Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Pregnancy WEEK 10 (Jan 20-26)

OK, first, I know that I've been overloading y'all with baby bullshit. You're just going to have to suffer the rest of the week, then I'll go back to only doing 1-2 posts about baby per week. But I wanted to give a big THANK YOU!!! to all of you that have commented or emailed or texted!! I love that some of you love my updates!! It truly means a lot. And if i'm not emailing you back after your comments, then I probably don't have your email address, so send it to me!!!

OK, on to the recap:

Ohhhhhhh my…….my, my, my…… sweety-sweet, yummy chocolate. GET IN MY BELLY!!!!

It’s getting bad my friends. Baby is alllllll about the chocolate, ice cream, and get this……spicy pickles!!! Could I be any more of a pregnant cliché?!?! Probably not.

I’ve put on a few more pounds. Obviously. If my diet consists of only empty junk food calories and high sodium foods. Way to be nutritious Laura. Good job. I’m about 154, so I’ve gained about 4 lbs so far. Not too bad. I have no idea how that ranks with what I’m supposed to be gaining. Probably should check that out at some point.  I have noticed that it’s a slight struggle to get into my pants. Oh the joy. And I also look like I’ve got a slight beer gut going on. Sign me up for freaking Miss America. And when I win, I want my crown made out of dark chocolate.

I tell ya, it’s so odd to NOT be worrying about my weight, or the scale being a flat chested bitch, or only eating air for 7 days because it’s the latest diet fad. So odd. It’s surreal really. I mean, I’ve spent the better part of 3 years on this quest to lose weight, and now I’m gaining it, and I have to remind myself that it’s for a good reason.  The best reason.

I am trying to watch the chocolate intake, and I bought frozen yogurt, instead of the high calorie ice cream, and I’m trying to add more fruits and veggies to my diet. So I’m doing OK on the health stuff, I think anyway. I could be eating French fries and big macs all day, but I’m not. Give me a cookie. No seriously. I really want a cookie.

Ryan and I started going back to the gym this week. I tell ya, it’s been really good for me. Ya’ll know my loath love/hate relationship with the gym. I just don’t wanna. But when Ryan goes with me, or we make plans to go together, I’m excited! And I can’t wait to get home and go! I don’t think about excuses, or not wanting to go, I just WANT to go. It’s so foreign. It’s like I’m not even myself. I blame the baby. Is that wrong? Am I a terrible person for blaming the baby for making me like working out???? Where’s that padded cell? Because I think this paragraph solidifies my need to be in one.

Moving on. I’ve been feeling really good. The sleeping thing is still sketchy, but the exercise seems to help a little. I’m also watching my water intake two hours before bed, which has helped with the whole ‘getting up every 3 hours to pee’ thing. What’s weird is that I feel pretty energized all day. Like I have tons of energy and can go, go, go. Which is odd, I guess, during the first trimester. But you better believe when it hits 8pm, I’m done. Like, in bed, head on the pillow, about to pass out. It’s like all the energy just dies a quick agonizing death at that hour.

But I’m not complaining!! I’ll take this any day over not being pregnant. Hell, bring on more morning sickness! More exhaustion! More sleepless nights!!! I don’t care! I’m just happy I’m growing a little humanoid in my belly!!!

Let’s talk about the little person! Baby Wiksten is about 1.5 inches long! Growing fast and furious every single day. Bones and cartilage are forming and small indentations on the legs are developing into knees and ankles. Which, if Daddy has anything to say, will be used to play every sport on the planet. The arms are flexing! Get your tickets now for the Gun Show!!! (You can pay me in cupcakes.) But they are truly only about the size of this 1. Crazy huh?! Little teeth are forming under the gums. And Baby’s stomach is producing digestive juices, the kidneys are producing larger quantities of urine, and if the little one is a boy, it’s already producing testosterone!!! Startin’ those boys early!! Lol.

I can’t believe it’s already 10 weeks!!! Time is just flying! And we need to get a move on planning for this little present come August!!!


  1. Seriously loving the chalkboard!! Very cute picture of you doll!!! xoxox

  2. Love the chalkboard...such a cute idea...and about the tired thing - totally normal - on my first pregnancy, I could work all day but when I walked in the house it took every amount of stored up energy that I had to strip off my clothes and climb into bed (where I napped until the hubby got home) was exhausting...but it does get better!

  3. I agree with Draz, you are just too cute!! Love the updates!!

  4. Cutie Patootie!! I love that you have these chalk board photos. I hope you are including them all in Baby's book. : )

    I love the pickles and ice cream thing too. There is nothing at all wrong with being stereotypical pregnant my dear. You do it beautifully!

  5. "But I’m not complaining!! I’ll take this any day over not being pregnant. Hell, bring on more morning sickness! More exhaustion! More sleepless nights!!! I don’t care! I’m just happy I’m growing a little humanoid in my belly!!!"

    Thank-you, thank-you for saying this!! It made me cry when I read it. 1.5yrs and 2 m/cs and you are the first pregnant lady out of a dozen in my universe that has said anything remotely like this. You cannot know how good your gratitude makes me feel. Your willingness to take whatever pregnancy is dishin' out because, well, you're pregnant! is sooo refreshing. Your gratitude for your pregnancy is (in my opinion ) the most kind thing you can do for women in my shoes.

  6. The black board is gorgeous!!! Did you buy it? make it? find a frame and print off pictures to con the rest of us into thinking you a super genius artist? Seriously I will be pinching this idea one day!

    I adore your baby posts. I love how excited you are and I am sooooooooo totally and completely thrilled for you. Keep them coming. But keep chucking in those not so fun side effects because if I get any broodier, Andy will run about 100 miles!!! xx

  7. I love these posts! Just a little advice today, Laura. The weight gaining usually doesn't come until later. Better watch all that chocolate and ice cream. Just be reasonable with it or it will be harder to get off later. Lots of women lose weight off themselves at first because of the morning sickness. The weight comes later when the baby is really putting on the ounces and pounds. Go ahead and enjoy not having to be on a diet. Just watch and don't go to extremes. Hugs. :)

  8. I agree with A.J. ... That brought tears to my eyes because that's exactly how I feel (or imagine I WILL feel, when we're blessed with a little one). No one in my world has ever said anything remotely close to that, while actually pregnant... And it's refreshing to know that there are people who actually feel/know that kind of gratitude.

    Again... I love love LOVE these posts =]


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