Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pregnant

I really cant believe I'm on my journey to motherhood. Its a reality that wont set in until I'm holding that baby in my arms!

First trimester...
I was surprised to be sick for the first few months (mom and sister dont get sick), but luckily I was able to relax a lot during that time. Food was not a fun subject for me. I truly thought I would never love food again!

Second trimester...
By the time I hit my second trimester I was feeling GREAT! I started working and finally loved being pregnant (and food was yummy again!). I have loved feeling my sweet baby move, its definitely the BEST part about being pregnant. And this boy gives me those sweet moments lots! He is very active and always gives me a tap back when I rub my tummy to say hello :)

Third trimester...
I'm now in my third trimester at 30 weeks. I know the hard days are coming, but I'm still feeling good and working lots. My job is pretty much the nursing job I always wanted. Very flexible hours, no holidays, nights or weekends, still use my brain/skills, and practically no stress compared to the ICU! Besides some minor aches and pains, I have had a pretty easy pregnancy so far. I just had my OB apt today and the baby is still growing strong, and so am I! I cant believe how easily my body has packed on the pounds :)

I debated on waiting to post all these pictures until I'm full term, but decided I will do another update when I get to that point. So here's the progression thus far...


9 WEEKS


12 WEEK ULTRA SOUND


16 WEEKS


17 WEEKS


20 WEEKS

20 WEEK ULTRASOUND


21 WEEKS


22 WEEKS

25 WEEKS


28 WEEKS

Its so funny looking back at the early pictures when I thought I was HUGE!!

7 comments:

j anderson said...

Wow, thanks so much for the new posts Karen!! I love reading about your awesome life! You are very blessed. Keep 'em coming and good luck with baby!!!

Paula said...

Hey Karen, you look so cute! Like Jessica said, thanks for the update. Where are you working that you don't have to do holidays? Sounds like a good job.

Nicole said...

You look great! Congratulations!

Jessica said...

Karen! Oh your prego belly is adorable. I am SO glad we got to see you guys a few weeks ago! I'm excited when we finally move down there and we hopefully get to see you guys more often. ;)

Brandon and Laura said...

You look so great!! TEll me about this job you have?! I thought you were still in the ICU?

Karen said...

Thanks guys! I work per diem in the pacu at an ambulatory surgical center. They see lots of different surgeries and ages range from a few moths to 90 years old. But because it's same day surgery everyone's pretty healthy. I also like that you can do 4-6 hour shifts which will be great for me to do short shifts after the baby.

Kristi H. said...

Love the pics. You look great!!