This pregnancy has been so different than my first. Exhibit A: We did a big huge announcement on this blog for the first one... and today is my first mention of it. Oops! Life has been crazy. Anyway, I'm hoping to do these bumpdates over the next several months, hopefully more frequently than I'm actually expecting, but we'll see what life throws at us. Without further ado, the 12 week bumpdate:
How Far Along: 12 Weeks
Size of Baby: About the size of a lime
Gender Prediction: Boy
Nicknames for Baby: Nothing has really stuck yet, just "Little One"
Total weight gain/loss: I weigh about the same so far.
Maybe a pound or two gain.
Symptoms: Nausea ALL the time. I’m exhausted a lot, so I sleep a lot. I’m hormonal, so I cry over spilt milk, or dropping an egg, or the dryer taking too long… You know, normal things.
Cravings: Mostly salty or cheesy things. Sweet foods make me puke.
Maternity Clothes: Leggings have proved to be my best friend lately. I still fit in my normal jeans, but I’m more uncomfortable in the.
Stretch Marks: Nothing so far. I didn’t get them till around 36 weeks with Miss A, so hopefully I’ll be in the clear for a while.
Sleep: All. The. Time. I have trouble getting comfortable at night, but Unisom has seemed to help some. I don’t like taking it often, but the days that I just really need a good rest, I’ll take it.
Best Moment This Week: I’m starting to feel a little more movement. I felt the first movement about two weeks ago, so I’m always paying attention now.
What I Miss: Strawberry daiquiris, sleeping through the night without peeing, and running. Most of all, feeling like myself. I'm so tired of being sick all day.
Movement: Only a few times now, but I have felt some!
Nausea Triggers: Smells, the thought of raw meat, gory tv shows, dog farts, lack of sleep, you name it.
Belly Size: There’s a little bump! It comes and goes as it pleases, but mornings and evenings seem to be when I’m showing most.
Nursery: Is currently my office. I probably won’t be able to convert it to the nursery for a good while, and Miss A still has the crib (as a toddler bed), but that should be changing soon.
Workouts: I just invested in a mini-elliptical today, so we’ll see how that goes. Working out has been making me more sick, but I’m hoping we’ll be to the end of that soon.
Labor Signs: None for a while hopefully!
Belly Button: In but getting a little flatter.
Wedding Rings: On!
Mood: Definitely more moody and emotional than my first pregnancy. I feel bad for my husband, he’s been putting up with a lot.
Looking Forward To: Our ultrasound next week. It’s still too early to find out the gender, but I’m excited to see this little child of mine again.
I am being seen both on post at Martin Army, as well as off post at a high risk specialist because of Miss A's history. I'm so thankful they're being proactive and monitoring this little one early on. I'll be sure to update after our appointment next week.
God Bless ♥︎ Victoria