Friday, November 25, 2011


Today I am at 11 weeks and can't believe how quickly time is going by! My baby is now the size of a lime according to the bump. Although I do like using the fruit they mention as a way to track how big baby is I don't think it is all that accurate. The baby is supposed to grow from the size of a lime to plum to peach to a lemon. I thought a peach was bigger than a lemon...whatever.

I have been feeling really good this past week, but I think it has a lot to do with being off work. I am getting about 11 hours of sleep each night and have yet to need a nap during the break. I am sure I will go back to being tired and needing naps on Monday when I start working again. All my other symptoms besides peeing several times a night have seemed to died down as well and I am hoping they stay that way. I just need to make it through 3 weeks and then I get 2 weeks off for Christmas so I am pretty sure I can manage that.

I am a little worried about work finding out too early. Ideally, I wanted to wait till after Christmas break to tell coworkers, but I am not sure how realistic that is. My belly is definitely getting rounder and what little waist I had is now completely gone. My mom bought me a bella band because my pants are getting too tight which was a life saver for Thanksgiving. If my coworkers don't notice my expanding midsection they will wonder why in the next three weeks I have to go to 3 doctors appointments! Sheesh!
Dec 2- High risk OB (this is a new high risk OB because of my insurance)
Dec 7- 1st real prenatal appointment (the last appointment was just a pregnancy dating appointment)
Dec 13- An ultrasound (NT scan) to check for chromosomal abnormalities.

I also have an early pregnancy class the 12th, but it is in the evening and so I won't miss work. I have no idea what I will be learning, but I am excited to meet other women in the same stage of pregnancy. I am also going to take a prenatal yoga class once I hit my second trimester so I can meet more moms-to-be.

Last thing in this random post. After finding out I was preggo I requested a set of my annual labs (even though I had just gotten them a few months prior) to ensure all my vitamin levels were okay. Just got the results and A,D,E,K are all in the safe/normal zone. My A1C is low which is great (high would indicate diabetes), liver (which has been high in the past) and other organs looking good, and overall  nutrition looks good.  The only  bad IgE. This relates to allergies and asthma! Hah! I could have told you that. Fall is beautiful, but something in the air never plays nicely with my body. Overall, very happy with how this pregnancy is developing and I am hoping my good luck continues into the next 2 trimesters!


  1. This is such an awesome and wonderful post! I will say that it sounds like being pregnant is a very BUSY experience! I can't wait to hear how the appointments go! I'm glad your other symptoms are calming down as well - that's great! I've been thinking about you a lot.

  2. Thanks for thinking of me :) I will be sure to update about my many appointments!