Sunday, March 11, 2007

The End of the First Trimester!

As of this week, I am officially done with the first trimester! The email I got from this week stated, "Your belly may soon be big enough to announce to the world that you are expecting...". Clearly I passed that stage a long time ago! Here is a shot of my belly this week (at 13 weeks and 4 days):

The good thing about a rapidly expanding waistline is that I spent a lot less time than usual in the "fat" stage of pregnancy---that stage where people can't quite tell if you are pregnant or just putting on extra weight. One of my favorite pieces of advice from Dave Barry, a humor columnist, is: "Never, ever ask a woman if she is pregnant unless you see a baby exiting her body at that moment!"

Since 5 seems to be my lucky number, I have put together a list of the top 5 best things about the first trimester:

5. Somehow avoiding having 5 times the morning sickness. In fact, I had almost none.

4. Being able to eat 5 times as much chocolate. Maybe that is how I have avoided having 5 times the number of unexplained crying episodes that normally accompany pregnancy (though Jayson may argue differently on that one!)

3. Having 5 times the number of ultrasounds.

2. The 5 minute jaw-dropping pause that occurs right after you tell someone you are expecting quintuplets.

1. The 5x5x5x5x5 people that have called, emailed, prayed for us, offered to help and given support.



suzanne said...

oh my gosh! i could have written this post MYSELF! substitute "4" everywhere you have "5" and that is ME! I am glad that you are doing so well with your pregnancy! we are praying for you...

Megan of Parker said...

Oh, Dave Barry, how I love him, and you for that matter. Keep up the good work!

Girl said...

wow! five congratulations!