9 Weeks Pregnant
I’m nearing the end of my first trimester and I’m so excited to listen to my baby’s heartbeat using a fetal doppler. I heard my eldest son’s heartbeat at 11 weeks.
My second visit to my OB will be next week and I have listed a few of my recent concerns, and one of them is urinary tract infection or commonly known as UTI. I’ve experienced more than a couple of UTI occurences when I was pregnant with my first child, and now I intend to have an “antibiotic-free” pregnancy.
I need to reduce salt and sodium in my diet, and drink lots of water to keep my body hydrated. I found the Drinking Water Android App and it has become my new drinking assistant. It reminds me to drink a glass of water with each notification and records how many glasses of water I consume in a day. I also purchased a similar iOS app before, Eight Glasses a Day, and both apps work just fine.
If you have recurring UTIs, my other blog post might help: A Girl’s Guide to Dealing with UTIs
My baby is now 9 weeks, meaning he or she is officially a fetus and the size of an olive according to babybump.com. Surprisingly, pregnancy symptoms such as fatigue and nausea are not much of a big deal for me nowadays.