Thursday, May 17, 2012

Baby Update: 12 Weeks!

The big 12 WEEK milestone is HERE!

I got to have another (the 3rd) ultrasound yesterday, and it was AWESOME!
There is seriously nothing better than seeing your baby in there .... and WOWZERS, was this little one active!  Punching, kicking, stretching, twisting, and turning the whole time!!!  I don't think Lucy moved that much in all of my (seven!) ultrasounds combined!

I was planning to show you a "bump" picture, but to be honest, there isn't really a bump to show you!
My plan is to post a baby update every two weeks, so next time - at 14 weeks - I'll be sure to include a picture of the bump (which will hopefully be noticeable by then!).

Baby is approximately the size of a lime this week, and the most dramatic development right now is reflexes such as grasping, sucking, and even hiccups!
He/she weighs approximately half of an ounce!  (Hard to believe, looking at that ultrasound picture!)

While the baby is only the size of a lime, my uterus is the size of a small melon!  Yikes!
But like I said, still not really "showing" -- unless you count looking a little extra chubby as "showing"...?  (*You have to remember, I'm just a hair under 6 feet tall, so there is a LOT of room to grow in there without having to POP!:-)
I am feeling SO much better this week.  (I'm sure part of this is due to my strep throat being gone!)  But I am actually getting some energy back, and it is WONDERFUL!
My bladder is also starting to get a handle on itself again ... so I'm only getting up ONCE a night to go to the bathroom instead of 4 or 5 times!  (And my ultrasound today was much less traumatic, too! ... There's nothing worse than being SURE you're going to wet your pants in public!)

Lucy officially knows about the baby now.  She is just SO funny about it though!  She talks about it so matter-of-factly .... like, what's the big deal???  She is most excited about changing baby's diapers BY HERSELF.  (She is ADAMANT about that!)
When you ask her, she says she wants a little sister "just like her" ... yet, she refers to the baby as a he/him all the time .... and she told me the other day that I should name my baby "Hampster".  Hmmmmm.... that one was definitely NOT on the list .....???
For the most part, she seems relatively un-phased by the news, and when she does bring it up, she is done talking about it 20 seconds later.
(So, pretty much like everything else!)

Meanwhile .... I miss you all!  I miss reading your blogs .... and I miss having something for YOU to read HERE!
I hope to gradually pick up the pace again, though with the end of the school year fast-approaching, life continues to get a little crazier every week!
Summer is in sight though, folks!  And then it's 14 months OFF for me!  Hip-hip-hooray!!!


  1. Yay!!! So happy all is well with baby!! And glad to see ya back, missin' you around here....:)

  2. Awesome! Love that little picture. So amazing, the miracle of life. Glad you are feeling better. I did not know you were so tall!!!

  3. Yay!! I go to the doctor today. I was 12 weeks on Saturday - so we are within days of each other!! I am only 5'4" though, so I am starting to show. Mostly I just feel like I have a muffin top going on. LOL! Don't you love all of the questions and comments the kiddos make about their new sibling?

  4. Thanks for the update! I am excited for you! Our littles will be only a few weeks apart! Maybe they can be BFF :)

  5. Congrats! I'm now on 14 weeks and I have to agree with the previous comment about not really showing, just feeling the muffin top... I think it'll be a few weeks til we get our first ultrasound, but I'm really looking forward to it!

  6. That is awesome Bec! I am glad that all is well is and that you are feeling better enough to start posting again. I was missing them. That is exciting that you will get to have the next school year off! My kids had their last day of school yesterday!!! We Alaskans do things a little different up here;)

  7. Hello there
    Baby Update: 12 Weeks!
    Very informative. Thanks for the great idea!
    I really appreciated it very much.

  8. I don't think I've said Congratulations yet, but I am SO SO happy for you!!! Pregnancy is soooooo especially sweet for those of us that have waited, yearned, and prayed for our babies for so long! I can't wait to read your updates!!!

  9. SOOO glad baby #2 looks so healthy and sweet! :) I am still praying for yall and will continue to do so! Talk to you soon sweet friend!

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