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Weekly Pregnancy Update – 9 Weeks

How far along: 9w0d

Baby’s size: 1.22 inches, about the size of a date (whatever that is!)

Total weight gain: Up 2.6 lbs. from egg retrieval.

Maternity clothes: Yes, and still not happy about it.

Stretch marks: I pray never, and so far I’m good!

Sleep: Still tossing and turning quite a bit, and getting up to pee at least once.  I’m finding staying up past 8:30pm is difficult.  Eric just rolls his eyes as he’s far more a night owl than me 🙂

Symptoms/Feeling: I’m still noticing the nausea from time to time throughout the day.  I’m not sure if the Unisom and B6 are still helping, as I’m too afraid to stop them to find out!  I feel the worst after dinner at night, and thus bedtime is a little rough.

Best moment of this week: Eric attempted to find the baby’s heartbeat with his stethoscope…  At one point he thought he found it, but wasn’t able to find it again for me to hear.  It’s still really early though, and I’m still considering ordering a fetal doppler…

Miss anything: I miss eating whatever I want, not worrying about how I’ll feel after…

Movement: My handy Pregnancy+ app tells me baby is now moving its tiny arm and leg buds, although obviously still too soon for me to feel anything.

Food cravings: I’m still craving bagels and cream cheese, which has been my breakfast most mornings lately.  And still enjoying at least one honey crisp apple each day.  Otherwise though, I’m trying to vary meals.  Last Friday night Eric wanted Longhorn, and I was able to eat part of a (well-done) steak and most of a baked potato without feeling too terrible after!

Anything making you queasy or sick: The sight or smell of pasta…  I was browsing Pinterest yesterday, you’d be amazed at the number of pasta recipes on there!

Have you started to show yet: No, but still feeling quite bloated.  I was hoping some of that would go away once we stopped the progesterone injections last week, but I honestly don’t think that’s the case 🙁

Gender: Too early! But I think we can find out in a few weeks with some other testing we’ll have done.

Labor signs: HAHA, let’s hope not yet!

Belly button in or out: In.

Wedding rings on or off: On.

Happy or moody most of the time: Both, I think it depends on if I’m at work or not!

Looking forward to: First OB appointment next Tuesday afternoon, only 8 more days now!

Purchases for baby:  The Medela Calma bottle arrived…  Has anyone used these?  They seem to have a lot of parts!  Otherwise, just the Hawkeye onesie I posted a picture of last Friday.  The gift shop here at work is so hard to resist!

4 thoughts on “Weekly Pregnancy Update – 9 Weeks

  1. We’re getting there! My first OB appointment is next Monday. I think I mentioned before that we did not have very good luck with the Medela Calma. We loved the Avent Natural bottles though! Not sure if you’ve given though to bf’ing and pumping and whatnot but I had a Medela pump so I’d just pour the milk into the Avent bottles.

    That’s cute that Eric attempted to find the heartbeat with a stethoscope! I’m guessing it is way too early for that to work though unless he was using a special fetal one? (although its probably too early even for that). It took me 15 minutes this morning to find the heartbeat with the fetal doppler!

    1. Yeah, I better not buy anymore of the Calma bottles until I try them out. I was given one of the Advent Natural with a purchase I made at a maternity store, so I’ll keep that one to try as well. I’ve been looking at pumps and so far everyone I know recommends the Medela ones…

      Yes, who knows if Eric actually heard what he thinks he heard! We’ll try again in a week, and I think I might look online again today at the fetal dopplers!

      1. I can tell you that even listening with the doppler is very confusing. There are lots of rhythmic sounds that aren’t the baby. If you do get a doppler, definitely watch the youtube videos first so you know which sounds are which! I have the sonoline b and I love it. It has provided a ton of peace of mind for me and two of my friends!

  2. yeah definitely too early to hear with a stethoscope. starting at 18-20 weeks, you can try, though many don’t do it anymore. i was decent at it rotating on OB, but that was over 10 years ago!

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