Wednesday, August 17, 2011

12 weeks

(This post will be all about pregnancy. If you don't feel like reading about that right now, click away.  Hope to see you again soon.)

Total Weight Loss/Gain: Down 9 lbs from what I weighed the morning before our embryo transfer.

Maternity Clothes: No.

Stretch marks: I've had stretch marks for years from growth spurts and weight gain. I don't have any new ones related to pregnancy yet.

Sleep:  I haven't slept well lately because I've had a cough and congestion from a cold.  I continue to be tired nearly all the time.

Movement: I see them moving on my ultrasounds but don't feel it yet.

Cravings/Aversions:  No cravings, lots of food aversions.  This past weekend was the first time EVER that I've visited my home state of New Mexico and not had green chile.  I can't tolerate anything spicy (which is VERY unlike me).

Gender: Don't know yet, too early.

Symptoms: I still have nausea when I don't take my Zo.fran and heartburn when I skip Zantac. Beginning yesterday, I am trying to tough it out without the Zo.fran when I can because the constipation got pretty bad. My breasts are sore/sensitive, and I have occasional mild uterine cramps. I am extremely tired most of the time.

What I miss: Having energy. Being able to enjoy food. Feeling good.  Being able to take medications for my cold that actually help me.

What I look forward to: NT scan on August 22.  Reaching the second trimester (when I pray this exhaustion and nausea will subside).

Moods:  I have felt a little down on occasion lately because of feeling poorly physically and all the things I can't do because I don't have the energy.  The thought that I will soon be feeling a little better, at least temporarily, is what keeps me going.

Milestones: I'm told that all our babies major organs are now formed, so that's cool.  My biggest personal milestone for this week is that I no longer have to take PIO injections--hooray!  (Now maybe all the lumps on my posterior can start to go away.)

Medical concerns: None, thank goodness.

Sex?:  Um, no thanks.


  1. 12 weeks ia an awesome milestone!

  2. Congrats on 12 weeks!! Huge milestone! Oh and about the cold, when I had a cold during pg I used the Netti Pot or nasal rinse.!! At first you are more congested for like 45 mins and then all the sudden your nasal congestion is gone for hours. Try it!

  3. Hope you are feeling better soon. I'm with you on the nausea and And also the sex thing...I'm spotting and my clinic said not to until I stop, but really? How is sex fun when you're exhausted and ready to puke (I do miss that closeness with my husband, though).
    So excited for you that you're almost out of the first trimester!

  4. So excited for 12 weeks for you. I always felt like that was a huge milestone, though I guess it is not actually the end of the first tri. Hope the NT scan goes well. It must be super exciting and weird to see two babies in there every time!

  5. Wow, you're moving into the second trimester! This is so exciting...hope the next twelve weeks has you feeling great!


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