Thursday, November 11, 2010

10 weeks

How Far Along: 10 weeks

Size of baby: 1.25 inches - the size of a prune.

Maternity Clothes: No. But I did unpack the boxes my sister and BFF gave me and washed them. And then put them back into a tuperware box until I can use them. I wanted to be prepared.

Stretch Marks: No.

Sleep: I've been having kind of a crappy time sleeping. I'm tired, but it takes me forever to fall a sleep and when I wake up in the middle of the night, I'm up for a bit.

Best Moment of the Week: Getting to 10 weeks! Oh and reading the message C sent to his college friends telling them I am pregnant. It's priceless. I figured I'd share:


The reason why we cannot go to Colorado is that K is pregnant and is due on June 9th. So I don't want to fly to Colorado with a 2 month old baby.

We've been trying for a while (2+ yrs) and with the help of science we have done it. I told K that if she wanted a baby with me of course it would come down to IVF since I'm an expert in cell culture. (though they didn't ask for my help).

They collected 17 eggs, 11 of which fertilized and out of that they selected the 2 best (in terms of cellular division, not in terms of ultimate life success) and put them back in. Only one implanted and that is little baby G, who is obviously a super baby since it went through such a rigorous selection process and then kicked the other possible sibling out of the uterus. I have a picture of the two 5 day old blastocysts (embryos) which is the first baby picture. I can post it later.

Movement: No.

Symptoms: Still tired, sore bbs, stretching and pulling of the uterus, stuffed up nose. (MW said it's normal.)

Food cravings: Salads. Although I've always loved salads, but I do want them more now.

Gender: I have no idea. But since the heart beat was 170 bpm everyone keeps telling me it's a girl. Oh and I did the Chinese Calendar and it says girl too. Now I'm mainly interested to find out if any of these are accurate. :)

What I Miss: Nothing really. But it would be great to not be tired allll the time.

What I'm Looking Forward To: To hearing the heart beat (I have a doppler and by god I will get it to work!!!) and to start to show. I can't wait for a little belly. (Or big belly!)

Weekly Wisdom: You don't want people to know you're pregnant and you go out for "drinks" order a club soda with a lime or lemon, have them put it in a rocks glass and people will think it's vodka/club or something. I haven't done this, but it was always going to be my plan in case the situation ever came up.

Milestones: Graduating from RE last week; Seeing the bean move; And making it to double digit weeks! I am 25% closer to holding my ba-bee.

Emotions: Today I'm happy. But it fluctuates. Yesterday I was kind of depressed and cried the majority of the morning (thanks hormones) about C and our relationship. "What if you don't love me anymore because I'm tired all the time??" I'm not kidding - I actually said that! I'm still nervous a lot and keep my guard up a little just in case ... But I'm overall THRILLED to be pregnant. I can't wait for the next 30 weeks to go by so I can see what my little ba-bee looks like. :)


  1. 10 weeks!!! This is incredible Kim! I'm over the moon for you. Keep at it, you're doing a tremendous job. xo

  2. Wow 10 weeks!?! Time has flown by! Loved the letter from your hubbie. Congrats girl!

  3. What a sweet letter! I can't wait to make it to the double digits. 6 more days to go! We seem to have the exact same symptoms going on, you and I are both lucky.

  4. I love that letter:) thanks for sharing.
    Everything is getting more and more exciting! I am so happy for you, Girl!:)

  5. LOVE the letter your hubby sent. That is so adorable. Blog-land is so happy for you!!