12 weeks

I will do my best to stay current with these weekly updates.
Last Wednesday I was 12 weeks. :)

How far along: 12 weeks
Baby Size: Lime
Baby's progress: The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. The baby's fingers will soon begin to open and close, his/her toes will curl, eye muscles will clench, and mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won't be able to feel it. The intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into the abdominal cavity about now, and the kidneys will begin excreting urine into the bladder.
Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in your baby's brain, synapses are forming furiously. The face looks unquestionably human: His or her eyes have moved from the sides to the front of his or her head, and his or her ears are right where they should be
Weight gain: I had my second doctors apt last Friday and I had gained about 2.5 pounds. The nurse said that it was good weight gain. Still weird though!
Stretch Marks: None that I can see. I am big on lotion!
Sleep: I am beginning to have more bad nights due to the constant hot/cold changes going on with my body. Most nights are good though and the naps are even better. :)
Gender: We aren't finding out!
Movement: None that I can feel. Although, all the websites say that he/she is moving, I just can't feel it yet.

Best Moment this week: At the very end of 12 weeks we told everyone about the baby. We felt the love from family and friends near and far!

Looking forward to: We are going to go and register soon, so I'm mostly looking forward to that. I've asked a few Moms about advice on the best way to go about that, so hopefully that helps!

Food Cravings: Nothing...I am eating healthier than I was for a couple weeks there in my first trimester. I was so tired and was loading up on carbs. YUM! Hopefully I am past sickness and being queasy.

Symptoms: Starting to get more headaches which I HATE. Another thing I've noticed is I'm getting more acne and in weird spots. I have little acne dots on both sides of my arms... I hate it! Also, I am breaking out on my face more. Hope this passes soon.

Things that suck: This heat wave we are going through... geez I am over it! I am so thankful I will be pregnant for Fall/winter because I'm not sure I could take it!

Things that don't suck: Finding really cute maternity clothes! I am determined to still have a little bit of style during these 9 months. Some things I find though are so frumpy. And I am finally starting to feel like myself again. Meaning, I can cook, clean, and stand for more than a minute without falling asleep. The exhaustion was bad, people.

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