Category Archives: First Trimester

A Shout-Out to Our Friends

In previous posts, Vik and I each wrote about the reactions of our parents to the “Big News.”  What we neglected to mention, but what has meant just as much to us, are the wonderfully joyous reactions of our friends. … Continue reading

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Music to Our Ears

Vik and I went to the doctor today for our regular checkup.  Everything was on the up and up, which was expected after yesterday’s lovely ultrasound. While there, we did get to hear the most beautiful sound ever — our baby’s … Continue reading

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Hello World!

Sorry it has been so long since I last posted.  For the most part, we have been in something of a holding pattern.  Still nauseous, still exhausted, and still worried about everything.  But anyway, on to some exciting news . … Continue reading

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I’m Only Happy When it Rains

Apparently, pregnant women are neurotic gluttons for punishment. So, several of my posts have been complaints about the various side-effects of pregnancy, including nausea and heartburn (and, more recently, acne). While I cannot stress enough how much these symptoms suck, … Continue reading

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Start Spreading the News!

This past weekend Vik and I drove to my Grandma’s house in NW Iowa.  My Mom and Dad were there visiting, so we decided it would be an ideal time to visit.   Also, we wanted to tell my Mom and … Continue reading

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The best present, ever?

It was when I first saw this strong heartbeat that I realized that the little duck was positively the best present that I could have ever received. I’ve been mulling over this for a while, and have reached a firm … Continue reading

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Superhero in Training

 . . . as I knelt on the bathroom floor, in my suit, throwing up for the third time since breakfast, I was struck by the realization that my Mom was not born with an innate ability to “suck it up,” … Continue reading

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