Thursday, April 19, 2012
Baby #2: 10 Weeks
How far along: 10 weeks exactly.
Size of baby: A prune (The Bump) or a kumkuat (BabyCenter).
Weight Gain: -5 pounds. You'll see why below.
Symptoms:This week, the all-day sickies really hit me. I've basically been laying on the couch moaning and drinking Ginger Ale since about Tuesday. So thankful not to be working this time around!
Exercise: I tried TurboFire on Saturday, but it was WAY too bouncy for me, and I felt sick about 10 minutes in....so back to walking for now (though I haven't walked at all since then).
Clothes: I dug out my bin of maternity clothes last week and was happy to discover that even the things that were pretty small during my first trimester with Lizzy are TOO BIG! So, I'm not really wearing any maternity stuff at this point. I just wish I could find my bella band, 'cause I'm sure I'll be wanting that soon!
Cravings/Aversions: Basically, all I've eaten this week has been ginger ale, sourdough toast, bananas, and popsicles. Yesterday night, I tried some cheese tortellini minus the sauce and have been feeling okay...so hopefully I'm out of the woods temporarily at least.
Worries: Yep. Everybody keeps asking me, "Are you SO excited?!?!" but the honest truth is that I don't really feel like I can start to get excited until that 12 week mark at least (realistically, probably not until my appointment at 13 weeks). Right now, I just feel like I'm bracing for anything that could possibly come. I can usually turn basically anything into a worry--like this week's pregnancy updates typically say something to the effect of 'Your clothes are probably starting to get tight'--well, mine aren't, and it's an internal battle to not go right to 'something must be wrong!' I know that for me, the anxiety is directly related to the fact that I haven't been doing Bible study or quiet time over the last couple of weeks because I've just felt crummy.
Milestones: Vital organs — including his kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac) — are in place and starting to function, though they'll continue to develop throughout pregnancy. Fingernails are starting to develop, and he or she is kicking away in there!
Best moment of the week: Lizzy spent the night at my parents' house last Saturday night, which meant that I got to sleep in Sunday until a blissful 9:00am or so!