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9 week update

DISCLAIMER: This post contains information about our pregnancy. Because I know all too well how these kinds of posts may affect my fellow #ttcsisters and #ttcbrothers, I include this disclaimer to forewarn you. I understand how much these posts can sting and promise to continue to add the disclaimer on any post that may be related to this pregnancy (assuming viability) so that you may have the option to bow out of reading. I understand.

9 week Recap
Baby is the size of a cherry
Total weight gain/loss:  3 pounds gained.  I started this journey at 153 pounds, which is about seven pounds less than I was at my 9 month pregnant weight with our eldest ten years ago.  Sigh, lol.  I weighed in at our first obstetrics appointment Wednesday at 157 pounds. 
Maternity clothes?: Not yet, but I have had to use the hair tie trick for a couple of pair of pants and none of my business suits seems to want to fit quite right.
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: It varies.  Recently, I’ve started to wake a couple of times, once at midnight and once about 4:30a.m. to pee.  There have also been a couple of nights including last night where I am wide awake from 3-5:30 in the morning and I’ve only had about five hours of sleep!
Best moment of the week: Hmmm….my MIL made mustard greens, cake, baked apples, and tuna salad for dinner the other day so I wouldn’t have to when I came home.  It was so good and tasted so much like my home days in NC that I got teary eyed.  I love her. Oh and stopping meds!!!
Have you told family and friends:  Yep
Miss Anything? Not really, but I will admit to a bit of disappointment that I couldn’t have my appletini or Hurricane at the wedding we attended in January.
Movement: Nope
Anything make you queasy or sick:  YES!! The smell of coffee irritates me.  If I don’t eat something every two hours I’m also queasy. Chicken (especially the prep of raw chicken). UGH!
Food cravings:  I begged S. for a Nutty Buddy ice cream cone and Chinese food.  The Chinese food we got.  The Nutty Buddy he turned me down for because I’m anemic and “icecream isn’t good for your blood” and since he was the one out, I acquiesced.  But trust, I’ll get it soon lol.  The Chinese food craving comes every few days though.
Have you started to show yet:  Not really.  I have a bump, but I think it’s more from the residual Estrace and Endometrin.  A gf swore she could tell, but I don’t see it yet.
Gender prediction: So we’ve decided to be #teamgreen and not find out the baby until the delivery.  However, when I first found out, I thought it may be a boy.  We’ll see.
Labor Signs: No!
Belly Button in or out? Still in
Wedding ring on or off?  On, but I was so swollen (bloated) this morning it was hard to get them on and S. even recommended keeping them off.  Watching that carefully.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Oh my.  I wish I could say I was super happy all the time.  Most of the time, I’m good.  But I do get frustrated easier when I’m home in the evenings.
Preparations for baby: Not really.  I am in the process of changing insurance and the care offered to maternity and mothers will certainly be considered.

Looking forward to: the day S. can feel the baby move or hear the heartbeat from outside of my belly.

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