Yes, this is a different picture, but I am going to wear the same shirt each week so that I can really compare my stomach each week and see if there are any differences!
Date: June 17, 2014
How far along: 9 weeks today!
The belly size: I think it looks about the same still as last week… slightly bigger and more bloated than my pre-pregnancy stomach, but that’s it.
The baby size: About an inch this week! Supposedly the size of a grape, olive, or cherry (though those aren’t really an inch, so I’m kind of confused).
Weight gain: I’m thinking/hoping it’s still around the 4-5 pound mark. I’m avoiding my scale at home though, if possible. For over two years, weight loss was my main focus, and now I need to shift that focus to our baby. If I’m constantly stepping on the scale and seeing it go up, I know I’m going to get freaked out, so I’m just not going to. The weight can and will come off again after the baby arrives, and for now, my focus needs to be on ensuring the baby is getting enough nutrients, weight be damned.
Symptoms/how I’m feeling: I had some nausea over the last week, and terrible migraines. My OBGYN prescribed me something, but after doing some research and talking to the pharmacist, I decided I was not going to use it. There was simply too much of a risk for the baby so I’ll just have to deal with the headaches as they come. Today, for the first time in awhile, I feel pretty good! I’m still watching out for that afternoon/evening nausea though. Maybe today is my lucky day.
Sleep: I’m sleeping okay, but have been getting up around 5-6 times a night to go to the bathroom.
Eating: No major aversions or cravings this week! I’ve even been eating some chicken this week – yay! I’ve had a terrible aversion to it for weeks, and I’ll admit I got a little bit grossed out after eating some last night, but it’s good for you, so I’m trying to suck it up. I also had green beans, which were okay, and applesauce and apples. Again, trying to be healthy here!
Exercising: Today was my first “workout” in a week because I finally felt good this morning. I walked outside for 20 minutes – woohoo! Hoping to walk more this week.
Clothes: I’m still in my regular clothes, but I did go to the Goodwill last week with my mom and got three pairs of work maternity pants and some maternity shirts. I’m trying to hold off on wearing them still, but I might cave and start wearing them this week or next because my pants are getting tight and I’m feeling self-conscious with my bloating and weight gain.
Missing: Nothing too specific, just the same old, same old. I miss my more intense work outs, migraine pills, and hot dogs! Mainly the migraine meds though. LOL
Best moment: Well, last week on the 12th we had to go in for an emergency ultrasound again after continued bleeding. So while the circumstances were crappy, we got to see our baby again and it had grown so much in the week since our last ultrasound! It was 15 mm long, and had a heart beat of 160. Baby is good and fine. There was some bleeding behind the placenta, which was what had caused all the scares.
Looking forward to: Going to my 11 week appointment next Friday! Hopefully we can hear the heartbeat. So far, we’ve seen it which is so cool, but I also want to hear it!