I think I’ll start doing these now.

Posted 22 Apr 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

Your fetus currently enjoys a 1:1 ratio between body and head, and has skin so transparent that blood vessels show right through. But, fingers and toes are no longer webbed, and hair follicles, tooth buds and nail beds are forming — setting up a significantly more attractive future. (Yes, let’s work on the attractive future. Mommy & Daddy are too good looking to have a wonky baby.) :)

11 weeks.

Posted 21 Apr 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, paparazzi

How far along? 11 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: +/- 0, still. I fluctuate a bit, but still hovering around the same.
Maternity clothes? Maternity capris only. I had to send back the green dress from ON because it was too big (and I would never grow into it). :( Now I have to find a dress to wear for a wedding in less than 2 months!

Stretch marks? No.

Sleep: It varies. Some nights are good, others not so much. Trying to train myself to sleep on my left side, but always end up on my back.

Best moment this week: It was WARM! Yesss. And I actually vaccummed. Even better.

Movement: Nope.

Food cravings: PB&J, Cocoa Krispies, pickles.

Gender: Who knows.

Labor Signs:
Belly Button in or out?
What I miss: This week, I missed beer again. It was nice out, and we were sitting on our patio. That usually equals a beer.

What I am looking forward to: Getting the first trimester screening set up. Still waiting for the call back from the hospital on that one.

Weekly Wisdom:
Sinus headaches are a beeetch. Get Sudafed on them ASAP when they strike.
Milestones: Being so close to the 2nd Tri, I can TASTE it.

Another "first."

Posted 20 Apr 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, The Hubs

Roughly 5 minutes ago, I experienced the beginnings of one of my first unprovoked “hot flashes” of pregnancy. It sounds like they usually come on in the second trimester, but I’m working through one right now. I’ve had a few hot flashes earlier, but most were during exercise or activity. Fun!

I also contacted our insurance and verified that they do cover the first trimester screening, so I called my clinic and began the process of setting one up. I’m already nervous. Typical. I’m sure everything is fine though. It’ll get set up anytime between tomorrow and May 5th (hopefully on a Friday so the hubs can come and see smudge again).

Other than that, the Mr. just called to inform me he just purchased Guitar Hero: Metallica, so I know what we’ll be doing tonight. (That and taking a belly pic!)

Call me Frida Kahlo.

Posted 20 Apr 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

One thing I never knew about being pregnant was the ridiculous pace at which one’s hair will grow. EVERYWHERE. No matter how much I pluck, I continually have the beginnings of a uni-brow. SO not cool. I also found a hair on my toe that had grown to about 1.5 inches long. ::gag::

So, already aside from my past nausea, the whole “you’re glowing” portion of pregnancy has yet to show it’s face.

Otherwise, I’ve had a weekend of not feeling super great. Granted, I’ve eaten like shit, which is more than likely contributing to my ill feeling. However, I made a vow to begin eating healthier and more often, starting this evening. I started out the day with two chocolate donuts, followed by the inevitable PB&J…which is when I started to feel like crap. So, after an hour nap, I woke up and had a bowl of chicken & rice soup, which was DELICIOUS. Tonight, a salad, and…something. I’ll figure that out in a bit.

I can’t believe I’m only a little over a week away from being 12 weeks along. The 1st trimester has really kind of flown by. I’m looking forward to actually looking pregnant and feeling better in the next few months.

Now I’m starving since I was talking about food. Time to eat. :)

(Also, I’m well aware my belly pic taking has been lame. I know. I promise you, you’re not missing anything. If anything, I’m less bloated and looking more normal. I PROMISE to take one tomorrow night before my 11 week post.)

Yeah, I got nothin…

Posted 16 Apr 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

…aside from some mild lower back pain…I have no complaints.

It’s so weird how my “morning sickness” went away. I still technically have 3 weeks before I’m out of the first trimester, but my fingers are crossed everything stays as it is. Yesterday I was so hungry at lunch, I could have eaten ANYTHING, which hasn’t happened in a long time. (I went for a pork wrap and half of a Greek salad. Delish.)

Today, it is warm outside, I’m wearing my maternity capris, and actually got some work done already today. It’s going well, although I really wish it were Friday. I have high aspirations of getting the house clean this weekend, since I still have yet to vacuum. It’s going on 6 weeks now. Gross.