Monday, October 8, 2012

Let the pregnancy surveys begin! :)

How far along: 12 weeks!! I feel like this is a big milestone! Wahoo!

Size of baby: A plum :)

Total weight gain/loss: 3-4 lbs so far. It feels like a lot more though...I am really starting to tell a difference with this little bump and how my clothes fit. 

Maternity clothes: Not yet, but I bet it won't be long. I've been wearing dresses on warmer days and lots of leggings and boots. I'm hoping I can get away with that for a few more weeks. 

Gender: We should find out around Thanksgiving...I can't WAIT. 

Movement: I wish! 

Sleep: Pretty good. I pretty much pass out like a zombie every night but then wake up super early, which is unlike me. When I say super early I mean like 8am, haha. I haven't really had to pee much so I don't wake up during the night to pee, maybe once if anything. Sleep overall has been amazing and I can't get enough of it. 

What I miss: Deli meat. I know that sounds lame, but I do, like whoa. I miss Jersey Mike's and Jimmy Johns the most. I have found a few places here in Raleigh that have "pregnancy approved deli meat" and heat it up for the approved 20 seconds or whatever and then run the sandwich through the oven. I also miss my energy, and not feeling nauseous all the time. I think it's getting better though. Eating definitely helps so I've been eating more than usual to help kill the pukey feeling. I also have zofran prescribed to me and that helps a lot, although I try not to take it unless I absolutely have to. 

Cravings: Not much of anything really. Not sure if I "crave" bananas but I eat them all the time. Drink a lot of orange juice, too...I just got the calcium fortified kind to make sure I'm getting enough calcium too. My dr is real big on calcium intake. I've had more food aversions than anything...especially to mexican food! 

Best moment this past week: Hearing our sweet babies heart beat! It was an awesome sound and still so hard to believe Austin and I have created a new life! I've listened to it maaaaybe 10 times...a day. :) 

Symptoms: Ohhh I've got a list. My number one symptom is burping, followed by nausea, fatigue, headaches, constipation and just general lack of energy. Overall things have been ok but I am excited to start feeling better soon. I have been pretty emotional too...I can cry at a drop of a hat at just about anything. Molly was chewing one of my fall decorations and when I found it I burst into tears! I had a doctor yell at me at work, made me cry, seeing anybody else cry, makes me cry, hearing sad songs on the radio, makes me get the picture. Ready to get these emotions in check for sure! 

What I'm looking forward to: finding out the sex!! and getting out of the first trimester! also, ordering our crib! PBK has a $100 sale on the crib we want and it only goes a few more weeks so I think we are going to go ahead and purchase that bad boy. 

Milestones: ??? not really sure we've had any of those yet. still praying for a healthy baby growing inside me! 

Mood: excited, emotional, and tired

Labor Signs: negative! 

Wedding rings on or off: on 

Sweet hubby is making me a chalkboard so I can take weekly pics...but for now...this is what you get. Definitely got a bump going on at 12 weeks! Yikes!