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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

10 weeks with baby #2






How far along: 10 weeks

How big is baby: a Kumquat (a little over an inch from crown to bottom). baby center's info on baby growth at 10 weeks 

Weight gain/loss: -6 lbs

Sleep: The doc gave me permission to take a Tylenol PM every night before bed to help me sleep and to control the restless leg syndrome that keeps me up.  

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Some days are great with no nausea but most are still pretty queasy. I think things are starting to turn for the better though. This week was much better than last week. 

Movement: I know its crazy early but I have a forward tilting uterus and its just below the muscles of my abdomen. I talked to the doc about it and she thinks I may have felt the baby's spasms. Those tiny little legs are still pretty small to be kicking with any force but his whole body jolts often and we think that may be what I feel. Its at the same time every evening. I first felt it on the 20th. They feel exactly how they felt when I first was aware of Cole moving at 12 weeks. She also said because of the c-section (the scar of which is right above where I'm feeling the movement is likely making it easier to feel. Also, I have dairy intolerance so I know exactly where my intestines are when they are churning and the exact place I feel gas bubbles. This is a good few inches lower than I have ever felt gas or intestinal issues. The doc and I are both pretty sure I'm feeling actual movement. I'm curious to watch it over the next few weeks. 

What I'm worrying about: Not much. I already have a hard bulge under my c-section scar so I'm feeling more confident that this baby is doing well!

What I'm loving: Feeling that hard bulge. Meals that I can tell when I first sit down to them that they are going to go down without pain or problem. 

Symptoms: Nausea (threw up for the first time this pregnancy this week). Exhaustion. Still off of my prenatal vitamins for the time being. I feel so bad because Cole is watching so much TV the last few weeks. We normally allow only a few shows over the course of the day but that has been completely derailed in order to give him some form of entertainment. 

What I'm looking forward to: my first ultrasound next week!

Best moment of the week: Date night with Greg where Toodles went to spend the night at Grandma's. We caught up on some DVR shows without constant interruption and actually got to cuddle on the couch while watching them!! :)   Also, 2 newborn sessions this week so I was eating up the baby snuggles and smells! Getting excited!



On fri night didn't need tylenol pm and took prenatal. Finally feeling like I may be past the worst of the nausea. So now I know that I'm truly sick and weak from weeks 6-11! Then some relief comes.
Been feeling lots of changes in my body. This kid is strong. Dances a lot. Hips hurt and are visibly widening. Lower back pressure as those bones are pushing forward. Boobs going through a second growth spurt. Belly changed even not really showing but belly went from being soft and wide from side to side to being very firm and forward pointing. Its hard to describe but looking down my soft (flubby) belly used to look flat from above because the flub was spread evenly across the width of my belly. Now the flub is basically gone and from above is rounder with a clearly defined peak above my belly button. I didn't think anyone would notice but my mom called out the changes at first sight. I felt like they all happened overnight.
Eating chicken with minimal problems again.

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