Monday, June 15, 2015

12 weeks

How far along:
12 weeks

Gender: 
We won’t find out until August most likely

Maternity clothes:
I bought 2 belly bands, since my pants and shorts no longer comfortably close. I've gained only a pound this pregnancy, but I think whatever size my uterus is, that's pushing my existing belly our that much further. Nothing buttons comfortably anymore, this just lets me walk around with my pants undone. Which, is making life so much more comfortable!

Sleep: 
So much sleep. Last Friday, for instance, I came home and went straight to bed at 830. I woke 7 hours later, stayed up an hour, then slept for an additional 8.

Best moment this week: 
Seeing the baby wiggle all over the screen at our NT scan. And, while we were thrilled to see that the baby looks to be free of any disorders, it was more mesmerizing to see the baby react to stimuli- such as my glass of apple juice to wake up, or the technician pressing over on my right to make the baby decide it wanted to flip over.

Worst moment this week:
After last month of being allergy ridden and miserable, these past two weeks have been much better.

Miss anything: 
I kind of wish tuna fish wasn't forbidden. The only place I ever want it is from the  deli near my work, but I pretty much avoid all their items because of the Listeria concern. I've also acquired a somewhat large snacking section under my desk. Which my boss finds hilarious.

Movement: 
Baby is definitely doing backflips and somersaults, but nothing I can feel yet.

Cravings: 
Fruit, again. McDonalds' fruit and yogurt parfaits.

Medicine:
Lovenox injections nightly at 0.40mL and Progesterone 200 mg taken nightly. And morning prenatal vitamins.

Injections are starting to really sting, wherever I 'test' (by simply placing the needle on my skin) hurts like crazy. This is probably due to an increase in blood flow, but I miss the days when the needles didn't hurt so badly. Maybe I'll start numbing the area with an ice cube prior.

Queasy or sick: 
The day I turned 12 weeks the morning (ahem, evening) sickness went away! So it seems like baby is reading the same books I am, and I've reached the second trimester, apparently the trimester where I'll feel reasonably comfortable. Still some heartburn, and a crazy gag reflex whenever I get toothpaste near my mouth. I left the bathroom feeling so sick just from brushing my teeth last night and gaging almost to the point of no return. It's as though baby knows that fluoride isn't good and wants nothing to do with it.

Looking forward to: 
I don't know? I've gotten to every milemarker I've been hoping for: heartbeat, reaching double digits, healthy at 12 weeks. I'd love to feel the baby move, and get some tiny kicks (but that probably will happen closer to August). Maybe the next time I get to hear the heartbeat on the handheld dopplar.




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16 comments:

  1. I didn't like belly bands so i just ended up buying maternity jeans pretty early on and they were SO comfortable! I got mine at Old Navy, so they were cheap, too! I think if your getting tuna fish like the canned kind that goes in tuna salad that is actually okay, just not the big tuna steaks! Double check with your doctor, but I remember reading that kind was okay to eat when I was pregnant! Sounds like everything is going along nicely and I can't wait to see some belly photos!

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    1. I'm trying to wait until around September at least, if not later. Maternity jeans just seem so expensive, when I already own pants and shorts :) Belly photos will come, when I can prove it's a baby bump and not a breakfast bump. Maybe at 14 weeks?

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  2. Farin, so happy that you were able to see the baby's movement on the sonogram, and that you are feeling better from your allergies.

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    1. Thanks Linda, and the movement was a great sight!

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  3. Congratulations! Growing babies is the most amazing miracle there is.

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  4. looks like the baby is anxious already :D

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    1. I agree, will be fun to see how much it'll move once I can feel it :)

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  5. Ahhhh! I'm so excited for you! Nothing better than SEEING your little babe in there!!

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  6. Oh this is so exciting! I'll be praying for you. I jumped from regular jeans to maternity at about 6 weeks. They were just so much more comfortable than regular jeans.

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    1. Thank you Brandi, and I'm trying to hold out. I'll only need jeans for the last 3 months, because it will be warm here until mid September. I'm walking around with unbuttoned jeans already tho, with the bands holding them up.

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  7. Congratulations! What exciting news! The second trimester is a lot better with sickness and being tired. I hope it's that way for you.

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    1. That's what I hear, seems baby got the memo because at 12 weeks exactly my nausea disappeared. I hope it keeps up!

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