Friday, September 19, 2014

10 Week Check-in

How Far Along: 10 weeks - double digits!

Baby is the Size of a: Prune (1 and 1/4 inches)

Total Weight Change: -2 lbs  (I gained 3 lbs very quickly during the first few weeks but have since lost that plus 2 more.)

Showing Yet?: No but the bloat is certainly making itself known. Should still be a couple more weeks before my uterus is up and over my pelvis

Maternity Clothes?:  Not yet but pants are starting to get tight by the end of the day

Stretch Marks?: No new ones

Sleep:  Not so great most nights. I am having some hip pain. I've also really increased my water intake so getting up to pee 3-4 times per night and then laying awake nauseous isn't helping matters.

Symptoms: Nausea and a little puking (but not too much!), food aversions, tired, heartburn

Food Cravings/Aversions: I am having aversions to most foods. I eat a lot of english muffins, dry cereal and oyster crackers. Really the only craving is mashed potatoes and often sweet things like cakes/pastries.  I really hope I'll be able to eat vegetables and meat again soon.

Miss Anything?: Being able to eat a full meal without wanting to hurl partway through; Not feeling winded after minor activity; Getting through the day without needing a nap

Mood: Pretty steady most of the time (Except this morning when I started crying while sitting in the OB waiting room. I think I was just overwhelmed because the last time I was there it was under very bad circumstances.)

Best Moment of the Week: 2 of them!  (1) Getting a nausea survival pack in the mail from the awesome ttuprincess :-D  and (2) Having my OB intake appt this morning.  I am officially a patient there again and my prenatal care has now started :-)
Upcoming Appointments: Next Friday is my first actual OB appt. It was the earliest they could get me in so they scheduled me with whomever was available. I found out today that it happens to be the same midwife I saw when I was PG with Petey. I have very mixed feelings about that but I don't want to wait any longer so I'm not going to call to request a change.

What I'm Looking Forward to: Hearing baby's heartbeat again in one week! It can't come fast enough. I need reassurance, dammit!

Randoms: Today I found out I am indeed considered high-risk due to my history and will be seeing MFM.  I don't really know how that changes anything besides the fact that my regular doctor will now be a specialist just in case, and that I will be offered the Harmony test to check for risk of Downs and the Trisomys so that's good news I guess. They still won't be able to do anything different for me in regards to seeing if there's a neural tube defect (which is what I'm really concerned about) so, whatever.  Today's appt was good though. I was feeling so much anxiety sitting in that waiting room again (and my sky-high blood pressure certainly reflected it!) but the appt itself was good. The nurse I met with was wonderful and had been fully prepped on my history so I didn't have to explain anything. It was a good appt and my BP was back down to normal when she checked again at the end of the hour.
Next hurdle is in one week when I see my old midwife again! Hopefully that will be okay.


  1. OOOO.. oyster crackers. Never thought I'd craving those, but as soon as I read that here, I wanted them. So glad everything is going well! The transfer to OB is so great, and 10 weeks is a major milestone!!!! I remember my MFM saying at 10 weeks, most pregnancies become viable. I hope you start to feel better soon.

  2. I hope that nausea kicks the dust soon, sweetie! Wahoo for double digits!

  3. Week ten! Woo hoo! Sorry you are still having food aversions though :( no good. I hope everything goes well at your appointment on Friday. Perhaps it will be good to have someone who already knows your history so you won't have to be explaining everything? ((hugs)) <3

  4. Sending love your direction always!

  5. Sending you all the love. Yay for double digits!!

  6. Woohoo Double Digits! I love it! I hope you start feeling less pukey soon!

  7. YAY for double digits! Glad the anti-nausea kit helped! Will be sending part 2 this week!

  8. Yay for double digits! I'm sorry that you haven't been feeling well, but I hope that it eases up soon. Blog stalking during pregnancy is dangerous - I had to buy English muffins yesterday :)

    Did you do or are you will be doing the quad screen? I was told it identifies ~80% of neural tube defects. Of course you don't get the results until around 16 or 17 weeks so it's not a whole lot sooner than the anatomy scan, but I just thought I'd bring it up since you said you were concerned about that.

    1. I'll ask about the quad screen, thanks!