Wednesday, June 23, 2010

12 Weeks!!!

How Far Along: 12 weeks (and 2 days)

Maternity Clothes: Just my bella bands for now.

Stretch Marks: Nope, and I got some cocoa butter which I'm slathering on every night now.

Sleep: While energy during the day has definitely improved I still need a lot of sleep. Even when I go to bed early I wake up in the mornings feeling like I'm hungover.

Best Moment of the Week: Seeing Skooter yesterday at our NT scan!! He/she is the cutest little thing, and was bouncing all over the place. But in between bouncing Skooter was chilling with its legs up like it was in a recliner. It was too cute and I never wanted the u/s to end. Here's a pic, you can see the legs on the right and both hands are up by the face. The left one you can see the tips of the thumb and fingertips right there by the nose. The right hand is covering the mouth.

Movement: Still too early!

Food cravings: I could eat chipolte veggie bowl for every meal, watermelon, anything sweet!

Gender: Still thinking girl, reasons are the heartbeat theory and face breakouts. Yesterday's heartbeat was 165 bpm (they say the higher it is = girl, and lower it is = boy). And during the wedding weekend I got a facial and my facialist was 5 months pregnant. She had just found out they were having a girl, and had the same forehead breakouts as I did...she said that was a girl symptom as well. And hey, if were totally off base that would be great too because I can't think of anything cuter than a mini hubby!!

What I Miss: Now I'm definitely missing the weekly u/s as yesterday marked three weeks since my last one. The doppler has truly been a savior. We're so good at finding the heartbeat now that we just do it every night before bed for like 30 seconds. Also, I'm missing worry free sex. Its just not the same when all you can think about is running to the bathroom to see if you're spotting afterwards...I know we'll get there but in the beginning its just frickin scary!

What I'm Looking Forward To: Telling everyone! We told a few people at the wedding but I totally chickened out and didn't want to fully announce. I just needed yesterday's u/s under my belt. So I think I may email my friends today with the pic of Skooter. I'm still nervous since we've been keeping it a secret so long, but I'm excited for everyone to finally know!!

Weekly Wisdom: Random symptom of pregnancy is increased hair growth, well apparently my hair got the memo all new growth should occur on my stomach! Yes, I have a full on treasure trail of blonde hair, in addition to some all over fur. It's weirdly long and just ain't sexy.

Milestones: 12 weeks - almost out of the first trimester!!! And successful NT scan!

Emotions: Starting to believe this is happening. Seeing Skooter yesterday was just so amazing. I definitely have a start of a bump which is exciting too, I took a 12 week picture finally but its on my other camera so I'll have to download later today. And I also pulled out the pregnancy books finally. I had bought a couple last year when I got pregnant and after the miscarriage hubby hid all pregnancy related stuff. I never asked for them because I didn't want to jinx this pregnancy, or something.

28 comments:

T said...

What a beautiful picture!! I am so very happy for you.
Skooter is absolutely amazing!

The (Type A) Nightmare said...

Yay! So exciting! I'm 11 weeks today, and I am so longing for that 13 week mark. I secretly imagine that I'll breathe easier then, but the reality is, I'll still be a worrier. ;) Love the picture. He/she is beautiful!!!! I'm going with girl for me too. ;)

Lisa said...

awesome news! i'm so happy for you :)

AplusB said...

Congrats on 12 weeks! So awesome! Love the picture of Skooter!

sienna said...

i LOVE the ultrasound pic of skooter!! soooo cute :o) so exciting that you're announcing to everyone soon. i'm glad that baby is treating mommy well and *fingers crossed* for an uneventful pregnancy for ya!!

Rach said...

Cute pic! I'm glad everything is progressing so smoothly!

Katie said...

Wow, 12 weeks already? It's just crazy how fast time goes. I love the u/s photo! Good luck sharing the news. It's going to be so fun to hear everyone's reactions!

Littlest True Blue said...

Love the pic! and love that you are 12 freakin' weeks! So awesome! and I hear you on the breakouts (mine is on my back and neck...mostly just little bumps but still gross!) and my random weird preggo symptom is stinky feet! I NEVER have stinky feet and now...well, you don't want to be sniffin' those things!
LTB

Erin said...

Have fun sharing the news with everyone! :)

Also, I've got the belly hair too. Unfortunately, I'm a brunette.

Jennifer said...

Awww...love the pic...so beautiful!!

Crossed Fingers said...

Congrats on 12 weeks and feeling better about announcing it. It can be a total freak out moment but a good one!

Just Me...C said...

I know you are ecstatic to have finally reached the 12 wk mark! I know it must feel amazing to have reached that milestone and I'm so very happy for you. Keep the updates coming hon.

Ashley said...

What a beauitful picture!! I can't wait to see pics of your baby bump too. Glad things are going great!! I have my NT scan in a week and I'm nervous!

R.J. said...

Happy 12 weeks!! Glad you're feeling like it's time to tell people. I felt like that make it more real for me and allowed me to share their excitement.

The US pic is great!

Dear Diary said...

What a great picture, too cute!! Yayyyy for 12 weeks =). What do you use to hear the heart beat??

Chelle said...

I think you're having a girl too because of the watermelon and anything sweet cravings. I wanted watermelon during my first trimester too. I also loved anything sour. They say you crave fruit if it is a girl and meat and cheese if it is a boy.

One more week and you will be in the blisfful second trimester!

Andrea said...

Keep being good to yourself and living in this moment :)

AND

Keep getting those spa treatments!

AND

A VERY HAPPY 12 weeks! What a milestone honey, so happy for you!

xoxo

Holly said...

wow I can't believe it's 12 weeks already! Time flies huh? Glad that you and Skooter are both doing so well

Leslie said...

Such a cute picture! I can not believe you are 12 weeks as well!! I am so happy for you that everything is going well! Looking forward to hearing more updates!!

Secret Sloper said...

Skooter is already just as adorable as his/her parents :) So glad you are getting out of scary first tri soon.

AL said...

Congrats on 12 weeks and can't wait for you to be out of the 1st trimester and firmly in the safe zone!

Laura said...

congratulations on 12 weeks!! Everything sound perfect and Skooter looks so cute in her/his chilled out position! Enjoy telling your friends and family!!!

The Baby Race said...

AAAH 12 weeks!!! That's amazing! Congrats! Can't wait for you to be done with the first trimester!

Kim said...

Lovin the Skooter pics!! How exciting to reveal the news now...probably in the top 5, aside from the BFP and first HB U/S. Wow! 12 weeks is real, realer than real! So very happy everything is progressing so nicely. enjoy my friend...ENJOY!

xoxoxoxox

barfingrainbowsandunicorns said...

Yay 12 weeks!!! :) Everything sounds like it is going so well!

Stefanie Blakely said...

What a beautiful baby!!!

Wendy said...

I really like your blog, but I think you should be careful about all the extra ultrasounds. So many people don't know the dangers of all the extra radiation you're exposing yourself and your baby too.

http://www.everyday-wisdom.com/dangers-of-ultrasound.html

Mrs. V said...

Congrats on hitting 12 weeks! I gave you an award, you should come over and check it out!