Friday, February 21, 2014

Almost too tired to even write this post...

How far along: 11 + 2 weeks

Size of baby: Lime...although I have no idea where they come up with these comparisons.  The baby is supposedly only like 1.6 inches...and I've never seen a lime that small!

Physical symptoms: Nausea has gotten much better this week.  As long as I don't get too hungry, I'm usually ok.  Speaking of hungry...damn, I just ate a sandwich and I feel starved again.  This is starting to make me nervous, like I'm doing something wrong.  I'm also EXHAUSTED.  One day this week, I feel asleep on the couch at 7:30.  I have a really hard time making it through some days.  Also, the constipation is pretty constant.  I can't believe I keep forgetting to mention this---it has actually been going on for a couple of weeks now.

Weight gain/loss: I'm going to go with 3-4 lbs.

Maternity clothes: Still just pants.  My belly is actually looking like a bump now (a small one), which I am loving showing off.   I've started embracing the bump by wearing tighter shirts so people can see it is a bump and not a food baby.

Stretch marks: Still just on my boobies.

Sleep: I'm having trouble getting comfortable.  I've thought about getting a pregnancy pillow, but it seems like a whole lot of money to spend on something that I don't even know if I will like.

Best moment since last week: Getting to hear the baby's heartbeat.  I had my first OB appointment and he was able to find it with the doppler for the first time.  Love that sound!  Oh, and I bought my first ring sling!  Yay for babywearing :)

Movement: Way too early, but I can't wait!

Cravings/Aversions:  Still grossed out by chicken, especially leftovers.  I feel like I could eat Mexican food every day.  Seriously.  Every day.

Gender: We decided to skip the elective ultrasound, so we won't find out until about 20 weeks.  I can't wait!!

Labor signs: Way too early!

Belly button:  Innie

What I miss:  Staying up past 8 pm!

What I am looking forward to:  my next ultrasound on Monday :)


  1. I was completely exhausted during my 11th week too! I was tired up until then (and still am) but for some reason, the exhaustion hit like a Mack truck that week! Hang in there!

    As for a pregnancy pillow, I highly recommend getting it. I have a friend who is 24 wks now and had been resisting but finally gave in and bought a Leachco Snoogle and said it was the best decision ever. I have one too and am loving it (ever since week 13/14-before that it didn't do much for me).

    Yay for the heartbeat and upcoming u/s!!

    1. Did you get the snoogle too? There are so many out there and it had no idea what to choose!

    2. Yes, snoogle!! I love it now :-) It's big but it supports me in all the right places.

  2. Hooray for the heartbeat!

    Maybe it's a key lime... those are tiny. :)

    -- Nikki

  3. I'm a little behind on this post, but I craved Mexican food too! I wanted it all the time and now at 23 weeks I could still eat it regularly. As for the pillow, if you don't want to spend the extra money on a pregnancy pillow, I would suggest a body pillow. I have two pretty big body pillows and I sleep great.