It seems like it’s been months waiting for this trimester to be over (oh wait, it has). BUT 12 weeks is finally here and yesterday’s checkup revealed a healthy, happy baby kicking its legs, waving its arms and being generally uncooperative for the ultrasound technician (WOW). After much maneuvering, a couple bathroom breaks and a lot of cold gel on my stomach – the doctor was finally able to measure the nasal bone or something like that to determine the risk for genetic abnormalities – all of which came back normal – wahoo!
In other fun news – I finally spilled the beans to work and Facebook. Everyone was so excited and I still can’t quite believe this is happening. Also booked tickets for Dan and I to go to Florida in February (thank you Grandma!!!) – probably our last baby-free vacation for years…whatttt?!
On the bummer end of things – I still feel like crap. I thought this was supposed to go away by now. UGH. Also – earlier this week I got to endure the lovely disease known as the flu (with NO medication except tylenol – aghhhhhh!) and that REALLY SUCKED. I’m talking borderline suicidal, no sleep for 3 days, so uncomfortable you’re crying and hyperventilating at the same time. NO fun. But anyway – I’m feeling much better now, and the misery really helped put the morning sickness in perspective.
Here’s hoping week 13 brings a bigger appetite, less nausea and no more FLU VIRUSES.
How far along? 12 Weeks
Total weight gain: -6lbs (for the first time in my life I just can’t seem to pack on any pounds – ugh!)
Maternity clothes? nope – still loving my leggings though
Stretch marks? thankfully not yet
Sleep: Better since recovering from the flu. Still waking up a lot though.
Best moment this week: Seeing baby moving around like crazy on the ultrasound and even trying to suck his/her thumb.
Miss Anything? Feeling hungry/enjoying food
Movement: not yet – I wish
Food cravings: Nothing – but fruit smoothies are more tolerable than other foods
Anything making you queasy or sick: everything, especially chicken
Gender: won’t find out ’til February
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: starting to have some lower back pain (probably from sitting around on my ass too much), nausea of course, and some stretching pains
Belly Button in or out? in (but belly button ring is out, per doctor’s advice)
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: This week I was a big mess from being sick. Happy on ultrasound day though 🙂
Looking forward to: Feeling hungry again and getting a little more BUMP