Sunday, January 10, 2016

7 Weeks and 5 Days= Food Adversions



Image from Chelsea's Messy Apron, Click me to go to her recipe!

I have never heard about food aversions until I was pregnant. Ironically it was the only symptom I thought I probably wouldn’t get. After a long morning, I could not wait to start making my cheesy quinoa enchiladas. As I was putting the ingredients together, I fell in love with the smell. I loaded all the ingredients into the crockpot, and started the wait. As the ingredients started to warm up, the smell of Mexican food filled the house and I started to get really hungry. I tried snacking on anything possible but all I wanted was cheesy enchiladas. I don’t know what happened between 8pm and 12am, but when I went downstairs to open the crock-pot, as soon as I looked in the pot I already knew I did not like it. I tried preparing a plate and was disgusted. I told Ben that we need to just put it away, don’t even try it, I will try to fix it or something tomorrow. It wasn’t the nice soft quinoa I knew at all, it was some mush. Ben went and looked in the pot, he told me it looks the same as always. When he tasted it again, he told me it tasted great, same as before. I just ate spinach for dinner :(.


Weeks Pregnant: 7 +5
Weight Gained: 2
Symptoms: Food Aversions

Friday, January 1, 2016

Pregnancy Announcement to my dad

Disclaimer: Pregnancy related post were previously written beginning in August, but will be posted after we have announced the pregnancy to our extended family during the holidays. I apologize in advanced for any timeline confusion.
The moment  I knew Ben and I were going to try to have our first child, I knew exactly how I wanted to announce it to my Dad. He has been so supportive throughout medical school, and went above and beyond to help us afford the USMLE and all the resources. I knew I wanted to edit my test results to announce that I was pregnant, but the wait for the test results was impossible. It was so hard because it meant telling him weeks after I had told others but I felt like telling him in a special way would be worth it and I was still able to tell him the way I wanted. 
The section where it said "PASS" on the step one exam I blurred out and typed "PREGNANT" and I edited the 3 digit score to say the due date!

 We were sitting in the car on the way to breakfast and I acted like I just received an email.  I sent  him the results as if I took a screen shot (I was suppose to print it, but again, too excited!). I thought he would skip past the intro section and go straight to the score, but he literally read line from line and asked questions. 

I tried to upload the video, but because the car radio was playing in the background Youtube takes the audio out!
> :( 
Its ok, I was so caught up in the moment the video didn't get his face anyway.

Here is my attempt to transcribe the conversation:
"What is this you are showing me?.. Oh test date, so you took the test in August?" 
Reading word from word: "The USMLE is a single examination designed to [Insert entire paragraph here] This score represents your result for the administration of Step 1 on the test date shown above....Pregnant: This result is based on the minimum passing score..
. Pregnant! What does pregnant have to do this this? What you do you just make this up?"
  Back to reading the entire paragraph. 
"I don't believe your pregnant,  lets go to Walgreens right now"
Showing him ultrasound: Where did you get this picture, off the internet? I'm not believing you until you pee on a stick right now

He finally believed me after I showed him the doctors notes, then during breakfast, the babies travel plans for the next few years were made. 
The first picture of all 4 of us! ;)


Weeks Pregnant: 5
Weight Gained: 0
Cravings: N/A