Week 11………the week when all the first trimester symptoms are supposed to start to fade. Mine certainly don’t seem to be going anywhere! This update is for weeks 11 to 11 weeks 6 days.
How Far Along? – 12 weeks
Current Weight/Weight Gain – Pre pregnancy weight was 101.6, Current weight is 102.6……weight gain thus far: 1 pound
Meds Taken? – 4mg folic acid supplement, 200mg progesterone suppository, 12.5mg phenegran taken every 6 hours, 25mg Atarax taken every 6 hours and trying a medicated patch for nausea control
Baby Size? – Baby is the size of a lime, measuring between 1.5 and 2 inches long and weighing in at just over 1/3 of an ounce.
What Happened With Baby This Week? – Baby is moving a lot this week and has started to imitate breathing by sucking amniotic fluid in through the mouth. Baby has grown a lot this week.
Symptoms? – the vomiting has continued to get worse. Thanks to the patches, I am able to feel less nauseous in the day but it is still there. I have been really constipated. The lack of bowel movements has definitely also impacted my ability to pass gas. I get really bad gas pains that are difficult to get rid of. (I even tried some of my 7 month old nephews gas drops but it didn’t help) I have been struggling with both fatigue and insomnia this week. If I fall asleep first, I’m out all night……if Ronny falls asleep first I can’t sleep. Moodiness has reared its ugly head this week. I told my husband at the beginning of the week that I am angry with him, but didn’t know why. Sunday I screamed at him that my m.s. Is all his fault because he did this to me. I have noticed that my abdomen has moments where it gets incredibly tight and then when it relaxes I get really bad cramps. Doctors have assured me that this is normal. My legs have started to swell at the end of the day and are more prone to falling asleep if I sit for too long.
Cravings? – No real cravings but still cannot handle any meat products.
Best Moment This Week? – Hearing the baby’s heartbeat at the Ob appointment
Looking Forward To Next Week? – NT scan and being out of the first trimester.
Belly Picture Starting waist – 27″ current waistline 33.5″ up 1/2″ in a week and 6.5″ overall.