Sunday, September 14, 2014

12 weeks!

I have decided to do some occasional progress updates on this blog for family and friends living far away. Let's just jump right in to the 12 week updates!

How far along? 12 weeks, 4 days

Total weight gain/loss: About 3-3 1/2 pounds, depending on the day. ;)

Maternity clothes? I purchased my first maternity...undergarments (?) this week and it was heaven. I also am wearing a few maternity shirts, maxi dresses, and the belli band with pants/shorts.
Stretch marks? Not yet. Using coconut oil and Young Living's "Gentle Babies" oil, alternating with plain old Palmer's Cocoa Butter.

Symptoms:  Still some nausea, though my appetite has definitely increased this past week. I also feel like I am starting to get a little more energy.

Sleep:  Lots of it! So thankful for the body pillow I borrowed from my friend, Megan!

Best moment this week: Announcing the pregnancy publicly!

Have you told family and friends: Yes!

Miss Anything? Not really.

Movement: Nope, not yet.

Food cravings:  SPAGHETTIOS. And chili.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope. Just when my stomach feels empty.

Have you started to show yet:  I think so! I didn't really, but looking at the comparison from 8 to 12 week photos made me think differently.

Gender prediction: We have an elective ultrasound in early October. I don't know why, but I just have a feeling it's a girl. Which probably means it's a boy. No preference though!
Belly Button in or out? In.

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!

Looking forward to: Seeing little Sprout on Wednesday! Praying for a healthy baby and all good results from the NT scan.


  1. I'm sooooooooo stinkin happy for you two!

  2. Love that you're doing this to document! <3

  3. Thank you both! <3 Mal, you gave me the inspiration to! :)