Wednesday, January 18, 2012

12 Weeks

how far along? 12 weeks, Wednesday 1/18/2012
how are you measuring? 12 weeks 2 days (This puts my due date as July 30th which it was originally August 1st. I see the doctor in 4 weeks, so I'm not sure if she will change the due date or not)
size of baby?
heartbeat? 151
total weight gain/loss? + 1.2 lbs
maternity clothes? I bought some black slacks from Target on Monday. My dress pants are just uncomfortable buttoned. They still fit, but once I sit they are snug. I wore them to work on Tuesday. They were super comfortable since there weren't any tight buttons. The only thing is they're too big right now. The belly band on them doesn't stay up that well. It'll be hit or miss on what pants I wear that day.
stretch marks? Nope. Still using Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter.
I've been sleeping pretty good actually. I'm getting up once a night to go to the restroom.
best moment this week?
We had our first ultrasound today. It was amazing to see our little one. I posted 2 pictures but the pictures just don't do it justice. Seeing the little one on the screen was amazing. The right hand was up by their forehead the entire time. We joked saying if it's a girl, she's going to be a drama queen. The heart rate has slowed down to 151. Still nice and strong. This was the nuchal translucency screening for Down Syndrome. We won't get the results back for another week. They drew some blood as well, so they have to wait to get the levels back of my hormones.
movement? Nope nothing yet. The little one was moving a bit during the ultrasound. It wasn't too wiggly, just now starting to move some.
food cravings? Still loving fruit.
gender predictions? Still going to say girl. The old wive's tale is that a heart rate > 140 is a girl and < 140 is a boy. We will see!!!
what i miss:
Running. With boards running kind of got put on the back burner. I'm excited to start running again.
what i'm looking forward to: I can't wait to get out of the first trimester. Eric and I worry about something happening. I know there's not a magical wand that says you're in the 2nd trimester now everything will be perfect, but the risks do go down. I think getting over this first hump will help ease our minds some.
how are you feeling? I am actually feeling great! My energy is starting to pick up some. Last Friday I did have a random morning sickness moment. I woke up and was some what shaky. I thought oh my sugar must be low, so I got a glass of fruit juice. I got ready and then when I was about to leave, I thought maybe I should go ahead and eat. Normally I'll eat breakfast once I get to school, but that day I was kind of shaky still. I made a bowl of cereal. After I finished the cereal, it wasn't even 2 minutes later I was throwing it up. After that I felt fine. Feeling great still.
Development this week: Today starts week 13 of development. The little one is about 3 inches long. The head is now about half the size of his/her crown to rump length, but that cute little body is picking up steam and will continue growing overtime. At birth, the baby will be 1/4 head and 3/4 body. The intestines have been growing inside the umbilical cord, but this week they are starting their trek to their permanent position in your baby's abdomen. The vocal cords are developing this week. (According to What to Expect When You're Expecting)

1 comment:

  1. Amazing! I love following your progression! I am about 2 weeks behind you!