How far along: 11 weeks
Symptoms: Haven’t really had any symptoms at all lately. I honestly forget I’m pregnant sometimes because I just rarely ever experience a symptom. I literally have been blessed with the best pregnancy ever so far!
Maternity Clothes: Week 11 brought out a small bump that even other people have noticed on me (Yay for it not being just me that notices anymore). I am not big enough for maternity clothes yet and assume I won’t be for a while, but I can officially not button up ANY of my pants. Therefore, I am now sporting the oh so fabulous belly band whenever I wear pants/shorts. I’m also a huge fan of dresses these days because they’re just so dang comfy!
Weight Gain: Still only two pounds!! I’m so happy about that!
Sleep: Sleep is fabulous right now
Cravings/Aversions: Haven’t really noticed anything major lately
Baby Size: I still can’t believe it, but won ton is the size of a friggin lime this week!!!
We had quite the growth spurt this week ;) I also took my first weekly picture which I will refer to on the blog as “my big fat belly” because, let’s face it, I’m only getting fatter these days.
I’m a huge non-fan of this picture. Not sure why, but I’m just not a fan. However it’s all I’ve got so we’re going with it. The little bump is beginning to emerge, but I still think I’m in that awkward phase that I referred to earlier where people that don’t know you just think that you’re eating one too many donut holes.
Gender: Still don’t know but I’m getting nervous. Our house should be done in August and they told us the other day that they’ll paint the nursery whatever color we want at no charge (typically you pick two colors for the house and any additional colors you’re charged for, but they’re not charging us for the nursery color). Problem with that is that we won’t know the sex until end of July/beginning of August, which I’m wondering if it’ll be too late then because the house will be pretty much done. We may have to flip a coin on the color we picked out for boy and girl and hope for the best :) Also, the gender poll has completely taken Justin and I by surprise because a boy is winning and most people have told us they think we’re having a girl. I think people are finally seeing the other old wives tale. Technically a HR of 185 indicates girl so that’s why a lot of people have been voting girl. However, the fact that I haven’t thrown up once and not really even gotten to a point where I thought I was going to thrown up indicates boy. We shall see soon enough, but I’m still thinking blue. Other people’s opinions have begun to have a pull on my opinion and the more people that think it’s a girl makes me second guess my gut feeling, but overall, I’m still thinking he’s a he.
What I Miss: I miss intense workouts. Not being able to get my heart rate over 150 for a long period of time seriously limits what I can do. I also greatly miss my ab workouts :( I’m now at the phase of pregnancy where docs suggest not lying on your back because of increased blood pressure issues, so normal ab work is out of the question. I’m going to go buy a ball to put behind my back soon and start doing reverse ab workouts because I’m losing every bit of muscle I had in my stomach and it is SO depressing!!!
What I’m Looking Forward To: I’m looking forward to my next appointment on June 14th, which is my 12 week appointment. Next week will be my last week in the first trimester. I can’t believe it’s flown by so fast!!