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Baby Tooth: 11 Weeks

by Courtney on December 31, 2012

Another week down…29 left to go!

11 Weeks

Baby Tooth is just over 11 weeks today and, depending on where you read, he/she is about the size of a fig or lime right now, and is still growing like a weed. The little one also hit a milestone this week, since he/she is officially a fetus and no longer an embryo!

Here’s what else Baby Tooth has been up to this week:

  • hands and feet in front of the body
  • tiny fingernails
  • tiny legs and arms are kicking around (but too small for me to feel anything)
  • ears nearly fully developed
  • open nasal passages
  • bones are hardening
  • hiccupping (he/she is developing a diaphragm)

And here’s what’s been happening with me this past week:

Weight gained: Not much difference from last week – between 2-4 pounds.

Workouts: Two strength workouts (one simply bodyweight, one with some 5lb. dumbbells, including squats, shoulder presses, bicep curls, tricep extensions, and pushups) and one 3-mile walk on the treadmill. It felt so great. Hoping I can keep it up this week and get some more walking in.

Symptoms: Similar to last week…

  • evening sickness and occasional “blah” feelings throughout the day
  • super tired
  • occasional cramping
  • burping…a lot. Sorry, Jay
  • sore “girls” and still pretty bloated. I do, however, think the Metamucil is working a bit, which is a miracle.
  • A new symptom I had this past week was crazy dreams. Almost every night I have dreams I can remember, and some of them are just downright weird, scary, and disturbing. I’ve had more than one of those instances where you wake up and say “phew…it was just a dream!”

Food Aversions: Still not too many. Raw veggies and coffee are hit or miss, but other than that, I’m pretty equal opportunity these days.

Food Cravings: Similar to last week, with nothing too overwhelming…

  • Mexican food
  • Burger King whoppers (yep, still craving them…still haven’t had ‘em.)
  • Yogurt bowls with cereal and bananas
  • Peanut butter
  • Crackers/saltines/tortilla chips
  • Anything salty/savory

Maternity Clothes: Haha, believe it or not, I am sporting some! When my mom and I went shopping for new work clothes, we decided that I might as well just pick up a few pairs of maternity dress pants, since it’d be silly to buy a new pair from somewhere like Express and then not have them fit in a month. The pants are actually super comfy!

I also got a few other items for Christmas, including some tops, a skirt, and a dress…not all of which I’ll be wearing just yet. Or maybe I will…who knows.

Stretch Marks- Are we counting the ones I’m sporting on my thighs? Well, if that’s the case, then yes, they’re there. But none on the belly. For the past few weeks, I’ve actually been these two creams from GNC.


A friend of mine told me that she heard great things, from numerous people, about using the Vitamin E, A&D Cream + Aloe Vera Moisturizing Cream from GNC. Right after I shower, I use the Vitamin E, then layer the aloe vera over that. Who knows whether or not it’ll work, but it’s worth a shot, right?

I also have this Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Massage Cream that I sometimes apply in the evening if I remember to apply it. Winking smile

Sleep – Ehh, it’s on and off. Some nights are better than others, depending on how often I have to get up to pee. I also can no longer get comfy sleeping on my stomach. Sigh.

Gender- Still too early, but I’m starting to get a few more girl predictions coming through. I also had a very vivid dream last night actually, and I had a girl. She was even wearing this adorable little pink and white hat, and she just melted my heart! Jay, however, had a dream earlier in the week that we had a boy. If we’re going by the Old Wives Tale of the fetal heartbeat (below 140bpm = boy / above 140bpm = girl) then it looks like there’d be a girl in there, since the heartbeat we last heard was 163bpm. But then again, it’s just an Old Wives Tale…who knows!

Looking Forward To – Experiencing every single moment. I love reading up on all of the new things happening each week. I love feeling all of the different sensations I feel – crappy or not – and I’m embracing all of them. I’m REALLY looking forward to our next prenatal appointment next week though…I can’t wait to see the little one dance again!

Baby Items Purchased: Zero. I’m trying reeeeeally hard to hold off, knowing full well I’ll probably go crazy once we know the sex. Smile

So there we have it…I’m pretty sure I covered everything!

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1 Khushboo December 31, 2012 at 7:14 am

I’m probably going to be in the minority when I say this but I totally think you should satisfy that BK Whopper craving…do it for Baby Tooth :)!
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2 Karen December 31, 2012 at 7:52 am

I second this! Most likely you will eat it and then not want it ever again lol. This happened to me with KFC…haven’t eaten it in years and was dying for it. I finally ate it, I felt sick and I’ll never go back lol.


