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The Most Incredible Moments of a First Pregnancy

There's nothing like a first baby. Subsequent pregnancies are just as special, but it's the first nine months with child that make you a mother. You never forget the momentous occasions that happen during those 40 weeks, or in my case 42. Here are a few favorites . . .
Seeing the two pink lines!: Am I really pregnant? The moment was so surreal that I peed on at least half a dozen sticks, and then my husband took me to our hospital's urgent care to have it confirmed. It was official!
Dreaming about your darling: Will he or she look like me or my husband? I'd envision a baby boy eating cereal in his high chair or a little girl picking daisies and wonder who my child would be.
How big is my baby?: I consulted the week-to-week book and tracked my impending babe from the time it was the size of a pea to a pear to a cantaloupe. And, of course, updated all my friends and family members when they inquired.
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The first heartbeat: Hearing the first strong heartbeat of my lil being was amazing and a big relief.
The name game: My husband I threw names back and forth and figured out why we loved or couldn't live with certain ones.
Fluttering: The first signs of movement when you wonder if it is or isn't the baby. And then you feel the kicks and jabs and know it's real. Once overdue, I could see my daughter's fist move beneath the skin of my belly.
The ultrasound: Even though it was hard to tell its limbs from its head from my uterus on the screen, we thought our baby-to-be was magnificent.
It's a girl!: The doctor told my husband to call "it" as our baby made its debut. I've never seen him more excited than when he shouted, "It's a GIRL!".
The short long ride home: The hospital released our new babe and we headed out into the real world very cautiously. Our lives were forever changed.

mstrauss mstrauss 8 years
My favorite part of my first pregnancy was getting an email from comparing the size of my baby to a fruit or vegetable. That was so much fun! Also, actually being able to see my baby move inside my belly was pretty awesome. Even more fun when other people could see it.
LuvLeoDiCaprio LuvLeoDiCaprio 8 years
I have 3 weeks left and I remember all of those things,except of course the last two. The best part part for me is the movement. I love talking to my lil guy while he moves and stretches.
Dana-Ann Dana-Ann 8 years
I've only got about 8 weeks or so left until our little boy arrives, and every one of these things made me cry remembering them.
superstar2780 superstar2780 8 years
the picture you chose for this post is so cute!
queenegg queenegg 8 years
7 weeks today and I'm just excited. I can't wait to feel my baby move.
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
Very sweet especially since we are in the midst of our first pregnancy now. :prego:
sham28 sham28 8 years
Aw this was very sweet.
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