The Pregnancy Chronicles: 10 Weeks

Well, I’ve made it to 10 weeks!

My morning sickness is pretty much gone, for the most part, thank goodness, but I’m still having lots of food aversions. My main staple lately is pizza.  I can’t get enough!  And it’s the only thing I can eat and feel completely fine afterwards.  All other food gives me kind of a gross feeling in my throat and stomach,  but not pizza!!!  Papa Johns has gotten a lot of our money in the past couple months.  My favorite is pepperoni and pineapple.  Yum!  Just thinking about it makes me want to order some right now. 

According to my baby books and the internet, Baby McVey is about the size of a prune this week, and next week will graduate to a lime!  I can’t believe she/he is that big already!  She/he is starting to form hair follicles and fingernails.  And although we won’t be able to tell for sure what the gender is for another 5 weeks or so (maybe longer), reproductive organs are already forming!

My belly is starting to stick out and I can’t really hold it in anymore, so I pretty much just look fat since I don’t look obviously pregnant yet.  But luckily I still fit into all my normal clothes, even jeans.  My amazing friend, Renee, gave me all her maternity clothes, which is going to be such a big help!  I’ll barely have to buy anything!  Just sweaters and maybe some long sleeved shirts.  She was mainly pregnant in the summer, and I’m going to go through most of my pregnancy in the winter, but I’ll make do, and the stuff she sent is so cute!  I’m excited for the day when I can start wearing them!

See, just looking like I have a poochy belly.  Not looking pregnant yet, but I’m sure the day will come soon where I wake up and I’m like, “Holy crap!  Where did that belly come from!?”  But for now, I’m just trying to enjoy every moment of my pregnancy, because I know it’s just going to fly by.  I can’t believe it’s already been a month and a half since we found out about our little peanut!  We have less than 7 months until our little one is here!  Which means I better get started making some baby stuff!  Lord knows this child is going to be overwhelmed with blankets, booties, and hats.

And Baby Makes Three

It’s true!  I’m pregnant with our first child!  Steve and I will be welcoming a new bundle of joy to our family on (or around) May 26, 2012.  We couldn’t be more excited!

When we bought the tests Steve insisted on reading the results before I did, so with much impatience I waited while he tried to decipher the results.  When he looked at the test he got this little smirk on his face, and he was like, “Hold on.” and picked up the instruction manual.  I was like, “Seriously?  Just tell me if there is one line or two!”  He said, “There’s definitely two!”  I literally screamed and jumped up and down in our bathroom.  I asked him why he had to look at the instructions if there were two lines and he said since one of the lines was kind of faint, he didn’t know if that was a positive or not.  Of course I then informed him that 2 lines is 2 lines, no matter if one is faint or not.


I took two pregnancy tests just to be sure.  The top test I took 5 days before my missed period (the day Steve and I found out together), and the bottom test I took about 3 days later.  As you can see, the bottom test is CLEARLY a positive pregnancy test.  There’s no mistake about it.  There are TWO pink lines on that test!


Then Steve realized that our whole world is going to be turned upside down in just 8 short months and he bolted for the door.


Just kidding.  He was excited and happy too.  I took the First Response test because it gives you the earliest results…6 days before a missed period!  That’s pretty amazing!

We were 30 minutes late to our Couple’s Bible Study that night, but I think it was worth it.


Here is my 4 week pregnant belly.  This photo was taken two days after we found out about our little bun in my oven.  No bump yet….just annoying bloating that comes along with most pregnancies.  If you’ve ever been pregnant, you know what I’m talking about.

I’m almost 10 weeks along now, and I feel like my belly has gotten a little bit bigger.  Who knows if it’s still from bloat or if it’s actually my uterus growing.

We had our first prenatal doctor’s appointment on Monday and got to see our little peanut for the first time.  It was amazing!  So with out further ado…


I present to you Baby McVey!!!  You can already see it’s cute arms and legs!  I have a feeling it’s a girl, but I guess we’ll find out in about 5 weeks or so.  We’re going to try to get an early 3D ultrasound to determine the gender early so we don’t have to wait until our 20 week appointment.  I’m ready to start making some non-gender neutral items!!!  You can only make so much yellow, green, and white things before you want to throw some pink or blue in there!

We did take one of those Gendermaker tests that is supposed to be able to tell by your urine what the sex of the baby is as early as about 8 weeks, and it said we were having a girl!  So I guess we’ll just have to see if it’s accurate.

We’re so excited for this new adventure!  I can’t believe it’s only 7 months away!  I have a feeling the time is going to go by really fast, so I’m going to try to enjoy every moment of this pregnancy.  Even the moments that I spend over the toilet.  Ok, I guess that was a little bit too much information, but man oh man!  This baby has had me sick in bed (or in the bathroom) from weeks 6 through 8, and I’m just now starting to feel better.  Hopefully that means we have a very healthy baby on our hands, and if that’s the case then I will gladly deal with the morning all day sickness.