I think I’ll start adding pictures soon. It’s way more fun in the second trimester anyway, right?
McGrowing: Week 12
Baby is: About the size of a lime
Working on reflexes
Kidneys start working this week.
Moving like crazy, although it’s hard to notice at this point!
Symptoms: Nausea (seems to be more intermittent!!), fatigue, heartburn
Cravings: Chai tea, holiday sweets… which I think is because of the time of year.
Aversions: sugar, coffee (I KNOW!), chips, eggs, milk, BACON (don’t even cook the stuff around me), chicken, strong smells
Drinking: VODKA. Just kidding. It’s water and unsweet decaf iced tea.
Clothes: I don’t like things tight around my belly, but I’m not really showing yet, so all my regular clothes with either a belly band or rubber band around the waist. I’m just feeling so… THICK.
Baby’s heartbeat: 160 (taken last Monday)
Boy or Girl?: Obviously we don’t know yet. Last week I was really feeling like it was a girl. This week I’m back to neutral.
What I miss: Energy, motivation. Feeling pretty and productive. Believe it or not, that’s something that’s been really hard on me. I’ve felt so incredibly lazy these past several weeks and I really feel guilty and upset about it. My poor husband.
What I’m looking forward to: Our ultrasound – Thursday! Second trimester is almost here! Christmas!
This week, I did my workout video and I was panting like a hippo with a heat stroke. It was humbling.
I’ve already been feeling slight movement — not so much “kicks” or anything, but with B my placenta was in the front and I didn’t feel anything from her for a really, really, REALLY long time. My instincts say that it’s in a different place this time. I’m getting a few round ligament pains every once in a while, but this is more of a … sensation. It’s pretty cool.
This week is a great one – we are headed out to see family, have a birthday party for my niece, several Christmas celebrations and a lot of travel! Todd has been working so incredibly hard these past two weeks so he can be off for the last week of December. Bluebelle has really missed seeing her daddy and he’s planning to have an afternoon with just her. I know she needs it so much!
So, if I’m really quiet next week — that’s why– although I suspect you’ll all be pretty busy too!Pin It