Thursday, December 15, 2011

Dear Baby – 12 weeks

Dear Baby,

Here we are! At 12 weeks already. In so many ways, this pregnancy seems to be flying by. I haven’t been so great at keeping my documentation up to date but I’m going to fix that ASAP, because I don’t want to miss a thing with you my precious babe.

The last few weeks have involved a lot of exhaustion and sickness. Being pregnant is hard work, baby. Someday you better appreciate this. Thankfully you haven’t been making me as sick as I was with your big sister (knock on wood), but there have still been some pretty rough days. You make me run to the washroom first thing every morning to toss the cookies and then I feel rough for a bit but after a few hours, the rest of the day is usually fairly manageable as long as I keep whole wheat soda crackers and ruby red grapefruit juice in my tummy. Everyone says I should start feeling better soon and the queasys will go away, but guess what baby, just between you and I? I don’t believe them. I don’t foresee feeling better for a while yet, but if you want to ease up on me a little, I’d be okay with that.

For a few weeks, you were making me so super duper tired that I could hardly stay awake through the day. I did much more napping than I’m accustomed to and some nights, I went to bed at 7:30 right after Evalyn was asleep. Thankfully, the exhaustion has eased up a bit and I’m feeling more like myself in that way.

You are certainly making your presence known! When I was about 9 weeks, you suddenly popped out of no where and everyone could tell there was a baby in my tummy.  I guess you didn’t want to stay a secret for much longer.

Today we had our first midwife appointment and, oh baby! That sound is the sweetest sound to my ears. I was anticipating hearing your heartbeat so much and so I was very excited when you cooperated since it’s still early enough that it would be iffy to be able to catch it. That swoosh, swoosh, swoosh sound is one that I will never tire of hearing (well, okay, until I’m about 38 weeks and I’m ready to boot you out!)

You have been making Mama want salad! Salad! Salad! And I am a-okay with this craving … you can keep it up. Much better than the fish and chips I devoured when I was pregnant with your big sissy. I just cannot get enough of leafy greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese and strong, acidic dressings. Bring on the Italian, Greek and Caesar vinaigrettes! Don’t tell anyone, but I can also take care of a bag of chips pretty quickly, as well. And cinnamon toast crunch. But, let’s just keep focused on the salad.

We’re off to a great start, kiddo. I can’t wait to see your sweet face but I’ll savour these months when I have you all to myself.

My love is yours,

Mama

As an update, here is the long awaited progression of my little bump so far. 8 weeks, 9 weeks, 10 weeks, 12 weeks.

12 week post

19 comments:

Lynsey said...

Yay for a bump picture! You look great.

Nicole said...

Looks like another girl to me!

Ashley said...

Happy 12 weeks!

Laura @ My Thoughts-Uninterrupted said...

You are looking great!!! Happy 12wks!

Mateya said...

Love the bump! And that stripe dress in the 10 week pictures is so cute!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

What an adorable little bump already!! So cute!

Sprinkles said...

You look wonderful! Are there any bets yet for boy vs girl?

Erica said...

Look at you! Such a sweet little bump. So happy you're not nearly as sick this time, I hope it goes away completely soon! Thanks for the update. :)

Mrs. I said...

Gorgeous!
Happy 12 weeks!

Jess said...

You look adorable. As always.

Q. Did you carry Eva that high? Just curious. I always find it interesting how other people's pregnancies differ.

Ashley @ Gratitude and Latitude said...

You're such an adorable pregnant lady! Love it!

Amy Silver said...

Cute pictures!! You look adorable pregnant, very maternal (does that make sense?) anyway, that's great that you are able to get to sleep that early if you need to! Oh how I wish I craved salads, you lucky!! I crave anything BUT healthy food. :(

Amy Silver said...

Published before I could add that I'm so happy for you being able to use the midwives again!! Does this mean you aren't moving?

Jackie said...

LOL....I can't get enough vinegar either. My new "candy" is cucumber slices w/ lots of S&P soaked in vinegar. Close to a pickle.....but not. Hubs just shakes his head. Hopefully you'll be feeling better soon.

Erin said...

I AM SO FAR BEHIND.. oh my goodness your pregnant again!!! Congrats girl love the baby bump!

Backwards Amber said...

YAY love the progression! You're adorable.

Laura said...

Yay 12 weeks!! I can't believe your baby bumped has popped out so much. I am a bit jealous... I will be 12 weeks on Thursday and I am currently looking more like your 8 week pic. The pants are starting to get a little uncomfortable but I'm not quite ready for the maternity stuff yet. I hate the inbetween stage!! I hope you start feeling better soon... that sucks are having such bad morning sickness :(

Perfectly Imperfect said...

you look beautiful!!! and your bump is so high!! another girl maybe?!?

Meg said...

Wow, 12 weeks! So excited for you guys, and it is great to see another babe that will arrive to such a great family.