Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Bumpdate: Week 12

Many pregnant bloggers out there like to do a weekly Bump Update or "Bump-date" where they share the different symptoms and feelings they're having week to week throughout their pregnancy. Because my pregnancy weeks start on a Tuesday: each week, I will recap the previous week's pregnancy experience. 

 
Bumpdate #1: 12 Weeks (I'll recap the first twelve weeks in one post later next week)

How Far Along: 12 Weeks - exactly 3 months!

Baby is the size of: In week 12, the baby is the size of a lime!

Total weight gain: 1 pound. I lost about 3 or 4 pounds when I first found out I was pregnant. Not because I was getting sick, but one: My sweet tooth was virtually gone and 2: I was walking a lot more because we finally started to have nice weather. So, I've gained all of that back, plus 1 additional pound from before.
Ultrasound at 12 Weeks
Sleep: I wake up at least once every night to go to the bathroom. Usually, it's around 4:00am. I usually can go right back to sleep but Sunday night into Monday morning I could NOT get back to sleep. I woke up at 4am, went to the bathroom and then realized I was starrrrrving. I tried to ignore it, but by 5:30 I went downstairs and ate a piece of cold pizza. It had to happen. By 6:00am, I was back asleep for one more hour before I had to get up for work. Me thinks this baby will love pizza as much as I do.

Best Moment of the week: Going for the sonogram! Seeing an actual human baby at the sonogram appointment suddenly made it all seem "real real" for us. At the end, the baby was kicking around like CRAZY inside me. I couldn't feel it at all, but we could watch it on the screen. I never wanted the technician to take the sono do-hicky tool away (technical term, obvi.). I love the picture of the baby's little leg and foot. I think it's safe to say that I first fell in love with our baby's foot and leg before anything else! 

Worst moment of the week: Saturday. Chris and I had dinner reservations for our 2nd year anniversary at a nice new place that I've been wanting to go to for a long time now! I was so excited to eat there, but when Saturday rolled around, my lunch was not sitting well with me, and I was soooo tired. When Chris woke me up from my nap to get ready for dinner, the LAST thing I wanted to do was get dressed up and go eat a big meal. So we cancelled our dinner plans, grilled burgers at home, and I was back asleep for the night by 10:00pm. Still a nice night, but I feel bad that we didn't do anything special for our anniversary. However, we still made sure to have room for our anniversary cakes! (Yes we got two...no, neither of us were able to finish them. Next year - we're back to sharing ONE.)
 

Have you told family and friends: YES! more on that this week

Miss anything: Not really. I guess sleeping through the night.

Food cravings: CHEEEEESSSEE. I can't get enough of cheddar cheese. It's amazing, it's satisfying, it's glorious.

Anything making you queasy or sick: I have not felt any nausea, but for some reason, the thought of fresh mozzarella cheese sounds disgusting to me. I did have some a few weeks ago and it tasted great when I actually ate it, but the thought of it more than anything else, just made me totally not want any more. Honestly, I think it's because I've now watched the process of making cheese - and while it's not "gross", it's definitely a neat process - for some reason...seeing the milk separate from the whey and turn into cheese, makes me queasy to think about. I hope that this "learning to make your own cheese" adventure hasn't turned me off to mozzarella forever! (Except of course, if it's melted onto pizza!)

Have you started to show? A little bit, it's not that noticeable, but I definitely have a bit "more" of a pooch than usual.

Gender: Won't be known for another 8 weeks. We may not be finding out the gender. But if you ask me - I'll swear up and down that we're having a boy.

Symptoms: I get tired for about an hour every day, usually between 3 and 4pm. Once it passes, I'm fine, but it can be difficult to fight while I'm at work.

Workouts: What's that? I don't understand the question. Well, I walk. I try to walk 10,000 steps a day, at least during the week. I keep track of this thanks to my handy dandy Moves Iphone App, and lately I have been able to reach my goal a few days a week.

Mood: Generally good. I don't feel too hormonal or anything. My friend, Corinne, thinks that I'm going to be one of those girls who is always like "Oh no...I'm not moody or hormonal or anything," and then immediately lash out at someone for no reason, but swear up and down that it's "not the hormones." Haha, we'll see.

Looking Forward to: Feeling the baby kick, not being so tired anymore.

Maternity Clothes: Not yet, but I think I'm going shopping for a few staples this weekend with my mom!

Reading: Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein. Book Review coming soon!

Milestones: Out of the first trimester!

15 comments:

  1. See...you crave cheese and pizza...proof that this Baby is aptly named....Little Italy! I still have my baby bump!!! Just sayin'. Great post. Can't wait to go shopping with you!

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  2. YES!!!! So excited for Bump-dates!!!!!!!

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    1. Yessss thanks for sending me some inspiration blogs to get me started! 4 weeks till I see you!!!

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  3. Ahhh! So exciting. And, the moment you said your sweet tooth is gone, I thought boy too. All I wanted with Abbie were sweets!

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    1. Interesting! did you have bad morning sickness too? They say that's more common with girls and I haven't had any!

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  4. I'm looking forward to all of your bumpdates, Laura! I can't even imagine how amazing it must feel to see a baby on the sonogram.

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    1. It's so weird! I'm going through and it and I still can't really "believe" or "imagine" what's happening taking place in there!

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  5. i swore i was having a boy!! i had all boy symptoms and i got a girl haha when the ultrasound tech told me girl i was like really?? i was so surprised! we found out at 16 weeks we went to a outside place to find out. i had horrible morning afternoon night sickness never got sick just felt like nauseous and i took alot of naps.

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    1. Ah! Now you're making me think it's a girl! If my child is HALF as cute as yours..I'll be happy :)

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  6. I was about 8 weeks pregnant when we celebrated our first anniversary. We went to a really nice restaurant but as soon as we got there I was nauseous and the smell of the restaurant made it worse. As soon as the food came I had to box it up and take it home because i couldn't stand being there any longer so I feel your pain. The first trimester can be tough.

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    1. Oh man, that sounds like the worst. I know..during this time, you really just have to "roll with the punches" and not get too upset when plans get sidetracked...

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  7. I can't wait to see all of the bump dates! So excited for you guys! Congrats again!

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  8. So exciting. How wonderful!!! Looking forward to more updates :)

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    1. Thanks Kristina! There will be PLENTY more, so def. check in. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

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