Saturday, January 22, 2011

10 Week Update & Ultrasound!

How Far Along: 10 Weeks (10 weeks one day when writing this/ 10w0d in picture)

How Big is The Baby: 2.5 Inches long

Total Weight Gain: Probably still about 2 pounds. The real weighing will begin at the OB this coming friday.

Maternity Clothes: No, but I do where a BE Band because my pants wont button. Last week they just felt painful if buttoned and now the button wont reach.

Sleep: Not sleeping well but super tired all day

GENDER: Dont know. I still think girl but after out u/s one of the nurses said it looks like a boy to her. Also Justin's Grandmother told me she has been having dreams that it is a boy.

Movement: We SAW movement on the ultrasound (so cool!) but I wont feel it for a while yet.

Food Cravings: Sweet things. I HAD to have a nerd blizzard from Dairy Queen last night and luckily Kelli went and indulged with me! <3

What I Miss: Having energy!!!!!!! I stayed up later than normal last night and I am SO tired today and totally paying for it.

What I'm looking forward to: Meeting the OB next week and having another ultrasound! Also knowing the baby's gender so I can start planning better.

Milestones: Double digits (as in how many weeks) and seeing the baby move!

Symptoms: Still extreme exhaustion, craving sweets, not sleeping well, moody as heck!, heartburn.

It was, BY FAR, the best ultrasound yet. It was so amazing to see that in two weeks the baby had grown that much and looks like a baby now. The heart was beating away at 177bpm again. He/she was moving and waving his/her arms and legs around. It was so special. Justin even took a video of the baby moving around with my phone. We are so blessed to have this baby growing inside of me and we are NOT taking it for granted. After everything that we have been through it just amazes me that this is happening. Its days like yesterday that make me SO thankful that we didnt give up, I truly felt that we may never see what we saw yesterday so it is unexplainable how much it meant to us.

For Justin it made the whole thing so much more real. It isnt a growing blob anymore its a little baby moving around in there. He immediately said "CAN YOU FEEL THAT?!"..... so cute.

We have our first appointment with our OB next friday and we will have an ultrasound then too (at 11 weeks) then our NT scan at the RE the next wednesday. We will be seeing a lot of the baby in the next two weeks and we are so excited!


  1. Your first official bump picture, yay!
    I'm so excited for you guys (I know I say that all the time but it's true)!
    I can't wait til next week's appt!! :)
    <3 you!

  2. 10 weeks already?!!?!? Looking great my dear! Oh... and you just got a million times cooler in my book because Dave is playing on your minipod :)

  3. Super fun and exciting! I enjoyed indulging in your craving with you...only, I wish I would have got a Nerds one too! We should do that again soon...hopefully the DQ guy will be as cool as the last one.

    Only because I like to pick on you....and because you can take it, TAKE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE DOWN! I see it in the background of your "bump" picture! LOL.

  4. Happy ICLW! I hope to be in your shoes shortly!

  5. I am so happy for you!! Look at that wee little babe!! And your cute mini bump! You are so deserving of all of this. I'm happy for you!

  6. Stopping by from ICLW :)

    Congrats on your baby bump! We are just about at the same point in our pregnancies :) Your ultrasound pics are so neat!

  7. 1st off CONGRATS!
    i love Ultrasounds that makes them look like little gummie bears :)

    2nd- YAHOOOO for dave. Im possibly the biggest fan alive. no really I am.
    His music is my babys lullaby.

  8. Wonderful wonderful ultrasound pics! And the best part? Your next one at 11 weeks will be EVEN more amazingly clear!

    Like Tara said, yahoo for Dave! (though I prefer Wahoowa for Dave!) I've been a fan since their days at Trax in Charlottesville...which shows just how old I am. LOL I posted all about my love of Dave here:

    ICLW #42

  9. Happy ICLW! Congratulations on your pregnancy.

  10. Congrats! Precious u/s pics! Here from ICLW. Starting IVF this cycle. Thanks for giving me hope! :)

    ICLW #148

  11. Congrats on your pregnancy! Sounds like you went through a lot to get there!!! What a miracle. And I think 9-10 week ultrasounds are amazing.

    I'll be following from here on out!

    ICLW #134

  12. Your ultrasound pictures are beautiful...congratulations!