12w6d

Now that I feel like a human again, I figured it was time to start doing those cute bumpdates I’ve seen on other blogs. So here goes.

12 Week Bumpdate

How far along? 12 weeks 6 days

Baby is the size of: a plum

Total weight gain: No idea. Between our 6 week ultrasound and our 8 week ultrasound, I lost 2 lbs. But that was during the worst of the morning sickness when I had zero appetite. 

Symptoms: 

  • Queasy stomach in the mornings and when I’ve gone too long without snacking. 
  • Still have episodes of light headedness and dizziness when standing for a long time or on the train during my commute
  • Starting to get a few pangs in the abdomen area which I assume are muscles and ligaments stretching
  • Lots of heartburn if I eat anything remotely spicy or tomato based.

Food Cravings: Fruit, especially blueberries. Sparkling apple cider. Ice cold water. Slices of smoked Gouda with honey mustard. Coke-flavored Slurpees. This last one is odd because it had been years since I had a Slurpee, yet I’ve had 4 in the last 2 weeks. Oddly, they seem to calm my stomach. 

Things that make me queasy: the smell of cooked eggs. Any fishy smell. Going too long without eating. Eating too much at once. 

Maternity clothes: Not yet. Though I am shopping for a new bra this weekend. I’m wearing my sports bras now because my regular ones are just too uncomfortable. I need a band extender and my pre-pregnancy bras will likely last a little longer. But I also want to get a nice comfy one that isn’t underwire. 

Sleep: Like a rock. Not even getting up to pee in the middle of the night. I’m in bed by 9:30 at the latest.

Purchases for baby: we bought a few cute “science-y” onsies. S is a scientist. One says “Cute as pi” with the pi symbol:)

Purchases for mama: nothing yet.

Best moment this week: Seeing our Gummy Bear at the NT scan! And hearing that everything looks great. The technician was awesome and pointed out all the body parts for us and even gave an educated guess at the sex. We’ll see if she’s correct in about 6 weeks when we have the anatomy scan.

Miss anything? Having my energy levels back to normal. I get so tired so quickly these days.

Looking forward to: Heading to TX on Nov. 20th to spend Thanksgiving week with my mom. Looking forward to a week of relaxing and eating all my childhood comfort foods. 

The Bump: just starting to curve out a bit. Though that curve is likely just my intestines and other organs getting pushed  up. 

   

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7 thoughts on “12w6d

  1. Congrats on making it out of 1st trimester, the shitty one!! Funny the coke slurpees soothe your stomach! In my first pregnancy I was constantly making myself fruit smoothies because it was the only thing that made me feel good. In both pregnancies I was snacking ALLLLLL the time, because when hunger struck i’d start to feel ill. Happy 2nd trimester!

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  2. Awww your little belly is going to grow sooo much soon. You’ll absolutely love looking back on the bump pictures. I didn’t realize it as much at the time, but later you will. Document as much down as you can. Met

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  3. So cute. I had a crazy craving for Coke slurpees with on of my first pregnancy, but not this one – though it seems like we both crave icy things. Oh the tiredness. I always thought I’d power through. But no, it really isn’t ‘powerthroughable’. I’m still pretty tired now, so here’s to hoping your 2nd tri is the energetic type!

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