Today Was Life Changing!

Stew and I went to our 12 week check up with our midwife today. Usually they don’t do an ultrasound at a birth center until 21 weeks. There’s really no need until then. So we were planning on going in and just hearing the heartbeat. She was having trouble finding the heartbeat (I don’t think I’m quite big enough yet for the machine she was using) so she flipped on the ultrasound screen to see if we could find the little peanut…OH MY GOSH!! After a few seconds she found it. The baby was lying on its back with its legs in the air flailing about like a little jumping bean! Seeing that was even better than hearing the heartbeat!! Now it feels real. I can’t believe there’s a little person in there! Now it just needs to grow! Stew and I couldn’t stop smiling. We were so excited all day! I can’t wait to meet this munchkin!

How far along? 12 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 4.5 pounds gained
Maternity clothes? Not yet! Luckily my clothes still fit.
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: I wake up every 4 hours to go to the bathroom.
Best moment this week: Seeing our peanut on the ultrasound machine!
Miss Anything? I miss working out! I have been too dizzy. I’ve tried a few times this week though!
Movement: I saw how much he/she is moving! It’s amazing.
Food cravings: I’m eating a lot of fruit! Not really craving anything though.
Anything making you queasy or sick: I have gotten MUCH better. Still get queasy now and then, but not really from food.
Have you started to show yet: I think so! Especially when I have a tighter shirt on. It’s hard to tell when my shirts are loose (like in this picture).
Gender: ??
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Feeling like superwoman again!

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