Our Five Ring Circus: 10 weeks/OB appointment

Monday, January 10, 2011

10 weeks/OB appointment

I finally hit double digits today! If this pregnancy is anything like my others, that means I'm over 1/4 of the way through!

I went to the doctor this afternoon for my monthly checkup. The doctor wasn't certain that we'd be able to hear the heartbeat, since I'm only 10 weeks, but we heard it, loud and clear!!! Little Nugget has a strong heartbeat! It was the most beautiful sound, and I admit that I choked up when I heard it! Grant was so excited...I'm so happy he was able to make it to the appointment!

Hearing that heartbeat makes all the weeks of nausea and vomiting worth it!

DATE: January 10, 2011

How far along:
10 weeks

Total Weight Gained:

How big is baby? About the size of a kumquat. Baby is about 1 1/4 inches long.

How baby is growing: Your baby has now completed the most critical portion of his development. He's swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs — including his kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac) — are in place and starting to function. Tiny nails are forming on fingers and toes (no more webbing) and peach-fuzz hair is beginning to grow on tender skin. Your baby's limbs can bend now. His hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over his heart, and his feet may be long enough to meet in front of his body. The outline of his spine is clearly visible through translucent skin, and spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from his spinal cord.

Maternity Clothes: No-my pants are still loose on me.

Sleep: Other than waking up once a night to use the bathroom, I sleep great at night. I'm starting to get more energy during the day.

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:
Hearing the heartbeat!

: Not certain yet, but I know I'll be feeling the baby move soon!

Food Craving: Sour watermelon gummies.

Food Aversions:
Everything else, especially drinks.

Morning Sickness:
Getting worse. I got another prescription for Zofran.

Unknown, and not finding out!

Nausea morning to night, gagging, vomiting, crying, and stomachaches (thanks to ahem, constipation).

What I miss:

What I'm looking forward to:
Feeling the baby move, and the morning sickness (hopefully) going away!

I'm starting to get a little belly. A lot of it is still due to bloat, because it increases and decreases in size throughout the day.


I can't forget my first babies! Some pictures from today...

Riding the dog:


Relaxing and chowing down after school:



  1. Now wait a minute...did I know you were pregnant? Did I miss this? Holy Cow, that's such wonderful news! I am so excited! I remember my first appointment was at 10 weeks with Gillian Grace and that's the first time we heard the heartbeat as well. Music to my ears! Again soooo excited! I am looking forward to following along on this journey!

    You look great too! Yay!

  2. love that you got to hear the beat.. so special!

  3. Hope the morning sickness goes away. I can't believe y'all aren't finding out the sex of the baby. Not knowing would drive me CRAZY!!!

  4. Oh, congrats on hearing the heartbeat! That is the best sound in the world!

    Also, the look on your dog's face is priceless :)

  5. You look adorable! So exciting about hearing the heartbeat...that is always so special. All you preggos are really giving me the fever!

  6. you poor thing with the morning sickness! Yuck. Hope you get to feeling better soon and SO happy you were able to hear the heartbeat...what a great feeling! Yay!!

  7. Hearing that sweet heartbeat is the best sound EVER!!!! What a blessing!

    I can't believe your not finding out. You know this is going to drive me nuts--don't you!?!?!

    Praying the morning sickness passes soon and your energy returns!

  8. I craved sour patch kids during both of my pregnancies. That and any strawberry/tart slushee. Mmm. Just thinking about those flavors makes me want them. You look so great. I hope the sickness starts to go away for you soon!

  9. What great news! I didn't realize you were expecting. Congratulations!

  10. Was hoping to read that the sickness got better or was completely gone :( On a happier note, love that color on you <3

  11. Little baby bump so cute! That is one big doggie you have too!

  12. OH I love that you are posting updates! You look beautiful!!! Love that Lexi is riding the dog too...he he! Can't wait to read all of your monthly updates. :)

  13. You look great! That first heartbeat is the best! I ALWAYS gets nervous and usually drink a little caffeine to make sure its going!!!

  14. OMG! you looks so beautiful with that cute bump on your tummy! and congrats on hearing the heartbeat! sorry to hear about the morning sickness. not fun i know though i didnt have that back then.

    oh, so u wont get a US to know its gender? would u be able to stand against excitement? hehe

    im so happy for u! be safe okay :) another set of fun photos of your cuties btw!



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