Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Weeks 11 & 12

Thursday, December 8, 2011, marked 11 weeks and 2 days, and our first appointment with Dr. Nightingale, our regular OB/GYN.  I absolutely LOVE her!  Dr. Nightingale performed a bedside ultrasound with a smaller, not-as-sophisticated-machine [compared to our fertility specialists' machines], so we didn't get any printed pictures.  The babies looked great.  One was being ornery and kicking the other one in the head.  Uh oh!

Today, Tuesday, December 13, 2011 marks my 12th week.  I am going to post periodic pregnancy highlights starting this week.

[Soon I will have a nicer camera and won't be using my iphone
camera for my tummy pics]

How Far Along:  12 Weeks

Size of Babies: The Babies are the size of a lime and weigh approximately half an ounce each

Total Weight Gain: No weight gain

Maternity Clothes: Not wearing maternity clothes yet, everything still fits except one pair of dress slacks that were snug on me prior to pregnancy

Gender: We don't know yet, but I'm guessing it's a boy and a girl!

Movement: I've seen them move on ultrasounds, but I can't feel them yet

Sleep:  Interrupted nightly for multiple potty breaks and mild discomfort

What I Miss: Diet Dr. Pepper and wine :)

Cravings: Breads, pastas, pretty much carbs in general, Chinese food, Papa Johns [which is weird bc it's usually one of my least favorite pizza places], Pepsi

Symptoms:  From the beginning I started having nausea, heartburn, acid reflux, major fatigue, and occasional headaches. [Please don't misconstrue this as complaining, I'm just documenting.] I'm starting to feel really good most of the time and my nausea has greatly decreased and now only shows up when I need to eat.  I get little 'hungry headaches' when my body tells me I need to eat, but they quickly go away after eating.  Learning to eat frequent smaller meals has helped me manage my nausea.  

Oh!  And my usually "together" self has taken a back seat to a forgetful, emotionally unstable person who repeats herself and cries at the drop of a hat [I have a crying story I will post about later.]  For instance, I will start telling Tom a story about something I found funny or cute and he will say, "Yeah, I know babe...I was standing right there," or "You've told me this story at least twice already, sweetie."  Ooops!  He says he really likes seeing me like this. He thinks it puts us on more of an even playing field.  :/

Best Moment(s) So Far:  Going completely public with our exciting news and having our friends and family multiply our rejoicing.  We are truly humbled by the outpouring of congratulatory wishes, love, excitement, encouragement, and prayers by each and everyone of you. To God be the Glory!

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  1. I'm totally with you on multiplying your rejoicing!!!!! I'm so happy. I cried when I got your Christmas card, tears of joy of course!

  2. these last 2 posts make me think that Tom might be quite the comedian and i just never knew it. :)

  3. I'm so totally excited for you and Tom, Sara!!! Congratulations!!! I can't wait to see more updates! :) Love to you!