We are 10.5 weeks pregnant today. I can still hardly believe it! After last week’s ultrasound, I feel an incredible peace. And I feel so in awe of God: His timing, His deliverance, His provision, His miracles, His hand on our lives.
The nausea has been a lot better this week than last, although I think I’ve gotten off pretty easy in that department. It’s not been terrible, and this week it has almost completely subsided. The sleepiness, on the other hand, has not subsided yet. In fact, it seems to be getting worse. I feel exhausted all day, every day, but then when bedtime rolls around, insomnia kicks in. I’m not sure if that’s a pregnancy thing (I know it is common during pregnancy) or if it’s just the excitement about spending several days with my family over Thanksgiving that is keeping me up at night.
So, I am a sleepy girl these days, but I’m a happy sleepy girl! Every symptom is a blessing… a reminder
of what a wonderful God I serve.
Now that I’m working outside of the home it’s been a little tough to get my walking in. It sounds ridiculous, but every time I come home for lunch, or at the end of the day, I just want to sleep! So far, I’ve been pretty good about making myself do my walking during my lunch break. I have a long lunch break, and I know if I can get my walking in during lunch, I won’t have to worry about it later in the evening. This week was kind of an off week exercise- wise since we were packing and getting prepared to head to Nashville for Thanksgiving. I should get off work around 9:00 tonight, and we will head home then.
I have picked my pace up quite a bit since I first got back into walking after our FET, so walking an hour usually means that I walk about four miles. That’s major progress, and I think I will only get faster! If this sleepiness would just leave me alone…
Saturday was my last day of shots, patches (Vivelle Dots), and estrogen suppositories. I’ve loved going all day the past three days without having to remember to take them, and Andrew has really loved not having to give me a shot these past few nights. My backside is already starting to feel less sore and look less lumpy, bruised, and swollen… so nice!
My appointment at the new OB is in six days… I’m so thankful we’ve come this far.
Here’s what is going on with Baby:
- Baby will officially be considered a fetus by the end of this week (although I already officially consider him/her a baby.)
- Is over an inch long, and possibly even pushing TWO INCHES (about the size of a big ol’ grape!)
- Has a heartbeat strong enough to be heard via Doppler.
- Baby’s most delicate and critical development period is over.
What I am looking forward to most these days:
I’m looking forward to meeting my new doctor next week. And, not related specifically to Baby, I am looking forward to some family time this week… so happy to be back in Nashville for a little while!