The baby on the other hand is making lots and lots of changes. Right now it should be somewhere between 1 1/2 inches and 2 inches, probably reaching 2 inches by 11 weeks. What a big baby! 2 inches seems humongous to me. I've been keeping track as this baby has gone from the size of the period at the end of the sentence, to the size of a blueberry, to the size of a raspberry, and now 2 inches! It has separate fingers and toes, no more tail, and is growing a little face. Did you know that each minute it develops 25,000 neurons? I feel like I'm losing that many. Yesterday at church I couldn't remember the young women's theme, something I have been saying since I was 12. And at school I couldn't remember how to play a song I have had memorized for years. Words escape me often and I find myself having blonde moments more often then not. Come back brain! All in all, I am happy that so far things are going so well. Just a couple more weeks until we make this baby official news!
Friday, April 24, 2009
I am officially in the double digits! 10 1/2 weeks! Why does it feel like everyone else's pregnancies move so much quicker - like my weeks are twice as long or something? Although, last night Mark asked me if I was 7 or 8 weeks. Excuse me? Where have you been? He was very surprised to hear he was 2 to 3 1/2 weeks behind. So apparently time is moving fast for him. I don't have much to update - I look the same and for the most part feel the same. My hunger is increasing, which for me means I can finally eat something other than yogurt and crackers. YAY!! Some days are better than others. Yesterday I hardly felt sick at all and ate a full dinner, chicken and all. That's right. I ate chicken. Other days, however, leave me scowling at my food rather than eating it. I have to say though that the good days are beginning to out number the bad days! I may be coming to the end of this first trimester after all. We get our 12 week ultrasound on May 7th - just a week and a half away. I will post pictures then.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I am two days away from my 9 week mark, so I would just round up and say these are my 9 week pictures. Right now the baby should be about 1-1 1/2 inches long and my uterus a bit bigger than a large grapefruit. According to my little widget thing, my baby is starting to look a bit more human! YAY!! I am looking a bit bigger, but that could be bloat as much as it is baby. And needless to say I am completely relaxed so I let it all hang out - that is as big as I could possibly be. Let's just say its all baby :) I happen to be one of those crazy people who want to show fast. Though, I might change my mind once it actually happens and once I have to try to get it all back off, but for the time being - grow baby grow!A bit blurry, but it's closer. What do you think - baby or bloat??
In symptom news, I have been feeling much better since the 8 week mark. I hope it sticks around. I still feel sick, but usually it goes away once I eat. I still have an aversion to almost everything, especially chicken and hamburger!! UGH! Just the thought.....nasty! I am becoming a pregnancy induced vegetarian. However, my appetite and energy level are also coming back little by little. In another month I hope to be eating like normal. Keep your fingers crossed that this lasts and I just keep getting better.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Today was my first day back at school as a pregnant woman. Well I guess technically I was working from week 1-5, but I didn't feel pregnant then. Now after a 3 week, spring break sabbatical I am back on duty at 8 1/2 weeks. I managed to stay in denial mode until last night, then I started to get a bit scared. What if I get sick? What if I'm so tired I can't handle it? What if I get so tired, it makes me sick? What if I get so moody I yell at the kids for no reason? What if I cry for no reason? What if I don't have access to enough food? What if I just can't make it through our ridiculously long day? Now, I have been very lucky to have been spared the throwing up constant nausea thing and I have actually seen a decrease in the intense nausea in the past few days. My appetite and energy are even slowly but surely returning, with bad days here and there. But what if I had a bad day at school?? So last night found me praying with every ounce of faith I could muster that I would have the health and energy to make it through my first day back. Prayers are answered! Today was better than I could have imagined. My high school students were almost pleasant! I felt totally fine, as long as I ate, until 2:45 with only 45 minutes left of school. I made it through all my classes with a smile on my face (although I did start to droop a bit around 1:00 - teaching is tiring business). I can only hope for as much success my 2nd day. Wish me luck!