10th Week: Cracking Nuts

I’m loving the “What to Expect” pregnancy app because of the weekly articles on symptoms to watch out for (well this one I skip lately after my DVT diagnosis) and food tips.

And so I learned that my favorite fruit mango is good for pregnancy because it is rich in vitamins A and C.   I’ve thought of eating less of it because it’s sweet, and I don’t want to have gestational diabetes and add insulin to my daily injections.  Since it’s one of those fruits that are good for pregnancy, I sure can have some in moderation. 🙂

Nuts are great too, for they “are chock-full of important minerals (copper, manganese, magnesium, selenium, zinc, potassium, and even calcium) and vitamin E. And even though they’re high in fat, it’s mainly the good-for-you kind — especially baby- brain-boosting DHA, which is found in walnuts.”  Nuts will make by baby smarter! 🙂

I happen to have a jar of shelled almonds and Googled that almonds

– give relief from constipation, respiratory disorders, coughs, heart disorders, anemia, and diabetes

– are rich sources of Vitamin E, calcium, phosphorous, iron, and magnesium

I checked what the effect of almonds are for blood clotting and voila! It is a blood thinner. High in Vitamin E, low in Vitamin K.

So here are the almonds I cracked, good to last me for weeks. (Too much of anything is bad 🙂 )



Last night, I was just about to sleep when I felt like going to the rest room again to pee.  I muttered, “Hassle…” and my husband reminded me, “Good thing you can walk to the rest room.”  Yeah, good reminder.  I’m thankful I can walk! Last week, I needed help to go to the rest room.  Ok, no more complaints, just gratitude.


Graduating from Crinone! Yehey! Last stick will be for tomorrow morning.

Tenth week marks Zara’s end of embryo stage and start of fetus stage.  She’s now the size of a prune or a Lego man. 🙂   In two weeks, first trimester is over. Can’t wait! 🙂

Ultrasound won’t be in another two weeks, so for now, just thinking that everything’s fine with you, Zara. No use to think otherwise. 🙂


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