Friday, April 26, 2013

12 weeks

Each week day we have been pregnant has been such a blessing, but when we reached the infamous 12 week mark we felt like we accomplished the greatest feat ever! (If you missed our journey to pregnancy, click HERE)
 Here's what's going on with me and the little baby this week (which we are calling Baby Nemo until we know the gender).

How far along: 12 weeks
Total Weight Gain: I'm not sure how I feel about this question, so it might not last, but for now I don't mind sharing since I am down about 8 pounds.
Maternity Clothes: I have worn my maternity jeans a couple times...and maternity leggings are just about the best invention ever-- but I am still mainly in my regular clothes (although by the time I get home from work I can't get into my PJ's fast enough!)
Sleep: I am asleep within seconds of my head hitting the pillow. I have been going to bed before the sun sets all the way--- I just can't stay awake any longer! I am waking up about 2 times a night to use the restroom.
Best Moment of the Week: Getting to see the little one on the ultrasound screen again! (After not being able to find the heartbeat with the about scaring a momma and daddy... we were able to have another ultrasound! This makes number 4!) The ultrasound tech found the baby immediately, but then it moved off the screen, so she moved the wand around my belly some more and there it was again for a brief second...she said "no wonder the Doppler didn't pick up a heartbeat, your baby is moving around like crazy!" The baby finally stayed still for a few moments while we soaked it all in, again!
Movement: Too early to feel... although we know it's moving around!!!
Food Cravings: Food? Blech--- Nothing sounds remotely good.
Symptoms: Still feeling sick toward 5:00 in the evening. I am still taking a Zofran about that time each day in hopes I might be able to eat a little for dinner. Some days it is successful, some days---notsomuch. I am making it through the school day with more energy, although I still crash at night! 

Here are the pictures we have taken so far

8 weeks

11 weeks

12 weeks
...and there is the belly starting to poke out! 
This was before the Jake Owen/Jason Aldean concert (hence the cowboy boots!)


The Fowlers said...

Love the pics and update- keep 'em coming! Can't tell you how happy I am for ya'll!

Jessica said...

Thanks Whitney! We are thrilled! Now that I feel like I have something to blog about, I hope to keep 'em coming!!