*Disclaimer: I'm way late on posting this...at this point I'm actually halfway through my 12th week, which I will post about at the end of it...this weekend.
How far along: 11 weeks
Babe size: Lime
Total weight gain/loss: Gained a pound according to doctor.
Sleep: Sleep is going well! I actually have to use the extra pillow less...but I definitely have to get up to use the bathroom more.
Movement: Felt a few flutters this week as well. I'm still not positive it's movement.
Food cravings/aversions: Aversions are getting so much better! More food tastes good...praise the Lord! I am actually having some occasional cravings...but nothing too strong to mention. I think I'm actually referring to things just sounding good to me now as "cravings"...when really it's just my appetite coming back. :) Because let's be honest...food tasting good again is a super milestone and something to get excited about.
Pregnancy Symptoms: Um things are starting to seem normal now...and don't stand out to me as much. Still the whole gross gag reflex thing when I brush my teeth. Food aversions are still there occasionally. Metal mouth taste after eating or drinking some things. Um and I guess I have to admit I spoke too soon last week...hormones are definitely firing up. Poor things...it seems like it's mainly my kiddos at school that are getting the brunt of my impatience. (Side note...my coworker that is pregnant told me she let her kids know that the bigger the belly got, the less patience she had....I think I may use that line. ha!) Justin is seeing the weepy/crying side of me more often. Let's just say people should be more cautious what they say around pregnant women. Things that seem harmless...can do a number on your emotions!
What I miss: Not feeling so bloated and full (not as in full of food...just full) all the time...I guess I should just get used to it, huh?
What I'm looking forward to: Gender/first ultrasound appointment. Can't wait!! (Any tips that have worked for you to make sure the sweet little one gives you enough of a "show" to reveal gender?)
Milestones: I'm actually in some maternity pants...because, frankly, I need blue jeans in my life again. And I need to breathe in those blue jeans.
Best moment this week: Hearing the heartbeat again! Such a wonderful sound. And since we were the last appointment of the day...she took tons of time letting us hear it. Also, the one thing we were a tad concerned with being a possibility was ruled out. Cystic fibrosis has been found in Justin's family...just as carriers and Justin didn't get to check if he was a carrier before we found out we were expecting. So they tested me to make sure...thankfully I'm not a carrier. If both parents are...baby's chances are greatly elevated. With me not being a carrier, we don't need to worry about seeing if Justin is a carrier.
Moments with Justin: He was beaming my entire doctor appointment. He kept joking with the doctor about giving him some hints on the heart rate...she laughed and explained to him that the whole heart rate as a gender predictor thing isn't necessarily accurate at all. She still caved and let us know it was 160. Justin joked that it was fast (trying to get more info out of her)...and she replied with "it's perfect". I love how laid-back he's being about this whole thing...I hope he stays that way the whole pregnancy. His calmness has always been so great for me...I'm not laid back. If he stays laid back I know it will help me so much...especially when it comes time for delivery.
My questions for you lovely ladies who are or have been pregnant (or if you haven't been and just have some advice)...
*What was your first step for registering...like how much research/surveying of others did you do before you actually started?
*Where did you first feel movement...like location in your belly?
*If you had one tip to share about anything related to the second trimester...what would it be?