Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Week 10 and My First Midwife Visit

Last week I had my first visit with the midwife. I absolutely loved her. They switch us around between the 4 in the practice, but I really hope I get to see her more or choose her if that becomes an option.

Best part of the visit is that we finally got to see and hear little Frijole:

Meet little 9 week and 1 day old Frijole!

I let the midwife know about my 46 day cycles which basically meant that I lost 10 days of my pregnancy. I kind of expected it, but it was still a bit of a bummer. So my official due date is now August 20th.

Here I am through the weeks:

Weeks 5-10

I plan on doing a weekly update from here on out so here we go!

How far along: 10 weeks (again it feels like!)

How big is baby: The size of a prune or 1.2 inches long and .14 ounces.

Weight gain/loss: 3 pounds so far.

Stretch marks: None yet.

Sleep: I sleep ok for the most part. I usually wake up around 4 am to pee. Sometimes I can't fall back asleep right away, other times I'm ok.

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Basically if I think about it I want it. It's meant late night runs to Wendy's and throwing dinner plans out the door for a bucket of fried chicken.

So far eggs are the only things I can't really eat. I did eat one of John's omelets this weekend and did ok. I think it was mainly because I piled it full of veggies, ham and cheese. My main aversion is to strong smells. I made a crockpot full of carnitas the other night, and something about their smell made me not want anything to do with them. I'm also not interested in coffee and sometimes the smell can get to me.

Mornings are the hardest time for me. I usually don't want to eat a thing, but try to eat a piece of fruit, I usually end up eating a snack of some type midmorning, lunch I'm good, but sometimes I'm so full I don't want dinner. Not getting too full is sometimes a challenge. If I eat to much I am MISERABLE.

Movement: None and not expecting it for awhile still.

What I'm loving: Naps?

Symptoms: Exhaustion. Having to pee all the time. I can smell EVERYTHING.

What I'm looking forward to: Yesterday was the first day I actually thought about doing something. Like maybe I will do a garden after all.

Best moment of the week: Finally getting to "meet" Frijole.

How I'm feeling: I had thought I had hit a turning point, but it turned out I was just finally over my allergies. Things were rough energy and eating wise. My midwife assured a lot of things for me and told me sometimes weeks 9-12 are the toughest. Basically hoping I'll get over this hump soon and have a little bit of normalcy. By normalcy I mean, not coming home from work and going straight to bed.


  1. Have fun and enjoy this time, it is so exciting and although it seems like forever, it's not! You look great!

  2. Obregon PattilloJan 22, 2013, 4:11:00 PM

    I'm sure you've already figured out that the sucky parts go too slow and the good parts will feel like they've raced past. Basically, if you decide to enjoy it all your brain just seems to edit the the tough parts. You just want to be paying enough attention to really remember the good stuff. It's worth it.


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