Saturday, June 2, 2012

*Navalgazing* Reflections at Twelve Weeks Pregnant

First of all, HURRAY!  Twelve weeks!  I am officially done with my first trimester!  I am so, so glad that everything seems to be going along as it should be and that I am still pregnant.

This week I had some ups and downs in terms of how I was feeling nausea-wise.  Overall I'd still say I'm starting to have more good days, so hopefully that trend continues.

I may not be up much from my pre-pregnancy weight, but I am definitely noticing a change in my shape.  My lower stomach is starting to stick out a bit, to the point that some of the dress pants that I have to wear for work are getting to be uncomfortable now.  I'm very glad that this is my last regular week of work and that I'll be able to wear some comfier pants after Friday.  (We have a week of special events and then a week and a half of meetings, etc. where I can mostly get away with wearing jeans and shorts.)

Monday afternoon we have our genetic screening ultrasound.  I'm excited to see Sprout and hope that s/he growing as s/he should be.

We made our first Sprout purchase this week.  We found an awesome deal on Bumgenius diapers and we bought a dozen.  The Bean will use them quite a bit before Sprout comes along, and they'll share afterwards, but we probably wouldn't have bought them if we weren't expecting... that and we also returned a bunch of cloth diapers to my sister since her little guy is growing like crazy and can now fit into some of the larger diapers she had loaned us.  (We saw the baby today --he is ADORABLE.  A little chunker and he looks so much like his papa.  I can't believe how big he's getting.  The Bean was such a pipsqueak.  I wonder how Sprout will compare.)

That's most of the pregnancy-related news here.  Last week's belly photo is still on my camera and I'll get Jen to take another one today and try to get them uploaded soon.  I've been pretty bad with taking/uploading photos lately.

P.S. I forgot to include the most exciting news of the week: I felt a flutter!  Earlier in the week when I was lying in bed I felt a very distinct flutter in my lower belly.  I have no doubt that it was Sprout.  Nothing since then, and I really don't expect to feel anything again for a while yet, but still, it was very exciting!


  1. An ultrasound and new diapers? Sounds like a great week. Wait until you wear some maternity dress pants. The first time I did, I thought, "Why can't all pants be like this???"

  2. Yay, 12 weeks! A good milestone. Glad you were able to score a deal on dipes. Bumgenius are are very favorites.

  3. Yes for 12 weeks. How perfectly wonderful :)

  4. Yay - 2nd Trimester! Hopefully the nausea will officially say goodbye, so you'll be feeling a bit better throughout the summer. Hopefully we can get together when school is finished for you!

  5. Such a relief to get past that first trimester milestone! Congratulations! I hope the upcoming u/s goes wonderfully (and it's always such a treat to see the baby live, in person, on screen). BTW, the recent pictures of The Bean on your blog are really beautiful.