Size of Baby: Our sweet Baby Lu is just over 2 inches long, about the size of a lime. This is the first time in three weeks I have actually known what the fruit is without having to Google it. I met with my doctor for my 12 week appointment, and the baby had a strong heart beat of 172.
Maternity Clothes: The rubberband trick is in full effect. And even then, I often have to just unbutton my pants because the tightness against my stomach starts to give me a stomach ache after just a little while. Again, this seems SO much sooner than it did with Banks and Raleigh, whose bumps weren't apparent until much, much later into my pregnancies.
Symptoms: I was hoping for symptom relief this week but no dice. I am still really tired and still don't sleep through the night. My skin is still teenager-ish and I still get waves of nausea most days, with some days being much worse than others. Come on, second tri! I'm ready to feel like my old Momma self again. :)
Gender: Girl, Girl, girl, girl! At this point, I'll be shocked if Baby Lu is a boy.
Movement: No movement that I can feel just yet, although he/she was wiggling like crazy during our last ultrasound.
Sleep: Slightly improved-still waking every night but falling back to sleep more quickly and sneaking in naps whenever I can. I am asleep almost every night before 9:00 pm or 9:30 pm at the absolute latest.
What I Miss: Sushi. I just reeeeeeeally want some delicious sushi. Not feeling like a fatty-gotta love this stage of pregnancy when you feel more chubby than pregnant.
Cravings: Chinese food. Cheese dip. Anything salty.
And by the next post? I'll be in my second trimester! Yahoo!!!!