What’s Happening This Week: Your baby, just over 1 1/2 inches long and about the size of a fig, is now almost fully formed. Her hands will soon open and close into fists, tiny tooth buds are beginning to appear under her gums, and some of her bones are beginning to harden. She's already busy kicking and stretching, and her tiny movements are so effortless they look like water ballet. These movements will become more frequent as her body grows and becomes more developed and functional. You won't feel your baby's acrobatics for another month or two -- nor will you notice the hiccupping that may be happening now that her diaphragm is forming.
How far along? 11 weeks
Weight gain: 4 lbs. But I've seriously gotten huge!
Stretch marks? Some on the sides of my hips. I'm still using cocoa butter every night and morning, though!
Sleep: Jarrod and I were both traveling this week so sleep wasn't awesome. I was missing Jarrod and sleeping in strange hotel rooms.
Best moment this past week: Seeing Jarrod after 11 days apart!
Food cravings: Everything. I'm hungry about every 45 minutes. I'm doing my best to eat high protein and healthy, but donuts in the break room really call to me.
Labor Signs: None.
What I miss: Buttoning my pants. I'd lost so much weight before I got pregnant, I was used to feeling good about my body. This week my pants started really getting tight - even in the morning. I know it's natural, but it's depressing and hurts my emotions.
What I am looking forward to: Feeling the baby kick!
Anxieties: Finding out if it's a boy or a girl. Right now I don't want to know, but I don't know if that's the right decision or not...
Weekly Wisdom: Even though you know everything is going to change, you really have no idea.
Milestone: Nothing really yet - almost to the 2nd trimester!