Bumpdate {Weeks 9-12}

I have been wanting to document this time in our lives, for.. well ever! I want to be able to look back and remember how I felt each week and how my body changed.  Pregnancy is truly an amazing thing and I’m so incredibly thankful I get a chance to experience it!

How Far Along? 9 weeks

Size of Baby:
 Green Olive

Gender:
 This is a big debate in our household – I’m all for finding out but it’s important to Logan that we wait… so we’ll see how it plays out 🙂

Weight Gain: 
I’m up 3.4 pounds according to the doctor’s scale but I feel like a lot more!

Maternity Clothes:
 Nope — although I feel like it’ll happen sooner rather than later!

Nursery: 
Pinning away to my secret Pinterest board. I’m not thinking we’ll necessarily have a theme… except “gender neutral” if we don’t find out!

Movement:
 None yet! Absolutely cannot wait for it, though.

Symptoms:
 I have pretty much been nauseous since 6 weeks! I’m not going to lie though.. I prayed so hard for morning sickness (yes, I was eating my words pretty quickly!) just to know that Baby G is okay! I’m definitely ready for it to be done though 🙂  I’m also so exhausted just all the time, which is a good thing!

Sleep:
 I’m exhausted all the time like I mentioned above, so when it’s time for bed, I’m ready around 8 pm 🙂 I usually have to get up to pee at least once – but this week, I had one night where I got up 4 times!!

Cravings:
 No real cravings to speak of at all. Thanks to the nausea, nothing really sounds good but I’ve been able to eat more this week and feel okay!

What I Miss:
 Sangria and margaritas!  I’m not going to lie, I’ve only had about 2-3 drinks since we started IVF in January so I’ve already been 6 months without alcohol basically but now that it’s starting to get warm out, I could use a tall glass of red Sangria!

Best Moment This Week:
 We had another ultrasound this week (our first was around 7.5 weeks) and it’s just SO great to have confirmation little Baby is moving and growing! The baby was dancing around, as the technician noted as well as was “waving” it’s little nub for an arm at us! It was the sweetest thing ever! After a few minutes, the baby just laid and didn’t move but it’s heart was beating so fast! The technician said he/she must have been showing off for us and now was tired 🙂 Sweet little thing!

Looking Forward To:
 Everything.  A belly, a kick, all ultrasounds, baby snuggles.  Everything

How Far Along? 10 weeks

Size of Baby:
 a Strawberry (1.18 inches)

Gender:
 Dying over this one… I mean, I don’t know if I can wait another 30 weeks to find out! Neither of us have a preference at all whatsoever, just a healthy baby but I’m such a planner… that I’m not sure I can wait!

Weight Gain: 
Up the same as last week – about 3.5 pounds.

Maternity Clothes:
 I’m not sure if it’s the fertility meds (that I was able to finally end this week – YES!) or what but I am definitely “showing” early! I’ll take it though – whether it’s bloating or not, I can’t wait to show off a baby bump 🙂

Nursery: 
Still deciding! Babies R Us is closing which has been great for us – we already bought the crib and so many other things for the Nursery from there for great deals!

Movement:
 A few more weeks until this happens but man oh man, I cannot wait!

Symptoms:
 Nauseous all the time still – it had gotten better in the morning a little bit but back to being all day. Nauseous if I eat, if I don’t eat, eat small meals, etc.. but at least I know little Baby is doing good in there! I’m out of breath doing any little thing these days – already! And extremely tired 90% of the day!

Cravings:
 More sweets – give me all the ice cream or blue raspberry shaved ice, please!

What I Miss:
 Cold subs! With the hot weather, I’ve been craving a good cold turkey and cheese sandwich!

Best Moment This Week:
 How excited Logan is for Baby “G”.  He’s VERY hands on with every appointment and is just so sweet while seeing our little one! We read on one of the apps this week that Baby can feel when you put your hands on your belly and can tell your touch versus a stranger, and he definitely loves feeling where the Baby is! Seriously, so sweet!

Looking Forward To:
 Our next OB appointment in less than 2 weeks when we get to hear Baby’s heartbeat! We really didn’t know if this was in the cards for us, so I’m just SO excited for EVERYTHING!

How Far Along?11 weeks!

Size of Baby:
A sweet little lime 🙂

Gender:
No idea! Still up for debate in our household about waiting to find out!

