Written: April 16th, 2012
How far along?: 9 weeks 1 day
Total weight gain/loss: 0
The Bump: No real bump yet, though if I stick my tummy out I’d say there’s a healthy bump! I think it’s just mostly water weight bloat! I’m still the same weight every morning, even though that number increases by 2-4 lbs. by day’s end.
What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Our 10 week appt next Tuesday! We’ll be starting our first round of genetic testing and hopefully will be able to hear the heartbeat!
Maternity Clothes: I bought a couple of wireless bras because my boobies are out of control swollen (Sorry TMI, get used to it, you’ll be reading lots of TMI!); but, I’ve yet to buy any bonafide materntiy clothing yet. I think by next week though, I’m definitely going to have buy a bella band. These work pants are getting way too snug. As in, unattractive panty lines and booty pants lookin’ work pants.
Symptoms: The sore/swollen breasts are still very much a part of the picture. Though, by the grace of God, my nausea/morning sickness has been at bay the last week. I’ve had random abdomen pain, but nothing too alarming. I’m hoping that I got super lucky with the nausea and this might be the tail end of it!
Belly Button in or out?: In.
Food Cravings/Aversions: Surprisingly, the one food aversion I’ve had is my favorite of all time! EGGS! (And they’re actually a pregnancy super food too!) Double bummer. Even the thought of them makes me want to hurl. I haven’t had any real cravings yet. Though, I’ll decide on something I want to eat for a meal, eat it, and then be sick of it for weeks after that one taste. I also can’t do anything overly greasy, cheesy, etc. Surprisingly my go to snacks are triscuits and strawberries/oranges. Ooh, and I discovered last night that hummus and pretzels is a good nausea settler for me.
Milestones: No milestones this week, just anticipating seeing your heartbeat again, my lil’ bean, and hopefully hearing it too next week!
Bump Pic: Taken at 8 weeks 5 days, it was closer to 9 wks, so I posted here instead of last~!
Written: April 24th, 2012
How far along?: 10 weeks 2 days
Total weight gain/loss: 2 lbs.
The Bump: No real bump, but def a pooch that is growing slowly!
What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Eating!! I’ve been able to enjoy meals w lil to no nausea!!
Maternity Clothes: after reading mixed reviews of the Bella band, I decided to skip that step and ordered a few maternity pants for work and a couple pairs of maternity shorts. Motherhood Maternity was having a BOGO sale and I figured I’d be wearing them in a few weeks. I got 4 pairs of work pants and two pairs of shorts for $80!!
Symptoms: The sore/swollen breasts are still lingering around, though nausea has stayed away! However, the last couple of days I’ve been fighting the worst migraine in the world! Ugh. And I can’t take my usual migraine meds. Double ugh.
Belly Button in or out?: In.
Food Cravings/Aversions: I’ve been craving random Korean dishes. Eggs still make me want to vomit. I’ve been eating lots this week!
Milestones: We heard your heartbeat this morning! According to the doctor, you have a really strong heartbeat!! Your daddy and I were so thrilled! We are still so amazed by every lil thing we get to experience as you grow healthy and strong in mommy’s belly. I’m also relieved to have hit the double digits!! Only a few more weeks ’til the 2nd trimester!!
Bump Pic: 10 weeks