January 26th, 2012 - We heard Evie's heartbeat for the first time. It was amazing. It was also at this appointment that they decided my due date was most likely September 15th, not the 12th (not that it ended up mattering.)
So as far as first trimester went, here were my symptoms:
*nauseous all the time (although only threw up twice - once due to student b.o. and once due to bacon)
*super emotional (perhaps I will blog about my food related break downs at some point)
*had to pee all the time - wake up at least 2 times a night to pee
*less patient - I suddenly found myself getting snippy with my middle school students
*weight loss - I wasn't really able to eat due to morning sickness, but they told me no to worry so much about that as long as I gained it back well once I hit the second trimester.
second trimester symptoms:
*Energy - I was super productive!
*Still have to pee all the time
*Lower back pain
April 23rd, 2012 - We find out we're having a girl. This was the first time I cried. I had no preference, but hearing that our baby was a girl suddenly made it real and I was so happy. We had a small celebration with a few of our friends as a combo "It's a Girl!" and "Happy Birthday, Zach!" party. A few days later we had our last ever meal at BD's Mongolian BBQ in Bethesda (Evie's only time and she wasn't even born yet...poor thing) I'm still not sure why they shut down suddenly this summer, but I digress.
May 23rd, 2012 - I went in in for a check up and I had gained 7lbs. I was in my 6th month and had finally really started gaining weight. The weight gain was slow but steady for most of the 2nd trimester, but started to explode towards the end of it.
The school year ended and summer began without any concerns. Then on Friday, July 13th, 2012 we took a little road trip up to Boston to celebrate Rob's birthday and meet our nephew, Jackson who was only about two months old at this point.
That was when things suddenly stopped being a normal pregnancy. To be continued...