Last night was not a good night.

I’ve been waking up about twice a night to use the bathroom — once at about 1 AM and once at about 3:30 or 4 — and it’s taking a toll on my wakefulness the next day. I read something the other day about this problem that recommended cutting back on fluids for the hour before going to bed, so I tried that last night in the hopes that I might get some more sleep.


Instead, I spent the last night of Week 9 getting up over and over again, seemingly every ten minutes. I know for a fact that I was up at least five times, probably screwing with R’s sleep, too — especially the time I got back into bed and elbowed him in the face. And my 1 AM “wakeup call” was especially great; as I tried to fall back asleep, I began to feel nauseated and had to get up for crackers before I could turn back in. (You gotta love being in that state where you’re too sleepy to really know if you’re sick or not, and go back and forth between waking up or trying to sleep through it.)

This morning I had planned to get up at 5 so I could take a nice long shower and eat breakfast before heading into work to prepare for my classes. Instead, I pushed the snooze button in my sleep about a dozen times, had to prioritize food over clean hair (hey, it happens), and still got to school 15 minutes later than originally planned. I’m sleepy. My digestion is all screwed up and causing all kinds of fun discomfort. Yesterday I couldn’t stop eating to save my life: breakfast at 6, lunch at 9:45, second lunch (kinda like a hobbit) at 12:30, granola bar at 3, pickles at 5 (don’t judge; I’ve been addicted to these pickles for ages), dinner at 6, sour candies from 7:30-9 (while watching a movie)… and then crackers at 1 AM. (Probably because of the pickles and sour candy.)

That being said, I can’t complain. I’m ten weeks pregnant.

According to BabyCenter:

Though he’s barely the size of a kumquat — a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom — and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, your baby has now completed the most critical portion of his development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in his body rapidly grow and mature.

He’s swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs — including his kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac) — are in place and starting to function, though they’ll continue to develop throughout your pregnancy.

…From crown to rump, he’s about 1 1/4 inches long. In the coming weeks, your baby will again double in size — to nearly 3 inches.

Then again, BabyCenter also described my early pregnancy chest as “blossoming breasts,” which is some of the purplest prose I’ve read in a while (and I teach English!) so… yeah. 🙂

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