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Pregnancy – Week 11 Update

Written on March 12, 2018

Our baby is the size of a lime this week! When I saw that on my app, I actually went and grabbed a lime out of our refrigerator and held it up next to my belly. It is still continuously blowing my mind that I have already grown a chia seed sized chunk of cells into an actual baby that is the size of a lime.

Progress Photos

Okay, so my mom thinks I’m crazy when I show her these “progress photos,” because she says I still look exactly the same, and for the most part I totally agree that I do, but like I said last week, I feel so much fuller around my mid-section and it’s becoming really uncomfortable to wear jeans any longer. Not that anyone else can really notice this though. However, if you go back and look at my week six post, I am wearing this exact same outfit, and I can certainly notice a slight difference. I think it will still be a bit of time though before I actually start to look pregnant. Most of my friends have told me that it really starts around 15-16 weeks or so.

Feeling

The exhaustion is unreal. I know I talked about this last time, but it’s crazy how tired I can feel just an hour after waking up in the morning. I have also been much hungrier than usual (but nothing really sounds good to eat haha) and find my stomach growling only two hours or so after I eat breakfast in the morning.

I have had to cancel plans with some friends lately, which makes me feel very guilty. I am trying hard to remember that I need to do what is best for myself and the baby, but I feel like my friends who have never been pregnant don’t really understand that. And I am probably just totally over-thinking this, but it has been on my mind a lot lately.

The nausea still comes and goes, but it mostly stays away as long as I keep something in my stomach at all times. For the first time, I actually woke up in the middle of the night a few days ago because I was so hungry!

Mostly, I am just feeling so, so excited to meet our sweet little baby. Yet I am loving being pregnant overall and know I will miss the feeling of being so close to him or her once they are born. I am also feeling very happy that I am almost out of the first trimester! Then I think I will actually be able to relax and enjoy this process much more.

Eating/Drinking

Like I said above, not too much is sounding good to me these days. Except for breakfast food, which is pretty much all I have been eating throughout the day – cereal, green or orange juice, yogurt bowls (with banana, berries, and granola), protein smoothies, pancakes, and toast. Fruit is still sounding great to me, and I was randomly craving a cupcake the other day and God bless my husband who came home from work with four gourmet cupcakes for me to choose from.

I am trying my hardest to continue cooking diverse meals for Chris and I for dinner each night, because he shouldn’t have to suffer just because all I want is bland breakfast food! I have been leaning towards more vegetable-based dishes, since preparing raw meat sounds horrendous to me right now. We have also definitely been getting takeout or going out to eat much more than usual, which I know he certainly doesn’t mind. 😉

Products Used

No new products for me, but we did make our first baby purchase! I know I said I was going to wait last week, but I couldn’t help myself. We were browsing around Target the other day and picked up a three-pack of pajamas that are totally gender neutral. They are laying on the bed in our guest room (which we will be converting to the nursery this summer), and I smile so big every time I see them. I can actually imagine our little buddy wearing them in just a few months, and that thought is almost too much for me to handle right now!

Fitness Routine

Nothing new here! Check out last week’s post if you missed it, because I would be writing exactly the same thing this week.

Other

It was so much fun to have my mom go with me to my 10-week appointment last week. She has four daughters and has obviously been through this before, but she said she was still so excited to go with me and see what has changed since she gave birth. It was even more special because the doctor was able to find the baby’s heartbeat through her doppler machine thing, and she had warned us ahead of time that it is really tough oftentimes to find it at that point in time, but we were so, so happy she did. It was so reassuring to hear its’ little heartbeat – I wish I could check this at home every day by myself just to keep myself calm!

Coming up in a few days I have an “interview appointment” with a midwife to discuss all of my random little questions, the labor and delivery process, and to decide whether I want to work with a midwife or a doctor down the line. I am excited to sit down and talk with her and hear what she has to say, because as of now I am kind of in the dark about what the difference between a midwife and an OB/GYN actually is.

All in all, I am feeling pretty good and am becoming increasingly more excited/anxious by the day. About what, I’m not exactly sure, but it is such a great feeling and so different from what you would usually associate anxiety with. It is more so just anticipation about what is to come and curiosity about what our little person is going to be like. 🙂

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