Saturday, February 15, 2014

baby alex: 12 weeks

it's here! it's here! the 12 week mark is here!

how far along: 12 weeks

how big is baby: the size of a lime (over 2 inches long)

weight gain / loss: i weighed in at 147.0 this week. i have gained just under 5 pounds in the first trimester which isn't too shabby.

symptoms: my appetite comes and goes, but otherwise i feel fine.

cravings / aversions: i'm dying for fried pork chops and mashed potatoes just about every day of the week.

movement: no movement, but still tracking the baby's heartbeat at home every few days.

gender: not yet

belly button: no change yet

sleep: at first i couldn't figure out why i was having strange insomnia stuff, but i think it's stress-related. once i found out about the subchorionic hematoma, i couldn't sleep again. then i went to the doctor last wednesday, where she told me the chance of miscarriage at this stage is something tiny like 2%, and i started sleeping again. hopefully that will keep up.

what i'm looking forward to: i have an appointment on monday with the perinatologist. they'll do the first trimester screening as well as check the status of the hematoma. if all is well, we can finally start telling more than our family.

what i miss: not being stressed about losing a pregnancy. really, it is much different than the sheer excitement i had with leila. i feel much more reserved this time around.

highlights this past week: telling our parents that we're pregnant. we even did it with a cute announcement that i'll post here when it's time to make this blog public again.

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