3 Kristen @ notsodomesticated December 31, 2012 at 8:40 am

I agree with the others. And Karen, funny enough, I wanted KFC, too!! I hadn’t eaten it in probably 15 years, but I had a craving for it during my first trimester. I ate it once, enjoyed it, but also felt sick after. So I haven’t eaten it since! ;)
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4 Ellie@Fit for the Soul January 3, 2013 at 12:43 am

haha that is sooo true! certain things that we crave or our bodies seem to take in well at any given time, they will end up rejecting that food after the craving has been satisfied. :P so weird how that happens huh? And you’re looking great and healthy!
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5 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 31, 2012 at 7:14 am

It’s so crazy to think how right now the baby is the size of a fig but in 29 weeks, it’ll be a “normal sized” baby! :)
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6 Kristen@Change of Pace December 31, 2012 at 7:15 am

I didn’t get any stretch marks with either baby and I used that cocoa butter religiously. I was determined to not get any! :)
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7 Tina @ Best Body Fitness December 31, 2012 at 7:31 am

Oh my goodness! I had CRAZY dreams during pregnancy too. Although one cool thing with dreams was that with both pregnancies I had a dream about the baby and from those dreams I just KNEW the sex of the baby. Right both times and added creepy factor…they both looked EXACTLY like I dreamed them!

Also, I randomly craved McDonalds cheeseburgers and fries when pregnant. With Makenzie, I hadn’t eaten one in at least 5 years yet somehow still craved it BAD. I ended up having them about 2-3 times both pregnancies and don’t feel badly about it at all. Now…no desire whatsoever for the junk but when pregnant, man I wanted it bad and it tasted so good. haha!
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8 Michelle@Peachy Palate December 31, 2012 at 7:34 am

Can you get Bio Oil in the US? It’s amazing for stretch marks! :) Not even a hint of a bump yet, you’ll be teeny tiny!


9 Nelly December 31, 2012 at 7:46 am

I swore by Bio-oil (you can buy it at CVS or walmart) I only needed one bottle for the whole pregnancy and would put it all over after every shower. It was amazing…not greasy and absorbed quickly…and I NEVER saw a stretch mark :)
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10 Miz December 31, 2012 at 8:01 am

GIRL, Im so so so excited for you and to follow your journey
You will make an amazing mother.
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11 Leanne December 31, 2012 at 8:26 am

I love these posts! So excited for you :)


12 Lindsay's List December 31, 2012 at 8:28 am

we need to get you a Whopper!!
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13 kim@hungryhealthygirl December 31, 2012 at 8:32 am

I got stretch marks on my upper thighs when I was pregnant too…ugh! My sister used the Palmer’ massage oil with both of her pregnancies and never got a single stretch mark.
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14 Nicole December 31, 2012 at 8:38 am

We just found out we are having a girl and we are so excited. Some wives tales were…. Her heart beat is over 150 and dr ramzi’s theory was correct! You should try it. At 21 weeks I just started getting a bump… And its high. So good luck and I love reading your updates!


15 Kristen @ notsodomesticated December 31, 2012 at 8:42 am

You look gorgeous, Courtney. :)

And I’ve heard that stretch marks are mostly: a) genetic and b) if you gain weight at a fast rate. Supposedly the creams and lotions really don’t do anything. But that’s just what I’ve heard. I certainly don’t think it hurts to try!! :)
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16 alyssa - life a la wife December 31, 2012 at 8:52 am

Go for the whopper! You prob wont want it again after that..
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17 Tara | Treble in the Kitchen December 31, 2012 at 8:52 am

You look so great! How amazing that you will go into the new year knowing that you have a little baby on the way very soon!! :) Loving the Baby Tooth updates!
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18 Katie December 31, 2012 at 8:56 am

My guess is girl! I had very similar symptoms and cravings to you (evening sickness, Mexican food, yogurt bowls), and an extremely vivid dream that I have birth to a baby girl….and I had a girl!


19 Lynn December 31, 2012 at 8:58 am

You can pick up Mama Mio Tummy Rub at Destination Maternity or Buy Buy Baby (which is MUCH better than Babies r Us) & is tooted by the likes of celebrities who often have access to the best. It’s not outrageously priced either. It’s what I’ve been using & so far, 27 weeks in, no marks (knock on wood!). I keep hearing that they show up sometimes after delivery which I hope I avoid too.

If the wives tale for the bpm were right, I’d be having a girl too but my little one is a boy. I thought I wanted a girl but finding out its a boy before he’s here has really enabled me to embrace his gender. You’ll be thrilled either way. I suggest when the time comes to for the anatomy scan, have the results put in an envelope, have a gender reveal cake done & find out together with your families. So fun!


