Thursday, November 1, 2012

11 weeks

Here is what is going on with our little fig this week according to;

Your baby, just over 1 1/2 inches long and about the size of a fig, is now almost fully formed. Her hands will soon open and close into fists, tiny tooth buds are beginning to appear under her gums, and some of her bones are beginning to harden.
She's already busy kicking and stretching, and her tiny movements are so effortless they look like water ballet. These movements will become more frequent as her body grows and becomes more developed and functional. You won't feel your baby's acrobatics for another month or two — nor will you notice the hiccupping that may be happening now that her diaphragm is forming.

If you're like most women, you're feeling a bit more energetic now and your nausea may be starting to wane. Unfortunately, you may also be suffering from constipation (caused by hormonal changes, which can slow digestion) and heartburn (hormones again, relaxing the valve between your stomach and esophagus). Just remember, all this discomfort is for a good cause.  Don't worry if nausea has made it impossible for you to eat a wide variety of healthy foods or if you haven't put on much weight yet (most women gain just 2 to 5 pounds during the first trimester). Your appetite will likely return soon, and you'll start to gain about a pound a week.

I am starting to feel just a little bit better.  I hadn't thrown up in almost a week, until yesterday, although I do still feel pretty nauseous most of the day, especially in the morning and evening.  I'm still very picky about what I can eat without feeling awful, mostly eggs, cheese, bread, and some forms of protein.  Still no sugar or sweets at all.  I have started wanting 1-2 glasses or orange juice every night before bed, I remember this with my last pregnancy also, in fact, orange juice was the only spontaneous craving/ purchase that I ever felt the need to indulge and leave the house for specifically.  Also, as with my last pregnancy, sushi sounds like exactly what I want, all day, every day, if only I had an endless budget to eat it constantly, (and didn't have to worry about bacteria or mercury).

I still haven't started gaining weight, probably mainly due to not being able to eat  many foods that are bad for me.  Although I do think that my stomach is continuing to inch its way further out.  Most of my clothes (minus one pair of skinny jeans that I need to unbutton) still fit me, although I am starting to get a little self conscious over my little pooch beginning to form, because I'm just not quite ready to look pregnant yet.

I'm still pretty tired, and just not feeling well overall, so I'm still taking everything pretty easy... a little physical activity here and there, a little time with friends here and there, but mostly just laying low right now and relaxing at home until I feel a little better.

I couldn't help but look back at my post from when I was 11 weeks pregnant with Noah.  I think I was already showing a little more then than I am now, possibly due to the fact that I kept more food down last pregnancy and never threw up at all.  I'm also a little jealous that it sounds like I was feeling better than I am now at this time last pregnancy, but as a whole this pregnancy has been worse on me with sickness, so it makes sense that it would take me a little longer to feel better.  I'm still hoping for relief soon from the nausea.

(If you're wondering why I'm wearing a white tank top in my pictures 2 weeks in a row, it's because with my last pregnancy I had wished that I had done all of the photographs in similar fitting clothes so that you could really see the difference each week, and I figured that a white tank top is the perfect canvas to display my growing belly.  maybe at the end I'll do a big photo of each weekly photo all lined up beside each other.)

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