I love the What to Expect App, I check it regularly to remind myself what The Kid looks like now, and what bits and pieces we are making this week. At week 14 The Kid is roughly the size of a clenched fist, which is the first non-fruit related size comparison I've seen.
STOP READING NOW IF YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED IN BODILY FUNCTIONS
What they have not covered, even in the article on Morning Sickness, are all the things that could set off the digestive pyrotechnics.
Reasons I throw up, first trimester edition:
- I ate (too much, the wrong thing, too often)
- I didn’t eat (enough, frequently enough)
- I’m over tired
- I over slept
- I smelled something
- I leaned over too long
- I stretched too long
- A cat stood on my tummy (while I was sleeping)
- I sneezed too much
- I yawned too hard
- I coughed too much
- I’m cold
- I’m hot
- My jeans are too tight
- My shirt/jacket/scarf touched my neck
- The drive was too bumpy
- And my personal favorite - No reason.
Another thing they didn't tell me on their app, or their website, or anywhere really - no one warned me and I'm annoyed - when you barf you pee, even if you already went to the bathroom mere seconds before. It's clearly important to know, and they tell you all kinds of other 'gross' stuff but no one mentions that. I now have a change of pants in my truck at all times, just in case. Thankfully this did not occur in public the first time, and I was able to plan for it as a result. So be warned!