Sunday, June 29, 2014

11 weeks

This was a very uneventful week which is a great thing during pregnancy. The spotting has been completely gone since maybe Monday. I'm so glad. It's so much easier to just relax when everything seems "normal". 

We also spent most of the week down in the Keys with Binks and Bear. It was nice to get away from our usual routine. Although it was really fucking hot. I was a little nervous for me and the dogs to be outside too long in the afternoon, but we enjoyed the mornings and the evenings. We also got to check out another new state park - it was beautiful!

How far along: 11 weeks! Baby is about 4.5 cm/1.6 in long - about the size of a plum or a lime (what kind of tiny fruit are they buying?). Yesterday I held up a ruler to my stomach and I just can't believe a baby that size is in there somewhere. 

Physical symptoms: I'm still very tired, but I only had a few moments of nausea this past week.       

Total Weight Gain/Loss: No change recently. I'm still at my pre-IVF weight.

Maternity clothes: Not needed yet. However, I did buy some new bras. I didn't realize how uncomfortable mine were until I tried on a "bigger" size (still just a little B). I also bought the most amazing non-maternity drawstring linen shorts from Loft. They have similar ones at Old Navy, but they didn't have my size. Bummer.     

Stretch marks: Not yet.

Sleep: Sucks. Even with my new body pillow, I'm having trouble getting comfortable. I wake up with hip pain often.

Best moment of the week: Like I said, this was a dull week. But I'm still pregnant!

Movement: Not yet.

Food cravings: Beer, regular coke, soft pretzels, and anything chocolate (milkshake, ice cream, donut). I'm resisting the beer of course, but I let myself have about 8 oz of coke since I don't really have any other caffeine. And I made a chocolate milkshake yesterday. There was milk in it, so it was healthy.

Sex: Not sure. I forget if I said this yet, but during our first IVF cycle I could only picture a boy. This time, I always think it's a girl. I am usually wrong when it comes to other people's babies.

Labor signs: Not yet.

Belly button: Still in.

What I miss: Beer, coke, sleeping through the night, and soft pretzels.

What I am looking forward to: Later this week I will finally be going to visit my family! I can't wait, I miss them (and the pretzels) so much. Also, 9 sleeps until the NT scan. Also also, I'm almost to the second trimester!

Milestones: All of the baby's organs should be fully formed and functioning at this point. 

And because I can't forget my first babies - Bear and Binks celebrated their 3rd birthday this week. The vacation was actually a birthday trip for them. They also got some new treats and a lifetime week-long supply of poop bags.


  1. Have you tried the maternity pillows? I STILL sleep with mine! It solved all my sleep issues with my pregnancy. Cute dog picture :)

    1. Like a snoogle? I was thinking about buying one, but it seemed like people either love them or hate them so I'm hesitant to spend the money. If I can't get anything to work I'll probably try one of them!

    2. Yep I've got the snoogle. I never bought one for myself because I didn't want to spend the money either. My sister in law got it for me for Christmas. I think Target has good prices for them if you decide to get one.

      My blog is going private tomorrow and I'm not sure if you gave me info yet if you wanted to be included on the blog list. I'd love to include you! If you haven't already, you can just send me a comment on the blog or use the comment box at the bottom of the page for a private convo.

    3. Oh yes - I would love to keep following your blog! I didn't get a chance to comment before you made it private, but if you can send me a message on here or on the bump I'd love to have access!

  2. Happy Birthday Bear and Binks!! And holy cow to almost being second trimester - that's awesome!

  3. Happy birthday Binks and Bear (love the party hats by the way)! I'm so glad you're doing well and can't wait for your NT scan! Very excited for you!

  4. I love these posts so much! I can't believe you're approaching 2nd tri, woo hoo!!! I love that you put a ruler up to your stomach for a size comparison, that's awesome! Happy birthday, Binks and Bear!!

  5. Ah! 11 weeks! Happy birthday to the pups! Can't wait to see pics from your NT scan!

  6. So glad you had an uneventful week! <3