Dec 30, 2013

11 weeks


you guys

i meant to do a post on my 11 week mark (which was last thursday)

and i have a post reviewing my 2013 New Year's resolutions

and I need to post my 2014 New Year's resolutions

and i look at my calendar and it's Monday Dec 30th and i'm hoping i can squeeze everything in


so please let me play catch-up real quick before i'm at my 12 week mark and hopefully over the next few days i can blab about new years

ok.  so 11 weeks pregnant

how i'm feeling
i have no cute photos this week.

i've actually been quite camera shy

i feel like a balloon.

it doesn't help that i'm wearing maternity jeans.  we've had jean week at work through the end of the year, and i really only had 2 pairs that i loved to begin with.  my jeans would be ridiculously uncomfortable after lunch and i would sit here with them unbuttoned.  i figured i would need to break down and buy a pair at some point, so i went ahead and pulled the trigger at old navy ($35 isn't too bad, and the fact that i can wear them for 6-7 more months is even better).  i bought a pair of skinny jeans which actually look quite stylish with outfits.  and i can't get over how comfortable not having buttons and zippers to deal with is!  UNFORTUNATELY.  buttons and zippers help define my waist.  right now with no jeans to squeeze my waist into - i feel like my whole mid section is one big round blob.

i've been feeling quite positive lately.  no morning sickness.  no extreme food aversions.  no smell aversions.  and i've also been able to get back on a semi regular "poo" schedule.  yes.  i just typed that.  i've also been gaining my energy back which feels great to not be yawning all day long and going to bed at 8:30 pm.  i may even make it until the ball drop tuesday night!

UNFORTUNATELY.  feeling this great has me freaking out almost constantly.  because of the holidays, my next doctor's appointment was 5 weeks (instead of 4) from my last check up.  Which is now just 1.5 weeks away.  but it's felt like forever.  and i've worked up every possible horrible scenario in my head.  i continue to pray and think positive thoughts.  but i can't wait to be out of the 1st trimester (and i'm sure i will gain new worries as soon as that happens)  it's strange to think that having a bit of nausea or other pregnancy symptom would make me feel better about this.  i am counting down the days to hear that baby heartbeat on the doppler!  (and no more transvaginal ultrasounds!)

how baby ottman is growing:

baby is now about the size of a fig - which seems quite big to have floating around down there without being able to feel it!

baby is also almost fully formed!

from babycenter:
Your baby, just over 1 1/2 inches long and about the size of a fig, is now almost fully formed. Her hands will soon open and close into fists, tiny tooth buds are beginning to appear under her gums, and some of her bones are beginning to harden.
She's already busy kicking and stretching, and her tiny movements are so effortless they look like water ballet. These movements will become more frequent as her body grows and becomes more developed and functional. You won't feel your baby's acrobatics for another month or two — nor will you notice the hiccupping that may be happening now that her diaphragm is forming.

i can't get over the cuteness of a baby as small as a fig being completely formed! 

i feel like i've been pregnant forever already and at the same time the weeks are flying by. 

week 11 stats

bowls of cereal consumed
: at least 20...corn puffs and honeycombs mainly
baby items purchased: 0 - but we received lots of gift cards for Christmas to babies r us. easy to say baby ottman made out better than we did on Christmas
gender instinct: still mainly a boy, but am starting to have doubts. i'm starting to realize there's a very real possibility that this could be a girl.
recent craving: full fat plain yogurt and berries.  which they were out of :( so low fat strawberry it is....for now.

mommy friends - please reassure me that my lack of "feeling pregnant" is a blessing. 

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