Baby Update #1

I attempted weekly posts when I was pregnant with Lily, but it didn’t last very long. Let’s see if I can make it last with this one.

How far along? 10 weeks tomorrow

Baby bump? In the words of my doctor at my last visit as he felt my stomach, “It’s there {a bump}. You are going to get big and feel heavy a lot quicker than the last one.” Thanks. If only he knew how big and heavy I QUICKLY got with Lily!

Maternity clothes? No

Total weight gain? None, but I know that won’t last long

Cravings: I thought I craved food with Lily. Turns out I just really liked Spaghettios and enjoyed eating them  if and when it was in the house. I’m craving water like there won’t be any left tomorrow. I stay thirsty, so I drink tons of water. I was the same way with Lily. But, this time around I truly know what a craving is! I crave different things and once I eat it, the craving is gone. Zaxby’s chicken fingers was the last one. I ate at a Japanese steakhouse yesterday after church, so that craving has been satisfied. Wonder what will be next?

Food that nearly makes me vomit when I think about it: crumbled ground beef (like in spaghetti, but I can still eat a burger), corn, all hot drinks (which is so unlike me since I drink coffee everyday and drank it my entire pregnancy with Lily. I did drink two cups of decaf coffee last week, but I certainly did not enjoy it like I usually do)

Symptoms: nausea without vomiting, headaches, exhaustion, round ligament pain (if I move too suddenly my abs cramp up). RLP was actually my first symptom of being pregnant with Lily and this one. I totally forgot about the pain until one night in early November when I rolled over in the bed and felt intense pain in my sides. It was then that I first thought, hmm, I haven’t felt that kind of pain since I was pregnant with Lily. 

Sleep: I’m not sure I know what that is. I’m a terrible sleeper anyway, but it’s been really bad during this pregnancy. I go to sleep just fine, but after about 1 1/2 hours I’m awake for the next 4ish hours. Then I’m back asleep just in time to wake up again in 2 hours. I’m trying to avoid taking any meds for that since it normally has the opposite effect on me.

Movement: None yet

Gender: We don’t know yet. Lily alternates days with wanting a baby brother/sister. The other day she told everyone she was having 2 brothers and that she wanted a baby sister named Linda.

Belly button in or out: In

What I miss: Not having to watch my caffeine intake.

Best Moment this week: Hearing my doctor say I was clear of a miscarriage (of course, he can’t be sure of that but everything looks good).

Challenge: I’m in one of my best friends wedding in January. Of course, the dress was measured for a non-pregnant me and it’s too late to make any changes. Getting through the holiday season without gaining weight is difficult enough, but doing it while pregnant and having all kinds of cravings is going to be difficult. Thankfully I get really sick if I eat too much, so hopefully that will keep me from overdoing it.

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