Excuse the yucky tired look. I so wasn’t feeling it
How far along: 11 weeks.
How big is baby: It’s a lime.
Total weight gain: Not exactly sure. It seems I gain 1.5 pounds one week and lose it another week. So as of today it’s 1.6 lb.
Sleep: Can’t complain.
Best moment of the week: Doctor’s visit. Anything baby related is good. He was SHOCKED that we heard the heartbeat at 8.5 weeks via doppler. He said even if a doctor told him that, he would have not believed it. He asked us questions about how and when and the bpm (165-170) and how it sounded and then proceeded to listen on his own doppler, which of course sounded exactly like our baby’s heartbeat we’ve heard a few times ourselves. After I described to him the baby’s heartbeat, my own heartbeat, the placental flow and the difference, he went from being skeptical to amazed. He brought it up several times during our visit and said it must have been because I’m thin (not anymore, poo) and my uterus is super close to my belly. “Your baby is already a perfectionist”- he said. lol
Food cravings: UGH! Nothing! I just don’t like food right now. I eat cucumbers and any fruit more willingly than other things but that’s pretty much it. I had a craving for potato dumplings one day, but it disappeared as soon as hubby brought them from a restaurant and I had them- full of greasy cheese and oil- ugh!
Food aversions: I hate all food. It’s annoying. I want to like food again. I still can’t eat lettuce.
Nausea – still here, still strong enough to make me really hate it.
Headaches – on and off occasionally
Heartburn – my DHA pills totally give me heartburn. So I started taking them right before bed, and it’s become easier.
Skin – horrible. This week it exploded even worse. It’s a battlefield on my face.
Boobies: big and less sore – hubby is loving it!
Gender: Sucky news. We’ll be doing an U/S next week at 12 weeks and then the next one will be at 20 weeks, which is when we’ll be finding out the sex. We could do an ultrasound at 16 weeks, but we’re trying to limit the number of u/s, so I guess the more prudent choice would be to wait till 20 weeks. We mentioned the Genital Tubercle Angle (a way to determine sex at 12-14 weeks at 98% accuracy), but our doc knew nothing about it and I don’t expect our tech to be familiar with it either, so oh well.
What I’m looking forward to: Next week’s ( Wednesday) ultrasound, seeing the baby. The last time we saw it was at 6 weeks and it was a little blip. Now I want to see it move around- that’d be so much fun! Oh and I’ll be videotapping the u/s to send the video to mom.
What I miss: Feeling normal and being normal. It’s only been 3 months, and I can’t say I enjoy being pregnant. I realize that this isn’t the most pleasant time and often I forget I am ACTUALLY pregnant. I can’t wait until I have a belly and feel kicks so it feels more real and joyful.
Next appt: July 13th.
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