Pregnancy Update: 9-10 weeks

Time for another update! Time isn’t really flying by yet, mostly because I still feel nauseous and tired most of the time, but we’re still so excited. We still haven’t told the whole world yet, so this will be going live after the news has been shared. Here’s what’s happening lately!

I’m going to blame this “bump” on a tight shirt and the picture being taken right after lunch. 🙂

How far along are you? 10 weeks on April 10, 2017! Estimated due date is November 6.

How big is baby? A strawberry! 🍓 Again, my body really hasn’t visually changed much other than my chest area. 😳

I’m still feeling tired most of the time and a very dull nausea almost all of the time. At exactly 9 weeks, though, I think I found the solution to my more unpredictable and hard to manage nausea… SEA BANDS! (knocks on wood) I’ve been googling ways to cope with morning sickness and Sea Bands kept coming up, so I bought a pair. The trick is to put them on BEFORE you start to feel sick. The first couple times I tried wearing them, I put them on in the middle of the day when I was already feeling like junk and it didn’t do anything. So now I put them on before I get out of bed in the morning and take them off right before I go to sleep. I still feel a dull nausea like I said earlier, but it’s way better than before.

Food has become way more manageable to me now. I actually get hungry at normal times, but I can’t overdo it with food or it backfires. I just have to remember not to eat super fast or a lot at once and I’ll be fine. I’m also keeping away from really acidic foods because that seems to make my stomach not very happy either.

My sister picked this up for us at Target! SO CUTE.

We had our first doctor appointment! It wasn’t anything super exciting, but it feels more “real” now. We met with a nurse (Tyler had off work that day) and went over our medical history and our family medical history for the majority of the appointment. She gave us a bunch of literature to look over and then I gave a urine sample and had my blood drawn. It was the first time I’ve ever had my blood taken before (the woman who did it was amazed!), but it was a piece of cake. We’ll have our next appointment at 12 weeks with our doctor.

We’ve also started telling our immediate family and close friends the big news. Like I said in my last post, this is actually something I’ve been dreading! I don’t like being the center of attention and that’s just how this process goes. We told our parents the day of our first appointment and they were all super excited, of course. I called my siblings and let them know and told my best friends Van and Mollie as well as our life group. Telling those close to us isn’t bad, but I’m gonna be so nervous hitting publish on the Facebook post that tells everyone else!


6-8 weeks

About Leah Van Ert

Leah is newly wed to her high school sweetheart and is a church secretary by day and blogger by night. She firmly believes in spending a little extra on high-quality cuisine, sleeping in, and the healing power of a good cup of tea. She currently lives in central Wisconsin where she was born and raised (and, yes, the stereotype is true - we really do love cheese).