PREGNANCY WEEK 9 – March 21, 2015
My age: 29
How far along: 9 weeks
How big is baby: the size of a grape/cherry
Events of this week: This week was St. Patrick’s Day, which was when we had our first midwife appointment. It was really exciting to get an ultrasound and see a healthy baby who is measuring correctly for growth. I was so happy to see a healthy heartbeat of 174 bpm. We could even hear it! The midwife said that now our chance of miscarriage is less than 1.5% which makes me feel really good. We still plan to wait until after 12 or 13 weeks to announce the news though. In addition to a great appointment, this week I also found out that two of my friends are pregnant, both due in November, though they aren’t sharing publicly for a while. I must admit, I felt a little guilty that I know their secrets but yet they don’t know mine just yet. Soon enough, I’ll begin sharing with people.
Symptoms: I alluded last week to the fact that my symptoms seem to have lessened. I no longer experience nausea or feeling yucky. I feel generally “good” overall. I do feel very tired and lack of motivation. I routinely get bloated, especially as the day progresses. In the mornings I am skinny, but from noon and beyond, there’s no hiding this bloat. Having vivid dreams. Feeling more emotional at times (can tear up at sentimental things on TV).
Exercise/Activity: I ran 4 days this week, mostly outdoors with the BOB stroller because it’s been nice weather out.
Sleep: Pretty good sleep, but the dreams are no joke!
Maternity clothes: No. I’d like to stay out of them for a while. I have been changing into yoga pants halfway through the day since my bloat makes my jeans uncomfortable. Also been wearing more leggings and looser/flowy tops since we have yet to announce our special news with ANYONE yet. Not even family or close friends.
Stretch marks: No.
Belly Button: In.
Food cravings: I was a week into sugar-free life again…and that crashed! I am craving sugar, sugar, sugar! Today I drove to the grocery store just to buy candy. Great…. I need to squelch that one quickly. Also, I have started suffering from the “nothing sounds good” dilemma.
Food aversions: None. Although many times “nothing sounds good.” Especially meats lately.
Best Moment of the Week: Seeing a healthy baby with a strong heartbeat on the ultrasound this week!
Worst Moment of the Week: None.
What I’m looking forward to: Can’t wait until we start sharing the news with friends and family. Keeping a secret is making me feel like a big fat liar!
What I’m nervous about/praying for: Feeling great. Continuing to pray for a healthy, growing baby.
What I miss: Nothing.
Next appointment: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:20 a.m.