double digits!

from me …

I may have figured it out. And while a completely chemical-free solution may be the best answer, this at least avoids the need for prescription medication. After a terrible two days, it was time to try something new. As explained in my post, “we’re on to something,” I found a solution in Dramamine and vitamin B6 + half of a Unisom. It makes for a tolerable sick, and I’m now back to functioning. My overall conclusion, however, is that this part of pregnancy sucks. I only hope it gets better.

On a lighter note, we’re a quarter of the way there today; yay!

I ordered a Bella Band this past weekend and it arrived last night. Folks, I love it already! I’m hoping to not need it for another few weeks, but when I do, I’m ready!

10-kumquat from babycenter …

Your pregnancy: 10 weeks

How your baby’s growing:
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.

If you could take a peek inside your womb, you’d spot minute details, like tiny nails forming on fingers and toes (no more webbing) and peach-fuzz hair beginning to grow on tender skin.

In other developments: Your baby’s limbs can bend now. His hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over his heart, and his feet may be long enough to meet in front of his body. The outline of his spine is clearly visible through translucent skin, and spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from his spinal cord. Your baby’s forehead temporarily bulges with his developing brain and sits very high on his head, which measures half the length of his body. 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.

stats @ 10 weeks:
Your baby, now barely the size of a kumquat, weighs less than a quarter of an ounce. (Length: a little over 1 inch, head to bottom.)

cartoon10 from whattoexpect …

Week 10 of Pregnancy: Baby’s Bones Develop
Your baby’s growth is fast and furious now. He or she is nearly an inch and a half long and the size of a prune, but not nearly as shriveled (even with all the time it spends in water). In fact, your baby is really taking a human shape now. Bones and cartilage are forming, and small indentations on the legs are developing into knees and ankles. The arms (complete with elbows) can flex already, but don’t run to the store for a baseball bat just yet. Though your baby’s arms are taking shape and getting stronger, each one is only about the size of this number 1.

The tooth bud fairy is making her appearance this week, heralding the arrival of your baby’s little choppers, which are forming under the gums. (Those pearly whites won’t break through the gums until your baby is close to six months old). Other systems are go, too. Your baby’s stomach is producing digestive juices, the kidneys are producing larger quantities of urine, and, if your baby’s a boy, he’s already producing testosterone (yikes!).

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