How far along:
12 weeks 2 days! Bye, bye first Trimester (depending on which date you go by…in which case I’m going by the date of my LMP)!
How big is the baby:
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. (via Baby Center)
Total weight gain:
Not sure about the weight gain. I had only gained one pound before we left Kodiak and my appointment is next Tuesday. So we’ll see how much the dining out and trips to Marble Slab & Baskin Robins have impacted my weight gain.
Sleeping okay when I actually sleep. I’m waking up every two to three hours to go to the bathroom. I thought that was supposed to stop after the first trimester? I think it’s gotten worse. But, when I sleep, I sleep deep.
Yep. Like I mentioned last week, I don’t really have to wear Maternity pants, but they are much more comfortable right now than regular jeans and the belly band. The pair that I bought are a little big because my belly isn’t quite big enough to really need them, but I haven’t worn regular jeans since I bought my maternity pants and don’t plan to. Whoever said these things weren’t comfy was lying. I am still wearing regular shirts, but I’m particular about which ones.
Best moment of the week:
Hmmm…nothing baby related this week really. Bought a few gender neutral onesies for the baby and made a trip to Babies-R-Us. I’d have had much more fun in there if I knew whether this little bean was a boy or a girl. Mother’s Day was great! We had breakfast/brunch at IHOP and dinner at Olive Garden. Husband & Little Man bought me an iPhone (which is waiting for me back in Kodiak when we get there!) and I picked up a cover for my MacBook. I (reluctantly) bought an Otterbox for my iPhone, but I’m in debate as to how much I’ll use it. All of you iPhone-rs out there, what case do you use?
Not craving anything, really. I’m back to that phase of not being able to find anything that I really want. I’m hungry all the time, but nothing (and I really mean nothing) sounds appetizing. I eat because I have to but despite all of the yummy food here in Anchorage, I’m not finding much that I really want to munch on. I am, however, craving Ice Water. Really, really cold water. That’s got to be a good thing, right?
Still no aversions. Just a general “I can’t find anything I like” kind of mood.
- Pelvic Back Pain: Still having some of this off and on, though not at bad this week as last week. I’ve been taking more breaks between working and rotating between sitting, standing and laying down. It seems to be helping.
- Breast Tenderness: Yep. The girls are still sore, but since I’ve moved up to the right bra size, it seems to make things a bit better.
- Gas and Indigestion: Sorry if this is TMI, guys, but it’s true. I have to eat my food really slow or my stomach starts to cramp. Mother’s Day we went to Olive Garden to eat and apparently I ate way too fast because as soon as we were done I was nearly doubled over with stomach pain. It was good practice for breathing through labor pain though while I waited on it to pass. 🙂
Don’t know yet…What do you think?
What I’m looking forward to:
Hearing the baby’s heartbeat at our next appointment and I’m slightly looking forward to going back home. I’d give anything for “home” to be somewhere other than Kodiak, but we can’t really change that. I miss my bed and my pillows and my own bathroom. I really do hate living out of hotels and places that aren’t mine. It’ll be nice to be back in our space.
What I miss:
Missing not having to buy clothes based around a growing belly. But, I think that’s only because we’re in Anchorage and there are lots of places to shop. 🙂 Thankfully, there are lots of places to buy Maternity clothes here, too, so I don’t feel like I’m missing out on much.
Being in Anchorage has definitely worn me out. I knew that when we got here we’d go nonstop; shopping and eating and basically just enjoying life away from Kodiak. I haven’t reached my limit on how many times I can go to Target yet, so I still have a few more trips planned before we head out. But, as with all vacations, it will be nice to be back in our house and on a normal schedule.