Let's start out with a couple of pics since those are always fun...
|12 weeks worth of baby... and french fries... and cookies... #realtalk|
And on the inside of that belly...
|the cutest baby legs I've ever seen... #ofcourse|
So, I last left you on week 8.. exhausted. I can't say that has changed much YET, but I have high hopes of more energy as I round the corner into the second trimester.
So let's break things down...
How Far Along: 12 weeks 6 days
Symptoms: As aforementioned.. exhausted. Also, last we chatted I hadn't yet had any encounters with the toilet. Well, that changed approximately one week and one day ago. Don't worry, it was only one episode. Basically: Father's Day crawfish boil + a latenight car ride home + not taking my medicine on time = it was bound to happen. When we finally got home that night I ran from the car to the medicine cabinet and tried to down the pill to relieve the nausea, but instead I gagged on the pill and, well... the rest is history. Silas was in hysterics because he thought there was a virus in the house and that he'd be next to catch it. I finally calmed him down and assured him it was only his little baby brother or sister saying "hello, I'm still here!" Thankfully, it hasn't happened again. I've since upped my dose of medicine, knowing that weeks 11-14 are usually the worst for me.
Cravings: The chip craving is gone! Hallelujah! And many of my other cravings have slowly faded away as well. I'm grateful to be back to a semi-normal diet, including my morning cup of coffee. The little extra boost in the morning certainly helps with the exhaustion. I do have to keep something in my stomach to keep from feeling sick, so I do still snack a lot. But one thing that I have been snacking on is fresh cucumbers and tomatoes. Although we don't have our own garden this year, we've gotten plenty of fresh vegetables from friends and neighbors, so I'm taking full advantage of the opportunity to indulge in fresh produce.
But of course, the boys and I still frequent our local snowball stand way too often...
|Blackberry with condensed milk|
Aversions: I still can't eat a cheese nips, thanks to overindulging on them early on. I did clean out my pantry and rid it of the strange smell (I think I've narrowed it down to the onions), which makes my life a lot easier.
Nesting: Two weeks ago I filled about 7-8 garbage bags of stuff and donated them to our local thrift store...
|Decluttering feels awesome...|
This week I tackled another closet and came out with one full garbage bag of trash and one full bag of items to donate. I call that progress! Where does all this junk come from?!
Highlight: Because it took me so long to get in at my new doctor's office, I didn't have my first ultrasound until 11 weeks. Although it was a long wait, it turned out to be such a blessing to be able to see all the little body parts wiggling around in my belly. And when I say wiggling, I mean BC#3 was breaking. it. down. in there. The doctor even started singing, "wave your hands in the air" at some point! It was amazing to see. I thought I would be able to hold it together since this is my third rodeo, but nope, I cried like it was the first time I'd ever seen a little life inside of me and heard the glorious sound of that little beating heart (163 bpm, by the way). That's the stuff in life that truly never. gets. old. Kevin and the boys were able to be in the room with me, which made it all the more special. After seeing the ultrasound Silas commented that he finally believes that there's really a baby in my belly. Having a child old enough to understand what's going on this time around is also something very special to experience.
Until next time,