Friday, September 23, 2016

12 Weeks: That sweet, sweet, heartbeat

Well hello there baby made it's grand entrance this week! It's not obvious to anyone else...and likely just looks like I have eaten one too many donuts lately ;)

How far along?
12 weeks

How big is baby?
A plum or an army man (2" long, .49oz)

What's baby up to this week?
Baby's reflexes are starting to develop as the brain continues to grow and become more complex. Kidneys are starting to function and he/she is starting to build up the waste he/she will store until the first poop...mommy and daddy sure can't wait for that ;)

It's been so inconsistent this week...after a late night Friday I was overly tired and emotional on Saturday, but felt pretty good nausea wise. The next two days were pretty rough with nausea...and oh boy, the exhaustion! I also had a few days where I felt pretty good and it gives me hope that I am beginning to see the light at the end of this first trimester tunnel! I sure can't wait to stop gagging every time I brush my teeth ;)

Maternity Clothes?
Nope! However, I did have to use the rubber band trick this week...the jeans I was wearing that day were a little snug by the end of the day. I wouldn't say I am "showing" but there is definitely a little bitty bump starting. I also purchased my first belly jeans are good in the morning, but by the end of the day I am pretty uncomfortable so I think it's time I gave in and started wearing it.

My allergies cut me some slack this week and seemed to have disappear. I have had a few sneezing attacks, but other than that I felt MUCH better! My sleep is hit and miss...I fall asleep FAST...but often wake up a few times in the night to use the restroom. What I wouldn't give for a completely uninterrupted night of sleep...guess I need to give up on that one, because once baby comes it will be a thing of the past for sure!  

Missing Anything?
Feeling like myself...being tired all the time is exhausting ;)

I am still a fan of warm comfort type foods...and I also think I had my first official pregnancy craving. All I could think about Monday was a smoothie...and Tuesday morning I just had to stop and grab one before work...and then again this morning :)  This craving was/is different than other cravings I have had in the past because I could not get it out of my head and I HAD to have it!

I contemplated trying a cucumber this weekend at my parents...but it was an extra queasy day so I decided not to chance it, but other than that nothing.

I had a pretty mopey/weepy day on Saturday...but I blame my lack of sleep, but other than that I have felt pretty good.

Best Moment of the week?
Hands down hearing that sweet little baby's heartbeat at our 12 week doctor's appointment! That sound was music to this mama-to-be's ears! I went to that appointment feeling very nervous and worried...and walked out with the giddiest of happy feelings.

Pregnancy Brain Moments?
 I have 400 lists in my phone...without it I would be a lost-cause. If you tell me something important...make sure to tell me twice :) I also mis-speak a the doctor's office I ended up getting my flu shot and made a joke that I hoped I wouldn't be getting poked with noodles at every visit...noodles, needles...same thing, right?

Looking forward to?
Telling all of our friends!! This secret has not been an easy one to keep...I can't wait to share our exciting news with our framily :)

Projects/Baby Gear purchased?
Nothing this week, but we will likely start buying a package of diapers each week from now until the baby comes. I want to stock up so it's less of a shock when the baby comes :)

Running and working out was MUCH better this week! I ran 4 miles without stopping this weekend and I even signed up for a race in October! I will be a part of a KC Marathon relay team...a full marathon isn't in the cards for me this year (and let's face it, probably not next year either) but this will have to be good enough for now :)

This guy was feeling a little left out of our weekly photo-shoots ;)

This photo from above shocked me a bit...definitely looking bumpalicious this week!


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