20 Shari December 31, 2012 at 9:14 am

I love these posts! It’s so fun to follow along in the journey! :)
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21 Christy December 31, 2012 at 9:18 am

Don’t be fooled by the fetal heartbeat. Ours was in the mid 160s until about 17 weeks. Then it dipped into the 150s and now it’s finally in the upper 140s in week 21and our anatomy scan revealed a boy. :)
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22 Christy December 31, 2012 at 9:20 am

Oh – and my doctor recommended any collagen based cream because stretch marks are due to a loss/break down of collagen.
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23 Danica @ It's Progression December 31, 2012 at 9:22 am

This is so fun to read! It’s great to hear that you’re enjoying all of it, even the not so fun parts :) And you look gorgeous!
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24 Elizabeth@myneonrunningshoes December 31, 2012 at 9:24 am

Super exciting! If you’re just wanting to have some fun with the gender look up the cabbage test and the chinese gender chart! Both were right for me :-)
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25 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl December 31, 2012 at 9:37 am

I cannot wait for the day when you post about eating a Whopper! Maybe we should get a bet going to see how long it takes ;).
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26 Kathryn December 31, 2012 at 9:37 am

Can you post some pictures of the maternity pants? I’m currently looking (15 weeks). My baby has a high heartbeat too, but I’ve been told it will go down as it gets older. Last night I dreamt I had a boy and couldn’t remember his name! I’ve been experiencing some weird dreams too:)


27 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles December 31, 2012 at 9:40 am

I’m thinking you need to make a Burger King trip! You’ll eat one, remember that they’re not that great and the craving will be squashed for a long time. I did that with a Wendy’s burger a few months ago, and now I have no desire to be near one again for a long time.
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28 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries December 31, 2012 at 9:42 am

You look gorgeous! I’ve experienced some crazy dreams too, especially at the end of my 1st trimester. And yes, go for that Whopper for goodness sake! It won’t kill ya, and I’ve learned that I just need to listen to what my body wants. It’s pretty darn smart! ;)
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29 Dorsa @ Running Thoughts December 31, 2012 at 9:46 am

Lookin awesome lady :) You are almost over the first trimester hump :)
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30 Ashlee @ A Step in the Right Direction December 31, 2012 at 10:49 am

I did not start wearing maternity clothes until I was around 5-6 months pregnant. I was still wearing my regular jeans with a rubber band holding the button two weeks before Mason came. It also helped that I lost a bunch of weight before getting pregnant so I had pants that were a size too big.
Old Navy has nice Maternity clothes. Most of mine came from there and Motherhood Maternity.
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31 Caitlin December 31, 2012 at 10:52 am

Baby Tooth = cutest name EVER for your baby posts!
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32 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries December 31, 2012 at 11:15 am

I highly encourage you to get the Whopper :) These posts are so fun, Court! I’m so excited for you and Jay!
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33 Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and wine December 31, 2012 at 11:16 am

Courtney you are the CUTEST pregnant lady EVER. I think you should go for the Whopper!!
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34 Agnes December 31, 2012 at 11:23 am

Hi Courtney,

Just wanted to say I love reading your blog. I’ve been MIA for a little bit and was totally surprised to see your preggo! I’m soooo excited for you guys :D….I’m a labor and delivery nurse and all things your mentioning on your blog is all pretty normal and healthy!! I love when my patients exercise throughout their pregnancy….they’re outcomes during delivery are amazing! So keep up the good work! Try prenatal yoga, soooo many benefits :) and the dreams? Totally normal haha. My friend had that throughout pregnancy.

Wanted to wish you guys a happy and great new year! Hopefully ours will be great as well :D. My husband and I are also trying (would be our first ). Cross your fingers! Hopefully I’ll be 30, flirty, fabulous and preggers! Lol….



35 Misbah December 31, 2012 at 11:39 am

Ive used palmer in both my pregnancies and not a single stretch mark. Try not scathing if their is an itch. It’s an old wives tale that if you scratch too much the marks appear.


36 Nicole December 31, 2012 at 1:47 pm

You look great! I love that palmers cocoa butter! I’m at 32 weeks and have been using it almost every night before bed. So far, not a stretch mark in sight! Although who knows – there may not have been any without it either :) I’ve heard that it is often genetic, so if your mom didn’t get them with you then you will prob won’t either! And don’t forget about the hips, inner thighs and the girls too – those stretch out like crazy! :)


37 Katie December 31, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Coconut oil and tea tree oil are a great combo to moisturize and combat stretch marks!!
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38 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 31, 2012 at 2:56 pm


I <3 you. ;)

People probably read these and think wtf!! bahah!
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39 Danielle @ Truffles n' Treadmills December 31, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Bio Oil works great on stretch marks that already exist. I have noticed a difference!
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40 Bek @ Crave January 1, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Love these posts! That cocoa butter stuff smells great doesn’t it?!
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41 Amy January 4, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Hi Courtney! I have been reading your blog for awhile and I am pregnant too! :)
I am currently about 10 and a half weeks, and am finally starting to feel a bit better. I was really nauseous from about weeks 5 – 9.5, but have a lot of the same symptoms you do! I crave mexican things and get headaches at night. I also like to exercise a lot, and have had to force myself to exercise 3-4 times a week. I have never been so tired in my life!
Anyways, around seven weeks, I was craving a McChicken from McDonalds, I have not had one of them in years!!! Anyways, I caved in, and haven’t had one since! It was good to get the craving out of the way! Good luck with everything and I look forward to your posts!
P.S. The other night, I read about your chicken quesadillas, and HAD to go home and make them. They were delicious!!!


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