Monday, April 30, 2012

I've been lying to myself & 10 week update

I've been saying for the past few weeks that I don't look pregnant, but I've been lying.  Mostly, I've been lying to myself.  Here is what I was going to wear to work this morning...until M stopped me.

Looking far more pregnant than I thought I did.



Sorry for the poor pic quality...stupid phone!  :( 


I'm not "out" at school quite yet.  I work in a VERY small district and as soon as a few people know, EVERYONE will know.  I am not so worried about the staff at this point, as I am about my students.  I know that the likelihood of a miscarriage is relatively low now, especially since we saw a healthy baby at the ultrasound last week, but it would be far too personal for me to go through in front of my students.  

We've told all of our friends and family, but at school I've only told my principal, the other Spanish teacher (because it will affect his course load next year), and two close friends/co-workers.  I am going to *try* to wait until after my appointment on May 21 to tell many more people. 

After M convinced me that there was no way that I would be able to suck in my baby gut all day (and he was right!), I changed into a big, flowy shirt and a sweater to cover myself up.  I still looked pregnant, but everyone does in that sort of outfit, so I just went with it.  I don't know if I'll make it 3 more weeks without someone asking me....I guess I'll just have to wait and see.

So here's this week's update:

How far along? 10 weeks (and 3 days.  I was measuring 3 days ahead at my ultrasound, but my doctor didn't change my due date, so I'm still going to do updates on Mondays.)

Fruit of the week: Baby is the size of a prune.   

Weight gain/loss: Back to my pre-pregnancy weight.  : /

Feeling: Still tired, but less nauseous.  Yesterday I felt like crap every time I ate, but I think I'm getting my appetite back. 

Sleep:  Eh.  It comes and goes.

Food cravings: Salt and vinegar chips!!  I usually don't even like these, but I NEEDED them on Saturday.

Gender? Who knows!?!?!?!?

What I miss? Having energy.  

Best moment this week: Meeting my new niece!!  Seeing Evie interact with the baby was really neat too.  

What I'm looking forward to: The end of the school year so I can wear yoga pants and maternity tank tops every day.  :)

Next Appointment: May 21...only 3 weeks away!

2 comments:

Sarah [NurseLovesFarmer.com] said...

With my second pregnancy, currently almost 14 weeks, I ended up telling work...kind of by accident at 9 weeks because I FELT so pregnant. I think we always feel more pregnant than we look, I probably could have hid it a lot longer, but also didn't mind telling because I felt way worse with this one! When do you plan on telling people?

Nikki said...

I'm planning on telling everyone at school after my next appointment. It's still almost 3 weeks away. Hopefully I'll make it!!

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