Thursday, September 23, 2010

12 weeks

Baby is now the size of a:  squash ball, awww!  His crown-to-rump length is 2-2.5 inches.  His most dramatic development this week:  Reflexes.  His muscles clench, and his mouth is making sucking movements.  I read that if I poke/rub/prod my belly, Gabe will actually squirm in response.  That image is just so cute, and it reminds me of those videos I posted last week. 

How I'm feeling:  Extremely nauseated; I made the mistake of saying, "I haven't vomited once in the past twelve weeks" and I totally jinxed myself, its like my body just has to prove me wrong.  Other than that, all other symptoms seem to be slowly disappearing (except my trips to the bathroom, no, those have also increased - very embarrassing).  I'm still tired (I blame my schedule, not Gabe), but the bloat seems to have decreased.  My belly is hard as a rock now!  

Physical differences from last week:  We're not in Kansas anymore!  My uterus has officially left my pelvis, oh my!!!  That means that that bump is not just bloat anymore, its Gabe too!  Wahoooo!  Side note:  it is just embarrassing to wear fitted clothing; I look like such a chunker.  Also, my blood volume is significantly higher (it doubles throughout the duration of pregnancy), and my hips are widening (oh joy, as if they weren't wide enough before...).  Here is a pic for your viewing pleasure:

What's been on my mind:  Telling my supervisor that I'm pregnant.  Every day I walk into that office, and my pregnancy is on the tip of my tongue.  It is (was) so hard to not tell her.  Even though I've only known her for three short weeks, I really like her.  She is very sweet, and we talk a lot.  Also, there are two other pregnant ladies in the office; an underwriter and a fellow underwriting assistant.  And it is just no fun being the closet pregnant lady!  So I finally told her today, and holy God it feels good to have that off my chest.  She was very supportive and excited, she even hugged me.  Here I thought she'd be furious about losing two UA's to maternity leave a mere three weeks apart, but she promised it wouldn't be a problem and not to worry.

What I'm looking forward to:  Going to the doc.  Now that my supervisor knows, I can schedule an appointment (since I'll have to leave work early and make up the time).  Telling her also gave me a reason to get our insurance situation organized.  I'm also looking forward to finding out the sex, but I know I've got at least another month before that happens.  Boo!

Random thoughts:  I am really looking forward to next week's post about Gabe's birthday present to me, yayayay!


  1. Awww you are looking too cute! I can def. see the start of a baby bump! =)