No photo today, I am sorry! I am barely going to have enough time to do this post- but it’s important, because I want to look back on these one day.
How far along?: 12w
How big is baby?: The size of a lime!
Weight gain/loss?: I haven’t gotten on the scale since my last appointment. I have been feeling better, but still getting sick here and there. It’s hard to say!
Stretch marks?: None.
Maternity clothes?: Loving yoga pants! I did have Brandon get my box of maternity clothes out of the attic so I can start washing them and getting them ready to wear. It needs to warm up!
Sleep?: Yes, please. I am sleeping pretty well.
Food cravings?: None really this week.
Movement?: Not yet!
Belly button?: Nothing new there either!
What are you looking forward to this week?: Getting back to normal now that my hubby is back home!
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. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over two inches long (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce.
I can’t believe I am almost done with the first trimester already! In some aspects, it feels like this baby will never get here, but in other ways, I feel like I will never have enough time to do everything. I am nervous about all of the transitions that still need to take place for Brayden (big boy bed, starting potty training) but I am trying not to freak out, because I need to do those things when he is ready. It’s a lot to think about, that is for sure! Names are starting to come to me (even though we will keep the name a secret until baby is born), I am wondering if we will have a boy or a girl- all things I thought about with Brayden. It’s fun to think about and those are the moments when I am finding peace in the midst of my thoughts of how chaotic this could be!
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