August 9, 2012

twelve weeks


how far along:  12 weeks

size of babyaccording to the bump a plum, about 2.1 inches long and weighing .49 ounces.  All of baby's critical systems are mostly formed, and now he or she just needs to work on growing and maturing.

weight gain: -1.5 pounds.  Gained another pound this week.  I didn't realize how difficult the weight gain would be on me mentally this time around.  I put in a lot of time and hard work to lose 30 pounds, so knowing I'm going to gain it all back is kind of scary.  Obviously I know I'm growing a life inside me right now, I will take care of my body and I absolutely won't be starving myself.  But I really hope I can limit myself to a pound a week (and not go overboard on the sweets!) so that I stay under 30 pounds gained by the end of the pregnancy.

maternity clothes:  nope

symptoms: This past week has been so much better.  Right now my only symptoms are bloat, that gets worse throughout the day (I really need to take a morning belly pic and an evening, in the morning I don't look pregnant, and by 7:00pm I think I could pass for several months), and headaches.  Oh the freaking headaches.  I'm trying to drink enough water and eat at the appropriate times, but it doesn't seem to be helping.  My head is usually killing me in the evenings.

exercise: Only five days of workouts instead of six this week, but I'll still take it.  A 2.25 mile walk, a 2.5 mile walk, a 5 mile ride and a 7.25 mile ride on the stationery bike, a 4.35 mile run, a 4.7 mile run and 7 mile run.  The runs were pretty great, in the 4.7 mile run I actually ran 4.3 of them without having to stop and take a break, which is a record for me.  And the 7 mile run was outside and absolutely GLORIOUS.  I started off a bit too fast, and there were several hills so I had to walk here and there, but man it felt great to be outside.  And I didn't have to pee the whole time :o).

cravings/aversions: Nothing really this week.  There isn't anything that sounds great or particularly bad.  But I've definitely eaten plenty of junk.  Whoops.  And I do have a small thing for mini egg rolls right now...

movement:  nope

sleep: I just haven't been sleeping enough which is my own fault.  I need to work on that.

gender:  This week I've actually been drawn to referring to the baby as a he.  So maybe boy.  Gosh I wish I could just know.

looking forward to:  Our first trimester screen on Monday.  Can't wait to see the baby again.  I hope everything is well.  If it is, I'm also looking forward to finally announcing the pregnancy, if I can get my butt in gear and put together a little announcement post.

worries:  Surprisingly nothing.  I'm just anxious to find out boy or girl and for this pregnancy to feel real.

what's different this time:  The fact that I still don't feel like there will be a baby at the end of this journey.  We are going to be the parents of TWO children.  When oh when will that sink in?

milestones:   I feel like 12 weeks is a milestone, even though I won't consider myself out of the first trimester until 13w3d.  Getting close!

best moment this week:  Hearing the baby move on the doppler.  So fun and amazing.  He or she is kicking it and moving away and back to it.  So funny.  Also, my mom finally being back in town.  We hadn't seen her in over two weeks!

3 comments: said...

You look adorable!

and learned something new, I didn't know you could back date blog posts. That's either really good news or bad news for my procrastination on blogging. Ha!

The Bignon Family said...

Oh my goodness- I love your pictures!!! So pretty!!! Wish I had my act together enough to have done something like that! I just try to shower and remember to take a picture every couple of weeks- haha!

Mandy@ a sorta fairytale said...

Oh my goshhhhhh! Where in the world have I been?? Did I miss an announcement?? CONGRATULATIONS!!!