9 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Week by Week

9 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Week by Week

YOU. ARE. ALMOST. THERE. Almost to the end of the first trimester and more-than-likely almost to the end of the miserable symptoms you’ve been feeling! This is a big week for baby [aren’t they all?] as he/she is growing leaps an bounds day in and day out! Babe is now a pecan… a PECAN! Why the heck would a tiny pecan require this much space in my belly? First timers, you MIGHT be seeing a TEENY TINY little pooch… Us veteran moms are over here getting all KINDS of thick in the middle…

9 Weeks Pregnant from the Doctor:

Nausea with or without vomiting may peak at this time. The standard recommendation to take prenatal vitamins for 1 month before fertilization may reduce the incidence and severity of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. Keep snacks by the bed, so you can grab a bite in the morning before you get out of bed to avoid moving around on an empty stomach. Eat small and often—Make sure your stomach is never empty by eating five or six small meals each day. Ginger supplements or drinks containing ginger can also help reduce nausea woes. There are safe and effective medications your doctor can prescribe for you if these remedies are not improving your symptoms.

9 Weeks Pregnant from the Pregnant Lady:

I’m a new woman, y’all. Feeling like I can conquer the world [and then a set of stairs puts me back in my place]. I’m still easily fatigued and am daydreaming of my pillow by noon, but my queasiness is at an all-time low and, for that, I am SO grateful.

I started my 9th week of pregnancy with a trip to Lexington, Kentucky for my friend’s wedding. Lexington is absolutely beautiful and the people are so, so kind. However, those people put bourbon in EVERYTHING. I got all excited at a party when I saw a bowl of vanilla icing [for topping the Kentucky derby pie that this gluten free preggo REALLY wanted but couldn’t eat] and placed a large amount on my plate. I will shamelessly eat icing by the spoonful. I took a big, pregnant girl bite… only to realize that I pretty much just took a shot of whiskey. It had been blended right on into the icing and, let me tell you… It about did me in. I was in front of a bunch of people so I couldn’t scream and gag like I wanted to [honestly, it wasn’t the alcohol that freaked me out as much as the taste and smell of the bourbon] so I just kind of looked around like a crazy lady and swallowed what I could. I’m thinking the baby is just fine… a bite of bourbon icing is not going to hurt the baby… right? OMG SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE OKAY!

The wedding was beautiful, though.

What are you feeling?

All the smells

Nausea is down. Smells are up. YOU try going on a bourbon distillery tour while 9 weeks pregnant. The smells…

Acne

I’ve had about 3 pimples on my chin that have decided to stick around for what is looking like will be the ENTIRETY OF THIS PREGNANCY. Why? Why the breakouts? Whatever happened to that “pregnancy glow”? This happened last time. The baby was more than worth it, y’all… even though he just looked me in the eyes and peed on the playroom floor the other day. Just straight poker-faced the crap outta me while he peed on that rug… like, “I’m a thug like that, mom. Whatcha gon’ do?”

While these 3 pimples look like they’ll be my newest buddies on this journey,  the breakouts were definitely worse last time. I have found that this go-round, the bigger issue has been dry skin and chapped lips. Add my 3 pimple pals in there and man, this mama is lookin’ sexy!

How to Survive this week:

Keep on keepin’ on, momma! You’re almost to the light at the end of the [first of 3 VERY LONG] tunnel[s].

1st Trimester Resources

Here are some posts you mind find helpful during your first trimester:

5 Natural Products for Surviving Pregnancy // Fitness for 2 – Pregnancy Fitness 101
Fitness for 2 – Working Out in the 1st Trimester // Our Gender Reveal Party
12 Ways to Pray for Your Unborn Child

   

Disclaimer: As with anything, your doctor, midwife or health practitioner should be the most-esteemed and final word when it comes to pregnancy symptoms, medications, prenatal vitamins and to-do’s. This series is meant to be informative and fun, but is in no way purposed to replace the information that your doctor can provide. Always check with your doctor first.
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