12 weeks (almost 13 now!)

I’ve been trying to post this ALL week, but for some reason WordPress was not cooperating. So, I’m a bit late. I’m almost done with my 12 weeks, which means I am out of my first trimester! Thank goodness! My body must be on target with everything because today I have felt tremendously better- less nauseous, not as fatigued, less cramps. My only problem now is that I have these horrible sinus headaches that can keep me up most nights. I’m hoping acupuncture may help, so I have a consultation appointment next week. I’m looking forward to having some relief and a good night’s sleep.

My appetite is mostly back, with the exception of a few items. I still have my “cravings” too. I eat strawberries almost all day long, which isn’t good because strawberry season is over and they are getting more expensive and more difficult to buy. I also LOVE sourdough toast and Yoplait yogurt. If I had my way, these are the things I would eat all day long.

Emotionally I’ve been up and down….something that the baby book says is normal. Also, I think with the little one coming, it makes you more introspective and have a sudden need to be sure your whole life is in place. However, you then realize, “Wait! My life is pure chaos and not in any order!” We’re not in the house we want (or have it fixed), or making the money we need, or in the area we want to raise our child…what are we to do? And this is where we insert a panic attack frosted with mild depression. *Sigh*

On that note, here are the 12 week photos:

As you can see, the pudge seemed to disappear this week. So I guess it was just my dinner left in my stomach last week. There is no real change yet. I’m not looking forward to getting big and round, but at the same time it would be nice to have some visible sign that there is something going on. At 12 weeks the baby is still growing- about the size of a large plum. (You would think this would make my stomach look a little larger!) The baby’s systems are mostly formed and are now beginning to mature.  Happy First Trimester, baby! We hopefully get to see a picture of you on Monday and get good news that you are healthy!

11 weeks

I’m still not entirely convinced that there is something in there. I feel like I was robbed of the first exciting things that other people already had by now- ultrasounds, sounds of the first heartbeat, etc. I think I’m just going through first mommy jitters….but it would be nice to have SOME assurance besides the ill feeling in my tummy. It would help me be more excited and keep the anxiety down.

Not much has changed since last week. I am starting to feel slightly better, which is a good sign. My appetite is slowly returning even though I still have aversions to saucy things and coffee. Ugh! Even the thought of it is bringing back the nausea. If anything, I’ve been really craving home-cooked Korean food. I thought it was strange at first, but the more I thought about it the more it all made sense. Food has always been a way to make me feel better whether I was upset or sick. Korean food- simple Korean food- and noodles (such as Ramen- and not crappy grocery store ramen but Asian store ramen) has always been comfort food. Since I’m not feeling well, all I’m wanting is comfort food.

11 week pics:

Okay, there may be a teeny, tiny bump…and I only say that because that little pudge you see does not go away in the morning nor can I suck it in. My weight has pretty much stayed the same so far though, which is good. No need to gain weight yet according to the handy preggers book. At 11 weeks the little marshmallow (or peep as we now lovingly call him/ her) is still growing! Peep is now 2 inches in size and starting to grow little hair follicles. Little baby fingers and finger nails are coming in. If the baby is a girl, the ovaries are developing. Peep is becoming a very tiny little person with tiny little person features.

10 weeks

This week I’m at 10 weeks…which means that in a few more weeks I’ll be out of the first trimester. All I can say is that I am very much ready for this trimester to be OVER! I’m still feeling a bit queasy most days. I’m also having terrible sinus headaches and back aches (already!). I try to tell myself it could be worse (and I’m sure it can be) but it is hard to keep the complaining to a minimum. Poor A! He’s been such a good sport! He has been a trooper taking on more responsibility around the house and giving me frequent back rubs. It’s nice to be looked after!

We also did our hospital visits this week since we are hospital shopping. It was pretty funny because all the other moms were very close to their due dates, so they were all sporting proud bellies. I, on the other hand, have no real belly yet, but was walking around with all the moms looking at delivery rooms. They go over some of what happens, which I won’t lie, freaked me out a little bit. I’m still not fully prepared mentally for everything that is going to happen in seven months. It’s all a little scary and nerve-wracking. Hey! At least I chose a REALLY nice hospital- one that almost looks like a hotel!

Here is me at 10 weeks:

Like the past few weeks, there is really no change yet. It’s funny because I feel the change- bloaty, achy, fat- but no one else notices them. The little one is the size of a prune this week. The bones and cartilage are developing and the elbows are already starting to move! If we’re having a boy, he is producing testosterone. Ha ha! But, since we’re not going to find out, we won’t know until May! A and I are taking our guesses now.