Sunday, May 12

10 Weeks Pregnant

When my friend Laura was pregnant she kept track of her weekly changes and bump pictures on her blog. These posts were fun for me to read and helpful for her to remember her pregnancy. I highly doubt I'll keep up with this each week, but I'll give it a shot and try to update at least once a month from now on. 

Since I don't have a bump yet I won't post a picture today. I feel like my tummy is rounder and sticking out a little, although others say it's not. If I'm showing at all it looks like I'm carrying some donuts, not a baby. And when I sit down my jeans poke into my stomach the way they always have, but it makes me a little uncomfortable.

My sister-in-law sent me the sweetest card, featuring baby Vaughan!

How Far Along? 10 weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +3 - I lost a few early on, but gained them back plus some
Maternity Clothes: I've got a bunch, but I'm not wearing them yet. I hit up a big clearance sale online right after I found out I was pregnant in February and the stuff shipped to our house after our miscarriage. I thought about returning it all, but I'm so glad I didn't since I'll still be able to use every piece! Also, my friend Brittany picked up a few used pieces for me at a yard sale. And my sweet in-laws gave me a gift card for A Pea in the Pod for my birthday.
Baby Related Purchases: I've bought more than I expected to at this point, but I've decided to buy things any time I see a truly fantastic deal for more than 50% off list price. Things I've bought so far: diapers (we still need a ton more!), Desitin ointment, Johnson's baby wash, car seat canopy, nursing cover, nursing pillow, baby sling (awesome deals with coupon codes from, gently used breast pump, new Ergobaby carrier - huge score!, unfinished doll house (or super hero house if we have a boy), fox pull toy for nursery, a few used bottles and spoons, teething rings, Eric Carle books, super soft baby boy sleeper, and two pairs of adorable shoes - one for a boy and one for a girl.
Stretch marks: I already have them from growing up (thanks, fragile skin!). No new ones, though.
Sleep: I get up to go to the bathroom up to five times in a night! No matter when I went to bed I never feel like I got enough sleep.
Movement: No
What I miss: Feeling energetic and having a predictable appetite. Also, taking really hot showers and baths - they're not good for the baby and I get dizzy even in warm water.
Cravings: I've wanted so many things, but the only thing that I always want is sweet cereal like Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Cap'n Crunch. Other things that I've wanted at least more than once: Chickfila chicken strips with Polynesian sauce, carrots with ranch, grilled cheese sandwiches, grapefruit, Snack Pack pudding, Taco Bell Grilled Stuft Burritos, chocolate milk, Pad Thai, strawberries with cream cheese dip (mostly the dip), and Claussen Mini Kosher Dill Pickles
Anything making you queasy or sick: I feel awful any time I get really hungry, and lately that might happen right after I eat. Also, broccoli, scrambled eggs, and raw poultry are serious turn-offs.
Gender: We won't find out for a month or two.
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Fatigue, nausea, crazy hunger with no warning, headaches, dizziness when hot, peeing all night, freakish sense of smell, and sneezing a lot - especially when drinking carbonated beverages
Belly Button In or Out? In
Happy or Moody most of the time: Generally happy, but I sometimes get irrationally cranky out of the blue. I'm working on holding my tongue!
Worries: I'm not really worried about anything. I occasionally get pain in my tummy or pelvis, which makes me nervous, but I've heard that this is normal.
Best moments this week: Visit from my parents and Grandma Saffels for my birthday/Mother's Day. Getting awesome cards and gifts from friends and family, especially my Roomba from Michael! Making progress on our baby registries online - I know it's early, but I've already spent so much time on it that I'm glad to get an early start. And eating lots of food!
Looking forward to: 3rd doctor's appointment on Friday
Size of Baby: About the size of a lime
What Baby's Up To: Developing bones and cartilage, hair follicles, finger nails, and moving around like crazy (even though I can't feel it).

Here's hoping the rest of the first trimester is nice to me! Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. I love this. And will look forward to reading and following your pregnancy!