12 Weeks

So, 12 weeks again.  As you can see, I have no picture because we used a camera that had no memory card in it, so the picture is stored on the camera’s internal memory.  And of course, I can’t find the cord to connect it to the computer.  That will be the Mister’s task as soon as he gets home from class.  But I think it’s a really cute picture.

After yesterday’s excitement, a normal weekly blog post seems a bit anticlimactic (especially with no pictures).  But every day is a milestone during pregnancy, and I’m thrilled to be here again.  Another week of no nausea (except for a gag every now and then when I brush my teeth) and my fatigue seems to be easing up.  I still get extremely tired throughout the day, but I get a burst of energy when I pick up CJ from school and am able to play with him the way we used to before this pregnancy.  I am looking forward to the second trimester and getting back even more energy.  Maybe the reason I’m so freaking tired this go around is because I have a toddler to contend with at home, but MAN do I get tired.

Other than the tiredness, everything is going swimmingly.  I felt what I thought may possibly be some baby wiggles over the weekend, which is really cool.  Even if it wasn’t, it’s still nice to pretend.  In baby development news, Week 12 is a pretty exciting week.  From BabyCenter:  “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.”

So, pretty cool.

I have seen this little pregnancy survey all over the interwebs, and I’m going to steal it.  Since I’ve been through pregnancy before, I feel like I don’t have much new to talk about so some writing prompts couldn’t hurt.

How Far Along? 12 weeks.

Total Weight Gained/Loss? Down about three pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight.

Maternity Clothes? I dug them out of the closet, but they are unnecessary right now.

Sleep? Comes easily, but is interrupted by the need to pee at least once.

Best Moment of the Week? Seeing a perfectly healthy baby during our ultrasound!

Movement? Saw it on the ultrasound, may have started feeling slight wiggles.

Food Craving? Pizza tastes so amazing.  I could eat it every day.

Food aversions? Whatever has previously made me vomit.

Morning sickness? Over and done with, hopefully.

Symptoms? A few twinges of RLP when I move too fast, sore boobies, fatigue, slight acne.

Gender? Can’t tell yet, but I’m leaning toward girl.

Labor Signs? None, and hopefully none for at least 26 more weeks!

Belly Button? Normal.

What I miss? Having some energy.

What I’m looking forward to? Sporting a cute belly, having more energy.

Milestones? NT scan looked great!

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