February 14, 2012

12 Week Bumpdate....


 

How Far Along? 12 Weeks and 5 days (Sunday, February 11, 2012)
Size of Baby P? Lime! (Just over 2 inches)
This week's major developments:

The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. Your baby's fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won't be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder.
Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in your baby's brain, synapses are forming furiously. His face looks unquestionably human: His eyes have moved from the sides to the front of his head, and his ears are right where they should be. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over 2 inches long (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce.(from www.babycenter.com)

Maternity Clothes? I can still fit into about 3 pair of my normal jeans, really only one with comfort; but those maternity jeans are like a little piece of heaven, so I have been wearing them most of the time. Dress pants are still fitting pretty good, my black pair are the snuggest so I wear my belly band with them (I've had them since high school though, so I can cut myself a little slack;)
Weight Gain?According to the doctor's scale I had gained 3 pounds since my last weigh in there; according to my scale I've gained about 8 pounds (Guess I exceeded the 5 pound goal for first trimester, OOOPS;) Mama's gotta EAT!:)
Stretch Marks? Nope! Rubbing on that Palmer's body butter mixed with Mama Bee's oil daily/nightly....
Gender? I just have this strong feeling it's a boy! Most of my family does as well.... even my sister who is a great predictor;) We shall see!!
Sleep? Sleep is better, I've had a cold this week so coughing and stuffy nose woke me up; still using the restroom about 2 times a night; no complaints here though....  
Food Cravings?Not really, but food just taste so much better while pregnant! I have REALLY been wanting some tacos this week!
What I Miss? Nothing really; I cheated and got my hair done a little early, with lots of research, I think we are ok though! I feel like a new woman!!haha It was a sad situation!
What I am loving? About week 10 I started getting my energy back and even worked out a few times! I need to keep that up considering I am in a wedding at 7 months pregnant!!
Movement? No but the little miracle has started moving in there! Can't wait until its enough to feel!!
Symptoms? No symptoms really; after I eat I get a little indigestion; lower back pain on the right side when I walk.
Best Moment of the Week?My sister joined me on my last appointment to the doctor (January 24th @ 10 weeks). We got to hear the little heartbeat just a beating at 170-177 bpm! It was the best feeling hearing that heartbeat! ;)

* I know all I've been doing is bumpdates lately, I hope to do some nursery inspirations posts soon and other fun posts!  ;)

5 comments:

  1. Happy 12 weeks!!! I'm actually guessing a girl for you :) However I am not a good predictor because I thought for sure mine was a boy! Like enough so that I bought a few boy outfits and boy curtains for the nursery even before our gender scan! Wow was I wrong!! :)

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  2. Enjoy and eat. I'm guessing with Sarah on this for a girl.

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  3. I am saying BOY because I was showing about the same at 12 weeks as you are & everything you described is exactly the way it was with me {I gained 10 pounds the 1st trimester, no stretch marks, no food cravings (until later in the pregnancy & it was more like candy cravings), my ONLY symptom was lower back pain on the right side (and I hate to tell you but it only gets worse!)} Also, if you want to get some nice but comfy dress pants then go to Swanky Stork. They are a little pricey but I promise that you will get your monies worth(I liked the Black ones so much that I went back & bought the Gray ones)...I even wore mine after I had Grayson because the band comes up a little on the belly so it covered the "belly fat!" And I actually wore them to church a few weeks ago & Bradley said he could not even tell they were maternity.

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  4. Nat, if you've got the time check out my blog I tagged you for the quiz.

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