I’m 12 weeks pregnant today!
Size of Baby: Plum
Total Weight Gain/Loss: DOWN 6 pounds, as of this morning. Doctor says it’s normal…I promise I’m eating as much as I possibly can (which is not much these days)!
Maternity Clothes: We’re close. I’ve been doing the rubber band trick on the pants button for a couple of weeks now, and I wore my Bella Band for the first time yesterday. Shirts are fine – it’s pants that are the problem!
Gender: No idea! Most of the old wives’ tales are pointing towards girl…I don’t really buy into them, but they do make you wonder. Chinese gender calendar says boy though. So we’ll see. 🙂
Movement: I think it’s still too early. I have been having the strangest sensation in my lower ab area…it almost feels like my stomach is growling, but less intense, and lower obviously. I don’t exactly know what feeling I’m looking for here, but I’ve never felt anything like it before! Is that it?
Sleep: Is my BFF. 🙂 I’m averaging about 11 (yes, eleven) hours every night…it’s not uncommon for me to go to sleep at 7 these days.
What I miss: Ok, the better question…what do I miss enough to not be pregnant and have it? Absolutely, positively nothing! But, if I’m being honest, I do miss sushi, and my cup of coffee every morning. But this is SO much better!
Cravings: Sour, sour, sour! My absolutely favorite has been Sour Patch Kids…like the candy you get at the movies. On several occasions, I’ve eaten so many that my tongue hurts and I had to stop! I’ve also loved pickles and any sour fruit. And I get a Cherry Limeade EVERY single day on the way home!
Symptoms: Morning sickness is still with us. It’s worst first thing in the morning – that’s really the only time that I’ve actually gotten sick. Then it gets better, and comes back (just as nausea) right before dinner. I’m trying to eat a early dinner now so I can get some calories in me before I get sick!
I’m also still pretty sleepy. I’ve had some cramping off and on, which ironically, has gotten better since I stopped my progesterone earlier this week. I’ve had very little (if any) since then…it’s mostly stretching feelings now!
Best Moment This Week: Stopping the progesterone! I was nervous, but I’m on day 3 without it and doing fine! It is SUCH a relief to jump that hurdle. And, making it to that magical 12 week mark is pretty awesome too!
I’ve been taking bump pictures since week 9. I can’t tell a huge difference yet…it’s still mostly bloat to be honest. Come on baby bump! 🙂
(And yes, I am looking a hot mess in these pictures…I’ve been chasing 16 six year olds for 7 hours at this point, so you understand. :))
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