health & body, pregnancy, pregnancy, week-by-week

10 weeks pregnant.

Double digits, crazy! Time definitely seems to be going by faster this time. It’s weird to think we’re only about a week and a half away from officially letting the cat out of the bag. Last time, I felt like that day couldn’t come soon enough. This time, I’m not feeling quite ready yet. Maybe it’s because so much is up in the air with work right now. Our department is re-orging and I’m not sure what that will mean for my job. So regardless of who we tell at 12 weeks, I may wait longer to tell work so I can see how things shake out here first.

Baby is the size of a prune this week, and has working arm joints. His/her cartilage and bones are forming, while vital organs are already fully developed and starting to function. New this week: baby is growing fingernails and hair!

Mama: Got some not-so-great news last week as a result of my blood draw the week before. Turns out my thyroid is low, which is common in pregnancy, and easily treatable, but does have potential serious repercussions if left untreated. So they started me on a low dose of synthyroid daily, and they’ll recheck my levels as the pregnancy progresses and up the dosage, if necessary. Other than that, I’m feeling some nausea but very little actual puking, fatigue, moodiness, the usual. I’ve also been ridiculously itchy for the last month – mostly my legs and at night. Also strange, was that yesterday and today I started having pain in my Achilles tendon, which has made it hard to walk. Fun stuff! I’m having such a hard time finding stuff to wear. I’m already wearing maternity pants or doing the rubber band trick with my regular pants.

Cravings: None at the moment.

Weight: Up 0.6 lbs this week for a total gain now of 1.6 lbs.

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