12 Weeks Pregnant


How far along: 12 weeks. 3 months pregnant!

How big is baby: The size of a large plum, averaging about 2.1 inches.

Total weight gain: According to the doctors scale, I gained 4 lbs. since week 4.

Maternity Clothes: Nothing yet…I’m looking into getting the belly band soon for my jeans.

Sleep:  Every night is different.  A lot better as I’m approaching the second trimester; however, depending on what I ate that day, determines how many times I toss and turn and get up to pee because of bloating, pain and constipation pressing on my bladder.

Best moment of the week:  Hearing the babes heartbeat today at the doctors!  BS is really moving around a lot in there and his/her heart rate is fast and strong.  This makes me happier than you could even imagine, just remembering where I was 4 weeks ago.

Food Cravings: I’m just about over the ice cream.  I’ve still been diggin’ pickles though.  I absolutely LOVE celery and carrots with ranch dressing.  Yum!  The good news is that I’m starting to bring back my normal diet of fruits, veggies and protein shakes.

Food Aversions: Still whatever I was craving last week (chips and dip).  I sorta have a thing against processed food, too.

Symptoms:  My face is slowing starting to get better.  KEYWORD:  Slowly!  I think I’ve learned to manage the constipation about 85% of the time with a ridiculous amount of fiber gummies.  A woman on a forum I joined told me that it stopped working for her after a while.  I hope that is not the case with me.  Oh yeah, it’s also best that I don’t eat after 6pm because if I do, I usually toss and turn all night long in pain from gas/bloating.

Mood: Very happy and very grateful.  Blessed to be me.

Movement: Just gas pains and bloating that I can feel.  The babe is moving around like crazy though.  Soon enough I’ll be able to feel those kicks and punches.  I can’t wait.  I bet it’s a boy.  It’s just SO active!

What I’m looking forward to:  PERMANENT cold weather.  8 more weeks or so until we find out the sex of the baby.

What I miss: My mom and my father-in-law.  I hope they come visit soon.

You can hear my wonderful doctor say “congratulations”.  The “bloop” sound is BS moving around, and I laughed because he/she was quite active!  The heartbeat was loud and fast.  I’m a happy momma to be.

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