The Ongoing Adventures of
Corey Andrew or Delaney Rose Zerr
and his or her family.

Week 12: Nov. 3, 1997

The end of the first trimester is in sight. The 2 1/2-inch baby is now fully formed, from toothbuds to toenails. Fingers and toes have separated and some of the bones are beginning to harden. The baby's main task over the next 6 months will be to grow larger and stronger until it can survive on its own outside the womb.


Our first trip to the hospital was not the one we had planned. No tour of the Birthing Center. No goodies to take home. Instead, we ended up in the Emergency Room because Sharon had a wing-ding of a migraine headache, a side effect of pregnancy she didn't know about. She was a real trooper though. She endured it for 8 hours before finally giving into my demand that we go to Emergency. There, they shot her up with a nausea suppressant and some Benadryl for the migrane. Worked wonders. I thought kids weren't supposed to be a headache until after their born.

Well . . . .I thought I was home free! I had about completed my first tri-mester with few yucky side effects. But no, it was not to be. All of my bliss was paid for dearly with the onset of a killer migraine that I endured for eight hours before rushing to the emergency room. Let me tell you, I was trying to figure out a way to be magically un-pregnant by that time. But I guess it's a little too late now! I got some great drugs (all safe for the baby) which helped the headache and the baby's heartbeat was strong. We were a little nervous for a bit because they couldn't find the heartbeat, but the baby must have turned in all the ruckus and we finally found it. Whew! Let's hope this isn't a new periodic symptom for me. Not something to reminisce about in the baby book, that's for sure!