My silly husband made me laugh very hard in this picture. I picked this one out of the several he took because he always tells me that he likes the “natural” smile I have when I laugh, so posted this one for him.
How far along: 11 weeks. Time is flying!
How big is baby: The size of a lime!
Total weight gain: Up about 2 lbs since week 4.
Maternity Clothes: Nothing yet, I did buy some “small” scrubs this week for my new job. There is plenty of grow room in them and they also have a drawstring.
Sleep: A lot better as I’m approaching the second trimester. Instead of getting up every hour, it’s now every 3-4 hours. I slept great over the weekend and only woke up once. I haven’t experienced that in over 12 weeks.
Best moment of the week: I got a job!
Food Cravings: A lot less “junk” food cravings with the exception of the craving this week. I was craving chips and french onion dip. And I killed an entire bag of Lay’s potato chips. Oopsey. I’m sure I’ll add it to my food aversions list next week, as I usually cringe at the thought of eating something I was diggin’ the week before. At night I notice that if I have a little bit of Breyers natural strawberry ice cream, it helps my stomach and calms down the gas. Oh, and I’ve really craved soda…but I’ve settled for Zevia (sugar-free, caffeine free).
Food Aversions: Still whatever I was craving last week (broken record here).
Symptoms: My face is still AWFUL! Sometimes I don’t even want to leave the house. Well, most of the time, in fact. I also have sensitive bleeding gums (which I’ve never had). I’ve always been a good floss-er and I have always brushed my teeth a lot. However, I’ve read that this is common with pregnancy. Oh, and the constipation. I’m just going to put it to the fact that I have celiac disease. My GI system is never going to be happy during this pregnancy but I’ve learned that fiber gummies are my best friend (as long as I take 3 times the recommended daily intake).
Mood: Happy, content and calm. No emotional roller-coaster like most women. But it does take a lot for me to cry anyway. I’m a pretty tough cookie.
Movement: None yet. I’m hoping to be one of those exceptions that can feel the babe early on. I’m starting to feel more and more like it’s a boy.
What I’m looking forward to: The weather to cool down for longer than two days (there is cold front coming this weekend, yay!) and hearing the babes heartbeat in just a few days.
What I miss: My muscles, my tan and my face being clear.