I am quickly approaching the end of my first trimester. How crazy and exciting. While I have not been sick to the point of vomiting I have been experiencing quite a bit of nausea and nightly headaches (apparently mom experienced these headaches as well...). The nausea and headaches have been making completing school work in the evenings quite challenging, but lucky for me this semester has not been too challenging...yet.
About a week ago I had an interesting experience while shadowing a social worker in the ER. I have learned that I should not pursue a career as an ER social worker and should probably stay away from other areas of the hospital as well. Long story short, I fainted while in a patient's room who has advanced breast cancer that has not who has not received any treatment. Needless to say I was not prepared for what I would see or smell when I entered the room. I remember starting to feel faint and overheated, however did not find my way out of the room quick enough. I am told that I was caught by the doctor that was also in the room and was completely out, however I do not know for how long. I was checked into the ER (I guess if I was going to faint it might as well be in an ER where there are plenty of doctors and nurses to care for me...) and evaluated. I called Kevin who was still at work and so he came over to the ER to be with me. Everything was fine. I hadn't eaten anything for several hours and my blood sugar was a bit low. I was provided a snack of orange juice, crackers, and cheese and sent home. Since then I have been the the doctor and again was told that baby and I are fine.
I do look forward to my doctor's appointment in two weeks. It's so exciting to get updates on how things are going. Kevin and I have been doing our reading on what to expect when you're expecting and follow a website that talks about pregnancy week by week including what mom can expect as far as changes with her body, what is going on with baby, and suggestions for dad for how to support mom! :)
I'm finding that pregnancy while very exciting can also be quite stressful. I just want to make sure that I am doing everything right. It can be overwhelming reading all the books about what you should and shouldn't be doing. I have been doing some walking on the treadmill at our apartment's fitness center and have started doing prenatal yoga (using a dvd). I've really been enjoying the yoga.
Well, I think I'm going to call it a night. Hope you enjoyed the update! :)