Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Twelve weeks PG today

Mama has suddenly POPPED! *Yikes*Once again, Keifer had to investigate
And...once again, she wanted to share HER belly (she then went over to daddy the picture taker, and lifted HIS shirt to see HIS belly ~~ she is all about being equal in her sharing - equal hugs and kisses and sharing bellies, too)

Twelve weeks pregnant today. I've almost passed the first trimester mark, and the chances of anything happening to Soup baby now are very minimal (fingers crossed). I've been feeling NOT as sick as I was previously, thanks to a generic Zofran, but man oh man, the constipation has been horrendous. Luckily, fruit and liquid have been helping lately. Whew. Nothing like feeling like you are giving birth every time you have to go to the bathroom!
The tiredness isn't as extreme, either, and I've been able to plug away at work and during our family life. Unfortunately, the gym has taken a back seat due to business and me being just a tich "too tired" at night to actually exert myself more than I have to. However, I'm hoping to get back there SOON, as my belly has suddenly POPPED in the past week. Crazy. One minute I'm saying how lucky I am I'm not showing yet, and POP, suddenly my belly has some sort of memory of what it was like with Keifer inside there. I just feel "fat". Not PG, yet, but just "pudgy". I'm still sliding into my regular jeans, but the button is getting a bit snug at night :) Let's hope I'm not TOO big in a few weeks, as we are celebrating Christmas in Mexico for a week, and I don't want to look too much of that "in between" while frolicking with my Keifer in my swim suit. You know, the "is she or isn't she" looks. :) tells me: How your baby's growing:
The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. Your baby's fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won't be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder.Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in your baby's brain, synapses are forming furiously. His face looks unquestionably human: His eyes have moved from the sides to the front of his head, and his ears are right where they should be. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over 2 inches long (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce.
See what your baby looks like this week.


kristine said...

You look gorgeous, Carrie!! I love the belly! I think by the time you go to Mexico you'll be just fine. A couple of weeks is a long time when it comes to baby growing!!

Piccinigirl said...

you at you!!! You look beautiful and will look amazing in Mexico. Glad you are feeling better and enjoying this time.

Wendy and Karen said...

You look fantastic!

I love the mother and daughter belly shots.

I'm so jealous of your upcoming Mexico trip.

MIP said...

Phew, thank goodness I am not the only one with a baby belly this early. Relieved not be the only one showing now:). Hooray for Mexico soon!

Emilie said...

Hey, I take Zofran for chemo nausea!

You look great, Carrie. :)

Peeveme said...

OH Wow, You did pop. You look great.


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