Monday, April 1, 2013

pregnancy update: weeks 10-12

Overall, I'm so grateful because I feel like I've had a pretty easy pregnancy so far. The worst symptoms have just been being tired and getting headaches. Looking back, those first few weeks were the toughest because I was a little bit in shock and overwhelmed by it all. I couldn't believe Mike and I were going to be parents. Our whole worlds are going to change... but for the better. I get more and more excited by the day and just can't wait to hold my little baby blueberry in my arms!! I've had to force myself to stop thinking about what we're going to have because it would just consume my thoughts all the time and I don't know if I'd be able to wait! I'm trying to not think about it so the time will hopefully go by faster until we find out :) Mike and I both have a small little feeling it's a boy though. Just a few more weeks and we'll know!

Week 10

I've noticed that I can get a little agitated easier than normal.

No cravings really. I'll always love a little treat but sugar doesn't have the same appeal to me as it did pre-pregnancy. Instead, I just want "REAL" food. No food aversions either, but I'm always hungry...

Which works great for me because as long as I have food in my system, I avoid feeling sick.

I get full really easily and feel like I have the biggest belly after I eat meals. There is no hope of sucking that thing in! I look down and can't believe what I see! It's amazing how far I can stick my stomach out too ha I was convinced for a couple of days that it was my permanent "bump" but then (thankfully) realized it was just temporary. I've got a nice little mound/pooch going on though. Bye bye what little abs I had. I'm kindof ashamed to admit this but I'm really not looking forward to gaining weight this summer and it's going to take some time getting use to. But at least it's all for a good cause :)

I've gained about a pound or two (depending on the day) but am definitely feeling a lot thicker than I was. I feel like I've gained way more.

I dream of the day I don't have a headache. I've had one every day, without fail.

Working out wasn't my strong suit this week, although I'm blaming my headaches. I did manage to get in a couple "light" workouts and took advantage of the (temporary) beautiful weather and played tennis!

My energy is starting to come back and I'm sooooo happy. I'm tired (no pun intended) of being a bum.

I've been waking up a lot at night, tossing and turning, and have had a couple weird dreams.

Mike thinks something is wrong with me because I go to the bathroom so much haha I've always drank a ton of water, and add being pregnant, and it gets a little annoying. We went to dinner one night this past week and I had to use the restroom three times.

I saw a couple babies this week and it made me really excited :)

Week 11

I constantly look like I just ate a really big meal. I'm really hoping no one has noticed yet! I'm dreading that awkward phase where people can't tell if I'm pregnant or just packing on the pounds.

I'm getting a little concerned with how much my chest is growing (I noticed stretch marks today)... slow down!!

Definitely a little extra emotional this week.

No food cravings really, at least no more than pre-pregnancy. Even before I got pregnant, something would sound good to me and I'd want it, which is just the extent that I've had so far. After a couple days it usually goes away.

The plague of the headaches continues... and included my second pregnancy migraine.

My sleeping has been hit and miss. Some nights I sleep great, and others I toss and turn and wake up all night.

I had sharp pain in my stomach a couple times this week, but the doctor said it was normal.

My memory has been terrible lately.

Mike has been a champ and done great with my flying hormones. It's times like these I'm extra grateful for an amazing husband.

Week 12

I seriously cannot believe it's been 12 weeks.

My baby blueberry is now the size of a lime!

I'm not really into "selfies" but I'm going to try to start taking pictures of my growing bump... because during Week 12, it has arrived! It's grown more the last week than it did the previous 11. Mike said he can see my bump now which means others are noticing too. No more "food baby", I'm getting the real baby bump! With the exception of my tight pencil skirts, all my clothes still fit though but my jeans are getting snug and when I sit down for a long time they start to hurt my stomach.

I got to hear the baby's heartbeat for the second time! I can't believe how fast it sounds!

I'm out of breath a lot... somewhat embarrassing.

I started to sleep a little better this week, thankfully. I'm still having some extremely random dreams.

No food cravings really, just hungry a large majority of the day, and no food aversions.

I had a wonderful Easter with my family who I'm so grateful to have here! I'm excited to spend the week with them!


  1. So fun when are you due? I'm due October 6th :)

  2. I love reading your pregnancy log, so happy for you! I hope you continue to feel better, please post baby bump pics!!

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