One of these days, I’m going to have the energy to post about something other than my pregnancy. For now, I’m a bit consumed by it so please forgive the lack of other posts. In everyday life news…Sam had to go on a business trip for a few days, so I took it as an opportunity to come to Northern Virginia to hang with my family. We only live two hours away, but sometimes it feels like twenty (especially when I’m sick and stuck in my house all day and the rest of my family is together doing fun stuff). So I’m determined to ignore my sickness for a few days and get in as much fun as possible before I have to head home.
Here’s what’s happening with Baby Everett this week…
How far along are you? 11 weeks and 3 days.
How big is baby? The size of a LIME! Huge growth spurt from last week! Which reminds me that I really need to start taking my bump pictures…
Total weight gain? 3ish pounds. I’ve lost a pound or two thanks to the daily vomit session I’ve recently added to my morning routine. I’m not worried about it though since it’s only a couple of pounds and I’m still in the first trimester. I know I’ll gain it back plus more in the coming months.
How are you feeling? So so sick. As I mentioned above, I’m throwing up every single morning no matter what I do. I’ve finally come to accept it as my “new normal” (at least for a few more weeks), but it still sucks. My nausea has also became an all-day thing and it’s heightened after I eat which makes eating a real struggle. I don’t skip meals because pregnancy hunger is unlike any hunger I’ve ever experienced, but I definitely don’t look forward to them. I’m also still struggling with headaches.
What are you wearing a lot of lately? I’ve moved into the Summer dress phase of pregnancy. It’s way too hot for leggings right now and I still haven’t found a pair of maternity shorts that will fit me now and later (when my bump has grown). I have a few Old Navy and Target dresses that I’ve been rotating lately.
How’s your sleep? Better, except that (most nights) I wake up in the middle of the night feeling absolutely famished. I try to remember to eat a little snack before bed to help with this. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. But otherwise, I’m sleeping well.
Food cravings? Digiorno thin crust pepperoni pizza is what I eat the most. It’s not so much of a craving as it is the only meal I can handle without feeling sick. I still crave ice cream on a daily basis and I still try to ignore it (but I fail often).
Food aversions? I’m still avoiding fish as well as fried foods.
Best moment this week? Hearing our baby’s heartbeat again at our appointment last Wednesday. When our midwife found the heartbeat, Sam ran over to the table so that he could record it on his phone. It was probably the cutest thing I’ve ever seen him do.
What are you looking forward to? Getting out of the first trimester and (hopefully) out of the morning sickness phase.
image via The Bump