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 TheBump.com
- “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.
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?