Family Friday: 12 Weeks

Warning: Family Friday posts are an open and honest update of our pregnancy.  There will be references to lady parts, internal organs, and bodily functions.  There will also be photos of baby bumps and ultrasounds.  If any of this bothers you, please stop reading now.

12 Weeks

 -  is about 2.5 inches long
 -  is developing fingernails and toenails
 -  is moving around (although I can't feel it yet)
 -  can suck his/her thumb and get hiccups
 -  has a fully formed brain structure

WEIGHT: -1 lb.  I gained a half pound since last week but I am still 1 lb under pre-pregnancy weight.

BODY:  Waist is the same at +1 inch.  Lower belly is now at +1.5 inches.  The rest of me is the same.

THE GOOD:  1) Sleep.  I'm still sleeping like a rock every night and have luckily have no fatigue during the day.  2) Moods.  My moods are still peaceful and happy.  I wonder if that has anything to do with living in Hawaii... ;)

THE BAD:  1) Nausea.  I had three whole blissful nausea-free days this week and then it came back full force.  It's the awful "I'm-going-to-throw-up" feeling but then nothing happens!  2) Headaches.  Luckily I only had one headache this week but it was a doozy.  I hate that there is nothing I can take that eases the pain.  3) Slower Urination.  I swear that I used to be the world's faster pee-er but lately I have to sit and relax because my bladder now empties very s-l-o-w-l-y.  This drives me nuts especially during my middle-of-the-night bathroom break when I want to get back to dreamland as quickly as possible.

FOOD:  This week I've added avocados to the "foods I love" list and added all cereal to the "foods I can't look at" list.  I could've lived on cereal alone a few weeks ago so I have no idea what changed!  Protein fruit smoothies are still my primary protein source since meat is still on the bad list.  My new favorite grab-and-go snack is Clif Kid Organic Zbars (Target sells them by the box).  I especially love the the Iced Oatmeal Cookie flavor and always have one in my purse.

EXERCISE:  Light exercise this week.  The days that I was nauseous, I was really nauseous and didn't even feel like going outside.  I did manage to do weights and cardio once at the gym, went jogging outside once, and took a few walks with Dulce in the evenings.

OTHER NOTES:  Maternity clothes already?  Not quite.  I haven't gained any weight yet but I am thicker in the middle.  Luckily, living in Hawaii, I rarely wear jeans which fit fine if I'm standing up but really dig into my stomach when I sit down.  All of my shorts and sundresses are very comfortable and should still fit for a few more months, if not the whole time.  The only thing that really that has to change now is my workout clothes.  What I have is all very fitted and not very stretchy so it makes me feel like a pillow stuffed into spandex.  This week I found a super soft and stretchy New Balance running skirt to wear jogging but I still have to find some stretchy low-rise bottoms and some stretchy tops.  Finding those things is proving to be more difficult than I hoped.

"Love is all fun and games until someone loses an eye or gets pregnant."
~Jim Cole


  1. Love these posts, girl. I can SO remember this. It all goes by SO fast. My baby is 30 now. (Jeff).... I can hardly believe it. Y'all take care. Love from Atl.

  2. My friend tracie swore by toast with peanut butter during the neausa months. Anthr friend tried it and it worked for her too.

    1. Peanut butter is one of the things I actually do enjoy eating - on bread, bagels, and bananas :) As long as I'm eating, I feel okay but nothing seems to keep the nausea away for very long. Luckily, it is getting better. I used to be nauseous 'every' day and now I have a few days a week without. Maybe the end is in sight!