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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

10 Weeks Pregnant

I know! This post should have been up on Friday, but we were in Bermuda :) Valid excuse! I will be posting my 11 week post back on schedule this Friday!
Baby Growth: This week Blitzen is the size of a kumquat. Which I have zero clue what that is! At least its bigger than a quarter now right? :) He or she is a little over an inch long and has now completed the most critical parts of development. I was PUMPED when I got home from Bermuda and saw the little baby widget thing I have on the blog...our  baby looks like a BABY now and not some lumpy alien :) In the next few weeks Blitzen will double in size so I'm excited to see what strange food they compare him or her to then!
My Symptoms: This week has been much easier than last week. Being on vacation probably helped, as did a break from a teething toddler. ;) I realized quickly while on our trip that breakfast REALLY helps me not feel as sick. Our first day there I skipped breakfast (in an effort to save money) and I was so, so sick. All day. The other days I made sure to eat a little something and it helped a lot, so I'm trying to implement that at home. 

I'm not all-day-sick anymore. I'm just all-day-not-hungry. And thinking about eating grosses me out. It's tough for me to decide what to eat because nothing sounds good then when I do eat I get full (or sick feeling) after a few bites.

The roads in Bermuda were crazy, as were the drivers, and I learned that I am MUCH more prone to motion sickness this pregnancy. I'm always quick to get sick on bumpy roads and such but this is waaaay worse. I never threw up (I simply don't puke people!) but it affected me BIG TIME through the whole trip. I'm very nervous for our cruise in October, I have a hunch that I'll spend a lot of it seasick :(

I was going to take a belly pic this week but since it's not on schedule I'll try to do one this Friday. I started showing week 10 with Kye (here's the blog entry about it!) and just compared myself to that picture in the mirror and I do look similar right now. Although I'd say my belly at this point looks more pregnant if that makes sense. 

My boobs are very sore and feel HOT. They are also fuller and I swear they already have milk haha. They feel that full. I'm still able to sleep on my belly though as they are only really tender when I graze them or something and so far a sports bra seems to work fine. I'm also still comfortable in my regular bra, for now. 

Weight: I didn't weigh myself on Friday (although I heard the scales in our room at the resort were off by 10 lbs so maybe I should have..haha) so I'm not going to weigh myself now. Plus I just had my 10 week check-up this morning at the dr so I'll fill ya in on the weight in that post!

Gender: Everyone seems to say girl...I honestly feel girl in a way that I didn't feel with Kye. I have had one dream about the baby. It was a BEAUTIFUL baby boy with almond color eyes and they wouldn't let me touch him or feed him or anything (probably some fears of mine about this whole delivery mess!). Even though I dreamed it was a boy, I still feel it's a girl. When I daydream about baby things I always say "her/she" to myself and always think of the girl's name we picked, etc. I do it subconsciously and with Kye I never had any gender thing like that. Again, I don't believe myself! I WANT to believe it's a boy. I try to train myself to think "him/he" and all boy things...I don't want to have a gut feeling of girl then be wrong. I'd rather have a gut feeling of boy so I'll be mentally prepared for boy and won't have any level of disappointment! (A boy WILL be wonderful!!!)

Maternity Clothes: Attic :) It was HILARIOUS on the trip b/c we'd tell ppl that I'm pregnant and they'd immediately look at my stomach and say that I don't look pregnant. I def. will enjoy those kind of comments for as long as possible! It's really wonderful this time around how great everything still fits. Last time I was SO bloated that my pants couldn't even button and I think I was already in a bella band at this point!

Movement: A few flutters, it's still too early right?

Sleep: I could sleep ALL DAY. I'm super lazy and lethargic. I am always, always tired. Still sleeping on my stomach, for now. And still sleeping great!!!

Cravings: The only thing I want to drink is strawberry flavored kool-aid. Water makes me feel like vomiting. Choc milk is yummy but not plain or strawberry (which is my usual favorite). Still enjoying toast. While on the trip we had a LOT of beef and it was hard for me to eat it. I mostly just picked at my plates and let Zach have the rest. The times we had seafood though I was in HEAVEN. Shrimp. Lobster. Bring it ON! I also drank a TON of hot tea on the trip (it was about the only thing we could eat that was free haha) and I loved it. It was very yummy. All warm drinks are good right now to me! 

What I miss: A clean house. I've been putting rest at the TOP of my priority list and it's frustrating to live in a mess. I'm over it and wanna get it clean...but then I feel sooo tired...it's tough. But it WILL get tackled!!!

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week: While in Bermuda I fell asleep laying out and Zach told me later that he saw the baby's heartbeat in my stomach. When I breathed in or something he said he could see it. I don't know if that's actually possible but it made me super happy b/c it was very sweet that Zach was even looking for it ya know? We also discussed baby names to an extent while there...and we think we have what we will call our son down to two choices. We each have a favorite and it's tough to pick who will get their way!

Questions/Concerns: Got most of my stuff answered this morning, which I'll post on next, but totally forgot to ask about Kye being allowed at the hospital dangit!!! I'll have to ask when I go back in June!

I'm still very nervous about having two kids instead of just one, I know I will feel better once I re-read Babywise and I need to make the time to do that. I know I'll do fine with it all - but I'm a person who struggles with big life changes (even when they are GOOD changes!)

Goals for next week: Get my house clean! Get my What to Expect When You're Expecting book out of the attic along with my pregnancy journals from Kye. Try to crack open Bradley stuff...

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