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! 😉
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.