The Baby is the Size of a Fig and You Look Like a Potbelly Pig

April 18, 2018

Also known as 11 weeks.

Expect highly professional photos this pregnancy, I had our family photographer take the following. Don't ask me for her number, she's already booked through the year. Super busy woman.

In other news...

11 Week Pregnancy Update

Size: Baby B is the size of a fig or a gherkin pickle depending on what app you reference. 

Due Date: November 2 (measured for Nov 6 at the ultrasound, but they aren't changing it). I'm betting I have the baby in October. 

Symptoms: Indigestion for DAYS! Oh it's something else, I've hit 3rd trimester misery from Harrison right out the gate this time and let me tell you I can't wait for November. I think it gives me a false sense of nausea, either way it's restricted what I want to eat. Generally if it's cooked at my house I don't want to eat it. I'm also super exhausted, not because I'm chasing Harrison, he isn't that sort of kid. I'm just tired by the end of the day from teaching. I've been pretty useless. Smells are the devil and I'm breaking some sort of rule I'm sure, but I've got my Scentsy in my classroom to cancel out the awful cafeteria smell. That alone makes me want to die. Vick's Vapor Rub is basically my best friend & at night I've got a handful of pill... Prilosec at night and Zantac in the morning. 

Currently Missing: Mid-rare steak, that's a joke. I really think that if I buy quality meat I should be able to cook it how I want. I'm more likely to die of listeria from Blue Bell than a ribeye.

Cravings and Favorite Foods: Hint of Lime Tostitos are life giving. Not to mention when I couldn't sleep last night I grabbed a piece of provolone cheese (dairy is supposed to help with sleep) and it was also amazing.

Sleep: Pretty great. I'm generally getting 8 - 8 1/2 hours a night. Anything less than 8 and I feel awful the next day. I've been taking Melatonin and early in pregnancy to prevent morning sickness I started taking some sleep aid I can't remember the name of... oh well. It helps though. The indigestion keeps me up some, but it's manageable if I get enough sleep.

Food Aversions:
I really prepared myself this pregnancy that it would be worse than last time. My OB warned me that this could be an issue, surprisingly it isn't. I haven't had true aversions like last time. Mainly nothing sounds good, but not my basically chips only diet of Harrison's pregnancy. I've found that if I don't eat early enough in the evening that I can only stomach a baked potato. A few weeks ago it was probably more just crackers and such. But that's to be expected.

Exercise: I did my Faster Way to Fat Loss Fit Pregnancy sprints workout the day before I had the virus and it's been rare since then. At least a month right now of zero workouts. House cleaning has even been hard, thanks exhaustion. I feel worse in the evenings, and now it's more from exhaustion than just sick, but I just don't have it in me to workout right now.

Reading/Baby Related Classes and Prep:
Mama Natural Week by Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth

I'm headed to the Baton Rouge Moms Blog Bloom event this weekend and am actually going to be a part of the Virtual Bloom for the Lafayette Moms Blog next week. I think my topics are nursing and bathing, but I'd have to look again to confirm it. If you're interested I think the virtual one is free.

Weight: Week 8 was the last time I touched the scale. I haven't followed the Fit Pregnancy stuff at all so I don't even want to see what it says.  I'm mainly trying to keep things under control enough this go around to not gain 60 lbs and end up with hypertension again. Speaking of which, the terrible edema and hypertension last time means that I had to start taking baby aspirin this week to try and prevent that from happening again.

Movement: nada

Maternity Clothing: All maternity pants all the time. I haven't broken out the maternity tops so much yet, but the pants. The pants are what keep me going. I wasted zero time getting maternity pants on my butt this time. After going to work one day last pregnancy and suddenly having way too tight pants... wasn't doing that again. I've basically got everything I need for this pregnancy except a pair of white jeans. I think I can get by with just a pair of khaki, regular, black, and white jeans. For work anyway. Then I have two pair of shorts and a variety of tops, kimonos, and dresses to stretch out over this pregnancy. It doesn't help that I am having a summer pregnancy this time and the last one was a winter pregnancy... there aren't many tops I can reuse right now.

By the way if you see a pair of white skinny maternity jeans, send me a link. Dang Old Navy hasn't restocked their maternity line and they don't have my size.