10 Weeks

The last few weeks have flown by! I’m already 10 weeks! The morning sickness seems to be getting a little better. I actually went almost two whole days without getting sick. That was NICE! However, it did not last! Sad face. I am starting to get used to it, though. It’s just something I know once a day is going to happen. I am, in a strange way, thankful for it. I am so thankful to be having a baby and I know that more often than not this is part of it. I know several of my friends would love to be sick everyday if that meant they could have a baby. I think I did over-glamorize pregnancy, though. I’ll know better next time for sure!
I have an appointment tomorrow with my doctor. My mom’s going with me to this one so it’s a special visit! I was scheduled for an NTD screening in February. It’s where they check for any spinal defects. We decided not to have it done. It’s done by the 13th week in case there is something wrong…it’s enough time to terminate the pregnancy. We know that is not an option no matter what, so it seemed pointless. Also, there are some possible risks that I’m not willing to take. I was kind of excited because it was described to me as a 3D ultrasound, which would be way awesome. I am trying to use as little vacation time as possible, so it made more sense to not take the time off if it wasn’t necessary. I’m comfortable with our decision on that one.
Some cool things are happening in there this week. Fingernails and toenails are there as well as some peach fuzzy hair. The vital organs are they, but obviously they’ll develop more! On babycenter.com they show you a cartoon version of what the baby looks like right now. It’s so awesome to see that it no longer looks like some alien tadpole. It looks like a tiny baby!
It’s still so hard to imagine that I am ACTUALLY pregnant. I’m not really used to it yet. Just the idea of being responsible for another life is scary and exciting all at the same time. I haven’t had much experience with babies in my life and I’m really hoping it’s as easy as everyone says it is! I’ll have lots of support and help along the way so I know we’ll do fine!
This week the baby is the size of a kumquat. It’s getting sooo big!

Cody, Marissa, & Baby

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