Thursday, August 8, 2013

Pregnancy Update: Week 10

This baby deep inside of me, ever so small, is a child of God. A child that God gave to me to take care of whether for a day or for years. That care began at conception. Whether he or she lives or dies each day I am with him or her is a gift and has a purpose with eternal consequences. My baby is now a part of my life, my testimony. -Brenda Rodgers, "New Rules for Announcing a Pregnancy"

How far along: 10 weeks!

"bones and cartilage are forming -- and small indentations on the legs are developing into knees and ankles. ...the  elbows on baby's arms are already working. Tiny buds of baby teeth are forming under the gums. Further down, the stomach is producing digestive juices, the kidneys are producing larger quantities of urine, and, if your baby's a boy {he is} producing testosterone."-What to Expect When You're Expecting, 4th Edition

Baby size:  "nearly 1 1/2 inches long (about the size of a prune)" -What to Expect When You're Expecting, 4th Edition

Gender: We'll find out when he/she arrives in March!

Weight gain: None yet, but that could be because I lost some weight during the tummy troubles time. I'm sure this new found appetite will make up for it soon though. haha. 

Belly: I've got an itty bitty belly! The change is exciting to watch!

Sleep: Sleep is better known as nighttime napping between bathroom trips. haha 

Clothes: Knits are amazing! I've only had to retire a couple of denim skirts thus far. 

Movement: I'm trying to get back to be a little more active. I had been trying to abide by a "take it easy" activity level. I'm itching to get moving again tough! I purchased a Pregnancy Fitness
dvd set that is structured according to trimester. I'm excited to give it a go soon! It will at least give me a good exercise option for days that going outside for a walk are less than ideal. I'm hoping to be active throughout this pregnancy as much as I'm able to be. 

Food aversions: Thank goodness the tummy troubles and food aversions seem to be passing! The only food that I'm still not caring a tremendous amount about has been sweets. I used to have an uncontrollable sweet tooth, but now I seem to not mind having or passing up on such as that. 

Food cravings: I still love salty foods! Pickles & hardboiled eggs are still a favorite!

What I miss: Now that proper digestion has seemed to kick back in, I'm feeling much more like myself. So, there's not a whole lot to "miss" at this point. 

What I'm excited about: 10 weeks! It still seems incredible. I'm just excited to be at this place and experience this moment. I'm so grateful for each day we get with this little one. 


  1. So exciting! Congratulations, btw! I meant to say that on your announcement post, but my internet wasn't working so well. This post takes me back to my first pregnancy. Such a time of excitement and experiencing all the changes that pregnancy brings. After having 3 (so far!), it is still exciting to experience. :) I hope the rest of your pregnancy is uneventful (in a good way!) :D

  2. How fun! What a beautiful mommy you are (none of this "mom-to-be" stuff; you already ARE a mom!). So good to hear the nausea has passed. How wonderful to be able to see your little baby bump and know he/she is there and safe. I love that you won't find out the gender. While it is different for everyone, I personally love surprises and imagine it to be so much more fun to find out everything at the birth


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