Thursday, March 4, 2010
My Little Plum - Twelve Weeks
How far along? 12 weeks ... a sweet little plum.
Total weight gain: Not too sure - I have definitely gained back some that I lost in the first few weeks but I don't think I'm quite back to my pre-pregnancy weight.
Maternity clothes? Not yet, I still have two pairs of my regular jeans that fit and my tops are fine. I did buy two pairs of maternity jeans that I found on sale.
Sleep: Can't get enough of it! I've been hitting the sack between 8-9 pm and sleeping until 7-8 in the morning. Most nights, I wake to pee at some point. And I have been having the wildest, craziest dreams! My dreams are normally quite bizarre and pregnancy seems to be amplifying that.
Best moment this week: Having a 4.5 day stretch with no throwing up. It was a welcome reprieve!
Movement: Not yet.
Gender: The Chinese gender chart tells me a boy. So does my mother's intuition. And Jenn, of course. But ... we won't be finding out until his/her birth day!
Labor Signs: I would hope not.
Belly Button in or out? In ... hopefully for a long time yet.
What I miss: Nothing really.
Weekly Wisdom: Be thankful for every throw up. Two separate women have both given me this advice. Both of these women are women who I admire and have looked up to for many years. Both of them had difficulty getting pregnant. Both of them had fairly difficult pregnancies, in terms of being sick. Both of them have reminded me, despite the discomfort, to rejoice every day in the reason that I am sick. And I am. If I have given the impression that I am complaining about being sick; I apologize for that. I know many women have it much, much worse than I do. Although it is not comfortable, it is a small, small price to pay. I know that there are many women in the world who would give anything to feel the discomforts of pregnancy if it meant that they could carry a child - and my heart aches for those women. And so, I will give thanks with each throw up for the blessing of this pregnancy.
Milestones: Hitting the 12 week mark - almost through the first trimester!