Pregnancy Update: Week 11

We’ve made it to Week 11. Wow, looking back I can’t believe how fast the time has gone. At the beginning it felt like it would take forever to get here. It really goes to show just how relative time is.

Last week was tough. It wasn’t a bad week per se, just very trying. I spent most of the week feeling overwhelmed and really out of my depth. I was feeling extra sick and tired and I finally had to admit that I can’t do everything (a really huge step for me!) and have taken steps to ease up on the craziness.

This weekend was an exercise in sheer, indulgent laziness. I didn’t get out of my pajamas on Saturday. I spent the entire day on the couch watching So You Think You Can Dance? Reading and napping. It was amazing. Then on Sunday I went to go see The Fault in Our Stars with my sister and a friend. What an incredibly beautiful, charming, funny, tragic and heart breaking movie. There were so many feels and in hindsight, probably not the best thing to take a pregnant woman to see, but I really needed that good cry I had. I feel much better for it.

How far along? 11 weeks

Baby is the size of a: Fig!

Total weight gain/measurements: I feel bigger around the middle and heavier, but I haven’t measured myself yet

Maternity clothes: Still only one pair of leggings and three summer tops – because they were on sale, but nothing I’m wearing yet.

Stretch marks: Nope

Best moment this week: being super indulgent and reading an entire book on one day

Miss anything? I’m back to missing biltong. I think it’s because I can’t have any

Movement: Nothing yet

Food cravings: Anything that is loaded with carbs. And full cream Greek yogurt with honey and almonds. *rolls eyes in ecstasy*

Anything making you queasy or sick? I’m trying to eat more veggies even though they make me queasy. Baby needs them so I’m sacrificing

Gender: Nothing yet

Symptoms: Beside the usual suspects I have developed pelvic pain. It’s not too bad but if I sit too long or walk too much I get really achy right in my butt. It’s very annoying. I keep trying to remind myself to move around more during the day.

Belly button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On and feeling a little loose

Happy or moody most of the time: Last week I was very moody. I hope to be a bit happier this week. I miss my usual sunny disposition

Looking forward to:  We’re having a pancake sale at work this week and every time I see the posters my mouth starts to water! I’m really looking forward to all that pancake goodness. And also enjoying the good weather we’re having at the moment. Sunny and 20 degrees Celsius in July – it makes me happy.





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