We’ve reached week 10 and this pregnancy already feels like it is flying by. I am trying so hard to soak it all in, even the not-so-fun parts, because I know that this could be our last. We settled on 2 kids, then I begged and pleaded for a third. I don’t think Justin will go for a fourth. So three may very well be our number.
Baby B is the size of a prune!
How far along: 10 weeks
Due Date: December 5, 2013
Total weight gain: About 2 pounds.
Maternity clothes: Not yet, but I do need to dig them out soon and go through them.
Stretch marks: Between Bryson and Bella, I am no longer concerned about stretch marks and I doubt I will notice more.
Sleep: I wake up at least once a night to pee. Last night, Bryson woke up crying because his sippy cup of water (we need to break that habit) had leaked on his pillow. Then, Bella woke up and came into our room ready to roll at 3AM. Needless to say, I did not get out of bed and see Justin off to work this morning.
Best moment of this week: Bryson is set on the fact that this baby is going to be a boy. He only wants a brother. Last night, he told me that he is praying to Jesus that this baby is boy. For his sake, I hope it is too.
Miss anything: Just being able to eat and smell without getting sick.
Movement: Not yet!
Food cravings: No cravings, but plenty of aversions. I have found myself eating fruit like grapes, oranges, and apples more than usual.
Anything making you queasy or sick: There is no rhyme or reason to what makes me sick. Something can sound delicious when I start cooking, but by the time it is done, it totally grosses me out. We helped out a local soup kitchen last week and Justin cooked green beans to serve. On the way, the smell of those green beans in our van made me SO sick. I ended up face-to-face with a gas station toilet before we made it to our destination.
Have you started to show yet: I can tell a definite difference, but I’m not sure if anyone else can.
Symptoms: Nausea and tiredness. I went from a night owl to being in bed by 10PM every night. Hence the lack of posts here. I do not have it in me to stay up late and write right now.
Health/ Appointments: At our 8 week appointment, we got our first glimpse of Baby B. The heartbeat was between 168-171 and I measured right on according to my dates. Justin took the day off work, so we saw the baby for the first time as a family with Bryson and Bella there also. Bryson looked at the screen and said it was definitely a boy. “Look at HIM!,” he said. Our next appointment is at the end of the month.
Gender: Our plan was to stay team green. I am wavering now and will probably find out, simply because if it isn’t a boy, I want some time to prepare Bryson for a sister. He will hear nothing of a baby sister so far.
Names: We are sticking with the “B” theme and have a few front-runners so far. Bryson wants to name the baby “Mix” and Bella wants to name the baby either “Macon” or “Lila” after her friends at church.
Belly button in or out: In.
Wedding rings on or off: On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy, but very emotional. I am crying over things I normally would not and I don’t remember being that way with either Bryson or Bella.
Shopping for Baby B: I have started our newborn cloth diaper stash. We are going with covers and prefolds for the first months. I also found the Punch & Drop wooden toy from Plan Toys for only $2 while thrift shopping so I grabbed that up. A gigantic shipment of toys came from Bright Starts for our upcoming playdate party, so Baby B should be good in the toy department for about 3 years! Oh, and we finally bought a minivan. Woohoo!
Reactions from Bryson: Bryson is super excited, except when I break his heart by telling him this baby could be a girl. Then, he doesn’t want to talk about the baby anymore, ha. After I had a bout of sickness last week, he said, “Mom, I’m glad it’s the baby making you sick and not me and Bella!” Bryson also told me that we should just go ahead and have a 4th baby so he can have a brother and Bella can have a sister. Yeah, his dad isn’t hearing that talk…. yet. 😉
Reactions from Bella: Bella picks up our ultrasound photos and says, “Aww, cute baby!” She talks to my belly a lot and tries to look in my belly button so she can “see” the baby.
Looking forward to: Reaching the second trimester, hopefully regaining some energy and losing the nausea.
I’m hoping to start taking belly shots this week, so hopefully our week 11 posts will include the bump.