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Announcement and Back Pains

Today, we officially announced our pregnancy by posting PT results and ultrasound pictures via Facebook.
A lot of well-wishers. I’ve also started to experience pain in my lower back starting yesterday. My friends in the office told me it’s normal and it only means that my body is adjusting to the growth of the baby. I read some nice pointers about managing the pain from Baby Center: What can I do to avoid back pain? • Start an exercise program to stretch and strengthen muscles that support the back and legs, including your abdominal muscles. Be careful to stretch gently because stretching too quickly or too much can put further strain on your joints, which have been made looser by pregnancy. Swimming is a great exercise option for pregnant women because it strengthens your abdominal and lower back muscles, and the buoyancy of the water takes the strain off your joints and ligaments. Pelvic tilts can also help (see below). • Stand up straight. This gets harder to do as you…

11 weeks and 1/7 days today: Worst is Almost Over!!!

Our little one is now 11 weeks and 1/7 days!!! Together with Daddy, we were able to survive the busy holiday season with all the lakad, shopping, parties, get togethers and even coordinated a wedding! I thank God for helping me to become healthy and strong.
I thank God for a supportive husband who never ceases to help me out in all the little pains and hardships of pregnancy. I thank God for our families who joins us in praying for a healthy pregnancy and eventually a healthy baby. Gender is something we’re not much concerned about… as long as the baby is healthy, we are happy. Baby looks a lot like human now:

1/4 of the Journey

Today marks the 10th week of my pregnancy. 1/4 of the total 40 week journey.
The baby now enters its fetal period. The average size is approximately 27-35 mm crown to rump length (CRL), or 1.06-1.38 inches. S/he weighs in at 4 grams, or 4 paper clips. Tiny toes have formed. The eyes are largely open, but the eyelids are beginning to fuse, and will stay that way until 25-27 weeks. External genitalia is beginning to differentiate. External ears are formed, as is the upper lip. The biggest accomplishment this week is the disappearance of the tail!
My whole day sickness is still making me fee sick all the time.
Constipation, nausea, fainting spells, hungry but no appetite.