Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Weeks 10 & 11

Weeks ten and eleven have come and gone. So much has happened so let me fill you in...

Yes, baby Barnes was once the size of a prune, but in just a week is now the size of a large plum! Our sweet baby is growing so quickly and we couldn't be more proud.  I am now nearing the end of the first trimester (FINALLY).  Morning sickness is getting better (either that or I am just getting used to it). I realized the prenatal vitamins I was taking was making me really sick and uncomfortable.  Since I have changed prenates, I have been feeling so much better and am MUCH happier!  I usually just feel a little queazy every time after I eat.  Other than that the only issue is ridiculous exhaustion 24 hours a day.  No matter where I am, I feel like I can just collapse and pass out!  Problem is, I have no time for my much needed naps.

Unfortunately, I did not have time to make an 11 week chalkboard, but you better bet I will make a 12 week and who knows, maybe I will take a picture in front of it, too.  My belly is starting to protrude a little and baby is finally making his/her belly debut. (Barely, but he/she's there!)  I keep finding myself softly holding my belly. I don't do it intentionally but it just feels comfortable to put my hands on my lower belly.

Baby Barnes weighs as much as half an ounce now and is around two and a half inches long from crown to rump!  His/her digestive system is now flexing and practicing contraction movements.  His/her pituitary gland has now started producing hormones, and his/her bone marrow is now making white blood cells.  Baby Barnes is now almost in full function!  SO EXCITING!

We got to see BB again about a week and a half ago.  Everything looked GREAT, heartbeat was healthy, we are right on schedule so far with baby's predicted due date, and baby looked happy (well I liked to think so although I couldn't really see his/her face features. ;)

While baby Barnes has been hard at work in growing, mama Barnes has been busy researching, Pinning on Pinterest, and planning.  I have started baby Barnes's first registry on Amazon, although since I don't really know what I am doing, I have a feeling it will change a lot over the next few weeks until we find out baby's gender.  I have the entire nursery planned.  (I said planned, not complete).   That deserves a post for itself.  It is so much fun to daydream about what baby will look like and plan for the future.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention the most important thing: Baby Barnes got to vote with mommy today!  Such an  important day for our nation and I am so glad that BB got to be a part of the experience.  I was a little bummed that they did not give me a sticker though.  I don't know why but I was so excited about getting a sticker, and they didn't have any!  LAME!

Now I shall leave you with a little news about baby:
How far along?  11 weeks, 3 days
Total weight gain/loss?  2 lbs (but that always fluctuates daily)
Maternity clothes?  Well not yet, but I did buy a pregnancy undershirt just because it is super long in the torso. 
Stretch marks? I am scared of them so I just ordered some cream online to make sure they don't appear!
Sleep?  My sleep schedule is pretty lousy.  Falling asleep is no problem.  Waking up throughout the night is another problem.  I think I usually wake up at least two times a night to use the bathroom, two more times because my cat wakes me up, and maybe one more time because I am hot or uncomfortable.  
Best moment last week? Seeing Baby Barnes for the second time.  Boy has he/she grown!  
Movement?  Nope.
Food cravings?  Burgers still.  I just always want a burger but didn't eat one for like three weeks. ( I have no idea why). Over the last week though I have had two. 
Gender? No clue.  I have no predictions either. 
Labor signs? I sure hope not.  Too early!
Belly button in/out? In.
What I miss: Running (just haven't had the time or energy) and margaritas. 

What I am looking forward to: Thanksgiving in a few weeks and all the delicious food that comes with it. 
Milestones: Baby grew from a prune to a large plum! 

That's all for now friends.  Till next week... xoxo


  1. It helped me to take my prenatals when I went to bed at night. That way I was asleep and if they were making me feel woozy I couldn't tell. Thought it might help you too! I am so happy for you! Enjoy every moment because it goes fast!

  2. Thanks for the helpful advice. I should have mentioned that in the blog... I have now started taking them at night which has been very helpful. My old prenates I had to take 2 three times a day and it was so acidic that is made me very uncomfortable. I thought it was morning sickness but realized when I forgot to take the prenates I felt much better. I finally changed to a one a day prenate and only take it at night. It has been like night and day!

  3. So exciting to read your posts!

  4. So much fun!! I used the stretch mark cream during both of my pregnancies and never had one pop up! I'm sure it'll be the same for you!

  5. Love reading about our baby! Boy or girl, they are one blessed child to be yours. So much love...exciting time!