The big 12 WEEK milestone is HERE!
I got to have another (the 3rd) ultrasound yesterday, and it was AWESOME!
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!!!
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