Pregnancy Week 10

Week: 10

Pounds Gained Lost: I gained a pound!  That means my current loss since finding out I was pregnant is 3.4 pounds!  Yay for high calorie foods and eating multiple dinners!
Inches Gained (Waist): 0.75 (I assume this is mostly bloating)
Nonsensical item baby is supposedly the size of: Kumquat (WTF, does anyone actually know what this

Pregnancy Symptoms I’m supposed to expect according to

  • “Moody. Those hormones just keep raging. Sorry mama-to-be — but they should tone down in the second trimester.”–Don’t call me moody.  I’ll shiv you in the kidney.  Ok, maybe just a little moody.
  • “Morning (or all day) sickness. Do trial and error to see what makes you feel better.”–I started week 10 (which is 9 weeks, 1 day or something.  Have I mentioned pregnancy dating makes no friggin sense?) by vomiting all over the kitchen.  It was sort of an instant what the hell is happening kind of thing.  I stood there looking stunned while my husband moved me in front of the sink and acted like people throw up on the floor all the time.  And yes, Kara, the puggles helped with clean up.  Dogs are gross.
  • “Frequent peeing, fatigue, nasal congestion and/or headaches (thanks again, hormones).”–I have had all of these things most of my pregnancy.  My nose is a faucet in the mornings.  The headaches aren’t too bad I think because I still get acupuncture.  I have had 1 migraine thus far in pregnancy.
  • “Weight gain. You’ll likely gain between 1 and 5 pounds during the first trimester.”–I feel like I’m being taunted here.  Anyways, The Bump can suck it because I was told not to gain any weight in the first trimester.  This kid can live on my fat stores for eternity.  Also, I was told most women lose weight during the first trimester.  Must be all the gagging.

I also realized on Saturday (9 weeks, 3 days) that the hair on my legs isn’t growing.  I shaved last Wednesday and didn’t need to again by Saturday and really didn’t need to today.  Supposedly this is very common if you are having a girl and boys make leg hair grow faster, but I have not been able to get anyone to confirm or deny.  Kara?  Anyone?  Bueller?

By the way, I’ve decided to try all the weird gender prediction stuff on the internet and blog it for you.  I’m most excited about peeing on baking soda (is that gonna make a volcano?).  You know you are excited!

I’ve also still got the leukorrhea, dry skin, back pain, pink toothbrush, and round ligament pain.  I’ve noticed the cramping and round ligament pain is less bad when I’m well hydrated with an empty bladder.  Oh, and I’ve gotten another migraine, but I think it’s from the permanent neck ache I seem to have developed.  I replaced my pillow and it seems to be getting a little better.

Oh, and pregnancy/placenta brain…it’s real.  I definitely get dumber throughout the day and I struggle with the English language.  I’m obviously not saying pregnancy makes me stupid at work, but it really is.  No need to perpetuate a negative stereotype in the workplace though.  Still, it would be nice if my technician didn’t have to remind me to send an e-mail 7 times in three days before I did it.  Poor kid.

Today my husband agreed I look pregnant, however if you don’t know me I just look fat.  He can see the weight loss everywhere but my abdomen, so the “swelling” there looks obvious to us.  Or I’m making excuses.  Shut up.  Either way, I bought a few long sweaters and maternity tops so I can hide the maternity panels in my pants.  I figure I’ll tell everyone else at work in another 2 weeks and then I can stop worrying about it so much.

I told husband I need a belly shot while I was still laying on the couch. Jackass.

Yes, I know I look like crap. I'm tired and feel icky. Also, this is my first outfit made entirely of maternity clothes

When puggles attack! She is constantly jumping on me and sniffing my abdomen. Weirdo.

So, to sum up, puking sucks, but anytime I’m not sick I’m worried that something is wrong with Flipper (btw, I think I’m over the nickname Flipper.  I’m starting to call it “the Little Nugget” a lot more).  I’m also really missing running.  I’m having trouble with my mood and concentrating that running seemed to help.  I just needed it to stay grounded during the day.  Anyways, I digress.

Oh, apparently Steve Jobs died.  I didn’t always agree with him, but he was brilliant.  Also, I’m all teary eyed about it because everything makes me cry anymore.

So what’s new with you this week?


About Sarah S @RunningOnWords

Married 20-something in flux and trying to cope by running and occasionally crafting.
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21 Responses to Pregnancy Week 10

  1. Emily says:

    I stand strong on my boy prediction. The baking soda agrees with me.

  2. Alyssa says:

    What a great hubby! You make being pregnant sound exciting. I can’t wait to puke everywhere. No idea what a kumquat is, sorry!

