Since I am just now starting this I will do a summary of what weeks 4-12 have been like. After this I will be doing updates by week. Keep in mind, this is a pregnancy blog. It may or may not seem like TMI at some points so feel free to not read it. I will forewarn you ahead of time though. This is my way of documenting this pregnancy and remembering what I went through at certain points for the future.
Today I am 12 weeks pregnant. 3 month milestone! Whoo hoo! You have no idea how important that is to me because I have been a constant worry-wart since I saw two lines on that pregnancy test. I am generally an anxious person and pregnancy has amplified all of those feelings. Google is your ENEMY during pregnancy and I have learned that the hard way. You read so many bad stories and horrifying outcomes and it made me absolutely insane. If I have a specific question, I have Aaron do the googling and let me know if what I am experiencing is normal. I’m not going to lie, I still have constant fears. I am hoping that blogging again will help me work through some of those feelings. With that being said, pregnancy is such a delicate and miraculous process and I am SO happy to be pregnant and I feel so grateful. More than you all know.
Being underweight, having morning sickness was a huge concern of mine from day 1. I CANNOT afford to lose weight, especially while pregnant. Luckily, I have not experienced that symptom. I was nauseous for a good few days once I hit 9 weeks but after that it has been smooth sailing in that department. If anything, I have an increased appetite. For me, that is a win. It hasn’t been smooth sailing in some other areas though. TMI warning for some of you. Anything below this point is fair game. I have experienced spotting at 5 weeks, 9 weeks, and 11 weeks. All was fine each time but each time I completely panicked. It has nothing to do with baby, all with mommy. Cervical related. Pelvic rest was suggested each time, which luckily for me, I am easily able to do. This past week has been the most stressful because it was more than it was normally and I’ll just say … it was different. I immediately thought the worst. My cousin Tara let me borrow her fetal doppler 2 weeks ago. We took that out and we were able to find the babies heart beat right away which was an instant relief… to Aaron :p As it turned out, the next day I had a doctors appointment anyway. Heart beat was found again and I was all checked out and the doctor had no concerns whatsoever.
You don’t really hear too much about spotting in pregnancy. Obviously because most people don’t typically blog about it and they probably don’t discuss it either. I wish I had known that it was pretty common. It would have saved me a buttload of worry. If you are planning to become pregnant and you’re reading this… just know not to panic if it does happen but always report anything like that to your doctor. But trust me, if you google it, you’ll read someone’s horror story that’ll make you worry. But because of this little hiccup, I have gotten to see my baby a tad bit more than someone normally would, which that part I am not complaining about. It is the most amazing thing to see on that screen. It still doesn’t seem real to me sometimes though. Even after seeing the baby on an ultrasound and hearing the beautiful sound of their heart beating. I am hoping that will change once I feel the little one kicking me.
I have also experienced some aches and pains already. I have had minor cramping since day 1 as well. All normal. The doctors say because I am very small, I am feeling a little bit more stretching and growing. I am already getting round ligament pain and sciatic nerve pain at night sometimes. Lovely 🙂 The exhaustion was REAL. It has gotten so much better this past week though, thank GOD. I couldn’t function. This week in particular, I have gotten lightheaded when I stand up, which sucks, for about 10 seconds. It has been somewhat of a roller-coaster ride for us so far, but that is pregnancy I guess. Next week I will be posting my 13 week update! Closing out the first trimester!
I found this cute pregnancy blog questionnaire. I’ll be filling it out weekly 🙂
How far along? 12 weeks
Total weight gain/loss? Gained 4 pounds
Maternity clothes? Not yet!
Stretch marks? Nope, but I know they’re coming. Thanks mom 😉
Sleep? Pretty good.
Best moment this week? Finding out all was well with Baby Treef ❤
Miss anything? COLD CUTS.
Movement? Not yet!
Food cravings? I have always craved certain food… but nothing out of the norm.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Broccoli which completely sucks because I love it 😦
Showing yet? After I eat my stomach gets way bigger. In the morning, it is only something Aaron and I could notice.
Gender guesses? Boy for me. Girl for Aaron.
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody? Both? 🙂
Looking forward to? Feeling those first flutters!