Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Weeks 10 and 11

How far along: 10 weeks
Fruit-size comparison: Prune
Developmental milestones: I don’t like this question... I am typing this at work and I really don’t remember what I read yesterday evening about this topic. I'll do better on this question next time.
Maternity clothes: I did buy a pair of jeans from Target for $35, but I think I am going to return them. I think I want something different. I have 1 pair of work black pants. I wear them often even though I could probably get away without them for a little while longer. They are COMFY!
Weight gain: Haven't weighed myself this week.
Stretch Marks: Nothing I didn’t already have.
Sleep: I have (mostly) been able to stay up until closer to 8 this week. Still wake up to pee throughout the night though. I assume this won't be ending anytime soon. Luckily, I am usually able to fall right back to sleep.
Best moment of the week: Friday, I took off from work since Matt was off and we decided to eat lunch at the hibachi grill for lunch (cheaper). It was very yummy! AND we had leftovers for dinner.
Movement: None yet – can’t wait!
Cravings: Nothing in particular.
Gender: A girl… or a boy! :)
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding ring: Loosely on.
Anything making you queasy/sick: I am still experiencing morning sickness, but it seems to be less than before. I am hoping it ends soon.
What I miss: Not being sick and staying up late. I never have time to read these days! (Yes, I know, I won't have any time once baby is here either.)
What I’m looking forward to: Everything! (All the good stuff anyways.)
Labor signs: None... and I doubt there will be any in the near future.
Symptoms: Morning sickness and fatigue.
Nursery: Just ideas in my head so far.
Emotions: Feeling great besides the morning sickness and fatigue. Looking forward to seeing baby bean again. Annoyed I won't be seeing our baby for a long while though.
I have my first appointment with my OBGYN on May 8th. I made the appointment after my 10 week ultrasound with the fertility clinic. The lady in the reception office who answered the phone was a bit of an idiot. She kept telling me there was no way I was 10 weeks pregnant even though I explained how I was being seen at a fertility clinic and had 6, 8, and 10 week ultrasounds with measurements. She kept trying to go by my last period even though I told her several times she couldn’t go off that date. Geez! I hope this is my only issue. Although I like my doctor, I am willing to switch because of stupidity.
How far along: 11 weeks
Fruit-size comparison: Lime
Not much has changed this week. I have decided I am only going to do these every two weeks - on the even weeks. I feel like I am just being redundant at this point. I might change my mind as I get further along, but I doubt it.
I promise to start taking weekly pictures starting next week - just haven't been feeling well enough after work. I know - excuses, excuses, excuses!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

3rd Ultrasound at 10 Weeks

On Thursday, April 9th, Matt and I went to our last fertility clinic ultrasound. It was exciting to see our baby, but a little bitter sweet to be saying 'goodbye' to the doctor who helped us make our baby. Our next appointment will be with my OBGYN. I won't be seeing her until I am just over 14 weeks though. Nor do I believe I will be getting another ultrasound. I assume my next one won't be until we get to learn the baby's sex. That will be an exciting visit!
I'm getting a bit ahead of myself...

During our ultrasound, our baby was wiggling all over and was waving his/her hands back and forth. The doctor even commented on how much our baby was moving and how it was hard to get his/her measurements. Measured right at 10 weeks. We could clearly see our baby's face, arms, hands and legs. She also said the baby's heartbeat was very strong.
A very good ultrasound in my opinion.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

9 Weeks (4/1/2015)

I’m not sure if I will write up a weekly ‘report’ every week, but it is my goal. I figure I can write it at work while on break and then email it to myself to post. The problem is I don’t get online once I am home usually. AND my computer is awful and for some reason won’t save any of the pictures from my camera. It’s forcing me to keep my old computer to store my pictures, but that computer takes HOURS to save and edit the pictures I want to keep. Not worth the hassle. I might start using Matt’s computer….


How far along: 9 weeks

Fruit-size comparison: A green olive

Developmental milestones: Per the baby books, Baby Bean has arms and legs!

Maternity clothes: Not yet, but on some of my work pants, I do have to use a hair tie to keep them closed. I am on the hunt for some maternity pants. Why are they all so expensive?

Weight gain: As shocking as this sounds, considering the mass quantity of food I eat these days, I have lost 2 pounds! I weighed myself this morning.

Stretch Marks: Nothing I didn’t already have.

Sleep: I tend to go to bed around 7 or 8 PM whereas I used to go to bed around 10 or 11 PM. I literally cannot stay up any later… I feel like I am at the end of my rope like I have been up for 24 hours straight. Throughout the night, I wake to pee about 4 or 5 times. I am usually able to fall right back to sleep thankfully.

Best moment of the week: On Week 8, Day 1 we got our second picture of our baby… I was happy to see the heart still beating. (Not that I was expecting it not to be beating.)

Movement: None yet – can’t wait!

Cravings: Sweets… and anything else I can get my hands on. Seems to mostly be unhealthy foods. I literally eat all day. If I don't eat, I feel ill.

Gender: A girl… or a boy! Obviously. J

Belly button in or out: In

Wedding ring: Loosely on.

Anything making you queasy/sick: Everything! I am sick all morning until lunchtime and then it starts all over again around 6 PM (sometimes earlier). When does this end? My doctor claims it peaks at 10 weeks and when I asked when will it end, she never gave me a very straight answer. Thankfully, today is the first day I have puked. Usually I just feel extremely nauseous.   

What I miss: Not being sick. I want to be a happy pregnant lady!

What I’m looking forward to: Everything! (All the good stuff anyways.)

Labor signs: WAY too early to be having these.

Symptoms: Morning sickness and fatigue.

Nursery: Haven’t started unless you count my compulsion of buying stuffed giraffes over the last few years. I do have color ideas rolling around in my head for once we know the sex of the baby.

Emotions: Excitement, but at the same time, sometimes it doesn’t feel real yet.
Yesterday, I puked on the van on my way home from work. :(

(I take a vanpool into work almost every day and usually have no issues.)
Thankfully, I was in the last row of seats, by myself, and I had a jacket in my lap. I was able to puke into it without anyone hearing or seeing it. At least I don’t think anyone noticed… no one said anything to me.