November 12, 2013

Pregnancy Questionnaire - Week 11

I did this a couple of times when I was pregnant with Grace and I've loved looking back and reading them. There were several things that I forgot, like how badly I craved sweet tea. So I'm going to do it with this baby too. So here we go.

How far along: 11 weeks exactly (every Tuesday is a new week).

Total weight gain/loss: I'm sorry but the "loss" part kills me in this question every time. I know it happens with some women but I cannot fathom. I cannot. I haven't been weighed in a week (I have always refused to keep a scale at our house and so the doctor's office is the only place I see how much I weigh) but at that time I had gained 12 pounds.

(This fourth time around I have just accepted the fact that I gain weight quickly and there's nothing I can do about it. It tapers off by the third trimester, but until then bring on the Chubby Face.)

Maternity clothes: I have broken out a couple maternity pants. If I had to squeeze into a regular pair of jeans one more day, something was going to be harmed. And it was probably going to be the jeans.

Sleep: Not so good. A lot of nights I dread going to bed because that's when my nausea is the worst (although motion sickness bands have helped some). I also get up 4-5 times a night to go to the bathroom.

Best moment this week: I'm not sure. I continue to have a lot of peace which is amazing to me and a testament to prayer. So those are good moments.

Food cravings: Hamburgers, milkshakes, Mexican food, gummy bears.

Food aversions: Anything that has a strong smell.

Gender: Don't know.

Labor signs: No, thank goodness.

Pregnancy symptoms: Sickness, extreme tiredness, moodiness, popped belly.

What I miss: Honestly, even though I don't like being sick and tired I am just so thankful to have life in me. It wouldn't be accurate to say I don't miss anything, but I definitely don't miss it enough to not want to be exactly where I'm at.

What I am looking forward to: Finding out what we're having and holding him/her in my arms.

Milestones: Breaking out the maternity clothes.

My very dear friend, Meghan, from MDK Photography took these pictures of me this week. I wasn't technically 11 weeks in them (2 days away) but it was close enough. She does such a great job. Thanks, Meghan!

For some reason I look MUCH farther along than 11 weeks in this picture but I think it's a combination of my stance, sticking out my belly, and the flowy white shirt. 


  1. You have to be one of the cutest preggo ladies ever - I remember thinking that when you were pregnant with Grace too. I hate you (no, not really).

    1. You're so sweet, Serena! I always think that about other girls but never myself... :)

  2. I stumbled upon your blog and cried as I read Grace's story. I am 11 weeks, 2 days pregnant with my 3rd and will be praying for you and your family. xoxo

  3. Hi Sara. I am am new reader to you blog (as of right now), and I am sorry to hear of the loss of your girl. I am a childless mama, and atho I haven't experienced the loss like you have, I have experienced some loss:( Congrats on your pregnancy! I hope all is going well. Your little boys are adorable. I love the name Asher, too!!! It was on the list if we ever had had a boy:) (I haven't yet read on what your other sons name is). I would love a follow:) I just now followed you.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Mama. :) Will definitely check your blog out. :)