancy test!

March 16, 2010 (5 1/2 weeks) - Lunch with Mom. She was baby/grandmother talking at me a bit, which made me smile inside - we weren't spreading the news yet but soon enough! (Assuming all went well.)

March 19, 2010 (6 weeks) - Started telling a couple close friends about pregnancy - added support during the early days!

March 20, 2010 (6 weeks) - 1st trimester symptoms thankfully minimal so far except the usual sore boobs plus some bad breakouts on my back. Only one "smell"cident occurred which was on this day - sniffed out a dirty mop bucket at McDonald's and it made me feel nauseous.

March 25, 2010 (7 weeks) - A bit of spotting. Did some research which made me feel neither better nor worse. Knew there wasn't really much I could do at this point - waited it out.

March 26, 2010 (7 weeks) - Spotting stopped after about 24 hours - whew!

March 29 to April 5, 2010 (7 1/2 to 8 1/2 weeks) - Super tired and nausea in the mornings (dry heaving but nothing actually came up)

April 3, 2010 (8 1/2 weeks) - Initial bloodwork

April 9, 2010 (9 weeks) - Started taking "ferrous gluconate" supplements upon results of bloodwork (low iron)

April 13, 2010 (9 1/2 weeks) - Boobs felt smaller and less tender when I woke up. Decided to book early ultrasound for the next week.

April 15, 2010 (10 weeks) - Early ultrasound! Everything looked great and saw the heart beat! Results confirmed that I'm at 10 weeks and EDD was November 11th! Told Chris' parents about pregnancy and sent pics out to my girls :)

April 16-17, 2010
(10+ weeks) - Broke the good news to Chris' brother and sister

April 21, 2010 (11 weeks) - Noted HUGE craving for asian food! (Not the first time this trimester!)

April 22, 2010 (11 weeks) - Dinner + started yoga with Ange. Found out she's preggy too!!! Yay!

April 28, 2010
(12 weeks) - Appt with Dr. Sandhu (family doctor) - PAP, urine test, other fun check-up stuff. Bled a lot during PAP but Dr said this was common :-/ Urine test found "protein" - sent to lab to look for infection. (Results were negative.)

May 1, 2010
(12 1/2 weeks) - Jay game with Dad & Lind and "told" them via a "Future Rookie of the Year" onesie which Chris snuck out and bought between innings :)

May 2, 2010
(12 1/2 weeks) - More crazy Asian cravings. Had dim sum and it was SOfreakinggood!!!

May 4, 2010
(13 weeks) - Told Celene (first work colleague - my co-team leader). She was excited and had lots of questions!

May 8, 2010
(13 1/2 weeks) - Told Grandma Thelma (Dad's mom), not thinking too much of it as I was planning to tel Mom, Grandma and Becky the next day on Mother's Day. But....

May 9, 2010
(13 1/2 weeks) - Got an unexpected and understandably accusatory call from Mom asking if I was pregnant! Turns out Grandma Thelma called Grandma Catherine who proceeded to tell all of my uncles who called her on Mother's Day (not to mention Ralph down the hall) prior to calling Mom and demanding to know "Why didn't you tell me that Kristy's pregnant???" So much for the surprise picture we were hoping to snap with the whole family - but an amusing story nonetheless :)

May 11, 2010
(14 weeks) - Told the boss. His first reaction - something along the line of "Shit!" :) Second reaction - big congrats!!

Bed time! 2nd trimester timeline coming next :)


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