  3. Kara says:

    My leg hair didn’t grow at all and I had a girl (despite what old ladies at the grocery store INSIST). My husband is reading over my shoulder and he’d like to add that just because I stopped shaving, it doesn’t mean I can tell people that my leg hair stopped growing.

    I couldn’t reach. Jerk.

  4. Wait, pregnancy can make your leg hair stop growing? Really? Sign me up! Oh, yeah, that’s probably a bad reason to have a kid. Shucks. Kumquat is a fruit. I think it grows in Asia or something – looks almost like an orange if I remember. Hard to find here. I can’t wait until you have the pot roast comparison – a co-worker of mine whined all day at the office that the emails told her the baby was the size of a pot roast and she had thrown one in the crockpot that morning……..she couldn’t imagine eating it when she got home. I never did ask if she did.

  5. Kate says:

    I love all of those “predict your gender” shenanigans! I think that would make for a great post or series of posts. You can keep a tally and then when you find out you’ll be able to say without any doubts which methods are accurate….I mean, they can only be so wrong, right?

    Also, love the description of you puking on the floor. I only hope if I were in a situation like that that I would be as calm as your husband.

  6. My friend has a theory that if you start to break out and have bad skin, you’re having a girl, because girls steal your beauty. Boys, apparently, don’t. How’s your face? 🙂

  7. Mandy says:

    I remember thinking the same thing at the kumquat stage! Mark and I had to google what the heck one looked like. LOL. I’m so bad at regularly shaving that I didn’t pay attention to my leg hair. 🙂

    I need to go through that last of gender predictions for you! Also, we bought a book on funny baby lore and superstitions and had great fun going through that one night.

  8. Mandy says:

    LIST. Stupid spelling.

  9. Megan says:

    I haven’t shaved in awhile so I can’t tell if it stopped growing, although I would LOVE that. I didn’t know about that one. I knew about if your face is full of acne you’re having a girl one. I would love some posts about all the different kind of gender predictions, that would be really fun! Are you going to find out the sex?

  10. Terzah says:

    I had one of each in there. I guessed right about the sexes (boy/girl)….I figured I was feeling sick (girl), but not quite sick enough (boy). The other Internet prediction methods didn’t work so much.

    Once again, you sound totally normal to me.

  11. Sarah! You definitely look pregnant to me – not at all f–! (I’m not allowed to say that word anymore, it’s a four-letter word in our house!). I was about to say you look lovely in that side picture – I can definitely see you look toned everywhere, but your belly! Not that I was studying you or anything….geez, some people are real creepers.

    I had no idea all of these things happen when you are pregnant. I’ll need a lot of books and previously pregnant friends – like you and Mandy and Chelsea!

  12. Sam says:

    kara’s comment above had me giggling. the puke adventure sounds delightful. any word on houston?!

  13. Kim says:

    I wouldn’t know a kumquat if you threw one at me! LOL! You look fantastic! I can’t wait to read about all of the gender prediction stuff!

  14. Army Amy says:

    I love all those strange gender rests! Do it!*

  15. I’ve had one of each and I had differences in my cravings.. I don’t recall any change in hair growth but the hair on my head was so full and thick, it stopped shedding. It almost got ridiculously thick.

    My morning/evening sickness was terrible. I gagged everytime I brushed my teeth… and you know after you throw up you want to brush your teeth… it was a vicious vicious circle.

    It’s nice you are blogging all this stuff, it’s gonna be fun to go back and read all about your little trials!

  16. Ann Brennan says:

    This is awesome. Pregnancy is truly a laughing matter. As to the peeing thing. I ran a marathon before I realized I was pregnant and had to be 14 times in the 26 miles. Finally gave up on finding a hiding spot and just squatted on the side of the road in front of God and everybody. As to the hormones? My last pregnancy was 10 years after the previous one. My oldest son then 12 said to me, “Don’t worry about being so mean mom, I know it is just the hormones.” I was ready to smack the kid. Yep, hormones are real.

  17. Marissa says:

    all of my gender predic’s were RIGHT with both of my boys 🙂

    You look great with your belly shots! Ugh, sorry bout the morning sickness…hope those subside soon!

  18. kaliesthoughts says:

    you look great sorry about your morning sickness!

  19. Abby says:

    Hmm… I’ve always wanted to have a boy, but if having a girl means 9 months of not having to shave my legs, that might even the scales a little bit…


  20. Raquelita says:

    Sorry about the morning sickness, lady. My sister had it bad, but it passed one she was out of the first trimester.

  21. This is the best recap for newsbies like myself. take it easy and I wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy. You’re looking amazing, have that glow:)

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