Tuesday, April 5, 2011


How far along: 11 weeks 5 days

Total weight gain/loss: Ugh since the start of IVF I've gained 8lbs

Maternity clothes: I can still wear two pairs of normal dress pants and one pair of normal jeans. If I'm feeling especially bloated I'll wear my maternity jeans.  I am still wearing normal shirts. What I need more than anything is a bigger bra.

Sleep: I haven't been getting very restful sleep unless I take a nap which only happens on the weekends.  Otherwise I'm tossing and turning, having weird dreams and getting up to pee.

Best moment of the week: Hitting 12 weeks on Thursday

Food cravings/aversions: I have been craving pie a lot lately (berry or apple).  And I want tuna sandwiches all the time.  Food I don't want- meat mostly but it's getting better.
Belly button in or out: In. But speaking of my belly, I have noticed all these tiny purple veins in random spots on my stomach- weird.

Stretch marks: nothing new, same ones I've had forever

What I miss: I'm not going to lie- I miss beer but I'll gladly give it up!!

What I am looking forward to: Our next OB appointment on Monday and getting our doppler in the mail so we can try to hear the heartbeat!

Weekly wisdom: From Amanda's blog Our Fertility Journey, "Whether this is a healthy pregnancy or not has already been decided, so you might as well just let go, and enjoy every second of being pregnant instead of wasting this time being worried." I'm repeating this to myself daily.


  1. Q and A is a great idea!!! Can not believe you will be at 12 weeks already- wow time flies!

  2. Good advice and pie never hurts either:] Happy for you and enjoy these updates!

  3. Ok - I totally thought I was alone in gaining 7lbs so far. I keep telling myself its ok and it's due to all the fertility meds but it messes with my mind. I am also sleeping like crap. These crazy dreams sure make for restless nights. I love every lb and sleepless night though!

    What a great quote! I need to remember that!

  4. Aww, thanks for the shout out! I'm glad you're applying it to your pregnancy :)

    So exciting that you bought a Doppler!!

  5. Great advice!!!!
    I LOVE tuna sandwiches too!!!!
    The sleeping is getting better for me in week 15, I hope it does for you too!

  6. not sure why, by i'm obsessed with maternity clothes. enjoy them! oh, and some pics of you modeling your new fashions would be awesome. ;) i hope you get the doppler soon. how cool that you'll be able to hear the heartbeat whenever you want!

  7. Hey...so happy to hear that things are going well. Thanks for your comment on my blog today, it totally calmed me down!

  8. SO happy to hear things are going well! Love the weekly wisdom quote too.. I am going to have to remember that. I love this Q &A idea.. I think I may have to borrow this format for my blog too :o)

  9. I love that quote, very inspiring and something I need to say to myself on a daily basis! Glad to hear everything is going well with your pregnancy!


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