August 16 - August 22, 2010
How far along?
I am halfway through week 11 and the baby is as big as a lime this week! It is also developing hair follicles, nail beds and the body is supposed to be straightening out as well. And although we won't be able to officially tell the sex for about ten more weeks, the ovaries and testes are developing depending on whether it is a girl or a boy.
How am I feeling?
Tired, tired, tired! I started back to school this week with inservices from 8:15 until 4:00 each day and it's been a struggle to stay awake and not go to bed for the night until at least the sun goes down. I have been consistently in bed and asleep by 9:30 every night this week. And I'm certainly not complaining because I know that I need all the sleep and rest at night I can get so that I can make it through the next day. The nausea has subsided a bit, although I'm having a bit more heartburn...which I guess is the lesser of two evils?! I was able to eat full meals on Monday and Tuesday without feeling a twinge of nausea and that made me really happy.
What's circulating in my brain?
I'm starting to get nervous about volleyball season, but not because of the team, the girls or anything like that. I just want to be able to be up here at 7:15 each morning and last until 5:30 (or later on game nights) every afternoon. I want to be able to give the girls 100% of my time, effort and energy this season because they deserve that in a head coach and I'm worried that if I keep feeling ill, I won't be able to perform my job at the level that they deserve.
How is Craig dealing with the crazy?
Craig has embarked on a major personal journey this week - losing weight. He had a doctor's appointment before we went to Europe and the doctor told him, in no uncertain terms that he needed to lose a substantial amount of weight before this baby is due. So this will be an interesting adventure - he will be LOSING weight while I am blowing up like a blimp!! I told him that we should have a weekly update on both of our progress, complete with belly shots of the both of us. He quickly nixed that idea which kind of bummed me out. Regardless, I'm proud of what he's trying to accomplish and I told him that whatever healthy recipes he finds, I will do my best to cook them for him.
What's Angie up to?
Oh Angelina Marie. Have mercy on this little dog this week. Having both her mommy and daddy go back to work and leave her at home all day has absolutely been torturous for the poor animal. From diarrhea to destruction, she has been acting out all week, trying desperately to get our attention that she is, in fact...quite miserable.