First Trimester

Trying to get pregnant is an exciting time in a woman's life, but it isn't always easy. From counting menstrual cycles to buying countless pregnancy tests, getting pregnant is often an experience in and of itself. We want to hear about all of your experiences, from your first pregnancy test right up to your first pregnancy symptoms. And feel free to share your conception secrets with other hopeful couples!


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Curve ball!


My husband and I have been together for 12 years and he's 52, i am 38. We never wanted kids but I found out last week Friday that I'm 9 weeks pregnant! I cannot believe that I didn't pick up on the symptoms and now that I know I'm pregnant it's almost like my body knows it's got permission now to "look" pregnant. I am already 2 bra sizes bigger and don't fit into any of my clothes. I wasn't thin to begin with and was trying hard to lose weight for December holiday. No wonder it didn't work. My worry is how big will I be at full term?! Can anybody tell me: is the speed of growing breasts any indication if I might be carying twins? It is likely for me to have.

Alwiena






first pregnancy at 27 and scared to death!

I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR FOUR YEARS AS OF YESTERDAY.WE HAVEE BEEN TO TOGETHER FOR A LITTLE OVER 5 YEARS ALL TOGETHER.FROM THE BEGINING HE HAS WANTED KIDS.ME NOWAY!!!. THEN OVER THE YEARS I HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT IT ALOT AND WOULD ALWAYS COME UP WITH A REASON NOT TO HAVE A BABY JUST YET.I LOST MY MOTHER IN DEC. 2006 . I HAVE NOT BEEN THE SAME SINCE.MY MOTHER AND I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SO SO CLOSE.WELL SHE WAS REALLY MY GRANDMOTHER BUT SHE RAISED ME,WE WENT THOUGH ALOT OF VERY HARD TIMES.WE ALWAYS HAD EACH OTHER NO MATTER WHAT.NOW SHE HAS PASSED AND I FEEL LOST STILL TO THIS DAY.I'M SARED TO DEATH ABOUT HAVING THIS BABY.I HAVE BEEN ON BIRTH CONTROL FOR AT LEAST 7 YEARS.I GESS THIS IS JUST MENT TO BE.MY MOTHER AND LAW DOES NOT KNOW YET,SHE HAS BEEN WANTING HER FIRST GRANDCHILD OUT OF ME SINCE BEFOR I MARRIED HER SON.MY MOTHER AND LAW AND I DON;T GET ALONG WELL.I HAVE NOT EVEN SPOKE TO HER SINCE 1-22-08 SHE HAS CAUSED ALOT OF PROBLEMS WITH MY MARRIAGE.SHE KICKED ME WHEN I WAS DOWN AFTER LOSING MY MOTHER.SHE SAID UNREAL TERRIBLE THINGS TO ME.SO I HAVE JUST PUT HER OUT OF MY LIFE BUT I DON'T THINK I WILL EVER BE ABLE TO GET OVER ALL THE THINGS SHE HAS DONE.I KNOW SHE WOULD BE SO HAPPY IF SHE KNEW ABOUT THE BABY BUT I'M SCARED TO LET HER KNOW BECAUSE SHE ALWAYS CAUSES SOME KIND OF TROUBLE.I LEFT MY HUSBAND FOR 3 MONTHS BECAUSE OF HER CAUSING TROUBLE AND MY HUSBAND ALWAYS LETS HER GET BY WITH IT.I DON'T HAVE ANY OF MY OWN FAMILY LEFT.SO I DON'T HAVE ANY ONE TO GIDE ME,OR TELL ME ANYTHING,OR HELP ME THROUGH THIS PREGNANCY.I FEEL ALONE WITH OUT ANOTHER FEMALE THATS ALL READY DONE THIS, TO TALK TO.ALOT OF THINGS MY HUSBAND JUST DOES NOT UNDERSTAND. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

michelle






Oh yes, I am pregnant!

Well, I am pregnant and enthusiastic about it! My husband and I had tried for so long that we had finally given up the idea of having a baby. I used to be upset every month and tears would follow. Then I got very excited about my sister in law being pregnant and I began cross stitching bibs for the family babies for she was expecting twins. I forgot about myself so much that I didn't even noticed I missed my period. My nipples hurt and morning sickness suddenly changed my life! I went to the doctor for test and it's now confirmed I am six weeks pregnant! My body loves the changes and I am very thrilled at the idea of having a bump! And I am very proud to tell everybody that I am expecting. Last week in London I bought some maternity lingerie, bras first because the ones I was wearing were bothering me and maternity clothes, really trendy!. The bond with my baby is very strong and when my husband put on some classical music the baby loves it too! My husband is very thoughtful and caring and when he rubs oil around my hurting nipples passion grows and when morning sickness is gone we can love each other more more and we know the baby feels reassured and we cannot wait to see him. We got from the attic our old nursery rhymes books and we are writing some stories to read to him at bedtime. And somehow I feel it's a boy!
marie

marie






First Experience

Hi all, I'm 26y.o and 8weeks pregnant. This is my first pregnancy and i've been having a lot of nausea and vomitting and I feel like I cannot do anything... I even wonder how come those mom with four children could bare the misserable of being pregnant! I feel like being in a neverending bad mood, everything in my life changed. But when I went to the doctor last week and he showed me the baby's heartbeat, I almost cry, because I realized that i'm making a life here.. and I think its worth it.. I have tried everything to get my mood back, but it just keep on swinging, depending on the nausea.. I really hope that the nausea will last only until the three months.

Moniaganath






Heart Burn

This is my third pregnancy Iím 11 Wks and 5 days today, and I have to admit Iím not enjoying it due to feeling constantly unwell.
With my first child I had really bad heart burn and it did not help if I eat the smallest or biggest meal it would start regardless. I still remember the day I had my first child 10lb 2oz, and the first thing I eat after was a bowl of cereal and felt great that I had no heart burn and there was room in my stomach to eat.
My second pregnancy I did not suffer at all with he was born 2 weeks early 10lb.
Now to my current pregnancy, I donít feel as bad as my first but I constantly worry that I will have this feeling all the way through like I did with my first, and I think this is making me feel down. I try all the remedies that people suggest but nothing seems to help.
I just have to keep thinking about that first bowl of cereal and hope that it gets me through!

Rachael







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