Monday, June 16, 2014

9 weeks

I can't believe I'm at 9 weeks already. It doesn't feel like almost 6 weeks since we found out. 

Fun story of the week - we took Binks and Bear for an early walk around the neighborhood yesterday. Someone was having a party and a couple was just getting in their car. I jokingly said to Seth "Look - there's Dr. M" because he kind of has a distinctive look. He reminds of the nerdy muppet. Beaker I think. Anyway, the guy turned around and it really was Dr. M! He came over and hugged me (as weird as I would have expected) and we talked for a minute. I wonder who if it was more weird for him or me. For him it's like "Hey - I know that vagina" and for me it's like "Hi. This is what I look like with clothes on".

How far along: 9 weeks 1 day. Baby is just over an inch long - about the size of a green olive. 

Physical symptoms:  Tired, queasy, and not interested in eating most foods.      

Total Weight Gain/Loss:  Nothing this week. I'm still around my pre-IVF weight. Maybe 1 lb. less.

Maternity clothes:  Nope. I don't think I'll need them for awhile. I did order a bunch of non-maternity dresses for summer. I'm excited to get those - hopefully a few will look okay on me.    

Stretch marks: Nope.

Sleep: Not going very well. I'm always uncomfortable. I don't even know if it's pregnancy-related though. I keep waking up with sore shoulders and I have trouble getting comfortable enough to go back to sleep.

Best moment of the week: Hearing the heartbeat and graduating from the RE!

Movement: Not yet.

Food cravings: I'm not really interested in anything, but carbs are still good. And lemonade is the most glorious drink in the world.

Sex: Don't know yet.

Labor signs: Not yet.

Belly button: Still in.

What I miss: Iced coffee. It just doesn't taste good right now. I haven't been able to drink more than half a cup.

What I am looking forward to: I broke down and ordered a fetal doppler (don't judge me). The tracking number says it should get here today and I'm going to try it out later this week as soon as it gets here!

Milestones: Hearing the heartbeat at 8w4d and graduating from the RE!


  1. Ha! I love your description of seeing your doctor outside the office! Glad to hear you are doing well! I can't believe you're already 9 weeks!

  2. :) That's too funny about seeing your doctor! I'm happy to see things are going well for you!

  3. I saw a Dr out once - it took me 30+ minutes to figure how I recognized his face!! (and having the doppler was amazing! I used it daily!)

  4. Yay Ana! Yeah, I ran into my RE once outside of the office and it was kind of awkward so I get it. No judgments here about the Doppler; I'm just so happy for you!

  5. I literally LOL'd reading about your encounter with Dr. M!! Yay for hearing the HB and graduating, that's so awesome!!! I have heard some people have scared themselves not being able to find the HB themselves with the doppler, so just bear that in mind when you try it out! Lots of love you and your olive! <3

  6. Aw! I love this! So funny about seeing your Dr. 9 weeks already! How awesome!

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