Hi. My name is Meg. I’m mom to my curious little girl, Holden, and my handsome little man, Gatsby (I was an English major).

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then and now: the first trimester

then and now: the first trimester

14 weeks pregnant then-and-now @ohbotherblog So I'm about 14.5 weeks along, officially in my second trimester, and thought I would share a little then-and-now look, comparing my first pregnancy to this time around.

first pregnancy

Positive Test: Week 5 First Symptoms: Itchy boobs, out-of-breath going up stairs Puke City: Weeks 7-15 First Ultrasound: Week 8 Cravings: Absolutely nothing sounded good to me Weight gain: -4 pounds (so sick!)

second pregnancy

Positive Test: Week 5 First Symptoms: Belly bump (wha?) Puke City: negatory, thank God. First Ultrasound: Week 7 Cravings: saaaaaaalt Weight gain: Let's not talk about it. Okay, 7 pounds.

So there are a few things I'm noticing that are different this time around. First and foremost—yay!—I haven't been nearly as sick as I was with my first pregnancy. In weeks 8-10, I felt a little bit queasy in the morning, but was starving by 10:30am—like I had to eat or someone will get shivved. I only actually vomited one time and that's because I stupidly took my prenatal vitamin in the morning (don't do it!).

Secondly, I've been getting headaches, *sad face*. I get migraines pretty badly, especially around my period. My first pregnancy was entirely headache free, so this is an unwelcome symptom with this pregnancy.

During my first pregnancy, I wanted orange juice all the time—like I would chug it from the carton. This time around, I'm leaning more toward salty things, especially cheese. But I seem to have an aversion to tomato sauce or anything tomato-based—even pizza, which is so not like me. Basically it was a game day decision everyday during my first trimester on what sounded palatable to me to eat.

My belly has been really itchy so I'm slathering cocoa butter on myself like it's my job. I have little red bumps on my stomach, which my very scientific Internet search seems to indicate that I could be having a boy this time around—something with the extra testosterone? We're actually going to find out this time, so that's exciting!

This pregnancy is going by very quickly. And especially because I haven't been feeling sick, I don't necessarily "feel" pregnant. Is that weird?

#30pies

#30pies

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