My Pregnancy Journal: Week 10

When I was pregnant with Shane, I wasn’t yet a blogger. I was still in school full-time and working full-time, not to mention a very active member of my sorority- so I’m sure it’s no surprise that I remember very little about my pregnancy. I do remember being slightly nauseous every day but never once actually getting sick, and I remember the feelings of tiny fluttery movements & kicks- but I don’t remember the day-to-day, or what I thought of everything, or really much more than the basics.

This time I’m determined to document everything, since this will be our last. So I have decided to do a pregnancy update weekly! I always love seeing these on blogs so I hope you all won’t mind them. &If you are currently expecting & do these types of updates, be sure to leave me a link in the comments so I can visit yours!

How Far Along: 10 weeks today!

Due Date: February 6, 2014

Boy or girl: No idea yet. Not even a gut feeling to go off of.

Week 10 pregnancy baby size comparison

Baby’s Development:

Your baby has now completed the most critical portion of his development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in his body rapidly grow and mature.

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, though they’ll continue to develop throughout your pregnancy.

If you could take a peek inside your womb, you’d spot minute details, like tiny nails forming on fingers and toes (no more webbing) and peach-fuzz hair beginning to grow on tender skin.

In other developments: 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. Your baby’s forehead temporarily bulges with his developing brain and sits very high on his head, which measures half the length of his body. From crown to rump, he’s about 1 1/4 inches long. In the coming weeks, your baby will again double in size — to nearly 3 inches.



None just yet, although I was excited to learn that you can feel babies sooner after your first! I’m hoping that holds true for us.

Bump Picture:

10 Week Pregnancy Belly Photo 2

{Yes, I feel at least as tired as I look.}


I’ve been very sick this time around, since around 5 & a half weeks. Like I mentioned earlier- with Shane, I had this nagging nausea most days but never once actually “got sick”. This time around, I can’t make it a day without it. My doctor gave me some medicine this week &it’s worked a little bit but I’m just hoping I don’t have much more of this lovely symptom to go.

Additionally, I’ve had some pretty bad headaches which I didn’t even know was related before. Tylenol hasn’t even been helping all that much either, and since that’s the strongest thing I can take, I’ve been having to deal with the headaches.

Weight Gain:

I haven’t really gained any yet, which surprised me because when I can manage to eat it’s typically crackers or something similar- not the healthiest choice but the only one I can get down now. &While I haven’t actually gained according to the scale, I definitely feel it {but in the right spots}.


No consistent ones, but I do get flashes of “OMGINEEDTOEATTHATRIGHTNOW”. It’s usually followed with “The thought of any food makes me sick” though, so it hasn’t really been an issue yet.

Food aversions:

Pretty much food in general.

What made me cry this week:

I can’t think of anything from this week.

Medical Stuff/Appointments:

I saw my OB for the first time this week. I was really excited but nervous to meet him- I want to try for a VBAC, and so I selected one of the only doctors in Vegas who do them {and quite possibly THE only one who takes my insurance}. I knew I’d be pretty much stuck with him whether I liked him or not for that reason, but luckily I really do like him. He was great with Shane {who came to the visit, with Justin} and very kind and encouraging of my choice to try for a VBAC. He also really reassured me about what would happen if he wasn’t there for my labor/delivery since like I said, he’s one of the ONLY doctors who do them- but it turns out even if he’s busy I won’t lose my opportunity.

While at the doctor, we were able to listen to the heartbeat {which beat at an astounding 168 beats per minute!} & even got our first ultrasound image:

baby feis 2 ultrasound 7-8-13 rightside up

{Baby’s bottom is in the top left corner, with the head in the bottom right; those are little feet on the left!}

Baby was measuring exactly to the date I had been going off of so that was great too.

Something I am excited about:

I am in dire, dire need of a maternity clothes shopping trip so I am excited to pick up some more comfortable clothes! I have noticed how much cuter everything is now than it was 4 years ago, too, so this should be fun.

Something I am not so excited about:

I’m likely to have at least two more weeks of this sickness- I am so ready to be done with this part!

Read more on my pregnancy:

Pregnancy Announcement

If you’re currently expecting, be sure to leave a link to your latest update in the comments! {&Be sure to check out Trista’s update post on Anderson’s Angels!}

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  1. Congrats!! Sucks being sick all day but i believe your morning sickness will only last for a few more weeks, so hang in there. You look great by the way :)
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  2. I would have loved to VBAC but both of my first two pregnancies had to be C-Sections due to medical reasons so by three I was to scared to try and the doctors said NO way to trying with my fourth.

  3. February 6th is a great day! (My Birthday. :) ) You look so cute too and you’ll be glad that you started taking belly pictures early. I really hope that you get your VBAC, I really wanted one and it didn’t end up working in my favor, but I’ve heard tons of women who have successful VBAC’s. How come you had to have a c-section the first time around. You are almost out of the 1st trimester too! Yay!
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    • The ultimate reason for the c-section was that my son’s heart rate was skyrocketing & then plummeting- that was the reason it became 100% mandatory. Before that, they’d been debating for awhile & told me I had a few minutes to decide- when I went to the hospital it was because my water had broken, but I wasn’t having any contractions so they had to start me on pitocin right away. 12 hours later {the time limit they usually give from when your water breaks because of infection risk}, I had only progressed to 6 & he wasn’t dropping at all. So they wanted to do one anyway, but were giving me the choice- until the heart rate thing. Then, I was in surgery within 10 minutes.

      &How funny about it being your birthday- and btw thanks for the tip on the belly stickers, I got these from the lady you told me about on your site. :)

  4. Hope the sickness clears up for you soon. Mine got progressively better with each of my own, but the surrogate baby brought on super bad morning sickness and I ended up having to get medication for it.
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  5. Congratulations!

  6. YAY! So excited you started posting these updates, I can’t wait to follow you along the rest of your pregnancy. You look adorable! And I LOVE that ultrasound picture… you can totally see that little baby floating around in there, how exciting!!

  7. Awww, cute picture! I know how you feel about the morning sickness. I believe I only had one bout of morning sickness with my first. However, the morning sickness with my second took a long time to go away – ugh! It’s true that each pregnancy is different.
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  8. What a great way to chronicle this time in your life. I’m going to guess boy and see if I’m right! (Well I have a 50/50 chance anyway LOl!)
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  9. Congratulations! I enjoyed your post. Good luck!
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  10. Aw, I hope you feel better soon and I can’t wait to see your bump grow! I wish you the best with the vbac too.
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  11. So sorry about the sickness I’ve never experienced it (thankfully) I hope it goes away soon and I will love coming here each week to see your updates.
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  12. I can’t wait to read all your updates! Sorry you’ve felt bad this time around.
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  13. I’m looking forward to seeing updates and hope that the nausea goes away soon. I had it with both of my kids and it’s not fun!

  14. Congratulations!

  15. YAY!! You look great, even tired! :) Hoping sickness is gone soon, and that these next handful of weeks go fast cause I’m ready to know gender NOW! ;)
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  16. I can’t wait to read each week’s journal!! I think it’s a girl! ;)
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  17. A little prune!! So sorry you are not feeling well this time around. :(
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  18. Aww yay, I can’t wait to follow your journey. You look great!
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  19. I hope you’re past the sickness soon!
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  20. Ugh sorry to hear you are so sick. I was that way with the surrogacy!

    With that heartbeat, I’m putting my guess in as girl :)
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