How far along: 12 weeks
Size of baby: According to thebump.com baby is the size of a plum! S/he is about 2 inches long and weighing in at half an ounce! Grow baby, grow.
Total weight gain: We don't even own a scale, so I won't know this until I go to the doctor in 2 weeks. I have started to "pop" in the last few days though...weird how quickly that happened! I'm mostly feeling really pudgy in the middle (okay, all over) and I'm pretty sure I'm in that stage where people can't tell if I just have a beer belly or the beginnings of a baby belly.
Gender: Won't know until November! Our families/friends are starting to weigh in on what they think though...so far girl is winning! We shall see...
Movement: Not that I feel yet, but baby is developing his/her reflexes this week, so I'm sure s/he's busy!
Sleep: Sleep is still good. I'm ready to not feel like I need 9+ hours of sleep just to get through the day ;)
What I miss: Nothing! Except my energy of course. But it's worth it.
Cravings: Mostly just things that aren't that great for me...plain chips, potatoes, etc. Foods without a lot of crazy flavors! My only aversion so far is cilantro. Strange.
Symptoms: Exhaustion, stretching pains, nausea, shortness of breath, headaches, and bloody noses. I never knew that pregnancy did such crazy things to your body.
Maternity clothes: Not yet. I have my belly band ready to go for the day I can't button my pants :)
Best moment this week: The last couple of weeks have just been great because we've been able to be open with everything. No more secrets! I'm so thankful for all the excitement everyone has shown us...it just means so much to us to know how happy people are for us :) Also, I'm thankful for one friend in particular, Cassi, who has done this 3 times. She checks in on me ALL the time, and I can always talk to her about whatever crazy thing is going on with me that day. She's been right by my side through this whole ride, and I'm just blessed to call her one of my best friends. Love you, girl!!
Close-up of the growing belly...