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Bridget's Pregnancy Journal

Week 14/15 ~ September 25, 2002
~ Goodbye morning sickness, hello headaches!

It's been over two weeks since I've thrown up. Yippee! But I'm now getting these nasty headaches instead. They're almost as debilitating as the morning sickness was, except, having gone through this once before, I have a few tricks up my sleeve that seem to help. When I was pregnant with Maddie, I would often suffer, until they got so bad I wanted to cry. Now, whenever I feel one of them brewing, I drink a Coke, take a Tylenol, and then drink a big glass of water and within an hour, it's usually gone. It's a weird thing, I stopped drinking all caffeine as soon as I found out I was pregnant, and I didn't have any caffeine withdrawal during the first trimester. I guess I was too busy being throwing up to notice! Lol! The headaches I'm getting now almost feel as if it were caffeine withdrawal. If this is anything like my first pregnancy (and there are a lot of similarities) then I know the headaches will be gone in just a few weeks.

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Maddie and I had a great time visiting my mom in Houston. My mom made me all my favorite childhood comfort foods. Meatloaf with mashed potatoes, homemade macaroni & cheese, waffles with pure maple syrup, oh and do not let me forget about the trips to Krispy Kreme!! I NEVER eat donuts, except when I'm pregnant, and they absolutely must be from Krispy Kreme or I don't want them at all. I guess I'm a bit of donut snob! Lol! I actually dreamed about glazed donuts while I was there. I woke up that morning after the dream and I just had to go get some! Well, its no wonder that I've gained a whopping 12 lbs. so far in my first trimester is it?! I gained exactly the same amount with Maddie at this stage and then only ended up gaining 28 lbs. total. I'm eating much healthier now that I'm not getting sick. Fruit and vegetables sound good again. Especially grapes!!

And speaking of weight gain and showing we were at the park the other day and there was this family there: A tall, attractive blonde, her husband, her daughter, who looked to be about two, and her grandmother. I was looking rather frumpy wearing one of Tom's old shirts, Capri sweats and a pair of Keds. I apparently had my hand on my belly in only the way an expecting mother holds her tummy, and the grandmother asks me if I'm expecting. After I respond, she tells me her daughter is too. You know, the tall blonde? Well, she's due in December and you can't even tell she's pregnant!! She even had pants on with a belt!! I can't even imagine wearing a belt! Her jaw dropped when I told her I wasn't due until March! She even asked me if there was more than one in there!!

So, as much as I wanted to hold out and not wear maternity clothes until I was at least 18 weeks or so, I needed to do it out of necessity. Actually, more like comfort. I still have a pair of overalls and a pair of drawstring pants that aren't maternity pants, but the days that I can wear them are numbered. I did some shopping while I was away. I needed to buy some sweaters and long pants. Even though I am pregnant during the same seasons as I was with Maddie, we lived in Arizona at the time. New England has a slightly different climate during the winter.

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