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#1 of 9 Old 04-16-2005, 04:25 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Please read Week Three, part I before posting your first trimester brainstorm's here.

Have fun and happy brainstorming!

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I think this is right... just topics for now?

the baby race
telling the girls
relief...and fear
lettuce
reactions
partner pride
waiting
starting to show
Christmas party nonsense
fried chicken
shopping
chinchillas
finding a doctor
changing doctors
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First Trimester Brainstorm

Here goes on the "laundry list"......

VBAC
new doctor
new hospital
weaning my 1st son
telling family
2 pegnancy tests
new pegnancy book
well meaning advice
confidence
fear
showing earlier
new pegnancy clothes
telling my son
hunger
belly "zerberts"
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Abby:
cough medicine
telling my parents/family...ouch!
mean nurse
quitting smoking
falling asleep in class
no peanut butter!!

Maxwell:
graduation
grandpa
spotting
insurance
chocolate milk
no garlic!!

Malaika & Isaiah:
sick...all day every day...so sick
spotting
it's twins!!
Abby's headlice
David's illness
no vitamins!!
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First Trimester

Dreams: vivid, real, prophetic
running: out of breath, hard sluggish
Flying: worried continuing hiding
uniform: loose baggy covering
sleeping: constantly deeply beautifully
deciding: to stay or go
coffee: delectible aroma forbidden
Shopping: halloween costumes and kimonos
research: regs, running, flying
smells: sweat sex sun
ectopic? tears fear relief
loneliness: pushing pulling banished
reporting: vunerable miserable confrontational
losing: flight status, face, best parts of the job
finding: a real friend, lost dreams, giddy expectation
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What's hard about this for me is that, when I'm trying to reflect on my pregnancy with Simon (which is what I want to do this writing project for), I find myself getting wrapped up in my pregnancy with Anna, my first pregnancy. I have to really focus to stay on track and think about being pregnant with Simon. I don't know why this is so hard.

made in Iowa
perfect timing, knowing immediately
feeling a boy
pregnancy tests
telling Bryan with two birthday cards, two days early
Bryan cried!
tired
preggie pops
vomiting so violently my blood vessels burst on my entire face
re-enlisting
educating the doctors and nurses
adventures in tandem nursing!
sore, sore breasts
tired
dreaming about my first boyfriend, just like before
no weigh-in at work
perfect timing -- for work
ultrasound against my will
losing weight
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Thoughts from the first three months:

Moving to a new home
Moving to a new town
Getting a new "pet for our pet" to go with the new home
Finally going on a big vacation - a Caribbean cruise
Not having to help with painting or moving heavy objects
Throwing up a lot
Aversion to Chinese food
Aversion to Barbeque
Us examining my belly daily - can you tell yet?
Telling my grandparents and father at the dinner table
Finding out my grandmother has witching abilities (she had already guessed)
Walking away from a job I detested
Rubber band to close shorts and pants
Feeling sexy
Feeling unsexy
The first ultrasound, seeing a tiny person, tiny heartbeat
Getting babied, special treatment
Feeling drawn to every woman who has ever had a baby or even thought about having a baby
Reading obsessively about the baby's development
Journaling
Nightly updates to my husband about our development
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wonder
awe
magic
telling Ward...sunlight dappled afternoon
delight
telling close friends...laughter
butterflies in the belly
reading all my pregnancy and midwifery books...baby looks like that?! right now?!
driving to SF to tell my family...nervous and more butterflies
relief at their reactions
mmmm strawberries
when will I begin to show?
snuggles
long naps
clear dreams
distractions of constant thoughts of baby to be
trying to finish classes
graduated!
giving in to having an ultrasound..and then being awestruck by seeing baby on that screen...and hearing that sweetest heartbeat, "like a hummingbird" said Ward...such a magical moment, admist technology
lounging, naked days at nearby rivers
sun shining onto my belly
tender, tender breasts
fuller breasts
first prenatal with the midwives
happiness
matzah in the mornings
trips to the baby store...already
a very special time!
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First trimester brainstorm

vinegar
bleeding
hurting breasts, growing breasts, new bras
I didn't want any of that food at the conference... and then I did
almost passing out during Shelton's explanation of the gamma ray experiment
telling two teachers
two radiation badges feels like an announcement
falling asleep in class
the medicaid office and the unreasonableness of it all
the doctor's office and the chart on the wall showing the due dates
the midwife's office and her focus on nutrition and ME
urgent care
the hospital and the drunk guy in the next cubicle
no books at the school library, few books at the public library
waiting for the waistline to grow
eating pinenuts and feeding the house sparrows
giving up the early art class
unnamed cravings
he said he'd wondered if I could be pregnant when I'd said my breasts were so sore
keeping the secret
the green peppers in the Indian food made me want to throw up
“Speaking of homely little ones, Patti's pregnant.”
the heartbeat sounds like a little galloping horse inside me

And for my second pregnancy...

what? already??? But we only just started trying!
“No, Dad, getting a truck that seats three isn't going help...”
beginning of migraine lights
4th of July celebration (no jumping in the bouncy castle)
Grandfather dies
get me far away from that salmon, now
a new town, a new clinic and they are wonderful
I want to sleep
weaning Jeremy
Sneaking Kim's lemon yogurt
ugly haircut
fear of the big three: preterm labor, jaundice problems, being cut/tearing again
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