We just got back from a week in the Aidrondacks, our annual family trip to Old Forge, NY. I’ll be doing a post on that trip recap shortly, but first I wanted to catch up with week 11.
Everything has been going well. We met our new doctors on Friday before we left for vacation. The appointment took waaaay longer then I expected but we met the first nurse practitioner and because they couldn’t pick up a heart beat with the fetal monitor I ended up getting another sonogram. Everything was just fine and we were able to take home a ton of new pictures (which I’ll share at the end).
To avoid sounding repetitive I’ll just dive right into my update!
How far along? I’m 12 weeks 3 days right now, but this update is based on last week.
Total weight gain/loss: Up 4 pounds
Maternity clothes? I bought my first pair of maternity jeans before we left so I would have something to wear when it got cold. They are skinny jeans so they fit everywhere but are pretty loose around my waist, which I know is the point. I just don’t have much of a belly to hold them up yet, but they are much more comfortable. Today was my first day back to work and I busted out the old rubber band trick on my jeans. They would button, but this way was much more comfortable.
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: Slept pretty well for being on vacation and not in my own bed. The bad sleeping is usually because of Ada waking up over something, which has become quite frequent lately. I hope this phase passes because once she wakes me up my mind races and I have a hard time falling back asleep.
Best moment this week: Being on vacation with my family. Ada had so much fun and its so awesome to watch her enjoy the little things soo much! The world is just such an exciting place for her and I love watching her take it all in.
Have you told family and friends: We told more family this week who were all away with us, everyone was very excited. We’re still slowly telling people as we see them! Only one co-worker knows right now, but I have a feeling it will get harder to hide soon.
Miss Anything? Not really right now. I of course wanted wine while vacationing, but I didn’t have a huge desire for it. A few sips of Dan’s once in awhile does the trick for now.
Movement: I swear I feel little flutters when I lay really still, once in awhile. I might be delusional since its really too early, but they do say you can feel it earlier with the second.
Food cravings: Not anything specific. I’ve been eating horrible lately (I’ll blame vacation) and I’ve been getting bad headaches again, I’m hoping they are related and I’m cleaning up my diet starting NOW!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Just a really bad headache yesterday left me feeling nauseous, other then that no, I’ve been feeling pretty good. I came down with a bad cold (or allergies) while away, Its getting better, but made me feel pretty crappy for a couple days.
Have you started to show yet: Just Fat, but towards the end of the day definitely pregnant. I think I’m going to pop out soon though. Last time it was around 16-18 weeks that I noticed it pop. I’m definitely not going to last that much longer though.
Gender prediction: I’m thinking girl now. Most of my “old wives tales” point to girl. Heartbeat was 171 on Friday (girl), was craving sweets (girl), my face was breaking out last week like crazy (girl), Ada’s prediction (girl).
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? Eh, it pops out when I’m gassy or eat too much, sometimes I can deflate it back in, but it usually comes back out. Otherwise its flat still, but this thing is going to cause me some problems, it hurts when it pops out.
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, enjoyed our vacation very much but it was time to come home. I was getting a little grumpy by the end when you are just ready for home!
Looking forward to: We have another sonogram on Thursday for the 12 week genetic testing. I’m hoping with a little luck we might be able to find out a gender, but not counting on it! We are finally moving (which I’ll update in my next post), but I am looking forward to that happening in the next month or so as well. Lot’s going on!!
For now, some pictures of the baby from last week and just a couple other randoms!
This one is a picture of me and my BF Katie, who is 4 weeks ahead of me, that we sent to our other girl friend to share the news! We had the boys jump in too!
And lastly a picture of me an my girl from vacation! This one the bump looks to have made the “fat appearance”, but still cute since I know its a baby in there!