The past eleven weeks have flown by. I feel like we completely skipped October. Huge things happened throughout October, but they all happened so fast that it still feels like a whirlwind.
And now it’s Thanksgiving, one of my favorite times of the year. And Thanksgiving precedes my MOST favorite time of the year: Advent.
And I’m already 11 weeks pregnant. Two years ago I was ten weeks pregnant with Bonnie, and even that seems like a lifetime ago. Bonnie has changed our lives completely, and in approximately 29 weeks, our lives will change again, as we welcome this new life into the world.
Have I mentioned this baby’s due date is just two days before Andrew graduates from chiropractic school? Yep. So our lives will be changing in more ways than just one!
Other than some nausea and excessive tiredness, I’m feeling great. My appetite has returned to normal. I’m constipated, which I hate, but I’m believing it will pass after the first trimester, as I seem to remember experiencing the same thing during my first pregnancy.
Sadly, nothing other than occasional walks with Bonnie. But I’m counting chasing her around all day as exercise too!
I am all done with progesterone suppositories.
I went ahead and made an appointment with an OB in Atlanta. Ultimately, I will have to make a change, but while I’m deciding whether to go the OB or midwife route, I am keeping my appointment with this doctor. There are several midwives in the Nashville area who have good reputations, so I’m hopeful that one of those will take me on if that’s what I choose to do. We will be back in Nashville permanently by March 1st; I will have a final decision by then! Honestly, I’m not all that concerned over it right now, which is really unlike me.
Here’s what’s going on with Baby:
- Baby is about 1.6 inches, the size of a small lime.
- 1:1 head to body ratio.
- Pronounced movements.
- Still has see-through skin.
- Tooth buds, hair follicles, and nails start to form.
- Fingers and toes are no longer webbed.
This is a big week for Baby!
What I’m looking forward to most these days:
Right now, I’m sitting in McDonald’s using their free internet while my parents watch Bonnie. They don’t have internet, so when we visit I make regular trips to any place with free internet in order to catch up on the blog. So basically all I can think about is getting home to my sweet girl!
Other than that, I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving tomorrow! I love this holiday, and I love spending it with my family!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Be sure to check in over the weekend for an AMAZING guest post from Jessi, on finding gratitude in the midst of infertility.