11 Weeks!!!

Hello friends!

I love reading all your comments to my posts :) They really make me smile :) Three more posts until we are move on to live updates.. okay back to my 11 week post!

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One more week until the end of my FIRST TRIMESTER! Whaaaat!? I can’t believe time is flying by.  It seemed like the first 8 weeks crawled along, but now that we are in double digits I feel like the pace is picking up, and I love it.  I have been feeling great, I am still tired most days but at least the sickness is GONE!  I realized it was the coffee that was making me sick, and once I stopped drinking it I was golden.

This week baby nugget is the size of a lime, and look what we have here…(July 5- July 12)

An actual lime.  I think that is a pretty big lime, but you get the idea

I can’t believe our nugget is already the size of a lime… 11 weeks ago he/she was the size of a poppy seed.

According to BabyCenter.com, “Her hands will soon open and close into fists, tiny tooth buds are beginning to appear under her gums, and some of her bones are beginning to harden. She’s already busy kicking and stretching, and her tiny movements are so effortless they look like water ballet. These movements will become more frequent as her body grows and becomes more developed and functional. You won’t feel your baby’s acrobatics for another month or two — nor will you notice the hiccupping that may be happening now that her diaphragm is forming.”

Luckily I am still wearing all of my own normal clothes, but this week I did buy the bella band, just in case I want to slip into a pair of jeans, HA.  I am so grateful that it is the summer and I can wear skirts and dresses all the time, I could not imagine wearing pants… ever. I think that is mainly because it has been so hot, but I don’t like pants to begin with..so…. I do think you can see a little bump this week, or maybe I am just pushing my belly out a lot..

If you can’t tell my midsection has filled out quite a bit, but now that the baby is growing more rapidly I should start to show soon.

Next week, on Wednesday, we have our second appointment!! We get to hear little nugget’s heartbeat, I cannot wait!  This week I also got a chance to talk to my pediatrician, yes I said MY.  My sister has the same pediatrician that I did when I was little, and she had an appointment this week so I told her to tell him that I wanted him to be our baby’s pediatrician.  So she told him, and he called me and we chatted for a bit, he was so excited! It really made me tear up… I blame the hormones. I am really glad that is something I can check off of my list of things to do down the road.

I have also been thinking a lot about baby names this week. I will tell you all this, we are keeping our names secret until the baby is born.  Sounds mean but I don’t really care to hear everyone’s opinions on names, whether or not they knew someone in fourth grade who pulled their hair or whatever.  So don’t ask, okay thanks  :) Maybe I will give you hints on first letters.. but I donno… ahhh.. so exciting!

Spark notes version:

How far along? 11 Weeks!
Maternity clothes? Nope. I did buy my first item, the Bella Band this week, I am still waiting for it in the mail.
Stretch marks? none
Symptoms:  Still tired!
Best moment this week:  Telling a few more of our friends
Miss Anything?  Beer…seriously… it’s the summertime!
Movement: none
Food cravings:  feta cheese and cucumbers (don’t ask)
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Still haven’t tried to eat cooked greens, but luckily burgers are okay again! Whew!
Have you started to show yet:  too many doughnuts maybe? (okay I only had one this week)
Gender prediction:  I still say boy!
Labor Signs: nope
Belly Button in or out? in
Mood:  Happy
Looking forward to: Our second appointment next Wednesday when we get to hear the heartbeat!!!

Cheers!

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