Monday, November 5, 2012

Week 10, day 5

Dear Baby,

You are now 10 weeks old and about the size of a Kamquat according to my app :) Since we are calling you 10 weeks old now, your dad and I decided that when you are born you will really be 9 months old already! I can't wait to see you for the first time... in person. I really got to see you for the first time on Friday which was so amazing!!! You are just the cutest little gummy bear wiggling around in there :) and your heart beat was very fast - 170 BPM. Ashlynn says that a high BPM tends to mean girl. So, I don't know but I kind of feel like you're a girl too. Either way, I just can't wait to find out so that I can start on your nursery!

So, anyway my first Dr. appointment with my midwife - Georgianna was on Friday. It was so exciting to hear your tiny heart beating when she put the doppler on my belly. All of a sudden you seemed so much more real to me. You're actually right in my belly and you're a real little person with a real little heart beat :) I love you so much. I smiled so big when I heard it for the first time. Then she took me into the ultrasound room where we got to see you. Dad recorded it all for me. At first you were just laying in there. She pointed out your head and your little arms and legs and then she said "come on move around for us a little" and I really hoped you would and you did! And I cried. It was the cutest thing I've ever seen. You are still so tiny but such a little person already!

I'm feeling a lot better these days. I think the "morning" nausea is finally wearing off. The house is certainly looking better. I didn't feel like cleaning for like a month! So the last couple of days I've been doing tons of catch up. My appetite is starting to come back as well. I still don't feel like eating everything that I used to, but at least I can eat somewhat normal now. I've been craving pepper jack cheese, but I always crave pepper jack cheese, so I can't tell if it's because of the pregnancy or if I'm just giving myself an excuse to eat so much of it. I need to stop because I'm getting fat. I have a feeling I'm not going to be one of those skinny prego ladies with just that cute little baby bump. Fingers crossed!

(written 10/25/12)