Tuesday, February 10, 2015

12 weeks pregnant!

Hi Lovelies!!! 

This week I am 12 weeks pregnant! I'm looking forward to hearing the heartbeat at our next appointment.

Baby Center Information for Week 12:

How your baby's growing:

The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. Your baby's fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his 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. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder.
Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in your baby's brain, synapses are forming furiously. His face looks unquestionably human: His eyes have moved from the sides to the front of his head, and his ears are right where they should be. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over 2 inches long (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce.

Ear: Your baby's ears are closer to their final positions on the sides of her head.
Eyelid: Your baby's eyelids are less transparent now and her eyes have moved closer together.
Umbilical cord: Your baby's intestines, which have grown so rapidly that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move back into her abdominal cavity now.
Uterus: The top of your uterus (fundus) is starting to rise above your pelvic bones now; you may have noticed that your waist is thickening.

 How your life's changing:

Your uterus has grown to the point where your healthcare provider can now feel the top of it (the fundus) low in your abdomen, just above your pubic bone. You may already be into maternity clothes, especially if this isn't your first pregnancy. If you're still fairly small and not yet ready for maternity clothes, you've no doubt noticed that your waist is thickening and that you're more comfortable in loose, less restrictive clothing.
You may begin to feel heartburn (also called acid indigestion), a burning sensation that often extends from the bottom of your breastbone to your lower throat. Many women get heartburn for the first time during pregnancy, and those who've previously had bouts of heartburn may find that it gets worse. During pregnancy, the placenta produces a lot of the hormone progesterone, which relaxes the valve that separates the esophagus from the stomach. Particularly when you're lying down, gastric acid can seep back up the pipe, which causes the uncomfortable burning sensation. For many women the problem doesn't begin (or get worse) until later in pregnancy, when your growing uterus starts to push up on your stomach. The discomfort may range from mildly annoying to intense and distracting.

Now for the weekly questions!
How far along:  

I'm 12 weeks 1 day

Total weight gain:

I think I might have gained a few pounds. My eating last week was horrible. 

Maternity clothes:

I think I will be in the maternity jeans by the end of this week


Stretch marks:

None

Sleep:

Sleep seems to be improving. I still need to get to bed much earlier and now my ear is stopped it. This makes it hard for me to sleep at night. 

Best moment of the week:

Realizing that in few short months we will be a family of four!

Miss anything:

Absolutely nothing.

Movement:

None yet and I cannot wait to feel this Little One moving around. 

Food cravings:

PB and J sandwiches

Anything making you queasy:

Every morning I wake queasy and I go to bed feeling queasy. Now I have heartburn at night.

Have you started to show yet:

Yes, definitely starting to show more this week.

 Gender:

I thinks it's a boy.

Labor signs:

None

Belly button (in or out):

In

Weddings rings on or off:

Still on!!

Happy or moody:

Some day I am happy and then some days I am very moody. It just depends on the day.

Looking forward to:

Hearing this little one's heartbeat for the first time at the end of the month.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

~Angie

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