Tuesday, September 18

12 weeks.

Crazy how fast and how slow this all feels. Can't believe I have hit the 12 week mark. Just a few more weeks and we will be in our 2nd trimester??!!!?!?! Seems crazy.

So far this week hasn't had many changes. I was feeling much better, had an incredible weekend with my friend who got married and barely had any sickness. Then I woke up today at 7am and haven't been out of the bathroom since. Nothing has been staying down most of the day and I feel like my entire apartment is on a boat. I'm doing a little better this afternoon but after having almost an entire week of feeling pretty good today has been rough.

So thankful for my husband who brought me home popsicles, oranges, frosted cherrios and granola bars. (my favorite sick foods) Then started with house chores right away. I don't know what I would do without him.
Anyways, here we go.. pregnancy update week 12!

Today is: September 18, 2012

How far along: 12 weeks

Total weight gain: Not exactly sure.. we don't own a scale..which I will have to change shortly so I can keep better tract!

Baby is the size of: A plum, about 2" and half an ounce.

What's going on with the babe: Baby's intestines are starting to move into the abdominal cavity, and kidneys will begin excreting urine into the bladder. Eyes have moved from the sides to the front of the head now, and ears are where they should be. Everything is in place, and baby's face is looking unquestionably human. Reflexes are now forming, and if I were to poke my abdomen, the baby would react. Fingers and toes are opening and closing as well. So much fun happening this week. Grow baby, grow!

What's going on with the mama: They say hormones are toning down some, which means first trimester symptoms should begin subsiding but after today I'm not so sure!

Baby is a: Boy or Girl... little ways to go yet!

Maternity clothing: Some. Mostly just on any type of pants. Most shirts fit okay but my jeans are not very comfortable.

Sleep: This week sleep has been good. I was able to get an adjustment from my chiropractor and that made the world of difference. Haven't had any headaches this week and my hips felt great. Still getting up a few times but overall it has been better.

Movement: It's happening, but I've yet to feel it. I don't have any clue what I'm look for so I'm not sure when I'll even know!

Cravings/Aversions: Nothing major. The usual craving is still anything carb related. Subway is usually my number 1 choice but I have craved cucumbers a lot as well. Oh, and watermelon..but I don't think that craving has anything to do with pregnancy! So far nothing major and it changes daily based on how I feel. At this point most sweets turn me off. Once and awhile I want vanilla ice cream at night but anything super sweet doesn't even sound good. I guess thats a good thing though!

- Still a little fatigued at times.
- Nausea is different every..single..day. I will have a few good days, then like today..I get hit really hard. Overall though I keep saying, I will take puking 3-4 times in the morning over puking 3-4 times all day any day. And, if I get 3 or 4 good days for every 1 bad day thats okay too. Anything is better then that horrible 24 hour stuff!
- Metallic taste I'm still not noticing a lot. Once and awhile I can taste it but usually if I just brush my teeth it goes away!
- Sciatica. I had noticed just a little bit but not anymore thanks to my lovely Dr. Conn!

I'm looking forward to:
-Another OB appointment tomorrow to see if little stubborn in there will let us hear his or her heartbeat!

1 comment:

Jackie said...

Oh dear. Can't wait til all of the sickness goes away so you can enjoy pregnancy, maybe even a little. Let me know how your appointment goes, I've been wondering when the next try was! Praying!!!