How Far Along: 1-12 weeks (or is it 13? who knows, I read different things that said when the 1st trimester ended)
Size of baby: The baby went from the size of a red lentil (week 5) to the size of a clementine (week 12)!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: ummm, I'm slightly self conscience about this right now but from my 8 week appointment to my 12 week appointment I gained 7 pounds!! eeek! When the nurse weighed me I was mortified. We got in the room and I asked Ty if she weighed me wrong...ha! But, I haven't been sick at all and my stomach growls NON stop so I'm eating all the time. I know I could be a little more healthy snacking than I am right now but quite frankly, I really don't care :)
Maternity Clothes: Towards week 12, I wore the band with my jeans unzipped for the first time. I thought it was too early for that but after talking to some people I felt a little better about that. At school, I've been pretty much wearing tunics/dresses and leggings everyday. We have jeans passes and casual Fridays but jeans are getting less comfortable by the day. Even my stretchy ones & even wearing the band with them. I really need to go look for some maternity jeans and dress pants! I have a lot of loose tops so I think it will be awhile before I need to get any of those, but I do want some, because I will be showing off that bump when it finally looks like a bump and not that I ate too many cookies...hehe!
Gender: We find out next week! At the 8 week appointment the heart rate was 173 and at the 12 week appointment it was 172 so lots of people are saying girl but we will see!!! I have had 2 dreams that it was a boy and Ty has had one dream that it was a girl! I can't wait to find out!!! Ty would have no problem waiting til the baby is born to find out but I cannot do that. #sorrynotsorry
Movement: through week 12 I had not felt anything, I am just now starting to feel what I think are flutters!
Sleep: As I mentioned before, I went through some insomnia around week 11 but it lasted a few nights and then I was back to normal. Around week 12 & 13 I felt like I was exhausted way more than normal (like falling asleep at 5:00 every afternoon), which is weird because usually that's when women say they get their energy back!
What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach, wine, coffee
Cravings: I haven't really craved much, but anything sour and gummy I am LOVING. And I'm not usually a candy lover! I also totally bought some Kraft mac & cheese at the store the other day and ate the whole box. Yes, you read that right. I am a sucker for some Kraft mac & cheese!
Symptoms: Not many symptoms! I got nauseous around weeks 6-9 on and off - only a handful of times and Sprite always helped! I am tired all the time so I don't know if I should count exhaustion as a symptom... :)
Best Moment the 1st Trimester - Hearing the sweet heartbeat twice!!!!! I was so nervous about the 8 week appointment and we saw that little nugget on the screen and that little heart fluttering I cried!!!! I have wanted to be a mom my whole life and there it was - our sweet baby. At the 12 week appointment, I was still very nervous but after hearing the heartbeat I instantly felt relief!
8 week ultrasound
What I'm looking forward to: We find out the gender next week!!!!!!! I also can't wait to see him/her again! :)