10 Weeks

I’m so excited to be public here, there has been so much that I wanted to say but I also had people I needed to tell. There are still people who need to know but they don’t read this blog as far as I know so I figured I was good to go. I turned 10 weeks on Wednesday so here’s my update!

Baby has working arm joints, and her cartilage and bones are forming. Her vital organs are fully developed and they’re starting to function. Her fingernails and hair are starting to appear, too. Plus, she’s swallowing and kicking in there.

How Far Along: 10+4

Due Date: March 13th, 2013

Boy or girl: We don’t know yet, but I’ve been leaning towards boy since the very beginning.

Currently craving: Nothing and everything at the same time. I had a craving for Subway so I went for it and got a Chicken Bacon Ranch sub heated up with lettuce, black olives and TONS of pickles on it. And no the pickles thing isn’t a pregnancy thing, I LOVE pickles.

Currently Avoiding: I don’t seem to be a big fan of meat or sweets. Which I’m pretty sure according to Old Wives tales means I’m not having a boy OR a girl πŸ˜‰

Weight: 158 at my appointment, I’m hoping I stop gaining soon. The worst part is I’m not eating any differently or being any less active. I truly believe that gaining weight (and quickly) is just the way my body responds to pregnancy.

Belly button status: IN!

Sleep grade: I can’t get enough of it. I need to start going to bed earlier!

Recent Crazy Dream: I can’t remember any for this week, but I KNOW I had one!Β 

Evidence of pregnancy brain: Same as always forgetting my wordds!

Symptoms?: Headaches, nausea, mild cramping (feels like growing pains) and gassy. Β 

Health: Good so far, Pray it stays that way!

Movement: I swear in the last couple of days I feel a little flutter here and there. Not every day or anything but just a little flutter that seems to be distinctly baby. But with the gas I’ve been having it might just be that ;). Although I felt Elena pretty early too!

Names: All I know for certain is that if this baby is a girl her middle name is going to be Elena. Which really narrows down our girl name choices, because of our last name. It starts with a G. So no L names because then her initials would be LEG. No A names because then it would be AEG which reminds me of like a million companies. No K names because then it spells KEG. You get the point. As far as boys name, I have my heart sent on one, Lincoln. But getting B in on it is going to take quite a bit!

Any appointments?: I had one at 9w6d. And we got to see the latest bean. You can see the picture here.

Any baby related purchases? Nothing this week.

Best thing to happen in the past week/ Worst: Best thing was seeing baby growing nice and strong with a heartbeat of 168 which was Elena’s heartbeat the first time we saw her on an u/s. Worst thing: Something job related so I can’t say much, but let’s just say I don’t think my body or mind can handle the stress of being there much longer….

Okay so here’s my “bump” picture. Truth be told a lot of this feels like FAT. But I do believe that my body is remembering being pregnant with Elena and jumping back into things quickly. Not to mention all the organs moving up and out to make room for my uterus!Β  Fat or Bump, I’m embracing it.

PS: Please excuse the awful hair and the crappy picture quality, Obviously it’s a phone picture ANDΒ  I cropped it.

Mason Monday
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