Being that pregnancy brings out all the curiosity and questions from my friends and family, I’ve decided to follow in the foot steps of some of my favorite mommy bloggers. I’ll be dedicating an entire post at least once a month to baby bump updates. Technically, I was 12 weeks this past Monday, but I had already planned to announce after this week’s checkup, so this is the format that I already had ready to post. I was just so excited; I couldn’t wait.
Baby Bump Update – 12 Weeks
(The below information on baby is courtesy of babycenter.com)
Weight Gain: None, and this makes me so happy. With my first child, I had already put on 10 pounds by this time. Granted, I was a lot skinnier then.
Body Changes: My waist is gone already. The hourglass shape has disappeared and my belly is popping out. Everyone keeps teasing me saying that I’m having twins, but I think it’s mostly due to body memory from my first pregnancy.
Workouts: I took a lot of time off during the three weeks during the “morning sickness” phase, but I have since resumed my weekly workouts full stride. I’m still running regularly and I’ve even done two half marathons and a 5k in the past month. Yay!!! Running for Two!
Symptoms: I’ve had a lot of bloating, been gassy (TMI), and my boobs have already gone up a whole cup size. (This is my least favorite pregnancy symptom – my bras are hurting at this phase)
Movement: Aside from the gas in my belly, there has not been noticeable movement that I can feel.
Food Aversions: None. Although, I had to make sure I was eating regularly in the beginning, because I would feel sick if I didn’t eat every 3 hours.
Cravings: I’ve started craving sweets again. However, I’ve kept it under control by snacking on a lot of fruit. I’m really trying to keep disciplined. This is not the time to eat everything I want. I have been eating a lot of PB & Banana sandwiches though.
Sleep: Been sleeping like a champ. I still wake up once a night to pee, but that’s normal for me anyways.
Stretch Marks: Zero. I didn’t notice any with my first child until after I had lost the weight any way.
Latest Checkup: We got to hear the heartbeat and see him/her on the ultrasound. I had blood work done and all the normal testing.
Mood: Happy and Busy. We have got so much going on right now with selling the house and moving and preparing for another child. LOTS of preparation. No time to waste.
Looking Ahead: I am really looking forward to selling our house. It’s almost ready to go on the market. My mother-in-law has been such a wonderful help these past few weeks with everything. I’ll be so eased and happy once that is taken care of.
I’ll check in soon with other baby bump updates, but until then, it’s business as usual. What do you think about the above stats? Anything else that I should list for the updates?