Weight Gain: 
I can’t say I’ve weighed myself this week.. although I’m sure it’s a little bit more!

Maternity Clothes:
still in my normal clothes but let’s be honest.. based on my pictures, it’s clear that there’s a little bun in the oven so I just ordered a few pieces to try!

Nursery: 
Still an office/guest bedroom! I think it’ll be a while before we clean it out to be the nursery!

Movement:
None yet! But man oh man, I can’t wait!

Symptoms:
Still nauseous and exhausted! The nausea is slowly going away (like 1 good day out of the week! I’ll take it!) but still just as exhausted as ever!

Sleep:
I am exhausted and ready to sleep when my head hits the pillow, however I need to pee about 4 times (not even kidding) a night!

Cravings:
Sweets! But really, nothing has been like “I have to have it!” Just yet…

What I Miss:
truthfully, just feeling good all the time! But I’m counting all my blessings and if being nauseous means Baby G is good then I’ll take it!

Best Moment This Week:
Getting our announcement pictures back! Our friend did them and they turned out just perfect!

Looking Forward To:
A million things!! We get to hear the Baby’s heartbeat next week at our 12 weeks appt though and that’s going to be the best!

How Far Along? 12 weeks!

Size of Baby: 
A ripe plum!

Gender: 
No preference! We’re more than happy with either gender as long as Baby G is healthy!  And we haven’t found out the gender yet (still up for debate!)

Weight Gain: 
7 pounds.. ugh! But I’m hoping now that I got the OK to workout a little, I’ll be able to keep my weight to the recommended amount!  And hoping now that the nausea has subsided, I won’t be eating so much!

Maternity Clothes: 
I haven’t started wearing them yet but I did just get in a cute maternity dress and leggings 🙂  Not much besides dresses are comfortable with this growing bump already!

Nursery: 
Still deciding on a theme or if we’ll even do one! I’m leaning towards a beige nursery and adding in more colors after Baby arrives and we know the gender!

Movement:
Not yet but we did get to hear Baby’s heartbeat this week!! Sweet little thing was moving around so much the doc had to chase him/her around! Let me tell you.. the BEST sound ever!

Symptoms: 
I finally have a little energy back which is great! But still exhausted too (if that makes sense) after doing a small thing like laundry!  The nausea has mostly gone away and I’m just feeling good.

Sleep: 
Aside from getting up to pee 3 times in the night (no joke), sleep has been fine!  My lower back hurts after a while since I’m trying to get used to sleeping on my left side, per the recommendations!

Cravings: 
None this week!

What I Miss:
I’m not going to lie.. I’m missing a nice glass of Sangria or a cold Margarita… it’s summertime and those just sound SO good right about now in the heat!

Best Moment This Week:
Hearing our Baby’s heartbeat and just knowing everything is still going well! When we heard the heartbeat, our doctor (who has been with us since our first miscarriage and who did our fertility testing/referral) said he had goosebumps and it just showed how much he really cares for us and our baby!  He said he hears heartbeats all the time but it’s just so special for some people especially seeing their reaction.  And our reaction was tears and smiles! 🙂 Baby G is loved SO much already!

Looking Forward To: 
Our next appt – that will be always, right?! 🙂 Also, looking forward to enjoying this second trimester now that the morning sickness has pretty much gone away (knock on wood!).

It’s funny, during our OB appt, my doc was laughing at me because he’d ask my symptoms and I’d say “I feel a bit nauseous but that’s good!!” and I’d say “My boobs are starting to hurt quite a bit, but that’s a good sign!”.  He laughed and said “the things people are thankful and feel blessed about after they go through what you have is just amazing to me”.

I really am so thankful and I know I keep saying it but I will never take any of this for granted!  Thanks for following along 🙂 I’ll probably keep this up weekly (or do a few weeks together like this one) just so I can remember everything!

Have a great day!

aKristi

6 thoughts on “Bumpdate {Weeks 9-12}

  1. Stephers07 says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this post! I’m so excited to get to follow your journey. You’re such an incredible lady; you’re baby is so lucky to have such a wonderful mama! Love you!!

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  2. Rebecca L Brittain says:

    This whole post, word for word, had me smiling ear to ear. I’m excited to follow along with your journey and loved the detailed updates!!! Keep sharing them. It’s good for us who have no clue what pregnancy is like (and may never?) to read the changes you’re going through. ❤️❤️❤️

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