Since the word is out for the world to know, I suppose it's time to update the blog. And maybe now I'll be able to keep it up to date... for a while anyway.
That's right, Baby D arriving November 2013!! I'm incredibly excited and nervous and happy, thrilled, amazed...
Thankfully I'm starting to feel better. No one ever told me morning sickness was such a b*tch. Or maybe they did and I just never thought it would happen to me so I ignored them. Well don't ignore me when I tell you, morning sickness is a B*tch with a capital B. So glad it's getting better and I can really start looking forward to things to come.
I wanted to do weekly bump pictures starting at 8 weeks but since I was so nauseous that didn't happen and even though I'm starting to feel better, it still hasn't happened. I think I'll start at 13 weeks. But for now here's my weekly bumpdate:
How far along? 12 weeks 2 days!
Total weight gain: Although I feel like I've gained 10 pounds, no weight gain yet.
Maternity clothes? Maternity pants (so much more comfortable) and I ordered some tops but am sending them back because I don't love them. I'm running out of flowy tops to wear!Stretch marks? nope
Sleep: Sleeping very well aside from getting up to pee 3-4 times a night!
Best moment this week: We had out NT scan today and the tech said everything looked great! We should get the bloodwork back in just a few days. It was awesome getting to see our little boy/girl moving around. We even got a wave! The tech said that if she HAD to guess she'd guess we were having a little girl. Just a few more weeks until we find out for sure! :)
Miss Anything? I just found out today I can't eat brats and I'm already missing them. Also, we went to a graduation part over the weekend and Sangria was served so I miss that and margaritas too!
Movement: No movement yet, I did find out that I have an posterior placenta so the tech said that is good for being able to feel movement sooner! I can't wait!!
Food cravings: Cravings have been lasting about 10 seconds right now so if I can't get a milkshake, cookie, chicken fried rice within that time frame it's over and usually ends up sounding kind of gross. I guess that's not a bad thing.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still feeling a little nauseous at night but it's tons better than it has been!
Gender: Elective gender scan is scheduled for 5/17! A few more weeks and we'll know!
Labor Signs: No!
Symptoms: Slight nausea and exhaustion are the most prominent right now. I've had a few headaches lately which I've heard pop up in second tri.
Belly Button in or out? Innie!! Wedding rings on or off? On and loose!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy 90% of the time!
Looking forward to: Our gender scan in 3 weeks and our anatomy scan in June!
Here are some pictures we got today:
Baby D waving to his/her mama and papa!! <3
According to the Nub Theory Baby D's "nub" is flat/parallel with his/her back which makes her a girl - If it was pointed up at an angle he would be a boy - Just a few more weeks until we find out for sure!!
I should also mention that Matthew has been AMAZING these past 12 weeks. I knew he'd be pretty awesome but I had no idea the extent of his awesome-ness. I mean, just last night I was laying down on the couch perfectly capable of getting up and getting my own water and popsicle but I was feeling slightly nauseous and my throat was REALLY hurting so he came all the way downstairs (ok- so it's really not that far) and got me a popsicle and a glass of water. It made me feel really lucky that I have such a great husband who's willing to do anything for me even if it means interrupting his work to bring me snacks. :)