Bumpdate: 11 weeks

14 Feb

Bumpdate: 11 Weeks

Due Date: Early September 2011. 29 weeks to go!

Weight Gain: Still haven’t gotten a scale. The ever-changing scales at different doctor’s offices indicate that I’ve gained a couple pounds. Midwife says not to worry, so I’m not 🙂

Symptoms: Almost none – I had a cold this week and in comparison to the exhaustion I’ve been feeling, it’s like a breath of fresh air.  Now that it’s fading, I seem to be getting my energy–and my sense of smell–back. The bloat is settling into a nice round belly, I’m beginning to notice the first signs of a small bump, and the pregnancy symptoms are fading. Good, I hope 🙂

Cravings/Aversions: two weeks ago it was steak. Yum! This past weekend we had the.best.pho.on.the.planet!! I remembered that it was a good cure for a cold and it was ah-mazing!!

Sleep: Apparently with my cold I’ve been tossing and turning and waking myself up with coughing. I’ve been so unsettled the crazy preg-o dreams faded. Now I’m just happy to get a good night’s sleep 🙂

I am loving: Valentine’s day! We had a good weekend and a good day. Happy Love! Happy Family!

I miss: alcohol. I don’t drink much, but I miss being able to have a drink when I want it. We had Mexican a few days ago and I stole a sip of beer just for the taste!

I am looking forward to: I have a follow-up appointment with the midwife Thursday to hear the heartbeat. It seems I have a tipped uterus which made hearing the little one’s heart difficult last week. She said listening with another week for little one to grow will help. Sasha’s coming & I’m excited 🙂

I’m freaking out about: Nothing really, but I’ll feel better once I’ve heard a heartbeat and I really know someone’s in there.

Best moment this week: Pho! Valentine’s! Good food all weekend!

Milestones: My baby is the size of a lime! Every week is a new milestone for a 1st pregnancy.

Movement: Nope.

It’s a…: baby? I just want to hear something and get real confirmation 🙂

Exercise: I walk on campus a lot? Need to make time for at least a weekly long walk with the hubs.

Diet: Same – limit crap food, make better choices. I’ve noticed I’m pretty much back to normal eating–I don’t have to eat every 2 hours or I’ll die.

Goals for the upcoming week: Remember to take my vitamins, stay healthy, get on top of my work–schoolwork & grading–now that I seem to have some energy back.

Belly Shot: None this week. Who needs bloat 🙂

Bumpdate: 9 Weeks

Due Date: Early September 2011. 31 weeks to go!

Weight Gain: Not sure, but I do feel fat! Maybe I should pick up a scale??

Symptoms: Bloat! I feel huge and disgusting, although I’m noticably less huge in the mornings. I eat often–every 2-3 hours (if I go longer I feel yucky). A few bits of nausea (usually if I haven’t eaten), infrequent headaches, and deep persistent exhaustion.

Cravings/Aversions: Quodoba Mexican taco salad. Chocolate cake.  The only intese cravings I’ve had. But I do know exactly what I want for dinner every day and won’t waver on it. And water is ah-mazing!

Sleep: Crazy pregnancy dreams. Every couple nights I have a wacky dream. Once it was giving birth. Once I was breastfeeding a toddler.  Always the baby is a boy. According to Ukrainian tradition, if I dream it, it’s not true. And the chinese gender predictor says I’m due for a little girl 🙂

I am loving: the love! telling people slowly our happy news and seeing their joy. Getting used to the idea and getting details settled out.

I miss: wearing jeans without feeling uncomfortable. The bloat makes anything but leggings uncomfortable and this jeans and a sweater girl just doesn’t have enough skirts and dresses to make it thru life without getting boring. Nor do I have a budget for a new wardrobe. So discomfort it is!

I am looking forward to: My first appointment (in 2 weeks-will hear a heartbeat!) and just growing more.

I’m freaking out about: Nothing at the moment. Trying to be chill.

Best moment this week: Time with friends!

Milestones: My baby is the size of an olive! Every week is a new milestone for a 1st pregnancy.

Movement: Nope.

It’s a…: girl? boy? twins? My mom is torturing me with that idea every time I complain about how huge my belly is from bloat. Ugh.

Exercise: I walk on campus a lot? Need to make time for at least a weekly long walk with the hubs.

Diet: I’ve eliminated the total crap (soda, fast food, etc) but occasionally something sneaks in. Subway sandwich or a frozen pizza. We’re trying to keep up our crazy schedules and account for my exhaustion while still eating moderately well.

Goals for the upcoming week: Remember to take my vitamins every day. This is killer. I don’t actually think I’ve missed one, but every day i have to remember if I’ve done it.

Belly Shot: None this week. Who needs bloat?

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