Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pregnancy Update: 12 Weeks

Note: Sorry for the crap ultrasound pictures! Cristhian took 'em with extreme zeal!

12w 4d. "I'm roughly the size of a lime!"

How far along? 12 weeks (I do these a week behind as a recap of the previous week. So I'm actually 13w today.)

Total weight gain/loss: +0 lbs- so I'm 114 lbs! I've gained 5 lbs overall since finding out I was pregnant (at 3w 2d). I have consistently maintained 113-115 lbs for the past 9+ weeks.

Maternity clothes: Yes and no. For the most part, I still wear tops and bottoms in 0s, 2s and 4s (depending on the brand) I fit pre-pregnancy. But there are times when I am so incredibly bloated that it becomes uncomfortable to sit without unbuttoning my pants. I've bought maternity jeans, but have yet to wear 'em.

Stretch marks? None yet! It runs in my family... so I know they're inevitable. I'd just like to reduce the amount or lessen the severity- PLEASE!

Sleep: SO MUCH BETTER than the first couple of months! Currently, I can fall asleep without a problem!

Best moment this week: Seeing Lamby at our NT scan!

Worst moment of the week: The throbbing from getting blood work done- I'm not sure why my arm aches so much! I only had to fill four vials this time. Not to mention I've donated blood more times than I can count!

Miss anything? Being able to exercise without excruciating sciatic pain (where I'm left unable to feel my left buttocks/legs and therefore unable to walk! ARGH!). I've joined the Tone It Up Frisky Fall Challenge. I hope to continue toning even though I have to lighten up my cardio. The days of 6+ mile jogs are gone...


Movement: At the NT scan, the ultrasound tech had an incredibly difficult time getting a good shot of the fluid behind Lamby's neck/shoulders as well as its nose bridge. Why? It's because baby felt the constant need to keep kicking and flipping around! The tech kept poking my lower abs like, "Hey you in there! Cooperate!" In return, baby would KICK at her finger and I would feel a surging cramp. Seriously. And that was the pain I felt all Wednesday night! It kept kicking and kicking and kicking! It has since subsided, thankfully! So yes, I've felt movement... and it hurt like hell! (First time mothers don't feel baby kicking until about 17-18 weeks! The flutters are usually a common misconception of gas.)

Food cravings: Nothing- I know! "Weird."

Anything making you queasy or sick: None!

Have you started to show yet: Actually, yes! I have a pooch now! I'm in that weird phase of- "Is she pregnant, bloated from her period or is she just chubby in her belly?" Haha!

Gender: We'll find out in a week and a half since we've gotten our blood work done!

Labor signs: None.

Symptoms: Serious cramping and sciatica issues!! ARGH!!

Belly button in or out? Innie FTW!

Wedding rings on or off? On!

12w 0d

Happy or moody most of the time? I'm pretty neutral. Not exceptionally happy, but not depressingly sad. I'm excited, but trying to think clearly!

Looking forward to: Finding out Lamby's sex!

I had my third ultrasound with the loveliest tech! She was absolutely sweet and so verbose about the activity level of Lamby in my womb. Her words, "I've never seen such an active 12w old in a first time mother before!" really resonated with me. Thanks for being you, kiddo!

Subsequently, I also had my third OBGYN visit today, but it was with another doctor in my OB/GYN's practice. We talked about a few things that were bothering me... It looks like I'm unable to exercise consistently, but I will try to stay active somehow! All in all, everything is good and in the clear! I had loads of blood work done to check for any disorders or defects that my and Cris' mutual German ancestry entail. We shall see!


  1. oh my gosh you made me cry, and laugh, my best friend think I'm crazy right now because I was so happy for you, oh my gosh this is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Thank you!!! You are too sweet!! Bear and I are very excited!! :D


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