Tuesday, August 17, 2010

12 Weeks

I had my 12 week prenatal check-up today, and it went well!
Aidan wound up coming with me, and we both heard the heartbeat. Such a joyous, reassuring sound. (Following that, Aidan proudly told the doctor he wants a SISTER!;)

I haven't posted pictures in a while, so I figured now is a good time. I'm almost finished with the 1st trimester (thank goodness!), and I started wearing maternity clothes this week.
Not all of my regular clothes don't fit, but it's getting to an uncomfortable point, and I just feel FAT in those. I feel better in maternity & presume they're mote flattering, as well.

Here we go. Picture #1--> what a baby at 12 weeks typically looks like:
And his/her development: 
"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."

Though it's not the best picture, here I am (technically 12 weeks, 3 days) w/ the baby:
(photo courtesy of Aidan)
If I look tired, that's because I was up from 4 a.m. on today with my sick 3 year old! Fortunately he's feeling better. :)

I know some women who look this big at the end of their pregnancies. 
I will just never be one of those women. Ya know, the ones who don't even look pregnant from the back. I seem to fill out in every possible area, face being one of the first, and of course one of the last to thin back out. Seems unfair. LOL Fortunately I've learned how to get the weight off and get myself disciplined enough to exercise 6 days a week (not pregnant, that is).
I do hope and plan to start eating much healthier now that I'm not feeling sick so much.

There ya have it! 12 weeks pregnant. :)


Bethany said...

YAY! So cute!!You look great. I can't wait to see this babe grow :)

Mandy said...

You look fabulous! Thanks for the update!

Katie said...

I'm glad it went well!!

Sue said...

"some women look this big at the end of their pregnancies"-

YOU ARE CRAZY!!!! you are barely showing & if some women are the size you are now at the end of their pregnancies then I feel for that baby.

Crystal said...

Looking good, mama! btw, that shirt is so cute, where'd ya get it at?

KBF said...

Sharon, you look great. I was twice your size at 12 weeks and you should see me now, I'm huge.

Thrifty and Chic Mom said...

Sharon I am so excited for you!!! Congratulations Momma!!!!