Tuesday, December 11, 2007

11 Weeks

It's Tuesday. That time again. I have made it to 11 weeks.


24% of your pregnancy has passed, there is 76% left to go.

I really am just in awe. I am starting to get really uncomfortable in my clothes, although I have lost 3 more lbs. As my friend says "the furniture is moving around" and I feel it. I have lost a total of 15 lbs since I got a BFP, I think the Dr will be happy with me. ( as someone who knows that I am overweight). That makes a total weight loss of 62 lbs since February. Praise be to Me.tfor.mi.n (and maybe a lil more discipline/determination). Not that I have ever been 11 weeks pregnant before, but it seems that I am carrying this baby pretty high - about 2-3 inches above my belly button. That is where the hardness is. Although my lower abdomen got really heavy about a week ago. (i assume the placenta ?)




From what 2 expect dot com i received this: "Your lower abdomen is probably just starting to protrude a bit now (though you likely still look less like you're pregnant and more like you've been overdoing the doughnuts). But even if it's still flat as a board (all women start to show at different times — and as you'll find out, all show differently), you're probably finding your jeans aren't buttoning without a struggle. You can blame the hormone progesterone for that tight squeeze (actually, when you're pregnant you can blame the hormone progesterone for just about everything). Though progesterone does a bang-up job in maintaining your healthy pregnancy, some of the less than flattering by-products of all the good it does are bloating… and burping… and passing gas. That's because progesterone relaxes smooth muscle tissue in your body — including the gastrointestinal tract — slowing down digestion to allow more time for the nutrients from food to be absorbed into the bloodstream and passed to your baby. But what's good for baby isn't always good for mom. The uncomfortable fullness you feel in your abdomen, especially after eating, will (sorry) only get worse for some women. As your uterus grows, it'll crowd the stomach and intestines, putting more pressure on the digestive tract, and causing you to feel even more bloated. But here's some consolation: your baby won't feel your pain. In fact, your baby is oblivious to all your intestinal distress, and may even be soothed by the gurgling of your gastric symphony."




Before I received this, I was blaming my pre-natals, now I am reconsidering the blame. So if anyone of you are experiencing this on Progesterone supplements - blame them evil thangs






I have my NT scan Friday, and I can not wait for another opportunity to see my baby and hear the heart beat. I would be completely lying if I said I was cool as a cucumber. I am not a nervous wreck, but I am pretty anxious. I seem to get that way before each scan/appointment. I am still on progesterone and I am going to ask if I still need it. I do not mind taking anything that they think is necessary, but I am definitely paying for a good few college years in all of these continued meds. My insurance will only give me 12 shots of love.nox at a time... PITA... It's $30 every 12 days - just kinda of feels like a scam. So i am making the pharmacy and insurance pretty deep pockets If I have to keep this up to week 30...




The latest development is my sweet tooth. I just do not know how to deal with this. I did the Can.di.da Di.et for so long, then I stopped that but with P.CO.S and my insulin resistance, I was extremely cautious about what I ate. Up until recently the smell of sugar made me want to vomit, now I want Cupcakes, cookies, sugary drinks etc. And I just can not bring myself to indulge. I feel way too guilty. Do not get me wrong, I have one (or 2) a few days a week. But I am trying to explain to my body that this is NOT an ok craving.




I wish I could mail all of you cupcakes, because they were so doggone good.


If you cold, wish me and mini va.nn well for our appointment Friday the 14th. (it is also my grandmother's 79th birthday)




On a side note: My friend Sara is a new blogger but just received a BFN from her first IUI. Stop by and lend her a hand if you have the time.

25 comments:

seussgirl said...

Ack - I just wore my first pair of "maternity" jeans to work today, and I gotta say - not loving them! I love the big belly shirts, but this elastic waistband is nonsense!
Sending you warm thoughts for your appointment on Friday!

Meghan said...

Can't believe you're at 11 weeks. I'm still so excited for you. I'll be thinking of you this Friday

Kate said...

Already? It's going by so quickly! A few more weeks and you'll be in the 2nd trimester!

hope548 said...

Good for you! Hope you're next scan goes well!

christina(apronstrings) said...

congrats on the big 11. hope everything is wonderful at the scan.

thinking of you. and the little one.

xoxo

Melissa said...

Wishing for you a FANTASTIC appointment Friday. Can't wait to hear the update.
Congrats!!!

A said...

HAPPY 11 WEEKS!!!!

I can't believe Christmas day will mark the beginning of your second trimester. Yayyyyy!!!!!! (include squealing with that yay)

You know you, the hubby, and Mini Vann are very much in my thoughts and prayers. I cannot wait to see new pics!!!!

<3

T-girl said...

Oh yeah... progesterone is great for the baby, but not so great for us!!!... I've been feeling the same and I am not on supplements.

All the best wishes for your scan next Friday! ;)

SaraS-P said...

Tons of healthy baby vibes for your appointment!

Elizabeth said...

good luck on your NT scan! 11 weeks - yay!

Diana said...

I would LOVE one of your cupcakes!!!

Best wishes for your NT Scan, looking forward to your post when everything goes perfectly!

Chas said...

11 weeks already! That's terrific!!

Katie said...

Congrats on the milestone - and the weight loss. You are losing it, and I am definitely gaining. And I am not pregnant yet.

I tried dropping by your friend's blog, but there isn't anything there yet. Keep us posted when she is up and running!

Geohde said...

At eleven weeks, your uterus is still within the pelvis (and the placents is very small, certainly too small to feel). It (the uterus)doesn't rise above the pubic bone palpably until about 12 weeks. You abdomen distends sooner because your bowels are pushed up out of your pelvis by the uterus (even though you cannot feel the uterus itself yet) and the progesterone will generally cause dilatation and bloating.

The umbilicus is roughly the twenty weeks mark of the fundus (top of the uterus).

Congrats on making eleven weeks, not long until the second trimester :)

J

Baby Deux! said...

11 WEEKS?!?!?! AGAIN, it feels like yesterday....ahhhhh....can Friday get here fast enough? I will be thinking about you!!!

Cibele said...

11 weeks! YAY!!!!!! Congratulations and also congratualtiosn on losing all those pounds , WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!
I have my fingers crossed for your appt on the 14th!

BrownEyedGirl said...

Congrats on 11 weeks!! Woo hoo!

jenn said...

congrats on 11 weeks & I will keep all of my crossables crossed that Friday's appointment is a great one!

My_Herstory said...

11 wks eh? Awesome!!

Best of luck to you and mini vann for the appointment friday!

Courtney said...

Every marker that you reach gives me such hope that this is possible. Keep up the good work mommmy!

Jen said...

I'll be praying for your appointment! Congratulations on making it to 11 weeks!

Jen

Debby said...

You're doing great!!! I celebrate Tuesdays with you as you know. I say it's time for you to get the doppler. I got mine at 11 weeks and could hear the hearbeat - what a relief. It's been my saving grace that little machine. So takes the stress out of things when every day I can hook up for a minute and here those galloping horses in there.

Kim said...

Hope all goes well on the 14th!

And great news on the weight loss.

And yes, 11 weeks have blown by - I'm sure not for you though.

Keep the good new comin'!

Marcy "meg" said...

Wishing you very good luck on your appt!

Baby Deux! said...

A-MEN oh Wise One! Alison once told me, "hurt people, hurt people" and I think that to myself everytime my MIL opens her yapper.

I refuse to live in misery and I think that makes them more miserable.