Monday, July 2, 2012

9 weeks

I have struggled for the last few days on when would be a good time to start the baby bump pics & updates. I was going to wait until 12 weeks but figured since everything was going so well that I would go ahead & start today. I probably won't post pics every week at first, but will try & at least do the updates. 

I did an US check at work again today & saw a strong heartbeat so that helped make my decision also. It just might burn me in the ass later on but what the hell. Here goes nothing...

How far along? 9 weeks (baby is the size of a grape - however this bloat I am feeling makes me look 5 mos pregnant) 

Symptoms: Still feeling the waves of nausea from the time I wake up until the time I go to bed. Eating every 2 hours seems to help as well as sucking on Jolly Ranchers throughout the day :) Also, my boobs really ache & are busting out of my bra - might be time to upsize!!

Weight gain/loss: up 1 lb

Maternity clothes?
Not yet but this bloat I have is making it impossible to fit into any shorts/capri pants that zip or button. Went to Old Navy today & purchased a few knit dresses & knit skirts for a more comfortable fit around the waistline :)

No trouble falling asleep or staying asleep yet but wake up at least 3 times a night to get up to pee.

Food cravings
: Carbs - especially potatoes. They can be mashed, boiled, baked, roasted, fried - I don't care - they are all good!!

Movement? no - way to early for that

What I miss?
Turkey sandwiches & an ice cold beer

Best moment this week:
Getting to 9 weeks with a strong heartbeat - farthest I've ever gotten.

What I'm looking forward to:
Making it to 12 weeks

Next Appointment:
10 week visit with the OB on Monday, July 9th
Baby T is nearly an inch long. The heart has formed all 4 chambers & the valves start to form this week as do the little teeth. Eyes are fully formed & the baby has tiny earlobes. Amazing for being just one inch long!!


Michelle said...

aw! I had chills reading this post! Can not get over how OVER THE MOON I am for you!!!

Carrie said...

You look so cute! It is not too early to do bump pictures. I have a strong belief that your attitude and way of thinking has an impact on your life....good and bad. BELIEVE that you are going to have a healthy pregnancy and baby :) I truly know how hard that can be sometimes, though. I will continue to pray that all goes well!!

Lauren said...

You're just the cutest pregger :) and I love your dress!

Amanda said...

You look absolutely beautiful!!!!!

rebecca said...

Beautiful!!!! Love seeing this update and so glad to hear you're doing well.

Desiree said...

How awesomely amazing that you're dong bump pictures!! I'm so happy for you and Carrie is totally right - BELIEVE that you will make it. KNOW it in your heart and it will happen. The fear will be there until they hand you your screaming baby but they WILL hand you your screaming baby! :-)

You're amazing!

Cori said...

:-). Every week I breathe a sigh of relief with you sister! 9 weeks---Hooray!!!!! You look beautiful and I am ridiculously happy. And yes, keep utilizing the work sono!

I can haz babyz? said...

Heather, I am so happy for you. I can't wait for more updates :)