I can't believe my blog has turned into a Watch Me Grow blog, instead of a Watch Me Lose blog. God is so awesome, isn't He?! Blogging about my pregnancy each month will be a nice way to keep my family and friends updated but also for me to have to look back on and remember my pregnancy. :)
That being said, I can't believe I'm 9 weeks pregnant already! Time is flying by so fast! My baby is now the size of a green olive and is about 0.9 inches from crown to rump and weighs about 0.07 ounces.
I had my first appointment with my midwife on the 25th and she checked me out and said everything looked great and that my uterus felt just the right size for how far along I am. I get to hear the baby's heartbeat on the 15th. I can hardly wait! <3
I prayed that I wouldn't vomit and God definitely answered that. I haven't vomited at all, which I am so thankful for. I have, however, been nauseous (not awful but enough to be uncomfortable). I've found that the nausea hits me more when I'm hungry, so I have been eating more often to keep it in check. Speaking of hungry, I'm hungry pretty much all the time now. I wake up in the middle of the night STARVING and have to force myself to go back to sleep. Since I have been eating more often, I have to really watch what I'm eating. I'm still eating healthy and walking a lot. I'm going to get back into the gym next month but take it much easier than I was.
As for symptoms, besides the nausea and hunger, I've been noticing that I get out of breath a lot faster. I've been burping all the time (literally, I burp all through the day). I didn't realize that burping was a symptom of pregnancy (I hardly ever burped before becoming pregnant) and I told Brad a couple of days after conceiving that I didn't understand why I was burping all the time. I almost always have two burps back-to-back, too. Lol. In the beginning, I was cramping a lot. I thought for sure my period was going to start at any second for two to three weeks. I mean, it felt JUST LIKE period cramps. I hardly ever cramp now. I'm always tired. I have been sleeping for up to 12 hours sometimes at night and still wake up exhausted. I've even found myself going to bed around 8:00 because I can't keep my eyes open. I'm always thirsty for water, especially lemon water; I drink a ton of it. I've always urinated a lot because I drink a lot but now it's even worse. I average waking up in the middle of the night about 5-9 times right now to urinate. My breasts have been really sore since the beginning, although I've noticed the past few days that they aren't as sore as they were. I've also had some breast changes (which I don't need to go into). I've had acid reflux a handful of times. Other than that, I haven't really had any other pregnancy symptoms.
As for cravings, I've been craving noodles and rice (I have to keep that in check, though), fruit (especially grapes) and salads. Nothing crazy like laundry detergent or anything. Haha.
Here are my baby bump pictures for the month. You can't see a bump or anything but you can definitely tell I'm bloated from last month's pictures. I'm in that awkward stage of being bloated but not looking pregnant. My pants still fit but are getting pretty tight. I bought a BeBand at Target but haven't had to wear it yet. I can't wait to start seeing an actual bump instead of bloat. :)
Oopsie wanted to be in the picture and say hi to everyone! :-D