SO, I probably won't do these surveys every week during this pregnancy like I did with my first, but since 12 weeks is a big milestone, I'll do it today. I've attached a couple poorly taken belly pics. I've taken them myself, sorry. And, the lighting sucks. But, the point is: I AM HUUUUGE for 12 weeks!! It's almost embarassing.
How far along are you? 12 weeks today.
Total weight gain: Haven't weighed myself in a while but the Doctor said I had lost a few pounds at my visit last week. He wasn't too concerned but said I better gain it all back PLUS some by next visit.
How big is baby: Dude, I NEVER know these. I am horrible about keeping up with this. Most pregnant women get emails telling them this information. I get emails ALL DAY at work so I don't like adding to them. Let me look it up (this is what I will do EVERY TIME, I promise): the size of a lime!
Maternity clothes: I still haven't worn any, but I did already tell my sister-in-law that I need ALL my clothes back. She's 30 weeks and I feel bad asking for my clothes back, but my sweaters are TIGHT and I'm using the bella band FULL TIME now. I got SO much bigger SO much faster this time! It amazes me.
Stretch marks: None. None from Liliana either. Lucky lady right here! HOWEVER, my boobs have grown SIGNIFICANTLY this pregnancy so I wouldn't be surprised if I had some because of that.
Sleep: I get up EVERY MORNING between 3:50 and 4:20 to pee. It is SO weird. It's like my body has an alarm for that time period. The problem with this is that it takes me FOREVER to fall back asleep. It almost feels like I wake up at 4 every morning as a result because by the time I fall back asleep it's basically 6 and I have to wake up to head to work. Considering I'm getting to sleep around 11, I doubt that is enough sleep for a pregnant lady.
Best Moment this Week: I have had THE WORST eye pains for the last 6 weeks and I went to this Optometrist (that I THOUGHT was an Opthamologist but was wrong). Today, the Opthmalogist called me and said she's concerned that the Optometrist hasn't figured out what's going on and she wants to see me TODAY. So honestly, that is the best part of my day ... just trying to fix this eye pain that WILL NOT go away!
Movement: I felt some last week! Isn't that INSANE? At 11 weeks? But I know they were flutters. I felt Liliana around 16 weeks and I know they say you feel it sooner with the second, but this is EARLY. I haven't felt any this week so maybe baby has moved, but that's ok ... I'm looking forward to feeling them again in a few weeks.
Food Cravings: I've enjoyed bagels this pregnancy. Other than that, I haven't had cravings, just mainly aversions. I am still at the "force yourself to eat" stage. I've noticed that water, and a good amount of it, helps with nausea so I'm trying to convince myself to crave that.
Labor Signs: No, but I have had some round ligament pains! Dr. said that since I'm popping out already that's to be expected.
Belly button in or out: In still, but I swear it's becoming less of an innie already.
What I Miss: I miss not feeling sick. Whether it has been a cold, or nausea, or my eye pain, SOMETHING has been nagging at me for 6 weeks. I just want to feel HEALTHY! I guess I just have to give it time (and sleep).
What I'm Looking Forward To: I have a FUN weekend planned: girl night on Friday (those are always a BLAST), hubby time on Saturday, and family time Saturday night.
Milestone: hitting the 12 week mark with NO scares! With Liliana, we had already had 2 ultrasounds, a few times that I spotted, etc. This pregnancy, aside from having some cysts that hurt at first, has been DRAMA FREE! LOVING IT! Hoping that doesn't change! (knocking on wood as I type)
Belly Pic? Sure, why not:
Here I am this morning before work! Belly is where I was at 16 weeks the first time! EEK!
Here is Liliana's reaction when you say "Liliana do you love the baby?" She LOVES pointing at my belly and saying baby over and over again. I think she's understanding that I'm looking bigger lately, and she knows what a baby is, but I don't think she can even BEGIN to comprehend how much her life is going to change in about 25 weeks! : )