Weeks pregnant: 11
Weight: 132lb (gain of +4)
Waist: 31" (gain of +3") when measured at night. There is hardly a bump in the morning, but by evening, my belly looks huge!
Baby size: lime (1.6", .25oz)
Physical stuff: The nausea peaked around 8-9 weeks and has been easing up since. It is still bad at night from about 6pm, but during the day I feel pretty good as long as I am eating enough, especially protein and carbs.
Emotional stuff: It has been fun to find out about other expectant moms. I recently found out about 5-6 other moms who are due within a month of me, so that is super fun.
Nursing/boobs: I've been trying to disassociate nursing and sleep for Penny, and we are making good progress. As I said in my last update, I will wait until August or September to wean her, but I am taking some steps now to make the transition easier. She nurses upon waking, before nap, and before bed. For the nap and bed nursings, I have been laying down with her in her room, nursing for 5-10 mins, and then laying with her while she settles herself and goes to sleep. For the last month or two, she typically spends somewhere between 5 and 30 minutes tossing and turning and moving around before she actually falls asleep. During this time, I just lay at the edge of her bed and pretty much ignore her. If I leave the room, she freaks out, but if I just lay there, she soothes herself to sleep. I've now started nursing her in another room before bed, and then going to her room with her and laying with her while she settles herself. This is working well for nighttime. I haven't tried anything different with naps yet because I think it is easier to make changes at night first. Naps are more precarious, and I'm afraid if I change too much with naps, she just won't nap, and I love that time to myself. Nipple soreness has definitely eased up, thank goodness!
Baby prep: Nothing.
Birth prep: Nothing really. My first birth center appointment is next week. I think I am leaning away from hiring a doula this time around. I loved my doula with Penny, but in a birth center, I feel like I might not need that extra advocate, but we'll see.
Gender stuff: Same as last time really, boy feelings mostly, but still picturing another girl at times. I don't know what that means.
Pregnancy 1 vs 2: I think I have gained slightly more weight at this point, but I started off about 5 pounds lower this time around. Either way, it's pretty miniscule of a difference.
Other: I am trying to decide whether to do a Belly Book
again this time around. I made one for Penny, and it turned out so freakin' cute. It was fun to do, but super time consuming. Josh says not to do another one because it was a first baby thing, but I wonder if bugabug will feel left out, and I sort of want to commemorate and celebrate this pregnancy just as much. What do you guys think? Advice please!