Another week down…29 left to go!
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.
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.
So there we have it…I’m pretty sure I covered everything!