Tuesday, March 19, 2013

12 weeks.

How far along:  Twelve weeks

Baby Size:  Small measuring tape, plum

Weight:  124.2, up from last week.

I've actually felt worse this past week than I have most of the pregnant.  I had horrible cramping (probably gas pains), nausea & a headache that made me throw up. I even took a Tylenol (store brand) on Sunday.

  I've actually been pretty hungry the last few days.  I eat more often which helps keep the nausea away.  I'm still limited in what sounds good though. 

Maternity Clothes:  I just got some jeans from my sister so I will probably be busting them out in the next few weeks.  For now the hair tie trick is working.

Sleep:  Poorly.

Cravings/Food Aversions:  Still no cravings, but lot's of aversions.

Belly Button:  In

Gender:  Unkown, and no feelings either way.

Name:  Have a few in mind.

Milestones:  Hearing the heartbeat on the Doppler.  No more progesterone!

Looking forward to:  No more progesterone side effects.

What I miss:  Taking medicine when I want without thinking about if it's safe for the baby.  Asprin has always been my go to, but it's a no-no now.

Appointments:  April 16 for my 16 week and April 30 for the a/s!!!! 

Misc.  I had my 12 week appointment today and my Nt scan today as well. The 12 week appt was seriously 5 minutes.  I peed on a stick and heard the heartbeat via Doppler. It was 162. That was it.

And then I had 2 1/2 hours before the nt scan.  So I sat in the lobby and killed time.  I couldn't go home because the appointments were only a few blocks apart and the weather sucks big time today. And of course my first appointment was really early so I dealt with rush hour traffic in icy and snowy road conditions. 

12 weeks with it's little leg in the air. 
The NT scan went well.  I could really see the heartbeat (158) and that was neat.  I got to see the baby move and stretch a little.  I wish Rob could have been there though.  The baby didn't want to move at first so I had to try flipping around so they could get the measurement needed.  

It is crazy how different my ultrasound pictures look.  From 6 to 8 to 12 weeks the baby grew so much. 

Then I had the blood work drawn and the wait at the lab was ridiculous.  It was so crowded and I got the last seat wedged in a corner, next to a really loud family.  All I wanted to do was eat and go to bed at that point. 



  1. Sorry you aren't sleeping well, but you look great! :)

  2. Oh first scan - how exciting :-) Alice

  3. How exciting! Don't worry, 2nd tri gets better. Found you over at Mums Make Lists :)

  4. Oh how exciting. Such a great stage in the gestation. The heartbeat speed seems to suggest a girl. You look great - enjoy.

    1. My sister says the same thing about the heartbeat.

  5. Stopping by from My Joy-Filled Life. Your baby is so adorable!!

    1. Thanks. I kind of think so myself. :)