Week 10 – Where is that belly?

I’m in the middle of week 10 now, and it hit me a few days ago that the belly hasn’t grown at all over the past few weeks. So here I am, looking exactly the same as in my “week 7” picture … Weird.

I assumed I’d be seeing a difference (albeit small) every week, but I guess not. I have mixed feelings about it. On one hand, I always said I’d be happy if I was one of “those” pregnant women who hardly show at all. On the other hand, it’s kind of weird to be almost starting my second trimester, and for people to not be able to see anything :-/ Let the adoption rumors begin!

I just hope everything’s okay with the baby. I’d be sad if the next ultrasound showed that the baby stopped growing and that there’s no more heartbeat. But I guess I shouldn’t think like that. I mean, everything was fine at my previous appointment.

I don’t think this healthy moving baby would suddenly quit on us. I suppose they would have seen signs of weakness, or something, and told me. Right?

Now, that being said, it does show just how much bloat can affect your body! My digestive track was all messed up from day 1. It’s one of those really vague symptoms I tried to overlook but still registered as “odd” before I found out I’m pregnant. And if you look back at previous posts, the sweater picture was absolutely ridiculous and clearly now, all bloat.

I do look a bit out of shape and like I haven’t worked out in a year (Ok I haven’t lol). So I’m definitely planning to get back on the right track after birth. Not that I’m super fussed about my looks, but I spent years collecting all the clothes I own, and if I don’t fit in them anymore, I’ll have to ditch them and start all over again in a new size. Out of the question!

Anyway, it’s been such a crappy week! My house got broken into yesterday (the one I lived in before I got married). It’s been standing half empty since we got married and that I moved into his place. So, no more valuables or anything worth stealing. They forced the front door, opened all the cupboards and drawers. I think they were looking for money, jewels and items such as laptops, digital cameras, etc. You know, small sized high value things that are easy to carry and run with. So yeah, it happened during the night but I only got there around noon. It was so weird seeing my front door taped shut with police tape. It was a very stressful day. Just what I DON’T need right now! It really knocked me out today. I think I kept going on adrenaline yesterday, and I paid the price today. Had to take a 2 hour nap this afternoon, and I still feel like crap.

I’m still busy emptying the house and fixing it up so I can rent it out. I’m hoping this will all be done by this Summer and that we can quickly find good tenants. Last year was such a bad year. I keep hoping for happier times, and less stress and worries. I hope this baby’s birth will mark the beginning of a new happy chapter!

Before I forget, here are the weekly baby facts: it now measures 3cm and weighs 4 grams! The little fingers and toes are no longer webbed, the eyelids are now shut and will remain closed until approximately week 27. Baby is now moving, even though I can’t feel it yet. and from what I was able to gather, it now relies on the placenta instead of the yolk sac (whatever that means). I read it will start swallowing amniotic fluid next week and will start tasting what I eat, and it will also start peeing. How fun is that? :-s

I still can’t help but wonder if it’s going to be a boy or a girl. Gert keeps referring to it as “she”. I told him to stop doing that, because if it turns out to be a boy, he’s gonna have a hard time getting used to the idea lol I try to remain neutral, but I have to admit, I’m also thinking a girl. We’ll find out in two months. In other words: an eternity!

♥︎ Lisa