Monday, January 28, 2013

10 weeks (and 6 days)...

Look at that baby bump! Ahh! It's getting bigger everyday, therefore, making clothes tighter everyday!

This week was very exciting, to say the least! We had our first ultrasound and got to hear the heartbeat! 2.8 cm and 180 beats per minute! The little bugger is growing and doing it fast and strong!

Mama has a bit of a cold and since the world decided to stop making medicines that are safe for pregnant women, hot tea, honey and my vaporizer have been my saviors!

I follow a blog of a woman down south that has some great DIY home projects and guess what?! She's pregnant too! Only about 2 weeks ahead of me! She has a cute little blurb each week that asks questions that I can answer each week to keep everyone up to date rather than trying to come up with some cute anecdote about pregnancy.  So I'll start that in this post!

how far along? 10 weeks and 6 days today!

how are you measuring? the ultrasound was done to determine a for-sure due date and sure enough, it's still August 20! So right on schedule!

size of baby? my book says about the size of a prune.  the ultrasound read 2.8 cm so a little over an inch! So cool!

heartbeat? 180 bpm...everything thinks it's a girl because of the high heart rate...we will find out soon! (i think it's a boy! ;)

total weight gain/loss? ha! didn't lose anything! but i did pack on about 5 pounds so far.  i eat constantly cuz baby says so! but no worries, it's all healthy food!

maternity clothes? oh yeah, for quite a while now.  i need new ones already cuz all the pants are too tight.  my belly band is way too small now so i wear a lot of long shirts.  the shirts are still fitting me but the pants are troublesome! shopping trip!

stretch marks? nope.  and cocoa butter is already awesome!

sleep? haha! this one is funny...since i have a cold, sleep has been crappy.  but also, since we have a new "heavenly" mattress (as Ricky likes to call it), he sleeps great and takes up half the bed and snores, so i toss and turn a lot.  hopefully the preggo pillow will be our next purchase and i'll sleep better.

best moment this week? definitely the ultrasound! seeing that little thing move around and wiggle and hearing its heartbeat were so surreal and amazing.  i can't wait to meet him/her and tell them all about how cute they were even in the womb!!

movement? does gas count? ;) jk!

food cravings? i like granola bars and hot tea right now.  an occasional marshmallow filled donut is tasty, too! ;)

gender predictions? everyone thinks it's a girl, but i'm still stuck on boy right now.

how are you feeling? besides the cold and sore throat, not too shabby! nausea is basically null and void.  i'm feeling heavier these past few days and my belly feels jiggly when i walk.  but otherwise, great!  so far, i love being pregnant!

what i miss: mainly just good sleep.  everything else is just a perk!

what i'm looking forward to: 2nd trimester, more energy, finding out the gender, meeting the baby (i know, it's not for quite some time, but I can't wait!), and going home to show everyone "the bump"!

Well, until next time, enjoy staring at the baby (like i do!)!


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