progress: Baby is the size of a
raspberry. Apparently her finger and toe
webbing and tail is almost gone. Sounds
like the tadpole is turning into a frog….
appointment: I have a doctor’s
appointment this afternoon!
Gender: I think it’s a boy. That’s a
completely random guess though because I have been feeling so well and girls
generally cause a lot of grief!
gain/loss: 1 lb….probably more my
summer eating habits than baby weight though!
Exercise: Still working out as much as I can.
I get out of breath very quickly so my cardio has definitely been scaled
back and I have to rest more when doing weights.
Stretch marks: None. But I really need to get myself some belly
clothes: Not yet, although if the bloat I have been
experiencing this week continues, a belly band might be in order!
my snoogle pregnancy pillow it’s much better!
If I don’t sleep with it I constantly wake up to make sure that I’m not
sleeping on my back. (You can sleep on your back in early pregnancy, but for me
I found that it caused issues when peeing and my back was hurting). I generally get up once a night to go to the
Symptoms: A bit
of spotting, which always worries me.
Fatigue, but not too bad. A bit
of nausea. I think that I’m not quite as
hormonal, but you might have to ask Ryan about that…. I get out of breath, so
miss: Although I don’t
actually miss the taste of wine, I miss sipping on it when I’m hanging out with
family or friends.
loving: How easy everything has
been so far. Although I have had some
paranoid moments where I was sure I was miscarrying, so far I really can’t
complain about this pregnancy as I have been feeling great!
looking forward to: Telling our families
this week: Going to my first
ultrasound today and seeing the heartbeat.
Such a relief!
Dad says: He’s so excited now
that I have seen a heartbeat. (He didn’t
come to the first ultrasound as there really isn’t much to see and he works
with a bunch of nosy nellies who would automatically assume that I was
To baby: What a relief to see your
little heart just fluttering this morning!
You’re alive and we are so happy about that! Today you looked like a little peanut but
next time we see you, you will look like a real baby! We can’t wait to meet you!
What Fruit are you? A
appointment: August 18
cravings: A slight craving for
Pad Thai this week!
Symptoms: A bit
of nausea, the fatigue has kicked in this past week and I’ve been allowing
myself a latte a day at work.
loving: The pregnancy so far
has been way easier than expected. I’m
this week: Telling our parents
that we were expecting! Such a special
moment to finally get to share with them and they were so excited!
Name ideas: We still haven’t even talked about this. I feel like I will jinx it if we discuss names this early.
What Fruit are you? A
appointment: An ultrasound next week
due to some bleeding that I had last week.
I had some bright red spotting when I wiped, so I ended up going to the
ER. They did an ultrasound where we saw
our little baby bouncing around and waving at us! So exciting to share this with Ryan! However I have a subchorionic collection
which basically means that there is some blood pooling between the baby and the
placenta, so they have ordered another ultrasound for next week to check on
it. This can cause a miscarriage, but
from what I’ve read many pregnancies go on to be fine, and the doctor told me
that mine was very small. For now I’m
supposed to take it easy. I’m trying
really hard not to stress about it!
Gender: I’m still feeling boy. One of our
friends said her first instinct was girl.
gain/loss: I’ve been avoiding
weighing myself since I’ve been eating so badly!
Exercise: We were on vacation this past week, so the exercise was minimal. Some yoga, a few bike rides and I did a bit
of weights one day. Along with taking it
easy though that means no exercise for the next little bit. It’s actually kind of a relief to not have to
worry about it, but I hope at some point I can work out again to make myself as
healthy as possibly for both the labour and recovery.
nights I get up to use the bathroom once, but if I don’t drink anything in the
hours before bed I sometimes don’t have to.
is still there. Walking around on
vacation made me extremely exhausted!
Luckily a nap a day was possible.
Going back to work will be tough.
None on the outside,
but seeing our baby move was amazing!
looking forward to: Our ultrasound next week and hopefully the news that everything is
this week: Despite the stress that
came along with it, our ultrasound was pretty amazing. Also, while on vacation we told me sister
about the pregnancy. She might of cried, just a little bit, and we have pictures to prove it! We told our friends as well on
a trip to Darien Lake. Not drinking or
going on any rides (besides the Ferris Wheel) would have been a dead giveaway
What Fruit are you? A Brussel
progress: Baby is now a fetus!
What a milestone!
appointment: My 12 week appointment
in a week
gain/loss: I will get weighed at
my appointment next week. I’ve been
avoiding the scale like the plague even though I’m sure what I feel is weight
gain is probably more bloat than anything…
Exercise: Nothing at all since the doctor told me to “take it easy” Hopefully I’m given the go ahead next week to
work out again.
Nothing yet, although
I’m surprised with all of the recent “your boobs are huge” comments that there
are none up there… I bought Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Tummy Butter when I was in
the States last week, so I’m going to start using that
good besides getting up to pee once per night.
I’m also having very vivid dreams on a nightly basis!
still hurt pretty badly on and off.
Often when I wake up in the morning they kill! A bit of nausea, fatigue….still nothing to
complain about, just stuff to take note of.
miss: Exercise. Although it’s been nice to not have to worry
about it for a week and a half, I do miss it and am starting to feel
flabby. At least exercise would make me
feel like I’m doing something to stay in shape!
loving: That we’re almost at
the end of the first trimester! I get
less nervous every week!
looking forward to: Telling our extended family. That
needs to get done this coming week!
this week: Although the ultrasound
was a follow up after discovering my subchorionic hematoma last week, it was
pretty awesome! Baby was moving around
like crazy and I will never get enough of seeing that little bean!
Name ideas: I’m excited to finally start talking about this soon, but not quite yet…
What Fruit are you? Baby
is the size of a plum.
Gender: I’m thinking Girl now. That's just a random thought though. I'm sure it will keep going back and forth!
gain/loss: Will find out on
Exercise: Still none. Hopefully given the go
ahead at my appointment.
Started using Palmer’s
belly cream. I hate the feeling of it,
it’s sticky and gross, so I’ve only used it a couple of days instead of every
day like I should.
clothes: Nothing yet. My shirts are a bit snug. I’m hoping to go shopping this week to buy
some loser fitting shirts that I would be able to wear for the next couple of
months, and after baby.
cravings: Just food in
general. I loved it before, but I really
love it now!
boobs, but other than that, feeling pretty good! The odd bit of cramps once in awhile.
loving: That we are at 12
looking forward to: Hearing the heartbeat! Telling
more people this week.
this week: Getting some pregnancy
announcement pics taken by my brother and sister-in-law. They turned out so well!
Name ideas: I wrote out a list of my name ideas for Ryan so that he could look. A few have been crossed off already as
definite no’s, but not much progress has been made. How do people have names picked out by 15
weeks? I think we will be almost full
term before we come to a decision.