Baby's size: Grape (other sites say green olive).
Next appointment: April 27.
Total weight gain: 3 lbs. on the nose. Have honestly been trying to gain NOTHING in the first trimester, so a little bummed about this.
Exercise: Still on restrictions.
Sleep: Back to being more tired. The crappy part is that I almost never make it to my alarm without having to pee, but once I get up to pee, I can't get back to sleep.
Food cravings: The other day, I saw a commercial for a breakfast sandwich - sausage, egg, and cheese in between two pieces of French toast. Had to have it. HAD TO. So I did. And anything salty - cheese curls, pretzels, saltines. Although, to be fair, haven't had any of those three (just wanted them).
Food aversions: I tried to eat some lamb. Two bites in and I thought I was going to hurl. I've also been having mixed feelings about my daily breakfast (two pieces of Ezekial bread toasted and topped with half of a mashed avocado and two over-medium eggs - pasteurized, of course).
Symptoms: The excess saliva thing kicked in yesterday. So that's fun. Everything else comes and goes. Some days nausea is strong. Some days I get a lot of heartburn. Some days my boobs hurt really, really bad. Other days, none of the above.
What I'm loving: I made it to 9 weeks, and Jellybean looks GREAT. On Tuesday, the CRL was 18 mm (perfect) and the FHR was 161. Gumbo is betting it's a girl based on the FHR; the BFF keeps dreaming I'm having a boy.
What I'm not loving: My stupid SCH. It's benching me from travel, which is interfering with both of my jobs. Jellybean is worth it, of course, but it's kind of frustrating to have worked so hard and then have to miss all of this job-related stuff. I feel like it's a preview of what's to come. (Again, not saying it isn't worth it - just hard for this Type A girl to accept.)
What I'm looking forward to: Weaning off my meds. Although Dr. Smiles says I won't do that until 12 weeks. Not sure if he's going to stop me cold turkey or what. I won't even be his patient at that point; I stop seeing him right before 11 weeks.
Best moment this week: Tuesday's ultrasound. I wasn't really nervous, even though they day before my disappearing symptoms had me all freaked out. When K showed us the blinky-blink of the heartbeat and pointed out Jellybean's head and appendage buds, I just couldn't stop smiling.