10 Jan 10 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Week by Week
You’re 10 weeks pregnant! Hopefully the miserable side effects are subsiding and you’re able to enjoy your days more! At this point in my last pregnancy, they only just slightly started subsiding, but overall I felt gross and bad and icky. I’m not going to lie… I’m loving that this pregnancy is a different story. If you’re still muddling through the sick, God bless you.
10 Weeks Pregnant from the Doctor:
Genetic screening for both you and your baby can be done as early as 10 weeks in most doctor’s offices. While these tests have the added advantage of early gender determination of your precious peanut, they-more importantly-give you insight into the health of your pregnancy. Genetic carrier screening can be performed to determine if you are a carrier for such disorders as Cystic Fibrosis or Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Genetic testing for your baby can, with great accuracy, rule out Down Syndrome and other chromosomal syndromes. Talk with your doctor about these blood tests.
10 Weeks Pregnant from the Pregnant Lady:
Baby is the size of a kumquat. I hate that word and I don’t even know what that is, but my baby kumquat is the cutest of all kumquats… you best realize. Okay… I’m never saying that word again. Ugh.
What are you feeling?
So this is new this time around. I sneeze all. the. time. My allergies are SO SO SO bad. And not like my typical, seasonal allergies bad… like actually terrible and make me want to stay in bed all day. Apparently theres a name for this? Pregnancy Rhinitis? The part that stinks is that there’s not much to do about it except sneeze. Cool.
Round Ligament Pain
I’ll just be sitting quietly, sweetly and calmly on my couch and decide to get up to grab something when all of the sudden – HOLY MOTHER OF GOD! It hurts. shooting pain in the abdomen, feels like your uterus is detaching from your body [but not as bad as when the baby wants to be born]. I remember this from my last pregnancy, but it was NOT this bad until the 2nd trimester. I know that round ligament pain is because your uterus is growing at such a rapid pace, so it makes total sense. I have myself a full-fledged baby bump. No doubt about what’s going on in there… can’t pass it off as a burrito… so, of course, my ligaments will stretch with pain. Pregnancy is weird.
The Big Announcement:
You’re just 2-4 weeks away from making it through the first big milestone of pregnancy – the first trimester! The first trimester is tumultuous and is pretty miserable if you ask me. Some reprieve will come to you in the 2nd trimester [and we’ll focus on that one for now because there’s more misery to come in the form of major discomfort in the 3rd]. What else comes in the 2nd trimester? MUCH lower chances of miscarriage. The odds decrease quite a bit, which is why many women choose not to make their pregnancy public until they’ve hit the 2nd trimester milestone!
That means that if you have been keeping this a big, fat secret, it’s time to start thinking about how you want to tell your friends and family.
Disclaimer: I tell my loved ones almost immediately. One, I’m a terrible secret keeper and Two, I welcome to the extra prayers for my [and the baby’s] wellbeing and health. However, they know that it’s top secret until we’re ready to share with the greater public. Especially with the blog and the following I’ve built up on Instagram, I don’t need to be announcing until we’re all checked out!
Last time, I called my mom as soon as we saw that positive test. Even though she was sworn to secrecy, she still spilled the beans [immediately] to everyone. My grandparents. My siblings. My dad. Her best friend. The girl that does her hair. The waiter at the Mexican Food Restaurant… So I didn’t get to reveal it to my family in a special way.
This time, I knew better. [love you, mom!]
I took a photo of me and B [he’s wearing a “Big Brother” shirt and sent it to my family group text… it’s really subtle, so it took a while for someone to figure it out and then the excitement to spread! We did the same with my in-laws!
Last go-round, we announced our pregnancy on the 4th of July. It was cute and stuff. Here’s the post.
For the big announcement this time, here’s what we’re doing. We’re announcing on Labor Day so I’ll make some sort of a joke about how my labor day is going to be in March… ha. ha. ha. Yes, it’s lame, but so am I. I can’t wait for it to be public knowledge. I’ll breathe a sigh of relief because keeping the secret is almost as painful as the round ligament pain.
How to Survive this week:
Keep on truckin’, sister friend. You really are ALMOST there. You get to heart that heartbeat again in just a few weeks and your secret will be out soon. Best of all, you WILL feel better if you aren’t already. Keep the faith!
1st Trimester Resources
Here are some posts you mind find helpful during your first trimester: