Baby Size: Raspberry
Knickname: Bean, mostly because the little gal or guy is still about the size of a bean. Most likely will change with time.
Weight Gain: 4lbs so far, Yikes! Let's just be clear that this is the increase since before IVF, not just the last couple of weeks. Time to start eating healthier and working out more consistently. (I should only gain 20lbs total based on my height and weight.) This week's diet has been much better, just trying to stay focused on health and nutrients for me and bean.
Cravings: Not so much cravings, but bagels & cream cheese, and chocolate still seem to end up in my diet daily. Starting to cut out the bagels, and replace with Kind Bars. Cutting down on the chocolate too. The Chocolate Peanut Butter Kind Bar is a nice replacement.
Aversions: Tofu is still not appetizing at all, nor is Soy Sauce or Liquid Aminos. Anything too salty doesn't taste good.
Showing: Still rocking maternity jeans, low panel mostly. Regular jeans are too tight on the waist, and I really hate the belly bands. They do not stay up. Thankfully I have a ton of long, and or loose shirts to help cover things up for awhile.
Body Changes: My nipples currently seem to be tingly every day. My breasts are still really sore. Nausea is pretty consistent each day. No real time frame though, happens pretty randomly throughout the day. Although mornings and evenings are usually okay. Appetite is still up and metabolism seems to be working well.
Worst Moment this Week: Posting on TheBump.com. I do not recommend joining the forums. Hormones and forums do not mix ladies!
Best Moment this Week: Hubby Gtalking me that he "Missed me and Bean". For some reason it melted my heart a little. Knowing there's a little person growing inside of me. I think I'm finally starting to let myself enjoy it.
Looking Forward To: Our 12 week ultrasound on January 3rd! Only 4 more weeks. Hoping the holidays help to keep the time flying by!
I just wanted to take a minute to thank each and every one of you that have supported, encouraged, lent a shoulder, shed a tear, or shared in the silence. I am thoroughly blown away each and every time I write, all the responses I receive from you all. Your words of love and encouragement have helped to get us thus far. And even though this part of our journey is so new, your support has helped the time to pass quickly.