Update on spot & I – Week 11

How far along: 11 weeks, 2 days!

Baby size: A lime! “Your fetus is about 1.6 inches long, and he/she’s got about a 1:1 head to body ratio. He/she now weighs in at about .25 ounces.” And my uterus is the size of a grapefruit, in case you were wondering! 😉

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Symptoms: I feel good! My main symptom is frequent urination at this point. I get up about twice a night to pee, and I go a lot more during the day. I still get hit with fatigue randomly, but overall I have more energy than I did. Looking back, I believe I felt a little worse than I realized, in the beginning. I didn’t notice until I started feeling this good. I have no complaints though! Really, I’ve had it easy & I love it. Constipation has made a comeback this week. My prune juice isn’t working! Pray for poop for me! LOL! Sometimes I feel tiny pains in my hips. I can tell they have grown. My boobs, waist, and hips are larger for sure (Yay Boobs!). I need new bras so badly! I don’t even know what size I’ll need, but I’m thinking a lot bigger. My brain is mush – I can’t remember anything. I write notes and put reminders & sticky notes for things everywhere. LOL.

Food Cravings: Still loving spicy/salty food! Pepperoncinis, hot & spicy pickles, ramen noodles, garlic bread. I have a couple new cravings though. Cherry tomatoes!! I also love to eat broccoli with ranch veggie dip. I could eat cereal all day long. My favorites right now are Fruity Pebbles and Lucky Charms.

Emotions: I think they are pretty level most of the time, but I’ve had a busy couple of weeks so I’m worn out. I still get quite emotional (in a GOOD way) about being pregnant & thinking about my baby. I’ve been pretty mad the past couple weeks about how things have been going communication-wise with my doctors. There’s been so much going on that I haven’t had time to write it all on here. I feel mostly better about that now though. It’s going to be fine. With every passing week, I feel more confident in this pregnancy and more in love with my baby. A couple times I’ve wondered if I would be a good parent or not. Even though I’ve wanted this for so long, it still scares me to take on such a huge and important job. It’s just that it’s not something to be taken lightly, you know. I’m so excited by the prospect too, though!! Andy told me I’m already a mom and have always been one. ❤

Weight: My total weight gain so far is 3 lbs. I think that’s pretty normal? My OB said I should gain about 25 lbs total, based on my BMI. I feel healthy, and I’ll do whatever I need to do to stay that way! Whether it’s putting on more weight or watching what I eat. As long as my baby is growing and healthy.

Something I’ve done to prepare for baby’s arrival: Nothing yet, but I am starting to daydream about certain things. 🙂 I was afraid to let myself think too much about baby stuff and the nursery yet, but I’m slowly starting to ponder these things. I have no clue about baby stuff or what we would need, but for the nursery, I’m thinking safari themed maybe. 🙂 I won’t do anything yet, other than think about it.

What I am most excited about: Lots of things! Everything! There will be a lot going on this month. I have another ultrasound this coming Monday the 4th, a new appointment with a MFM specialist on the 12th, a NT scan, an OB appointment on the 14th, and I’ll be 13 weeks on the 13th!! 2nd trimester! And we could possibly find out the gender later this month. I’d be 15 weeks the last week of February, so maybe! We have no preference whatsoever, but it will be fun to find out “who” is in there. 😀 Gosh, it’s amazing to think that this tiny human will be a boy or girl and have a name! How is this happening!?! It’s unbelievable and a dream come true.

Belly pic:

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27 thoughts on “Update on spot & I – Week 11

  1. If you feel like comparing your last u/s image you posted to ones in the ingender u/s gender prediction forums you might be able to make an educated gender guess from last weeks pic. 🙂

  2. You might find out the sex at your NT scan!!! or at least at your MFM appointment. My perinatologist had really good ultrasound equipment and she was pretty certain about the sex at my 12 week NY scan. My son essentially mooned the doctor, so she got a good shot of the parts he has! My husband couldn’t come to the appointment with me, so I had her write down the guess on a piece of paper and put it in a sealed envelope, then my husband and I opened it together that night. Finding out such basic information about your baby is a truly magical moment because all of a sudden, they go from being a fetus to a little boy or girl. Enjoy every minute!!

  3. Looking good momma 😀
    Whatever theme you go with…. DO NOT waste your money on a crib bedding set. You know those things that come with crib bumpers, quilt blahblahblah. It’s a total waste of money.. TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY. It’s a rip off that first time moms always seem to fall for (myself included).

    • I totally agree! I actually found that best sheets my baby liked were a soft velour sheet made my Carter’s. Amazon.com carries them and they are a crib sheet but like sleeping on a snugly blankie. My son loves them. The crib sets are cute, but you can’t use the blanket or bumpers in the crib with a baby. 😦

  4. How exciting that you can start thinking about baby things and baby names!! Amazing, I’ll tell ya! you are looking great and woot for the boobies 🙂

  5. So exciting! I can’t believe how fast time seems to be going too (and slow at the same time)! What an exciting month this will be. 😀 Also, cereal is my number 1 craving! I was all about fruity pebbles and honey bunches of oats my first trimester, but now I’m on a cap’n crunch kick!!! It’s soooo good. I seriously day dream all day about eating it.

  6. You look awesome!!! I will be interested to know what you are carrying…the reason I say this is because with Shaelyn, I was around the same amount of weeks and CHERRY TOMATOES were a must have. It cured my morning sickness and I could sit and eat them by the little basket fulls (the ones the come in) I still love tomatoes and could eat them everyday. My niece ate Lucky Charms so she could go to the washroom, they helped her constipation. I just ate lots of those instant oatmeals, the ones with extra fiber and that seemed to help me. I have large breasts (DD) to start with and I wasn’t excited about going up in sizes but the most shocking part was when my milk came in after I had Shaelyn (did not breast feed sue to her hospitalization) at how humongous they got. I thought for sure I was carrying around bowling balls, the big ones for 10 pin, two of them, but as fast as they grew they shrunk back down, TG!!! Keep up the great work and soon you should start feeling Spot move around. Shaelyn felt like a little bug scurring at first until she got big enough to really kick.

    • That is so funny that you liked cherry tomatoes, too!!
      And that’s true about cereal – it definitely helps in that area! 🙂 Ugh, that would be rough with big boobs like that! I’m glad mine won’t get that big LOL 😉

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