9 weeks

We’re at 9 weeks this week according to our doctor. We had our first doctor’s appointment, which was very uneventful. I had a pap test…fun! And, at least we were able to hear that all the tests so far show we are a-okay. We’ll have our first ultrasound in about a month. We could have done it a bit sooner but A will be out of town for school and I just can’t imagine doing it without him.

I’ve been feeling a bit more pregnant lately. Mornings, as expected, are worse than other times of the day since I haven’t eaten for a longer period of time. However, I do feel pretty sick the entire day. It isn’t bad enough to stay home but just bad enough for me to not feel quite myself. I try to eat six small meals a day, but that is even hard since I really just don’t feel like eating. I still go to the gym and that actually helps a lot. It is difficult to get myself there, but once I’m there I feel so much better.

I have my first set of cravings…ice cream bars, guacamole, chicken and tuna salad, peanut butter, and fruit, fruit, fruit! I can’t seem to get enough fruit, especially peaches, grapes, and pineapple! It’s the only thing that ever sounds the least bit appetizing. I’ve also had my share of food aversions. These are strange because it’s things I actually really love- scrambled eggs, bbq sauce, anything grilled, and coffee. Yes! Coffee! I’ve had to switch to tea. It’s all so bizarre to me.

Here are the 9 week pictures (excuse the mess…our bedroom is the last room now that needs the new flooring):

As you can see, there isn’t much change. My stomach looks a little fuller to me, but I really think it’s mostly a pizza baby in there because of dinner last night. The baby is the size of a green olive this week. It has also graduated from embryo to fetus. Yay baby! Congrats! He or she is developing his/her  head, muscles and little baby limbs. We’re in the last month of the first trimester…exciting!

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2 thoughts on “9 weeks

  1. Wow, you’re already going into your second trimester. This part of the pregnancy is the easiest, but once you hit the third trimester, you know that you are done being pregnant. I think I heard a saying once that if you have really bad morning sickness, you know you are having a girl. My moring sickness was not that bad.

    Food cravings….. how very interesting. You really should eat at least crackers even if you are not that hungry. Remember, the baby needs to grow.

    Do you like being pregnant? It is a different change physically, mentally, and spiritually.

    Wish I was there to help you through all this. Miss you.

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