Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My Pregnancy: 10 Weeks

Wow, it has been a long time since I've updated my blog! But after having a few people ask me about it, I thought I really should get back to blogging again. As you probably already know, we've had some life-changing news in our family since the last time I blogged. Our family will become 3 this March! We are thrilled about being parents. We've been married for 6 years now, and we've been through a lot as a couple. We've lived in 3 different states. I've had several jobs. We both got our masters degrees and Andrew is nearly done with his Ph.D. Andrew joined the Air Force. We became an aunt and uncle. And on and on. We have enjoyed being just the two of us so much. But we can't wait to add a little one to the mix and start the next chapter.


Right now I am 10 weeks along! That means our baby is about an inch and a half long (or the size of a prune). An amazing fact about our baby this week is that its elbows are already working!

I am feeling the pains of having a "barnacle" growing inside me (the baby's newest nickname). Morning sickness hit with a vengeance at week 6 and hasn't let up since. I feel like I am sleeping all the time! I included a picture here of me this week. Now, I am the first to admit that I wasn't a skinny girl to begin with! So this picture doesn't have much "baby bump" to it, just my normal chubbiness. But I know that I will like to look back eventually and see how my belly changed over time.

So I'm back to blogging. I promise to blog about more than just my pregnancy! Although the recipes may be on hold until the second trimester...

5 comments:

angelonwheels said...

Congrats!!!!

Aches and Paynes said...

Have you tried Crystallized Ginger for your morning sickness?

Amanda said...

Thanks TJ! Brandi, I am so over ginger! I tried ginger ale, ginger candy and ginger tea. At this point I can't handle any more ginger! But tonight I tracked down some Preggo Pops which several people have said are a miracle cure. Fingers crossed!

Ashley Thomas said...

you can also try preggie pop drops (which are hard candy instead of lollipops) or really any candy that is sour.....I can't say I am an expert at the whole morning sickness thing because mine only lasted 2-3 weeks

Amanda said...

Ashley, those are the ones that I got. They seem to be helping today. I am extremely jealous of your short morning sickness!!