Week 10 Update

Week 10: Baby is the size of a strawberry!

Since we made our announcement on Facebook, I decided to try and remember to change my cover photo to show how big baby is every week. I’ll also post those here 🙂

I realized recently that I haven’t taken a bump photo in a few weeks! Time has been flying! I’ll try to remember to post one later today, and every week after that. Maybe when I change my cover photo on Facebook that will be my reminder to take a photo.

Anyway, my “night sickness” is starting to fade, which is awesome. It is still there, but it isn’t as bad and I seem to be able to just power through it. My boobs aren’t as sore, but they are definitely way bigger than they were before. Luckily, one of the things I didn’t give away when I lost 30 lbs on Weight Watchers were my bras, so I’m all set in that category for awhile.

The worst part this week is that I’m extremely tired. I feel like my body has probably adjusted to the fact that I gave up caffeine by now, so this is just pregnancy related. It feels like I’m hitting a wall. I have actually been falling asleep on the couch every night, which is sort of annoying because when I wake up to get into bed I can’t fall asleep again. It is almost like my body just wants a lot of tiny naps throughout the day.

Luckily, I’m not experiencing the symptoms described below in the What to Expect section. At least not yet. Maybe I’m eating all the right foods and drinking enough water to avoid that… Let’s hope it stays that way!

Did you have pregnancy fatigue? What helped you stay awake?

This week according to What to Expect:

On your baby’s to-do list this week: Build bones and cartilage. On your agenda, increase your fiber intake to cope with constipation.

Your Baby in Week 10 of Pregnancy

Your baby (now the size of a prune) has small indentations on his legs (soon to be knees and ankles!), and his tiny arms even have elbows that bend (how is that for magical?). Inside that little mouth, tiny buds of baby teeth are forming under the gums. His stomach and kidneys are kicking into gear, producing digestive juices and urine, and if it’s a boy, his testes are making testosterone (how manly!).

Your Body in Week 10 of Pregnancy

All clogged up? For many moms-to-be, those pesky pregnancy hormones cause the smooth muscles of the large bowel to fall down on the job — they get sluggish and you get constipated. Whole grains and veggies can help, as can drinking lots of water and exercising regularly. You might also be coping with headaches and newly visible veins as your body’s blood supply ramps up (it’ll increase by 20 to 40 percent over the course of your pregnancy!).

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