So I realized I should probably do these in reflection of each week….durr Steph.
How Far Along: 9 weeks, 31 to go!
Size of baby: Baby is about the size of a grape, or a green olive for the vegetable-inclined. (Are olives vegetables?)
Weight Gain/Loss: Still holding pretty steady right around where I started.
Body Changes: Still with the boobs.
Gender: Dunno yet!
Movement: Nothing yet!
Sleep: Still fatigued and luckily still sleeping pretty good. Having some crazy vivid dreams too.
What I miss: You know, I’m not missing too much. My doctor gave me the green light on soft cheese as long as they are pasteurized, WOOHOO! Might just celebrate with some goat cheese tomorrow….ooh ooh or my twice baked potatoes with bleu cheese….mmmm.
Cravings: I’m still not craving anything in particular. More, what’s happening is if I see something or hear someone say they ate something, I want it. Which is kind of obnoxious because it makes it hard to decide what to eat at lunch!
Aversions: I am suddenly not crazy about tomatoes. The idea of pizza or spaghetti grosses me out. The other night hubby made a shrimp pasta dish with diced tomatoes in it and even though they were only one small part of the sauce, all I could taste was tomatoes. Yuck.
Symptoms: Pretty much still the same…fatigue, sore boobs, have to pee every hour, a few more emotional ups and downs. I cried yesterday watching a Nightly News segment on shelter dogs….
Maternity Clothes: Still super stoked about my stretchy pants.
Appointments: I got to meet my OB for the first time today for a physical and a doppler. WE GOT TO HEAR THE HEARTBEAT!!!! AHHHH!!!! Of course he managed to freak me out for a little; I told him that I’ve been having some brown spotting for a few weeks and he said he was a little concerned about that. Then when he told us he was going to do the doppler he said “Sometimes you can’t hear it this early, so if we don’t hear it don’t freak out–but since you’ve had spotting, if we don’t hear the heartbeat I’ll do an ultrasound just to make sure.” Which of course scared me, because the spotting had been making me nervous (even though my OB nurse told me it was normal). So he starts poking around with the doppler and nothing is coming up….nothing…still nothing…Cameron said my face looked so scared. All this probably took less than two minutes but of course it felt like way longer. Finally we hear this little….thumpthumpthump and the nurse goes “Oh, there it is!” And the doctor moved it around to a different angle and there it was, really strong. Ahhhh….amazing. I was filled with such relief. There’s really something in there!
Baby Purchases: I bought some books on the Bradley Method and natural childbirth. No actual purchases for the baby, but some friends gave us some gifts at a dinner party last week. One friend gave us some hand-knitted baby caps and another gave us a stuffed elk that bugles when you squeeze it. The cats are not so stoked about it but I think it’s adorable AND it made me decide I want to do a woods-y theme for the nursery instead of an aquatic one.
Best Moment this week: Heartbeat!!!! I was seriously not anticipating it. All I knew was that I was going to have a physical and meet my OB, I had no idea he was going to hear a heartbeat too. It was amazing.
Pictures: Still nothing worth taking pictures of!