Thursday, April 21, 2011

Our Perfect Plum

How far along? 12 weeks 1 day

Baby's size and stats? 2.5 inches long. .5 oz. Fingerprints are fully formed and baby learns to swallow this week.

Gain? Not quite sure. Yesterday's appointment shows I lost 3 pounds since pre-pregnancy appt.

Sleep? I wake up almost every other hour to pee!! I take many naps when I can these days....when I get home from work, when I am home on the weekends and any time in between when I can.

Foods I am/ am not loving? Most of my appetite is back now and I can handle mostly anything.

Best moment this week? Hearing baby's heartbeat at the doctor (made it more official than when I hear it at home) and watching my hubby read to the baby ;)

Symptoms/Emotions? Still crying. Alot. I've been having horrible dreams that are all the same theme and I wake up hysterically crying. My oh-so-comforting husband lovingly tells me to go back to sleep and I stay awake for several more hours.

Gender? Well, only two weeks away.....REALLLLLLY thinking boy. Heartbeat has not been over 152 during any of our "peeks".


Names: Ok I'll share our names....

BOY: PATRICK JEFFREY
GIRL: PEIGHTON JUDY

What I'm thankful for: A God who forgives my crazy pregnant lady thoughts, my stumbling during the day (not literally, ha!), and the fact that no matter how much I trust him...I still worry and have irrational fears. Praying I can turn it all over to Him and learn to relax.

Prayer Requests: This week would be a great time to pray for fellow military wives...especially those who are experiencing pregnancy, first-time moms doing it alone, women waiting on their husbands to return, and moms raising children knowing their husbands are never returning.

Weekly Bump: I have not taken my belly pic this week. I feel so bloated though that I look very pregnant and I am a little self-conscience of it.

4 comments:

Erin said...

Yay! 12 weeks is a big milestone!

Raul, Lily and Mason said...

you better take that belly shot bloated or not!!!

Amy said...

Hey there! Love the titles of your updates as the baby get bigger ~ they are so creative and adorable. As far as the napping goes, it's amazing how much energy that little one will suck right out of you, isn't it?! On the subject of gender, little girls great, but there's just something about the bond between a mother and son that you can't explain. (I'm truly tearing up as I type this.) Those little boys are a blessing and they will steal your heart like nothing you've ever known~marks my words!!

Kelly Jo said...

Naps are good, pretty lady! I'm finding them to be few and far between these days. Glad your appetite is back and so happy you got to hear the little one's heartbeat! I'm thinking BOY, too! LOVE your names! I want to see another picture of your bump!