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 Babycenter.com 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.


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3 comments:

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!