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June 19, 2009

One Down, Two More to Go

Milestone day for me today. I am 12 weeks pregnant, and finished with my first trimester. Thank heavens!!

I'll be honest, it's been rough. I didn't really get morning sickness until about 7 or 8 weeks, and it was mostly in the evenings. Aside from nausea, I have had a really weak stomach. I can't eat much of anything. Nothing sounds good, nothing sits well-- eating has been a total chore. But, oh happy 12th week, it's starting to taper off a bit now! Instead of all bad days, I'm starting to have good ones sprinkled in there. A few foods are starting to taste better, sound good. I don't have as much queasiness in the evenings-- though it still hits me pretty hard occasionally. (Last night was the worst so far-- but the night before that I was fine! How weird.) Anyway, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, so that is encouraging. And as inconvenient and unpleasant as those things are, they are signs of a healthy pregnancy, so I won't complain! I am so glad I made it through those "iffy" weeks. Chances of miscarriage drop dramatically after the 12th week, and I can stop holding my breath now.

I AM feeling the baby move, very early on with this one. It's like a little tickle-- almost like someone giving butterfly kisses against your skin. It's very sweet. Believe it or not, I've been feeling it for a few weeks now- which seems impossible. But I think it's just the way my body carries a pregnancy, that makes it easier for me to detect it. Anyway, it's a really nice sensation. It feels like a little whispered "hello".

We've decided to find out what gender this baby is, in about a month and a half. We usually don't do that, but at this stage in the game, we need to know. I had gotten rid of all our baby stuff, except a few toys (and the crib, fortunately), so we're starting from scratch! I need to know so I can prepare, physically. And mentally, too. If I am going to be a mother of FOUR boys, I'll be thrilled, but I need to get ready. I need to start working out or something- some sort of training regimen! Ha. And if it's a girl, I definitely need to switch gears mentally, because I'm totally used to boys at this point. So, either way, we're finding out. Which will be fun. I'm thinking of getting the ultrasound technician to just write it down and put it in an envelope, then letting the kids read it to us later. Especially if they can't be in the room with us.

Well, I'm rambling, I know. I've just had pregnancy on the brain lately, and wanted to jot some of it down! I'll wrap it up for now, but I can't promise it won't come up again! Ha!

Hope you all have a great weekend, and a happy Father's day. Catch ya later!

Fruitful | By WonderGirl | 9:26 AM


awww... i love that idea... you're the sweetest mommy...

Posted by: aunt vickie at June 19, 2009 12:11 PM

its going to fly by, enjoy!!!

Posted by: ash at June 19, 2009 10:24 PM

Yay for 12! I started feeling Ben at 10 weeks - which, in retrospect, fits his personality and energy level. You may have a mover-and-shaker in there. :)
Love your idea for finding out the baby's gender with the family. Can't wait to hear.

Posted by: emily at June 20, 2009 8:26 AM

i love the idea of letting the kids tell you the baby's gender also...is there any way that you can set your camera up to video-tape the moment without one of you having to be out of the picture to hold the camera?

Posted by: auntj at June 23, 2009 7:52 PM

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