Wednesday, March 23, 2011

12 Weeks

How Far Along: 12 Weeks

First trimester: Check! The nausea, fatigue, mood swings, and bathroom dashes should soon fade, but (sorry!) headaches and dizziness will probably get more intense. The good news: You're about to embark on the second trimester, when mood and energy levels generally peak

Size of baby: Plum 

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 

Maternity Clothes: none yet. I can still hide in most of my regular pants but they are becoming more uncomfortable. I left my belly band in KS so I'm back with the rubber band closure trick until mom can find it or I get a new one.  And I look pregnant if I wear a dress, which is what I wear to work most days because they are so comfortable. So people at work have begun to point the belly out to me just in case I wasn't aware :)

Gender: ? I’m saying Girl and Luke is saying Boy.  Our families are mixed but I think overall there are more on team pink than blue.  We don't care either way, the next weeks until we find out are going to be full of excitement as we imagine life with one or the other. I'm just ready to SHOP! and I know my mom and sisters are just as anxious as I am.  We should probably just name the baby spoiled either way :)

MovementI can’t feel it yet but I’m anxious for that first little flutter.

SleepOK, I wake up to change positions at night but when I’m asleep I’m out cold.  The couch is still my favorite place to fall asleep and I struggle when I try in bed at night.

What I miss: Food

Cravingsnone really, however I do like green beans.  They seem to stay down unlike most other things.  Not sure what they offer that other foods don’t but I’ll take what I can get.

Symptoms: Still SICK.  The sea bands are kinda working and my energy is up but I’m still throwing up after meals.  I have good days and I try to enjoy them and get as much fluids and foods down as possible on those days.

Best Moment This Week: Several! I worked out at the end of week 11.  I did my prenatal work out in the living room and it was so great to get a little sweat going from something other than being sick J Spending time with Lauren and Kevin here in Ruston and showing them around “home”.  We also enjoyed sharing our news with the rest of our friends and family. 

MilestonesAs you move into the second trimester, baby shifts into the growth and maturation stage. After weeks in the critical development stage, almost all of her systems are fully formed.

What I'm Looking Forward To: A weekend at home with NOTHING to do.  I LOVED having my sister and Kevin here last weekend but after 2 weekends in a row of going non-stop I need a weekend to recharge.

I'll leave you with our cute furbabies  :)

1 comment:

  1. We are seriously just absolutely SO stinking excited for you guys! :)