10 Weeks- Update

So this week has been really long and tiring. I missed my first class today just because I couldn’t drag myself out of bed to go to it. I know that my teacher in that class is getting kind of upset because I’ve missed more than a couple of his classes since I found out I was pregnant. However, he is the only one of my professors that knows that I am having a baby. He’s been as supportive of the whole thing as I could hope for. I just don’t want to go over some sort of limit with him by missing too much class. 

Work this week has been a bit of a chore that I don’t look foward to. It’s normally not that bad but, I am still adjusting to everything and standing around for 4-6 hours isn’t exactly how I want to spend my time. I’ve also been a bit over emotional this week so it’s made me a little more antisocial than I normally am. I am really afraid I’m going to like cry in front of strangers or make someone upset by being too harsh when I talk to them. 

The morning sickness has been slightly better these last few days. I’ve eaten a few solid meals without too much of an issue. Normally after lunch I am good for the day until right before bed. Then my stomach starts rumbling and asking for food and I get a little nauseous. 

I had my first real craving today. I was surprised when it happened because all I’ve had up to this point is strond aversions which left me with limited options on what I actually wanted to eat. Today, I was watching the Food Network (i know!), and I saw a sloppy joe that didn’t really appear to be anything special and it made me think of a lunch that I used to  make myself at home using left over chunky speghetti sauce. 

We put tons of ground beef in out speghetti sauce and we use the chunky ragu that has a bunch of vegetables in it. So at the end it’s like a thick sauce that is still smooth enough for speghetti. After dinner there is always more sauce left than noodles. I decided one day that I was going to make a sloppy joe with the leftover sauce.I put it on a plate, warmed it up a little and put it on some lightly toasted white bread and it was one of the most delicious things that I had ever tasted. I haven’t been able to have that since I left for school due to the lack of a full kitchen to myself and the time to make the speghetti sauce to begin with. So I’m adding that to the list of foods that I want when i go home! 

Other than that, I am just looking foward to spring break! I’m excited to see my family and friends and be able to tell the people who still don’t know about my pregnancy. It’s been moving pretty quickly this week but still a little too slow for my impatience. Hopefully it will speed up after break as the semester resumes and I get back into the swing of classes. 

9 Weeks and 5 Days!-Symptoms!

I realized that in my last post I left out a lot about how my Pregnancy has been thus far and if I’m hoping to relate to other mothers I felt that I needed to make sure I had a base post to work off of when I want to talk about symptoms and other things like that! So here it is!

How far along? 9 Weeks and 5 Days!.

Weight Gain/Loss? No confirmed gain necessarily because I’m not positive how much I weighed before I was pregnant. But my pants are definitely fitting tighter!

Maternity Clothes? Not yet! I feel like I won’t need them for at least a month or so. Though I am starting to grow and since I was about 100(ish) pounds before all of this I am predisposed to showing early and thus needing new clothes sooner!

Sleep? Sleep is sometimes my enemy and others my best friend. I know that I have been super super tired all the time and sleeping more than usual. However, my sleep has been pretty light and almost anything will wake me up.

Stretch Marks? Hopefully never! It’s really the only thing I’m afraid of!

Belly Button In or Out? In but I’ve always had a super shallow belly button, so it’s only a matter of time!

Best Moment of the Week? Being able to keep down pretty much anything I have eaten (though at times it has been a struggle!) I’ve had worsening morning sickness for about two weeks now and I feel that it is starting to lighten up.

Movement? Way to early for me to feel that! But, supposedly, my baby is  doing tons of moving in there 🙂

What I Miss? Eating a full meal! as I said, i have been keeping down food better recently but I still can’t eat a whole meal without getting nauseous

Purchases?Pre- Natal Vitamins! It’s far to early to buy baby things 🙂

Belly Shot:

Taken at 9 Weeks exactly!

Taken at 9 Weeks exactly!

9 Weeks

So, today I am 9 weeks pregnant and alot has happened in the last month that I will also share with you.

A few weeks ago, when I first found out I was pregnant, I was beyond scared. I didn’t know what was going to happen to all of my plans or to me in general. My parents had always told me that if I got pregnant before I finished High School they would kill me. But, I had no idea how aptly that applied to college. I was nervous to tell my mom but I knew that I didn’t really have a choice. 

When I first told her, she cried and basically said the only choice I had was abortion. At the time, I agreed with her. I could see no light at the end of the tunnel that is my situation. So I told her I would make an appointment and planned parenthood and asked her if she would come with me. 

I am currently about 4.5 hours from my hometown and I knew that asking her to come for my appointment was a bit of a stretch but she agreed and that friday I went in with her by my side. I told the nurse that I wanted to get an abortion and she told me all about the options and the effects of each. I listened and in the end was sent out with an appointment for the following Tuesday to get an ultrasound to confirm gestational age and to do blood work. 

Early in the day that Tuesday I recieved a call from the office. Their only doctor had come down with pneumonia and would not be seeing any patients that week. 

This was the saving grace that I had needed. I rescheduled my appointment for the following Tuesday (yesterday). This week gave me the time to think and really consider what I was doing. 

When I went in for my appointment they did an ultrasound and printed me a picture of my baby. This was all that I needed to set my decision in stone. I was going to keep my baby and make sure that it had the life it deserved. Once the ultrasound was done they took me into their lab room to do my blood work and I told the same nurse that I had seen on the first day that I had changed my mind and I wanted to keep my baby. 

She smiled and gave me a big hug, told me she was proud of me and gove me tons of information, including where to go to get prenatal insurance.

So noW, this in my journey. I have accepted the challenge. 🙂 You are not alone.

Welcome

If you have found your way to this blog it could mean one of two things.

  1. You are seeking information on Pregnancy and all it’s ups and downs
  2. You are desperately seeking someone who  you can relate to because they have either been through or are going through the same or a similar situation to yours.

I know that I personally am a member of the second group. I needed to know that my situation wasn’t completely unique. I need to know that there was someone else out there who had overcome what I am about to attempt to. I was shocked when finding information on Pregnancy in College was harder than I expectted. Now, I am adding one small voice to the relative silence.

Hi, My Name is Taylor C. and I am Pregnant with my first child. I am also in the middle of my second semester at college. I intend to double major and graduate. This Pregnancy is not going to change the end result of my time at college. I will still achieve everything that I have set out to do since coming here. If you are also in a similar situation, I want you to know that getting pregnant in college does not inherently ruin the rest of your life. You can still graduate and do everything that you want if you are willing to work hard and maybe take longer than you originally planned.