Friday, July 6, 2012

Baby Ball: Week 11

I promise I won't be updating weekly, but we had another appointment today and I decided I want to update with each appointment (once a month). So... consider last week's post a freebie!

Not a whole lot has changed since last week. But, there are a few exciting changes!!

Weeks: 10 weeks, 5 days

Weight: 112 and some ounces (-5 pounds from starting weight)

Cravings: Fruits and veggies! Yay! Potatoes, corn on the cob, zucchini, squash, celery, watermelon, strawberries... that's as adventurous as I've been so far, but it feels good to be eating fresh foods again. Salad is also making a comeback, but it depends on the day. My appetite is still not 100% back, but I feel like I'm slowly working my way back up to eating the way I want/need to. 

Aversions: Still turned off by beef. We walked by the beef case at Publix earlier and I couldn't even LOOK at it! Meat in general is not appetizing, but I can tolerate chicken or pork. 

Struggles: Constipation. It has finally started to cause some discomfort, though it really isn't that bad. I'm also having a hard time sleeping - I wake up around 2 and usually can't sleep again until 4. 

Triumphs: After many suggestions regarding prenatal vitamins, I finally settled with taking 2 Flinstone chewables a day and taking a DHA supplement at night. It's working perfectly!

Bump: It's not a "bump" per se, but my tummy is definitely expanding. Most likely it is due to bloating more than anything, but it's there! I'll post a picture next time... it's still not really noticeable to anyone but me and Blake. 

Symptoms: "Morning" (aka: All Day) sickness is starting to slack off a bit, though I'm hesitant to say that in fear that I'll jinx myself! I am still taking the Zofran, but I can usually wait a few hours into the day before taking it (and I've found 1/2 pill works well some days). I have more energy than I did during weeks 5-9, but I still need a nap/rest in the afternoons!

Gender: Still think it's a boy. Although the baby's heart rate today has me wondering if it might be a girl! :) 

So today's doctor visit was an exciting one!! We got to see Baby Ball (BB) again and could clearly see the little heart flickering away. BB measured about 2 inches from head to hiney and the heart rate was 179 beats per minute. Here's the first public viewing of little Baby Ball:

That's the head towards the top. The two little white circles around the middle are its hands, then the torso, and it's legs are curled up a bit at its bottom. I was hoping we could see it move, but the tech said it was probably sleeping. The doctor said everything looked absolutely perfect! We won't get to see BB again until the gender reveal ultrasound at the end of August or beginning of September. Next visit, we'll just get to hear the heart through the Doppler. 

Today the pregnancy became more real than ever. Seeing the baby take shape (rather than just being a blob, like last time) is just amazing! The whole time we were in the ultrasound room, I kept having to remind myself that this is our baby, not someone else's! It's a heart-stopping moment and hearing that speedy little heartbeat reminded me that everything is as it should be. God planned, ordained, and crafted this little baby and He knows what He is doing! 

So, there's the scoop on BB for now! I'll update again on the topic in one month... maybe sooner if I can't contain myself! :) 

1 comment:

  1. Love your updates! So precious getting to see first glimpse of BB ~ what a blessing!