Monday, May 11, 2009

12 weeks!




How far along? 12 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: back to my pre-pregnancy weight!
How much does Baby weigh?: 20 grams
Maternity clothes? Nope, but I'm definitely still using the rubber band.
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: There's still a lot of restroom trips and some general discomfort. We're looking into a body pillow to help.
Best moment this week: realizing that we're almost in our 2nd trimester!
Movement: Nope.
Food cravings: I'm eating a lot better, but not to the point of cravings.
Gender: It feels wrong to call it "she", so we're feeling that it's a boy.
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out? Innie, but we noticed last night that it's not quite as much of an innie as it used to be!
What I miss: being able to go more than 2 hours without eating and still feeling okay.
What I am looking forward to: 2nd tri!
Milestones: Celebrating my first Mother's Day (sorta)

My Baby

Your baby can make a fist and even suck his or her thumb this week—both skills that are über-cute during infancy ... and not so much at the age of 9. If you're really lucky, you might catch a glimpse of baby's thumb sucking on an ultrasound photo. That's a framer! Other exciting developments include:

Your baby's eyelids are fused shut to protect his eyes as they develop. His bones and skull are solidifying and soon itsy-bitsy ribs may appear. (Baby ribs! How cute is that?!) Baby's intestines are finally right where you want them—in his or her belly instead of poking out into the umbilical cord. Baby's tooth sockets are all loaded and ready to pop out baby teeth six or seven months after baby is born (causing baby a lot of pain and you a lot of lost sleep).

Who's that singing? Elton John? Could be your baby: His vocal cords and larynx are completed now.

Your baby-to-be now weighs about 20 grams and is nearly 3 inches long, or about the size of a Nutter Butter, covered in chocolate. OK, it doesn't have to be covered in chocolate, but isn't everything better that way?

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