Sunday, September 16, 2012

Week 12!

Words cannot describe how long I've been excited to do a weekly blog post about being pregnant (nerd alert). I'm going to be so thrilled someday to have documented it every week, even if- to be honest- this week was a lot like last week... and the week before... and the week before... :) I love going back and looking at old posts of our life, and I know I want to remember every tiny detail about the next months!

How far along?  12 weeks, 5 days

How big is baby? Size of a plum!

Maternity clothes? Despite weight loss, my shirts and pants are getting a little snug around my stomach, which puts a giant smile on my face! I'm wearing all my favorite looser shirts these days (mostly because I can't stand to have anything tight around my stomach) and basically live in cotton maxi dresses.

Stretch marks? Those days will approach fast I'm sure. Any suggestions on how to avoid them?

Sleep? This has been a hard one. I have a hard time sleeping because I'm feeling so sick. I also have been having super weird dreams, and I'm wondering if this has anything to do with the fact that I get up to pee like every 2 hours. It's crazy that I have to pee so often... it's not like I have a giant baby on my bladder yet! But this has been one of my most pronounced symptoms. At least I'm well hydrated!

Best moment last week? Announcing to the world that I'm PREGNANT!

Movement? I'm pretty sure the baby likes to reject whatever I try to eat, and revolts by pushing all my food back up in the opposite direction. 

Food cravings? Baked potatoes. Raspberry Jello. Slurpees. Chicken salad sandwiches (which is weird because I generally have serious aversions to meat). Spaghettios for like 5 seconds until I acted on this craving.

Food aversions? Everything.

Gender? I'm guessing a girl! But we're not hoping either way- we should find out in about 8 weeks!

Labor signs? Far too early for that!

Belly button in/out? In.

What I miss: I miss zero things about not being pregnant. Any day of headaches and puking and exhaustion is better than a day of feeling great and not being able to get this baby on the way!

What I am looking forward to: Starting to work from home more in the next couple of weeks! This will make things much more manageable!

Milestones: My baby can open and close his/her tiny fingers (which have fingernails, people)!


  1. So happy for you! Tears of joy!

  2. You are THE CUTEST THING ever! I love how excited you are, even through the miserableness. :)

  3. you are so adorable and your happiness makes me happy! so glad you are enjoying this process!! Happy happy happy :)

  4. You are so cute! You look great, can't tell you're not feeling well! Mine stopped about week 12 or 13 both times, hopefully you can get lucky soon!!! No stretch marks here. I drank lots of water, and covered my belly in cocoa butter. Not sure if that's what did it, but definitely worth a try!!!

  5. Is that chalkboard paint in your house? Neato!!

  6. I've heard zinc can help prevent stretch marks.