I am well into my 11th week of being pregnant and things are really starting to change and take shape â€“ the shape of round.
As of this morning, I officially weigh 10 pounds lighter than I did before pregnancy, yet, I measured my belly and I have gained 1.7 inches around my â€œbumpâ€ (I used to be 33â€ around that area, now, as you can see, Iâ€™m almost at 35â€). How exciting! Also, my pants are really starting to get tight, and they’re not like jeans where you can just loop the rubber band around the button, these are the hook closers, so I am going this weekend to look into getting some work maternity pants. Right now, the ones in the picture are my favorite ones. My red holiday sleep pants with penguins. They are so comfy. But since those arenâ€™t allowed at work, I need to look into other, more professional, sets of pants.
My morning sickness? Itâ€™s mostly at supper time (or dinner time for you northern folk). And itâ€™s sort of hit and miss. Most days, Iâ€™m okay. My worst times are when my BG is dropping, which can happen anytime. When it starts to drop, Iâ€™m in fully icky mode until it levels off. I think that will probably be one symptom that wonâ€™t go away. But the general non-BG induced sickness is starting to go away, and for that, I am so, so, SO happy about.
I will have my follow-up appointment at Dr. Câ€™s, the endo, on Thursday of next week, and I can almost guarantee you thereâ€™s going to be some carb ratio and basal changes. I know this may sound silly, but I know itâ€™s going to be a lot of work, but somehow knowing itâ€™s because of the pregnancy makes me not stress it as much. I seem to have a more â€œOkay, letâ€™s fix thisâ€ attitude than a â€œUgh. WTFH is going on here!?â€, which is a good thing I think. Granted, that doesnâ€™t mean I donâ€™t worry about the highs or the lows potentially harming the baby, because I do, but it helps get that mental road block, if you will, that Iâ€™ve always had of absolutely needing to know the reason WHY before acting to FIX. Now itâ€™s a â€œfix it now, worry laterâ€ kind of attitude.
Saturday, Iâ€™ll be making my â€œofficialâ€ 12 week photo to put on flickr. Iâ€™ll let you guys know when itâ€™s up. Oh, and did you notice my pregnancy status bar at the top? Pretty cool, huh? Thatâ€™s complements of WhatToExpect.com