Date: July 2, 2014
How far along: 11 weeks and 1 day! Picture was taken yesterday when I was exactly 11 weeks, but I missed posting my bumpdate because it was a very special occasion… my nephew’s first birthday!
The belly size: Looks about the same as last week, I’d say. I had a dream the other night that I woke up and it was huge lol.
The baby size: About 1.6 inches and a quarter of an ounce… the size of a lime! Big!
Weight gain: Ugh… 7 pounds total. I’m hoping to not gain much more until the second trimester, but the issue is that because of the bleed, I had to give up running and other intense exercise, which is what my body is used to. I have to stop obsessing about the scale.
Symptoms/how I’m feeling: Headaches, only a little bit of nausea, and a new symptom… occasional heartburn. Tums are my friend!
Sleep: Okay! I don’t have to get up quite as much to pee it seems… maybe 4 times a night now?
Eating: Currently craving gnocchi, though that could change in an instant. Whenever I see a picture of a certain food, I start craving it and feel that I need it right away. I saw a picture of a cupcake yesterday and wanted one really badly, then just a few minutes later, wanted gnocchi instead. That craving is still around lol. I had a terrible chocolate craving at work yesterday. I dug around in my purse looking for money to get a chocolate bar from the vending machine but had no change! Luckily, I found a couple of Hershey kisses from a coworker. When Jerry got home from work and I was sleeping, he had this Lindt dark chocolate with a hint of sea salt bar. He offered me some and I woke up, ate it, then went back to sleep. Oh yes, will wake for chocolate! Haha.
Exercising: None again. I asked my doctor at my appointment on Friday, and running is still off the table. He said we can re-assess at my 14 week appointment and ultrasound. I really should go walking at least, but meh. Tired.
Clothes: Wearing about half maternity clothes, half regular clothes. I really need more maternity clothes but they are expensive! Pants at Target were around $35.00. The maternity clothes I have right now are from the Goodwill and a garage sale. I went to another Goodwill over the weekend but had no luck there. I will keep searching!
Missing: Nothing really this week!
Best moment: Nothing super exciting lately. I had my appointment last Friday and we were disappointed that the doctor didn’t listen for a heartbeat or even measure me. However, it was good to hear that he didn’t have a whole lot of concerns since the subchorionic bleed has been gone for about two weeks now!
Looking forward to: When the doctor was getting ready to leave after merely talking to us and nothing else, I expressed concern because of the bleed, and asked when we would get to hear the heartbeat since I thought we were going to that day. He told us it was too soon, but to come back at 12 weeks… so we are heading back a week from today to hear the heart! Yay! The following day, we have our first trimester screening and will get to see the baby on an ultrasound again. Woohoo!