December 07, 2002
11 weeks

This is the 2 week marker till the end of my first trimester. The baby is 2.5 inches long and actually looks more like a baby now, it just needs to get bigger. I am not any bigger at all, I even forget that I am pregnant at times.

Scott bought me an early X-mas gift, the book "From Conception to Birth, a life unfolds" by Alexander Tsiaras and Barry Worth. I'm sure you have seen this book on Oprah by now. It is too cool for words. Though I still can't believe it's happening.

I am actually feeling better now. I want to exercise, although I was told I MUST slow my aerobic activity down to 140 bpm. This is really tough because I am used to well above that heart rate. So when I exercise now, it's so boring. I'm even trying to do yoga during this pregnancy, but I feel pretty stupid throught the whole video. Example of some of the dialog: "Now look at your belly and say 'hello'." What belly? Oh, you mean the non-existant one?

I just can't seem to get spiritual right now. Am I supposed to get spiritual over this? I just think of this as something I get to partake in like millions of other women who have done this for thousands of years before me.

Thank god we heard a heartbeat over Thanksgiving to actually make us believe that I do have a little parasite that I am only host to right now. (Yes, get over my attitude, I am a scientific person not a spiritual one) Right now, I have no emotional attatchment to it. As I said earlier, I do not feel pregnant at all. I am moody, which is normal for me. So Scott says that does not count as pregnant mood swings.

As far as reading information on pregnancy ect... I have tons of the stuff. I love the magazines, and I have the 'book'. What I do find funny is that you need a book to learn how to do this. Something so primitive, yet I need someone to tell me how and what will happen. But my new book is so damn cool, it does remind me of some science experiment that all of a sudden goes right.

Week 0-9 is a jumble of cells that resmemble a bunch of goo to a stegasaurus, then all of a sudden at week 10 *SHABAM!!* it actually looks like a baby. A really really small one, but it's human. All in the matter of 3 months. Now all it has to do is get bigger.

11 weeks in, 29 to go.

Posted by Ellen at December 07, 2002 03:51 PM

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I don't think it seems real to any woman until she feels the baby moving. When it gets to the point where you can actually see your tummy moving then boy there really is not doubt.

Posted by: Pat on December 7, 2002 07:02 PM

woah! sorry, ellen, i didn't realize you were "with child!" congrats! how cool, and now you're feeling it move around. a very big step. enjoy, and all of my best to you and scott.

Posted by: skippy on December 8, 2002 02:24 AM

Give this time. The heartbeat is the first thing that gets people....and, then the ultrasound. It makes it real. REAL! You're still in denial. ;)

Posted by: Da Goddess on December 8, 2002 05:01 PM

I teared up at the heartbeat, but the ultrasound got Jeff. It really got real when we'd watch JT kick the bedcovers. That is kinda Trekish.
Are you going to ask the sex at the ultrasound?

Posted by: Cindy on December 9, 2002 12:39 AM

yup, i want to know what it is. So far 3 people say its a girl. Amber, My grandfather and my Aunt Donna... so we shall see.

Posted by: Ellen on December 9, 2002 02:36 PM

Deb sent me a website a couple of weeks ago. You type in the birthday of the mom, her age and the month of delivery and is suppose give you the sex. Of course I had to fill it out. It predicted a girl for you and Michelle. Found out last week Michelle is carrying a girl. Hope it works out again. THINK PiNK

Posted by: Pat on December 12, 2002 01:14 PM
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