How far along:
11 weeks 2 days
How big is the baby:
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. (via Baby Center)
Total weight gain:
I finally gained one pound that stuck. Just one. But…now that morning sickness has almost completely subsided and since we’re spending the next 10 days in Anchorage where there are more than enough dine out options to keep a pregnant mama happy, I’m sure that that will change by the time we get back to Kodiak.
When I sleep, I’m sleeping really deep. But, I’m waking up several times a night to go to the bathroom. Tuesday night (though I think it was a fluke from all of the travel Monday), I slept a solid 9 hours without getting up. That, however, is uncommon. I’m sleeping mostly on my right side. For whatever reason, that seems to be the most comfortable. Using one pillow between my knees already because of the back pain I’ve got going on right now.
Yep! I bought my first pair of Maternity jeans yesterday at Target. I think I could still get by for a few more weeks without them, but the belly band makes it really annoying to walk and get in and out of a car. My jeans fall down a bit and the belly band rises up. It’s convenient for sure, but not the most comfortable thing. Plus, regular jeans are still pretty uncomfortable when I sit down.
Best moment of the week:
Besides leaving Kodiak, shopping at Target and Kohls, eating lunch at Olive Garden and buying a new MacBook (what can I say, it’s been a pretty killer week for us!)? Feeling the baby move. She (again, that whole “universal” she thing) isn’t moving all the time and I can’t feel it if I’m up walking around, but I can feel little bumps and taps here and there. Especially at night or right after I eat something sweet (if I’m sitting still). It really makes this pregnancy feel real where so far it’s been one of those things that hadn’t quite set in yet.
Right now, just food in general. And lots of it. Now that morning sickness has almost completely disappeared, all I want to do is eat. I’m keeping myself under control though, maintaining portion size and making sure that I don’t overdo it. I’ve been eating a lot of fruit lately; especially Green Apples. I’m trying to curve my sweet craving with fruit so that I’m not taking in so many empty calories.
No aversions as of now. I haven’t really found anything that I just absolutely do not want. There are times though when I know that I don’t want something, but only when I’m looking for something to eat. Food is either a “YES! Feed me that!” or a “Ewww…no. Not right now.” kind of thing.
- Pelvic Back Pain: I had this really bad with Noah early on in my first pregnancy, so even though I was hoping it wouldn’t be an issue this time, I kind of expected it. It doesn’t bother me much unless I’m a) walking around for an extended period of time; b) sitting for an extended period of time (like when I work); or c) I roll over too quickly.
- Breast Tenderness: I’m not kidding guys. The girls hurt like crazy. Even just changing shirts or putting on a bra getting in and out of the shower makes me twinge in pain. I (again) didn’t have this issue with Noah and my friend Cassie mentioned that maybe this means I’ll have better luck attempting to breast feed this time. I have gone up another bra size in the last 2 weeks, which is crazy considering that I was an A cup until I was a Junior in High School. That didn’t change until college when I put on the Freshmen 15. And then I gained another size with Noah that didn’t go away. I wonder what would happen if I pulled a Duggar and had bunches of babies?
- Acne: My face isn’t breaking out as bad this week as it was two weeks ago, but I’ve also upped my water intake to dry to drown the bad skin. I have my problem area around my chin and that’s about it. If I could just remove that spot I’d be fine.
Don’t know yet…though several have already started making guesses. What do you think?
What I’m looking forward to:
We have our next appointment right after we get back and we’ll actually get to hear the baby’s heartbeat. We’ve seen it on our 8 week ultrasound, but we haven’t actually heard it yet. And, of course, looking forward to the rest of our stay here in Anchorage and our time off the island (i.e. more shopping trips to Target, more dinners out, and taking Noah to the indoor water park this weekend…)
What I miss:
Nothing this week, really. Unless you want to add the fact that I miss not having to run to the bathroom every hour or so. But, that’s not something that’s going to go away any time soon.
It’s been an exciting and busy week so far. I’m not getting a whole lot of extra sleep right now, so I’m a little bit tired throughout the day, but being off the island has been rejuvenating in itself. Looking forward to getting out some this weekend and getting some good shots of Noah out and about in some of the beautiful places here in Anchorage.