Written on Fri. Oct. 15 2010
How far along? 12 weeks + 1 day ( I will do these updates on Thursdays.)
How big is baby? From head to bum 6cm. They told us that at our ultrasound. But the baby also did a huge stretch and I’m pretty sure it has the longest legs I have ever seen, so I’m excited for when they count them.
Weight gain? – 1 pounds. The throwing up, the no appetite, the super small stomach? I see why this has happened. But my normal pants are still uncomfortable…and I totally have a mini baby bump.
Maternity clothes? Natalie bought me a BeBand from Target and it’s in the mail to my house. I can’t wait. I have 1 maternity jeans…that I bought too big and have to wear a belt with. Ya it totally defeats the purpose but they were on sale. I also have a black pencil skirt because in a normal pencil skirt there is no room for a baby.
|It’s little but it’s there. Sorry for the flash. I haven’t mastered how to take this picture yet.|
Symptoms? Morning Sickness. I have a prescription for diclectin and without it I wouldn’t be able to go to work or leave my house. I had a rough few weeks that led to that. But now I only get randomly sick without warning sometimes. I don’t have that feeling all day long, so it’s an improvement. I also have been getting really bad migraines that make me throw up. So that’s fun. Totally worth it though!
Sleep? It’s OK. I never wake up to pee. I have been walking up feeling worried for no reason. Maybe I’m having strange dreams that I don’t remember. But over all, I could sleep for days. I nap and still sleep through the night.
Food cravings? Water. Anything cold, like a fruit Popsicle or really cold apples. I’ve been cutting up apples and storing them in the fridge in a bowl of lemon juice+ water. It makes them so cold. I love it. Also cheese is a huge hit. When my stomach is upset the only thing that will fix it is a grilled cheese sandwhich or plain cheese pizza.
What I am looking forward to? Hearing the heartbeat hopefully at my appointment Tuesday. Creating life. Making a person. Meeting that person. All that good stuff.
Weekly wisdom for the next time around? Be open to the anti-nausea pill. It will change your life.
Milestones? Making it to 12 weeks! Only 1 more week of this trimester! And then all the morning sickness will magically disappear and I will have all this energy….right? RIGHT?
Pregnancy moments with John:
1) At about week 6 I was telling John that our baby was growing arm buds and leg buds and John started gagging. From the description. That’s when I realised that he probably won’t make it through the delivery.
2) This week we were sitting on the couch and John turns to me and says” So, how’s that pregnancy going?” He was so serious I just brust out laughing. Like he doesn’t see me every single day and we don’t talk endlessly about it.
3) This Conversation: At the height of morning sickness. Think headaches, constant puking, shaking, crying.
R: When this baby is a teenager and rebeling against us, I hope you tell it how much pain I endured for it.
J: No, I’m going to tell it how much you wanted it and loved it.
R: Can’t we keep that a secret through the teen years?