12 weeks! So close to second tri! I can feel the difference. Less nausea most days, a little more energy, hormones seem to be evening out (Bella and Sam are thrilled).
So far, things are good. The baby looks great, I’m ok, we’re just keeping tabs on it all to make sure it stays this way. Lots and lots of prayers and ultrasounds to help with that.
I have 3 more weeks till Sam comes home. And Monday we finally were able to find a sitter for Bella so I can go to all the appointments I have and also catch up on work!
Things are good right now and heck, I’ll take it. I’m very much appreciating these moments after the past 4, very rough weeks.
How Far Along: 12 weeks and 4 days!
Size of baby: A peach.
Sleep: Not great this week. I’ve had to start listening to books on audio (mostly Emma by Jane Austen) to be able to fall asleep without stressing. We’re working on that.
Total Weight Gain: I avoided my eyes this week. Like a wuss.
Symptoms: The usual, the nausea comes and goes. The tiredness comes and goes.
Maternity Clothes: All maternity. All the time. I have missed some of these cute pieces so much. Being pregnant is like all of the sudden remembering you have an entire closet full of clothes you forgot about.
Go-to eats: I crave sushi a lot but the tuna I want isn’t a risk I’m willing to take. We have an place down the road that does amazing California rolls and I keep forgetting to order from them.
Gender: We will find out very, very soon. I have weekly ultrasounds from now on so we won’t be waiting till 20 weeks anymore! With the boys we unofficially knew at 14 weeks since Preston was like “WHEEEEEE!!!” in the ultrasounds and it was pretty darn obvious.
What I wish people knew: Being classified as high risk does not always mean something is wrong. In my case this time around, it means that there is a greater chance of something happening due to my past pregnancies, and putting me in that category opens up more doors for care to prevent anything from happening.
What I’m looking forward to: Second tri, the gender, and just every week knowing everything is ok.
Milestones: Reflexes – which I was very much able to see this week. The baby is just bouncing all over, waving it’s arms and kicking it’s legs. It’s an amazing thing to see.
And a pic! Almost 13 weeks but better late than never.
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