My Pregnancy Story: First trimester

Articles about the first trimester of my pregnancy, November through December 2017. (Or, go back to see all pregnancy articles.)

Beta pregnancy tests are a thing

26 November 2017

After learning I was pregnant, I went home for Thanksgiving (as one does?) and spent 4 days dodging questions about why I wasn’t drinking and why I would chase squirrels any time someone lit up a cigarette.

I have breasts now

27 November 2017

For anyone who has met me in person, you may have noticed something missing between my neck and abdomen. I can assure you that my body has now rectified that situation. Quickly.

Week 5 confusion

28 November 2017

I started a new bottle of progesterone today. For those of you just tuning in, that’s the one that I stick up my vagina twice a day. It makes me bleed for about an hour each time - only a little and that is apparently OK. Maybe.

First picture!

29 November 2017

I went in for my first OB ultrasound this morning. Remember everything I said about weirdness coming out of me in my last post? It’s fine. All of that is (apparently) normal. #thingsTheyDontShareAboutBeingPregnant.

Ultrasound research

05 December 2017

It occurred to me over the weekend that insurance in this country is kind of dumb and, as a result, a limited number of ultrasounds are likely covered under my insurance plan. So this week I decided to do some research.

I'm a Time Lord!

12 December 2017

I am 7 weeks pregnant today. Ultrasound #2 happened this morning. I was particularly nervous about this one because I have literally felt nothing for the past week. I mean, my breasts hurt and I’m dizzy about 50% of the time, but there has been zero morning sickness. I’m pregnant. I should be throwing up! (Wait a sec. Am I seriously complaining about not throwing up?!)

I live in doctors' offices now

20 December 2017

I am now 8 weeks pregnant and just had my first OB appointment today. Everything went smoothly. Pap smear… check! Breast exam… check! Consult with my OB… check! Five vials of blood taken for all the tests… check!

So. Many. Questions.

20 December 2017

As I begin to tell more and more people about my pregnancy as a single mother-to-be, I have gotten a lot of questions. So many, that I decided to keep a list.