11-week bumpdate

^^^ as stated on instagram, Ryan and I are on the fence about whether that’s bloat, a food baby or baby baby

How far along: 11 weeks – though I measured small at my OB appointment last week, so I’ll have an ultrasound this Friday to know for sure. 

Gender: We’re not finding out!

Weight gain: My weight’s been fluctuating depending on whether or not this baby is making me constipated. However, when everything is running *ahem* smoothly, I haven’t gained anything. 

Maternity clothes: None. I do, however, live in yoga pants and my lululemon shorts these days. 

Stretch marks: No. I’ve started taking preemptive measures though, and rather than buying expensive creams, I’ve done some research and I’m using pure coconut oil around my belly, back and thighs. It’s especially great in the dry Arizona weather.

Belly button in or out: In

Sleep: Sleeping is getting better! I’m always tired, but I’m trying to make sure I’m in bed by 9 every night so I get a full 9 hours of sleep before work. I still get up 2-3 times to pee though.

Best moment this week: The best moment was meeting my OB last week. He’s great, and despite my reservations about having a man that’s not my husband all up in my lady bits, he really put me at ease. 

Miss anything: Sushi. I would give my left leg for a good spicy salmon roll right about now. I’m also really missing my excessive coffee drinking. I think that my headaches are, in large part, because of my caffeine reduction.

Movement: Nope.

Cravings: Nectarines. They’re like crack to me, and they’re only a million times better if I put nutella on them. They are divine. 

Food aversions: Steak, chicken, bacon, eggs – pretty much all poultry right now, really. Also, I can’t do peppers. We went to Chipotle this past weekend for burrito bowls, and it ended really badly. I slept in the guest room. 

Looking forward to: I’m looking forward to the ultrasound this Friday! I can’t believe it’s the first time we’ll get to see our nugget! I’m also really looking forward to the second trimester. I can’t wait to feel human again.