11 Week Update

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   I’ve told some girls that I feel like I might eventually give birth to two fully grown adults by the time this is over! I’m over 1/3 of the way through this pregnancy and I’m looking every bit of it! I’ve been doing pretty well since the last update. I’ve started working back in the Neonatal ICU on nights and my body just isn’t what it used to be. It’s been going good but I’m exhausted by the end of the shift. The unit is brand new and beautiful and the team of girls that work there couldn’t be nicer or more welcoming. I’ll always miss my Alabama NICU girls though!

   Daddy finally got to see the (more baby looking) gummy bears wiggling all around on ultrasound! They moved a little and were being very chill when the US tech gave them a quick jiggle with the US wand – they woke up and started moving around again! We are loving watching the videos about the weekly development. It’s truly amazing how quickly every detail is put into place. Here’s a link to the video if you’re interested.

http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/video/pregnancy-week-11.aspx

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How far along: 11 weeks and 4 days today.

Maternity clothes: I gave in! I bought maternity leggings, capris and scrub pants and my belly said, “Ahhhhhhhh!”. Other than that it’s been non-maternity skirts and dresses!

Stretch marks: Not yet. Itchy though!

Sleep: Much better than previous weeks. I’m usually only up 1-2 times a night now. Loving my new body pillow.

Best moment of this week: Having W back in town and getting to share my aches and pains with him!

Miss anything: Still the same..Exercise, being able to lift things, alcohol, Jimmy Johns, cold lunch meat in general, bleu cheese and caffeine. 

Movement: Not yet!

Food cravings: Not really.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Saprinos pepperoni calzone at work at 2am apparently! Besides that, I still haven’t REALLY been sick. Just a little queasy off and on. I think it may be dehydration related too. Trying to stay on top of my water intake! 

Have you started to show yet: Oh yes, whatever it may be.

Genders: Too early to find out.

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!

Looking forward to: Always the next appointment and our next official ultrasound on 5/16!

Symptoms: Exhaustion, some heartburn, and headaches. Just a tiny bit queasy off and on. I wouldn’t call it morning sickness though. I find that I’m able to eat less and less without feeling completely stuffed. Lots of grazing days in my future!