Cravings & 11w5d Update 

  Who needs vodka when you have mandarins?!? And listen, I’m only half joking because I’m already 3 deep and I just got them home 10 minutes ago.  Even the smell of them is so satisfying. I seriously think I could make a good dent in this bowl by dinner time if I’m not careful…

I’m so relieved to be craving fruit instead of cake and candy. I hope this is a new trend. 

  There’s my strong baby gummi bear at 11w4d, with feet in the air! Placenta is lighter area to the right, which I thought was pretty cool, and my bloodwork shows that it is doing its job of producing hormones. I’m done with Estrace and Progesterone weening is underway! I may be one week away from my last butt shot. Fingers crossed. 

The hematoma appears to be gone which means exercise restriction has been lifted and I am off pelvic rest. My NT scan is a week from tomorrow and I’m planning to officially “reveal” [i.e. on social media] once I have the results. 

Doc mentioned the accompanying blood tests (MaterniT21) but didn’t write a prescription for the lab work so I’m not sure what that’s all about. But I don’t think those are time sensitive so I will ask at my appointment next week.

I’ve got a lower belly bloat pouch, but this has never been a “flat” zone for me.  My clothes are all still fitting; even jeans. I’m eagerly awaiting second trimester and hopefully will sport the oh-so-cute second tri bump soon! ☺️

Ok, I’m off to eat another mandarin…

8 thoughts on “Cravings & 11w5d Update 

  1. Omg! You’re so funny. It’s so crazy how similar we are going – I’m in looove with tropical fruits right now (and equally thankful it’s not candy etc), my tummy is also a low pocket I can never fully get rid of, so now it’s just a bit fluffier yet hard at the same time.
    Yay for hematoma gone! It’s so nice seeing your ultrasounds because I like to imagine maybe that’s how my little dude/ette is doing too. Fingers crossed for your continued good health!
    My 12 week is tomorrow (with scans and blood test results)… Yikes!

    • It is so interesting how similar cravings tend to be. I never heard of a pregnant woman who couldn’t eat enough apples, by citrusy fruits tend to be popular! Putting fruit on cake doesn’t negate the fruit. 😜

  2. I am obsessed with fruit as well. Specifically strawberries. Specifically strawberry smothered in cream and on top of sponge cake. OK…strawberry shortcake for me too.

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