My Pregnancy: 10 Weeks

This is a post I wrote about my pregnancy when I was 10 weeks pregnant before I had announced it here. 

And I’m going to blame pregnancy brain this week on why I don’t have a photo. 


Weeks with doctor’s appointment just seem so much more monumental.  This week I had my third appointment for my pregnancy, but it was my very first appointment with a midwife. I go to Charlotte OB/GYN which is affiliated with Carolina’s Medical Center and whose office is right in front of CMC Main.  I have seriously considered using a midwife instead of an OB for several years and decided that it was definitely the right choice for me over a year ago.

If you know anything about me it’s that I like to be super prepared, so while most people probably don’t think twice about these things until they’re actually pregnant, I’ve been thinking about this stuff for years.

At the doctor’s appointment, Brad and I got to hear the heartbeat again.  I wasn’t really sure what would go on at this appointment, so when the midwife told me to lie back so she could put her stethescope on my stomach, I was so very happy.  The baby’s heartbeat was 166 beats per minute — 16 beats faster than last time. I love hearing that little rapid thumping.

This week most of my symptoms eased off a bit. But there was this one day where I felt just awful.  My head pounded and no matter what I ate, I felt nauseous. Thanks goodness, I was able to spend most of the day in bed and even took a nap.  By 4 pm that day, I felt much much better and was able to take Rascal on a walk.  Other than that, it seems like I’m starting to get some of my energy back during the day.  However, that is only if I’ve had my newly required nine hours of sleep the night before.  If I’ve only had eight, I’m probably going to head to bed around 9 pm. I’m still waking up at least once a week and am not able to go back to sleep for several hours.  But I’m dealing with it.

This started last week and continued over into this week.  I crave chicken with buffalo sauce. I bought a bunch of chicken drumsticks last week and made my own buffalo sauce with a little butter and a lot of Texas Pete,  then baked them for an hour and doused them in ranch dressing I made with Chobani, skim milk, and Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix.

The need to drink milk several times a day continues as well.

I usually prefer sweeter things for breakfast over savory and this has been a theme throughout my first trimester. My breakfast of choice is a banana and peanut butter smoothie, Van’s Whole Wheat Waffles with real butter and real maple syrup, or toast with butter and honey.  It seems that I eat butter at least twice a day. I try to keep it down to just a little sliver or two each time.  In reality, I’m not eating that much extra stuff, just different stuff.

I’m perfectly okay with my eating habits right now, even though I wish I was okay with eating just a little more vegetables.  As far as aversions go, vegetables are still one of them. Like I mentioned earlier, I don’t mind vegetables mixed in to dishes with a sauce, but most of my vegetables are coming in the form of tomatoes — mainly tomato sauce and salsa.

Funny enough, I have no real desire to eat nut butters except for the peanut butter in my smoothies.  The though of eating actual peanut butter on bread or anything else makes me very thirsty. No appeal whatsoever.

Fun Stuff:
A lot of my maternity clothes have came in by now and it’s been really fun to go through them when they arrive on my doorstep. I also went shopping with my sister-in-law (my brother’s wife) this past weekend to look at maternity clothes.  I didn’t buy much but it was just fun to do something with another person who is in practically the same stage of pregnancy as me (we’re due only a week a part).

We also swung by Baby’s R Us to get a gift for my cousin for her shower.  That place is so overwhelming.

I plan to register at Buy Buy Baby because I like it more than
BRU, but it’s just as overwhelming.  I’ll definitely need a plan of attack when I go to register. I wonder how soon is too soon to register.  Thoughts?

5 Responses to My Pregnancy: 10 Weeks

  1. emily s

    Do u have the book Baby Bargains by Denise Fields? I highly recommend…its like the consumer reports for baby gear. It’s broken up by car seats , strollers, etc and really
    boils down all the choices. Jay really liked it too as he was in charge of “transportation and

  2. emily s

    ….safety” . (Sorry- making comments on my phone gives me grief. I can loan you my copy or you may want to see if a new edition has come out.

    • That’s really cool, Emily! Thanks for the suggestion! And also, that’s a great idea to put Brad in charge of something. I tend to take on too much by myself. I’ll check to see if there is a new edition and if not, I’d definitely love to borrow yours. 🙂

  3. I’m 27 weeks along this week (first baby) and JUST completed my registry! My only goal was to get it complete before my first shower, which is next month. I was INCREDIBLY overwhelmed with all the things that babies need, thus my reason for procrastinating a bit! I say, if you’re ready to start registering, go right on ahead! You can always modify and change things around as you go.

    Also, if there are items that you like from sites (Pottery Barn Kids, Amazon, Etsy, etc) other than Buy Buy Baby, might I suggest With, you can add items from any website! It’s like Pinterest for registries! Plus, you can sync your Buy Buy Baby registry up to so when your friends and family go to your site, there’s also a direct link to your other registries 🙂

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