Before I looked at the pictures Tim took tonight, I was sure I didn't have a bump. After looking at them I do see that there is a little bit of a sign of our little weiglet in there! Granted, I had just eaten a large mexican dinner, but just humor me and let's say it's a baby bump! :-)
Please excuse the big hair and the tired look on my face! It was rainy here today and it's easier to go curly than to fight it to try to keep it straight! And I have been working this week, therefore have been missing my daily nap(s)!
How Far Along: 12 weeks
Size of baby: our little weiglet is the size of a peach!
Total Weight Gain: 4.5 pounds
Maternity Clothes: I'm wearing the belly band with several of my jeans, but other than that I'm wearing lounge-y clothes so that I don't feel too restricted. I'm mainly feeling bloated all the time. I did buy a couple pair of maternity shorts and a pair of maternity comfy pants.
Gender: We don't know yet but are just about 8 weeks from finding out!
Movement: I'm not feeling anything yet
Sleep: My sleeping is fine, I just get up about once a night to go to the bathroom. I usually take a nap in the early afternoon, also.
Symptoms: I've not been sick a single day of this pregnancy. I've been tired and hungry all the time! Also, a recent symptom has been that I get very dizzy. During one trip to Walmart one morning, I had to sit down about three times as I went throughout the store because I felt like I was going to pass out!
Food Cravings/Aversions: I am not really loving any meat. I don't know why, but I'm loving mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese! Also, I have a double decker taco from Taco Bell about twice a week! Which is funny because I quit eating at Taco Bell about 6 months before we got married and hadn't eaten again until about 2 weeks ago. Now I can't get enough of it!
What I miss: I've really been wanting some sushi lately, so it's kind of sad that I can't have any. Also, I'm missing diet coke! I actually had my first one in about 8 weeks today and it was amazing! My doctor explained to me that I could have certain things in strict moderation, so I figured one every 8 weeks or so wouldn't hurt anything!
Best moment this week: Without a doubt it was hearing our baby's heartbeat for the first time. That was the most amazing experience of my life. I was in the process of explaining some of my fears to my doctor as she put the doppler to my abdomen and as I was speaking the sound of that precious heartbeat drowned out my voice. I immediately started crying and Tim reached his hand over and laid it on my hand. I will cherish that moment for the rest of my life. It was as if God was proving to me that there is no need to worry. He is always there, our baby is there, and my loving husband is there.
What I am looking forward to: I'm looking forward to feeling the baby move for the first time, getting a more protruding baby bump, and finding out if we are having a baby boy or baby girl!