Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Double Didgits! 10 Weeks!




Pardon my laziness, but yes, this is another week when i'm too lazy to photograph!  I will be on vacation for a brief period next week, so I promise i'll take a picture (of nothing!) LOL

Well let's see how the 9w to now 10w 1d panned out:
  • I have this new aversion to my beloved All Bran buds.  Remember how I was so all about bowel regulation last week?  Well this week, I literally was forcing myself to eat this for breakfast.  It felt like I was chewing this food forever, and it was getting hard to swallow.  I still think it's a must to eat, so tomorrow I will be mixing it with some Captain Crunch for some flavor variety
  • for all that have been following, morning sickness is/was non-existent in this first trimester.  however sadly this week, ive developed mid-afternoon to dinner time higher frequency in GAGGING/WRETCHING.  Around 4pm ish, I just randomly wretch and feel an urge to vomit - ok maybe this only happens once or twice in that 4pm period but it seems to be daily.  
  • Also post dinner, I feel so stuffed with food, I feel like puking and honestly I have to talk myself out of it and do some quiet breathing or distraction exercises!  I know it really doesn't help that I stuff myself like crazy after work, but I can only eat so much during the day time. (by stuff myself I mean I have about 2 cups worth of a fruit smoothy, along with a petit helping of some junk food, and a moderate helping of dinner- not that much right?)
  • I also occasionally feel and have puked after my 6:30pm shower.  Maybe the hot water has dilated some vessels or something and makes things easier to come up and out.  It's not like it's cup fulls of emesis, maybe in the realms of 10-50 ml? The emesis isn't even food, it's the smoothies i've been drinking that put my gut over the edge! LOL! 
  • Sometimes even just one molecule of a smell I don't like makes me gag/wretch and I have to calm myself down and do some distraction exercises or I will literally puke
  • i've been wanting to puke, just to feel good.  Like sometimes I let an idea or thought engulf me so I can puke, because I know it'll feel good - weird I know but I think you have to be in this position to understand what I mean.  I feel very fortunate that this "evening-sickness" is sporadic, infrequent, and brief in nature!
  • Minor breakout, but i've attributed that to my decreased in smoothie frequency per above issue
  • My breasts are full, big, and beautiful - seriously! It's like no need for a push-up bra, they're so plump! (but still tender, though not as much)
  • My coworker's friend donated some FABULOUS maternity clothes to me and even though I don't have an outrageous bump (or a bump in my opinion), these clothes fit sooooo nice (and smell so good thanks to the laundry soap she used).  The style (I attribute this to Shara's taste) and fit is better than my regular clothing!  If it weren't so weird creepy awkward to buy maternity clothes when you're not pregnant, i'd seriously consider these stores (Thyme, Motherhood) as places to shop for clothes.  Love the stretchiness and belly showcasing style of the blouses!
  • So many pregnant people at work, I still get asked, "when is it your turn?" - little do they know!  I wonder if people are noticing that i'm gaining a little weight?  my regular non-elastic waist clothes still fit, but i'm noticing some snug action happening especially after going to the bathroom.  I'm like, "hmmmm, I have to suck it in a little just to get the clasps in place...hmmmmmmmm"
  • Since I still haven't found a work-life balance with this new job, i've been walking from Burrard to work, work-burrard, and broadway-to home daily (unless it's pouring or i'm carrying heavy groceries).  I think it accumulates to about 30-45minutes of activity per day....satisfactory at the very least.
What does BabyCenter say?

How your baby's growing:

Though he's barely the size of a kumquat — a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom — and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, your baby has now completed the most critical portion of his development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in his body rapidly grow and mature.
He's swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs — including his kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac) — are in place and starting to function, though they'll continue to develop throughout your pregnancy.
If you could take a peek inside your womb, you'd spot minute details, like tiny nails forming on fingers and toes (no more webbing) and peach-fuzz hair beginning to grow on tender skin.
In other developments: Your baby's limbs can bend now. His hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over his heart, and his feet may be long enough to meet in front of his body. The outline of his spine is clearly visible through translucent skin, and spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from his spinal cord. Your baby's forehead temporarily bulges with his developing brain and sits very high on his head, which measures half the length of his body. From crown to rump, he's about 1 1/4 inches long. In the coming weeks, your baby will again double in size — to nearly 3 inches

How your life's changing:


At your next prenatal visit, you may be able to hear your baby's rapid heartbeat with the help of a Doppler stethoscope, a handheld ultrasound device that your practitioner places on your belly. Many women say that the beating of their baby's tiny heart sounded like the thunder of galloping horses and hearing it for the first time was very moving.
Before you got pregnant, your uterus was the size of a small pear. By this week, it's as big as a grapefruit. You may or may not be ready for maternity wear now. Even if you're not there yet, your regular clothes are probably feeling uncomfortably tight and your blossoming breasts are straining the seams of your bra. The thickening in your midsection is most likely due to slight weight gain and bloating. If you're between regular and maternity clothes, pants and skirts with forgiving elastic waistbands (or low-rise waistlines that sit below your belly) will provide some much-needed comfort.
Depending on your level of fitness, you can most likely participate in a wide range of activities during pregnancy. Swimming and walking are excellent choices for the whole nine months. Exercise promotes muscle tone, strength, and endurance — three qualities that can help you carry the weight you gain during pregnancy, prepare you for the physical stress of labor, and make it easier to get back into shape after your baby is born. (Unfortunately, there's no evidence that regular exercise shortens labor.)

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