Monday, September 26, 2011

10 weeks pregnant {Kumquat, Prune}

I hit the 10 week mark a few days ago on Friday (it's Monday night, now). Things are starting to slowly crawl their way to semi-normal. I'm still nauseous each day, but that nob has been turned way down. I'm still not the biggest fan of food these days, eating has been a chore. I'm starting to have a wider range of tastes and cravings again, though. I'm also regaining my energy level, at a slower speed than I'd like but hey, it's something to be thankful for.

Now for a special detail that I'll share with you that maybe not all pregnant women feel comfortable it nipples are in PAIN!!! No, not all the time, but today was the worst nipple pain I've ever felt in my 28 years of existence. I was at work and it was a cold morning (at least for me, I now get cold much easier than normal, I have to take a sweater into the grocery store) and as we women know, when it gets cold our girls perk up a bit. Well, mine not only perked up, but they felt like they had been lit on fire! I almost yelled that I was on fire while supervising my student's snack-time at work. I had to go inside and I was practically in tears because of the pain and because I couldn't do anything to make it stop. When I read about "breast tenderness" in the baby books, I had no idea this is what I should expect. I figured it was more of a sore feeling, which I'd take any day over this. UGH!

Oh yeah, and how could I forget this gem of pregnant side effect...GAS! For me, mostly in the form of burping. I burp so often, I almost wish I had one of those hand-held counters that bouncers use at clubs to keep track of how many people they've let inside. I burp after every meal, give or take about 5 minutes between each set of burps. Indigestion at its finest, which means simple, plain and bland foods are a favorite with my stomach lately. Now the other gas...yuck, is all I have to say. How's that for a little TMI for one day :)

My BabyBump phone app tells me that the baby is the size of a prune. "The tenth week marks the beginning of a critical period in your baby's development when all the vital organs have formed and are beginning to function. Your baby is also growing tiny nails on the fingers and toes as well as tiny buds for teeth."

Wooden embroidery hoops

Here are 2 really creative and adorable uses for embroidery hoops. I can't wait to add these ideas to my Tator-Tot's room. The framed fabric hoops look extremely simple and add that extra pop of color that the room may be missing overall. It's also a popular trend that I've seen popping up A LOT during my online surfing sessions. It's nice to think that the most time spent here will be browsing the fabric aisles for that perfect print.

This bird mobile, on the other hand, definitely appears to take up some time and patience. Looks like I'll be putting my "sewing skills" to work because I love this simple, hand-made-with-love project. You can find the DIY tutorial HERE at

I've already started to collect some hoops. I recently found 3 of them and I paid a total of 30 cents at a garage sale.

Bedding inspiration

I'm pretty sure I'll be decking out the nursery with colors of aqua, yellow, orange, red and pink...may sound a little busy, but I've got a vision. I came across this bedding here and I can definitely see something like this style and color in the baby's crib. Unison has it HERE as the "Sailor + Regatta Yellow" crib sheet.

Another great website for furniture, bedding, toys, storage, etc. is The Land of Nod. I found this adorable yet "manly" print for boys (still don't know what I'm having yet...suspense is killing me). I'd go for a look like this, especially since Daddy loves tractors and I really dig the colors. You can find this Construction Zone Crib Bedding HERE.

9 weeks pregnant {Green Olive}

Oh how I despise the number 9. This 1st trimester is kicking my booty. I'm exhausted all the time, I want to take naps (which is a new concept to me), food mostly disgusts me and I'm always out of breath. Whoever said that being pregnant is a liar ;) It definitely could be worse, I've heard some bad "horror stories" in comparison to my complaints so I'll count my blessings and carry on. Besides that, there are no updates to tell about mine and the Tater-Tot's progress. My boyfriend has been awesome and super understanding, helpful and loving (so far!...I bet I can get him to crack soon enough). He even picks me up lunch and delivers it to me at work if and when I come across a craving.

My BabyBump phone app tells me that the baby is about the size of a green olive. "This week the embryonic tail disappears. The hands and feet look a lot less like paddles and have more formed fingers and toes. Your baby's head is still larger than the rest of the body and the eyes are fully developed, but are covered by the eyelids which are fused shut for the next 16 weeks or so. Inside your baby's body the internal reproductive organs, testes or ovaries, are starting to form but will not be quite distinguishable until the next couple of weeks."

Here's an image of what my baby may look like this week...
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