October 29th, 2010

pregnant: still not king


I am 11 weeks pregnant!

I know that you're technically supposed to wait until the first trimester is over, but I just couldn't wait to tell people anymore.

I'm due May 20, 2011. No, we don't know the sex of the child yet, but we're pretty sure that it's human, which is a good start. Right now I'm just hoping for 10 fingers, 10 toes, and no tail (well... a tail would be cool... but probably not the best idea).

I've had a pretty good first trimester. No morning sickness, but some burping and cramping and a touch of spotting, all of which are perfectly normal. Also am tired and have to pee all the time and occasionally irrationally cranky, angry, weepy, or all of those other fun emotional things that go with wacky hormones.

Currently I'm calling it Stree (get it?). I had an ultrasound a few weeks ago and got to hear Stree's heartbeat. It sounds a little distorted cause I recorded it by holding my iPhone up to the computer speakers and used the Voice Memo app.

I got to see it too. The tech gave me a copy of one of the pictures:

It's head is on the left. The two little brighter lines to the right of the head (after the neck space) that look like a butterfly are its heart, which I could actually SEE beating. Of course being over three weeks later, it's supposedly much bigger now. My app tells me that this week it's the side of a fig or a plum or something.

I'm going to be a mommy in just over 6 months. Holy shit!

PS. I'm going to be posting some stuff publicly, but there'll probably be some other things that will be a little more private, so I've started a pregnancy filter. I've made some guesses already, but please let me know if you want on it. (If you click on the "almost king" tag and you can see other posts, you're on that filter already.)