As most of you already know, Cameron and I are having a BABY! We are excited, scared, ecstatic, thrilled, freaked out.....you know, the normal stuff.
Honestly, it is so crazy to be pregnant. It's something I feel like I have been waiting my ENTIRE LIFE for, and now it is a reality. It doesn't feel real. Not even when I see this ultrasound picture I still just don't feel like it could be real. But it is AMAZING.
Here I am at 12 Weeks: just barely showing, but I still feel super chubby. I really can't wait til I have a REAL bump.
Don't ask me why, but so far, I really feel uncomfortable with pregnancy pics. You know the super cute ones that people take with the guy touching her stomach? It makes me feel SO WEIRD. Maybe some time in the next few weeks I will feel less weird about it when I have a bigger tummy.
Then again....maybe not.
I found a super simple pregnancy update online so I decided to try and do it every month and take pics so you can see me become ginormous. Isn't that exciting?!
In all reality, we really ARE super excited. I get more and more excited as the days go by. I like to sit and imagine what our baby will look like.
This is Cameron as a baby (I will definitely be getting some of mine the next time I go home)
I literally cannot even look at this without gushing and imagining our own chubby cherub of a baby.
So, without further adieu....
How far Along?
How big is Baby?
4 inches long!
Weighs 2 1/2 ounces
About the size of an apple
(Which, let me tell you, that seems HUGE to me when I think about it. Comparing it to a Kumquat which is what they compared it to a few weeks ago!)
How am I feeling?
Still feeling really tired. But the nausea has really subsided and I am starting to feel more like myself. YAY!
What do I miss?
Being a good/fun wife
Sleeping through the night (yea, I know all moms out there are telling me to get used to it. But I still miss it)
My gag reflex is still going strong. EVERYTHING makes me dry heave. Monday I changed poopy underwear (please don't be jealous of my job. Not everybody can be a preschool teacher) I thought I could handle it because I my nose was so stuffy I thought I wouldn't be able to smell it. Well....in the middle of changing the little booger I lost my breakfast in the kids' sink. So, things are not perfect, but I DO feel A LOT better than I was feeling. I was pretty sick from weeks 6-10, but since then it has gotten better and better. I have been really lucky. I know a lot of women who were WAY sicker than I am. I count my blessings.
The only craving I have had is hamburgers. Oh, and chips. Mostly I still don't really like food (but you wouldn't know that from how often I have to eat.) I really have no desire to eat anything sweet, which is weird, but good. Hopefully that will help me keep my weight down. I still have more aversions to food than cravings. We'll see how that changes in the next few weeks!
Highlights of the week?
Being far enough along to start feeling comfortable telling people and talking about it. I have been such a crazy person and haven't wanted to tell many people about my pregnancy in case something happened. It feels really good to have gotten this far along, to have been to the doctor TWICE already, to have an ultrasound and see the little nugget moving around and at our last appointment we heard the little heartbeat. SO AMAZING. I have never been so amazed at anything in my whole life.
In July we find out the sex! WHAT?! Already!? I am so so excited. Please don't be shy baby! I can't wait to find out what you are! Cameron and I want a boy, but honestly I am just so excited I could really see it being either one.