12 Weeks (January 3, 2012)
How Far Along: 12 Weeks
Size of baby: According to babycenter.com the baby is about the size of a lime (mind you, our baby measured larger then the estimated 2 inches at our 10 weeks appt--I may or may not be giving birth to a toddler!). This is what babycenter.com has to say about Gummy Bear's journey:
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.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I've gained 6lbs, as of my last OB appt 2 weeks ago. I feel like I've gained a heck of a lot more then that. I feel like a whale!
Maternity Clothes: Yup, aside from sweat pants almost everything I wear is maternity. I need to order maternity scrubs.
Gender: No idea--we'll find out on Feb 10. I do have nursery themes and names picked out for each sex!
Movement: Nope, not yet, but I'm excited for that to happen.
What I miss: Nothing really.
Sleep: Good, I usually wake up about 3 and a half hours after I fall asleep to pee and then another time before I wake up but I figure that isn't too bad.
Symptoms: My main symptom is my hyper sensitive gag reflex. If I cough I gag--it's disgusting!
Cravings: Tacos! I had my first craving this week and it was for tacos--I made the poor hubby get up at like 11:30 pm to take me to go get tacos he was a little unhappy to get up and go out when it was freezing but he loves me so we went!
Best Moment this week: Finally finding the baby's heartbeat on the doppler we bought. I love hearing the little bugger.
What I am looking forward to: The main thing I am looking forward to is finding out the baby's sex, I can't wait to find out if it is a little girl or a boy!
Here are the pictures of little Jelly Bean and her/his incubator for the next 9 months:
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