How far along?: 11 weeks
Size of Baby: 1/2 inches long -- about the size of a fig.
Baby Development: Your baby is now almost fully formed. Her hands will soon open and close into fists, tiny tooth buds are beginning to appear under her gums, and some of her bones are beginning to harden.
She's already busy kicking and stretching, and her tiny movements are so effortless they look like water ballet. These movements will become more frequent as her body grows and becomes more developed and functional. You won't feel your baby's acrobatics for another month or two — nor will you notice the hiccupping that may be happening now that her diaphragm is forming.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: My starting weight was between 130 and 135 fully clothed. I haven't stepped on a scale this week, but my pants are getting tighter and tighter earlier in the day. (belly bump pictures to start next week)
Movement: Not for awhile
Stretchmarks: Not for awhile
Maternity Clothes: Not yet, but probably close.
Sleep: Inconsistent. Still going to bed early and waking up early.
What I miss: Nothing so far
Cravings: Lots of really healthy things like fruity candy (Twizzlers, Skittles, gummy bears, Starbursts), chips and dip & fried things. In addition, this week I've been craving burgers from Culvers and suddenly orange juice. Still craving V8 and cottage cheese.
Aversions: Eggs, chicken, apples make me sick (but applesauce is fine).
Symptoms: Hungry all the time, not sure who my chest belongs to, exhausted, smells are making me sick, and the nausea is less all the time and just comes in spurts now.
Best Moment this Week: one more week in the books, feeling my pants get tighter, and coming to a serious realization that there is a baby actually growing inside of me (how cool is that?)
Looking forward to: First OB appointment and telling more people our good news. Saying goodbye to this cold.
Random Updates: I've had a crummy cold this week -- lots of coughing and sniffling, along with nearly losing my voice. That's not been so much fun and has added to my exhaustion. Strangely enough, my sense of smell has been stronger than ever, which frightens me with what it will be like once I can actually breathe.