Me (31) and DH (29): After 3.5 years of trying to conceive, including 3 years of surgeries/ infertility treatments and 3 months of "officially waiting" to adopt, we found out I am miraculously pregnant! Our son was born June 9, 2012 and we are so thankful for this gift!
I do feel like I am starting to "show"! Not to the extent that anybody who doesn't know me would notice, and even those that do know me haven't noticed, but *I* notice. :) I think it completely depends on what I wear, too, and I don't wear super tight clothes generally.
This picture shows how completely non-pregnant I look with normal clothes on. But even when I wear that shirt I can just tell how much tighter it is around the stomach!
Size of baby: plum (2.1" and .49 oz)
Total Weight Gain: +5 (!) I think. I am looking forward to making sure my scale is correct at my doctor's appointment this week, but I am a little shocked that I have gained more than the 2-4 lbs. recommended in the first trimester. I counted calories for a couple days this week after realizing that I may have gained 5 lbs., and I don't think I have been eating more than I should be on a day to day basis (I'm sure there are days I do, though, but I had those pre-pregnancy, too!).
Continuing symptoms: gassy, br.east tenderness
(even less this week) & enlargement, tired, indigestion, and heartburn.
New symptoms this week: None - the heart burn seemed to be a little worse, but otherwise it was a fairly symptom-free week.
Sleep: Sleeping well. I had one night where I woke up at 4:00am and couldn't fall back asleep for awhile....not sure if that is pregnancy related or not.
What I'm Eating: Eating normally overall. I started drinking a glass of milk before bed that always tastes really good and helps me from feeling starving during the night. I can't really figure out what triggers my heart burn - both times this week when I had it really bad I had eaten a pumpkin black bean soup that I had made, but I had also been starving before I ate the soup. I'm wondering if it was something in that recipe or just the eating on a stomach that is too empty...
Special pregnancy moments: TWELVE WEEKS!! 12 weeks!! I know there are multiple ways of calculating the end of the first trimester, but usually I read that the most miscarriages happen in the first 12 weeks....so I think that's a good reason to call phase one done. :) I am so thankful, happy, humbled, and shocked to be here at 12 weeks. Twelve weeks! It seemed so very far away after first finding out I was pregnant and facing so much anxiety, but these last few weeks feel like they have gone by quickly. I have my next appointment this Thursday, and after I receive the confirmation that the baby is still doing well we will openly share the news of this miracle - I can't wait!! Thank you, Lord!