I can’t believe we’re here again… doin’ the bumpdate thang!
I had to go back and look at the ones I did with P because I totally don’t remember a ton of that pregnancy. And I didn’t even do these for N and I’m super sad about it so I’m going to try and stay on track with these every Friday.
Technically I turn a new week on Monday so by the time you read this, I’ll b X week + 4 days. But not much changes in a few days so its close enough!
I’ve been getting a lot of questions since we announced last week so hopefully I’ll be addressing them in the answers below:
How far along: 10 weeks + 4 days
Size of baby: Strawberry
Baby’s size and weight: 1.18 inches and .14 ounces
My total weight gain: 4 lbs
Baby has working arm joints, and cartilage and bones are forming.
Vital organs are fully developed and are starting to function.
Fingernails and hair are starting to appear.
Stretch marks: None.
Maternity clothes: I’ve ordered a few but haven’t worn any yet. I’ve been living in leggings though because it’s FREEZING here and I want nothing to do with jeans.
Gender: Not sure. I sent back my Sneak Peek Test but apparently they could’t use the sample I sent (it’s been so cold here my blood sample FROZE) so I should find out this weekend. If I had to guess, I would guess girl but I guess I really have no idea.
Movement: Not yet.
Sleep: This might be one of the worst parts. I’ve had insomnia for weeks now. I usually wake up around 2 or 3 a.m. and I’m wide awake, just laying there for 2-3 hours. P still comes in my bed every night too so I’m just not sleeping at all pretty much.
What I miss: The gym but I have felt SO crappy that it’s the last place I’ve wanted to be. I’m going to attempt to start back next week. Oh and wine…I miss my wine.
Food cravings: Now that I’m eating more than just bread and crackers, I haven’t had super crazy cravings. Sometimes I’ll say “oh that sounds good!” and I’ll need it immediately. French fries, sushi, lots of carbs in general I guess.
Symptoms: Nausea, exhaustion, sore boobs, dizziness.
The siblings are: excited! N has been very protective and asks me about the baby often haha and P just can’t wait to be the best mother’s helper.
Some other questions I’ve had over the past few weeks:
“How have you been feeling?” Now, I’m feeling better. I still have moments of nausea and I’m exhausted but I can’t even tell you how sick I was a few weeks ago. I had to cancel my trip to Georgia I was so sick. I spent weeks on the couch with a bowl next to me in case I needed to throw up and eating strictly toast, crackers, and Ginger Ale.
“Do you have names picked out?” Nope. We’ve tossed around a few we’re considering but even then, I don’t love them. So spam me with suggestions if you have them!
“Was this an accident?” While I don’t think that’s the most appropriate question to be asking me, yes, this was not planned. We had talked about having another one next year if we decided we wanted a third. But this, caught us totally off guard. I think once I start to show and feel movement I’ll feel more connected but if I’m being totally honest, it just doesn’t seem real yet.
“Is this the last one?!” Yes, this will be the last one. But 3 isn’t like, 100 or something. I am shocked at some of the responses I’ve seen/heard about having our third child but don’t worry, there’s an entire post coming on that topic.
“Do you want a boy or a girl?” Obviously I want a healthy baby. But secretly, I’m hoping for a girl. I can’t picture myself with another little man but I guess that’s not up to me, is it?
“What will happen to your closet room?” Yes, unfortunately I have to give up my closet room now. Which I’m super bummed about but the kid needs a room lol I guess I will just have to get creative and find a way to fit all somewhere.
And there you have it! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and I’ll see you Monday! xo