I want to start doing these update posts to help me remember everything that I'm experiencing right now. It feels like an eternity as I'm living it, but I know once it's over, it'll all seem like a big blur that flew by so fast. Another blogger I follow did posts like this, and I thought it was a great idea! So...Week 11!
I don't have an 11 week bump pic, so I'll start off with our Facebook announcement pic! I love that it describes a tiny bit of our hobbies. Jake is super crazy about turkey hunting and I might have a little nail polish collection going... ;)
Maternity clothes: For a couple of weeks, I've been wearing a hair tie around the button on my pants. Not because I feel like my stomach has grown, but with jeggings that are pretty tight already, the last thing I want on a nauseous stomach is tight pants! So it's more to help to sickness, not that I necessarily need it because I can't really tell much of a difference in my stomach yet.
Sleep: Pretty much all I do when I'm not at work or church is sleep. I wish that was not the case, so I'm hoping for a sudden burst of energy any day now.
Medication: Two Zofran pills a day. I tried to tell myself this past weekend that I didn't need them anymore and that didn't work out so well for me.
Gender: I think a girl, and Jake thinks a boy. The only reason I think girl is because in both of the two dreams I've had, the baby was a girl. But due to some other crazy unrealistic parts of my dreams, I'm not too confident in them correctly predicting a gender. The doctor said she will try to see gender at our next appointment. I'll be 15 weeks then, so fingers crossed!
Food cravings: Food and I have a hate/hate relationship most of the time. If I could survive without eating right now, that would be great. I basically eat to live right now. It's hard to find things to eat, but if I get too hungry, my body lets me know about it real quick. Bagels with cream cheese have been my go-to this week for breakfast. Bread/Carbs are my BFFs right now. I think I could eat BJ's chili, fries and buffalo chicken pizza every day. Maybe I should just stock my fridge up with those. I never feel sick after eating those.
Food aversions: Jake, Mom, GG and Bethni and I went out to Cedar River Seafood last Friday night, per my request. As soon as my food came out, I knew it was going to be tough to get it down. I barely made it home before it all came back up. So immediate aversions to cheese grits and collard greens. :( Moe's is usually my favorite place of all time to eat, but last time I went there, it didn't leave me feeling the greatest. It breaks my heart, but I'm not sure when I'll be able to go back there.
Mood: This week has been better than past weeks. Sometimes I would get easily frustrated and not feel like that reaction was my normal self reacting, but I've felt great this week in the mood department. I don't think Jake would have any complaints about my mood. After all, anytime he sees me, I'm usually asleep. :)
Movement: No movement yet, but I can't wait for that day!
Milestones: Started thinking about the gender reveal party and thinking about how we will tell everyone that we are pregnant.
Best moments of the week: This past weekend, we had a women's Spring Brunch at our church and my mom, GG and sister came with me. It was nice spending time with them. I wish I hadn't tried to take a break from Zofran that day, though.
Quotes: The second I got home last Friday and my family was in town, my sister came running up to me and said "You know how you told us not to tell people you're pregnant yet? Well I didn't tell anybody and Mama didn't tell anybody, but GG has been telling everybody!" Apparently GG didn't get the memo that we weren't telling people yet. Ha!
Jake quotes: I told Jake that this week, the baby was the size of a lime and held up my hand in a circle. He gave me a hard time saying that my lime way way too big. He said he's never seen a lime that big! So maybe I over exaggerated? Just ready for this baby to grow, grow, grow!
Verses I've been dwelling on: "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." -Philippians 4:6-7