Bumpdate – 12 weeks

100_1032How far along: 12 weeks
Gender: My doctor’s office said they don’t offer the blood work to determine gender (boooooo) so we’ll have to either wait until our 20 week anatomy scan OR we can book a gender-reveal ultrasound with a private clinic (after I hit 14 weeks). I doubt we’ll be able to wait another two months to find out our sweet little one’s gender so my guess is we’ll probably end up booking the private ultrasound around 15-16 weeks. 😉
How big is baby: About the size of a plum, or 2.1-2.5 inches long (still tiny but to me it seems HUGE, considering he/she was about the size of a poppy seed when we first found out). Weight is about 0.5 ounces.
Newest baby developments: Little Babeski’s major systems are all in place and fully formed! They just need to grow grow grow now. He/she also has some reflexes by this point and if I push on my belly, he/she is likely to squirm around in response.
Movement: I’m not sure if I can really add this category in yet since it’s probably all in my head, but there have been a few times this week where I swear I felt the baby move. The first time was when I was leaning forward (not trying to feel the baby or anything) and I felt a tiny itty bitty flick/flutter from right where I know the baby is. I’ve read that it’s possible to feel the baby this early for veteran moms or for people who are super in-tune with their bodies but who knows. Could be something, could be nothing. Or it could just be gas haha. I’ll keep the category for now and see if anything else happens this coming week.
Weirdest symptoms: Nothing really new to report! I’ve actually started feeling less pregnant than usual lol. Hopefully that’s normal at this stage….
Best moment this week: Definitely hanging out with my family for my dad’s birthday this week! I can’t believe that this time next year, there will be two new additions to our family (our baby and my sister’s baby).
Worst moment this week: No bad moments that I can think of. Life is pretty great. 🙂
Cravings: Ummm…definitely wanted something super specific this week: a piece of toast with avocado spread on it and a slice of tomato on top, sprinkled with salt and pepper. I have never once eaten that before and I don’t even like avocados (or tomatoes, really). I think my body just really wants vegetables lol.
Looking forward to: OUR ULTRASOUND TOMORROW!!! Seriously can’t wait to see our little babe again. ❤ ❤ ❤

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