So I got behind. I figured I’d better update this now cause before we know it I’ll be 40 weeks and ready to pop. … Ok maybe not that quickly, but it seems that way for some people.
I’m on my 13th week now, I’ll be 13 weeks Friday but I need to explain how the last two weeks have been cause I can’t post about 13 before writing about 11 or 12 now can I?
So at week 11..
-I was still pretty tired
-feeling but not looking as fat
-still have my crazy cravings for potatoes
-Tiny tooth buds are beginning to appear under Spawnie’s gums
-Some bones are beginning to harden.
-Spawnie is already busy kicking and stretching, but I won’t feel it for another month or two.
-Nor will I notice the hiccuping that may be happening now that Spawnie’s diaphragm is forming.
At 12 weeks..
Friday, I celebrated 12 weeks of pregnant in the bathroom hurling up my dinner. My mom said she was sick more during her second trimester so I was worried that was the beginning of mine. Thankfully I’ve felt good since that night.
-I’m not as tired lately and seem to be able to make it through the day without a nap.
-I’m eating more and craving more than just potatoes now.
-My six pack make a return today. I’m not sure where my belly went but I’m hoping it makes a return soon. So far my 9 week picture was the biggest so far.
-Fingers will soon begin to open and close, his/her toes will curl,
-Spawnie’s eye muscles will clench, and mouth will make sucking movements.
-Spawnie’s intestines are protruding out near the umbilical cord but will soon all end up in his/her stomach cavity.
-His/her face looks more human now, the eyes are in front, and ears are in place to the side… Thankfully my Spawnie won’t look like Alien Spawn forever.
-Spawnie is now about 2 inches long.
Babycenter also says if I prod my abdomen, Spawnie will squirm in response. We noticed this today at my OB appointment.
First off, when the doctor went to put the dopplar to my belly I lifted up my shirt above my belly button thinking it was up there but it was actually a lot lower and I couldn’t help but laugh at myself.
We were listening for Spawnie’s heartbeat and I got worried after a few moments when the doctor couldn’t find it. I was telling myself to remain calm but I just kept thinking of the scene on Marly and Me (sorry if you haven’t seen it)! She (my OB) was moving over to the left side of my belly when I heard a soft WOOSH WOOSH WOOSH… Really fast, and I recognized the sound cause I’d listened to it before on my friend’s blog.
I had my iPhone ready to record but Spawnie kept moving around and turning so we’d keep hearing WOOSH WOOSH CRSKSDK, and my said OB Spawnie was moving around and that’s what the noise was. I drank OJ before cause some people told me it gets the baby to move around, I wasn’t sure if we’d get an ultrasound and I wanted to see baby move it so, but guess that’s not the best idea for a dopplar check. I was too happy and excited to remember to take my phone out too, so no recording this time, but I’ll remember at my next appointment in 4 weeks.
Spawnie’s heart rate was strong and in the 160s, I think I heard her say 166. So… What do you think? Boy or girl? Don’t forget to vote in the poll at the top!
Also, one lesson I’ve learned is belly size can go up and down! I’m not sure when mine will stick around but I’m hoping it decides to show up and stick around awhile… Might as well.
Did your belly size go up and down? When did you notice it pop out for sure?
Also, I reached 5000 twitter followers to so celebrate I’m teaming with ModMomME to give away a custom key fob with your name on it. Just Tweet: “I would like to win this personalized keyfob http://bit.ly/84jmZr from @modmomME hosted by @FutureMama http://bit.ly/5fMrDu”You have until Friday to enter, we’ll use Random.org to pick a tweet!
Also, I have TONS of pregnancy and fertility giveaways coming! Since my fatigue is leaving, I’m hoping to start up once a week again on Thursdays!