Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Week 12 Bumpdate

How far along: 12 weeks today!

Baby Size: Our sweet babe is the size of a large plum this week, about 2.5 inches and .5 ounces!

Weight gain: 1 lb. down from my pre-pregnancy weight at my last appointment, but expecting to slowly start picking up a pound here and there.

Maternity clothes: Not yet, but I did buy a BeBand from Target this week and the Kevel Perfect Fit from BuyBuy Baby, just in case!

Stretch marks: None so far! I need to stock up on a few creams, just to make sure!

Sleep: I've been sleeping well until this week. Lately I've been tossing and turning a lot. I'm naturally a stomach sleeper, and though I'm not showing, it's slowly starting to get less comfortable. I've got a pregnancy pillow on the way and I'll let you know how that works!

Gender: Not sure yet! My dad says it's a girl...but that's a guess. My "intuition" hasn't hit me with any feelings either way.

Movement: Still have a while before that starts!

Best moment this week: The best moment of this week was meeting with our doctor and seeing our sweet baby moving all over the place in the ultrasound. It is amazing that the first time we saw our babe he/she was barely visible and now actually looks like a baby! So excited to watch this little one grow!

Looking forward to: Turning the corner and entering the second trimester! Ready to get my energy back and kick this nausea to the curb.

Food cravings: It changes pretty much daily, but lately I've been craving chicken salad, fruit (bananas, pineapple, apples, mango, blueberries,  you name it, I want it!), sweet tea, and chips. Weird combinations, but fairly healthy so I'll take it!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Can't really stand the thought of grilled chicken or pickled banana peppers.

Labor Signs: Oh no! Plenty of time before this starts!

What I miss: Not really missing a ton. I have been craving a "Beach Club Unwich" from Jimmy Johns, but that will just have to wait...and a nice ice cold glass of Pinot Grigio or Gruner Veltliner wouldn't be all bad!

Symptoms: I'm still pretty tired most of the time. I have waves of nausea, but for the most part that is under control and I'm noticing that it seems to be kind of tapering off (fingers crossed!). I am having a fair amount of bloating and some occasional cramps and sharp pains, but all of this is very normal for 12 weeks. Otherwise, I'm feeling good!

Nursery: We have purchased a crib which has arrived, but is still in the box and currently being stored under the bed. Other than that, we have made zero progress on the nursery, except for the small bathroom renovation that was just completed that included closing up the closet in the nursery and adding a new closet.

Belly Button in or out? In, and hopefully it stays that way for a long time!

Wedding rings on or off? On!

Mood: I'm feeling really happy, excited, overwhelmed, and kind of emotional...so standard.

Workouts: So far so good this week! I've been walking a lot and trying to go to Body Pump at least once a week. I've had two great walks with friends this week...much as I love exercising it's always easier when you've got a good partner!

Fingers crossed that I'll be feeling more like myself, and a little more energetic for week 13!

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