Well the secret is out...I am finally 12 weeks and am able to safely tell everyone that we are indeed expecting! We posted the news on fb and ig and I told my boss and coworkers today. We couldn't be more relieved to have that big secret off our backs. I was so happy with how everyone reacted. We really felt the love from all our family and friends.
Here is our announcement:
I'm So Pregnant Shirt: Hello Apparel
Now to start my bump updates. Looking forward to the next 28 weeks! :)
How far along? 12 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: I actually have lost 1.5 lbs. since finding out we were expecting. I guess all that nausea and vomiting took it's toll.
Maternity clothes? None - yet! I have however noticed that my jeans are getting pretty hard to button and towards the end of the day, they always end up unbuttoned and hidden by my shirt. I have been wearing a lot of leggings and pikos. :)
Stretch Marks? None and I hope I do not get any! I have been using vitamin E lotion after my shower every day, so I hope that helps!
Sleep: I'm sleeping pretty good, except for the 3-5 times I get up in the night to pee. However, I act as though I get no sleep. I am tired 24/7 and usually get in bed around 9 (old lady status). - I also have been having weird dreams lately (weird and random, like random people - the people you are only fb friends with - that I barely talk to are in my dreams). Weird, I know.
Best moment this week: Our 12 week ultrasound was last Thursday and we got to see little baby a - so amazing! Also, telling everyone our secret we have kept for the past 8 weeks!
Have you told family and friends: Yes! Everyone knows now! pheww!
Miss anything? Turkey sandwiches and hot dogs! I have been craving a turkey sandwich from Jersey Mike's and a hot dog for weeks and it kills me that I can't have them. - Oh and cookie dough! :(
Movement: None yet, but we got to see baby move at the ultrasound! It is so crazy that I can't feel all those flips and kicks yet!
Food Cravings: This week so far I am craving: Cheez-Its, fruit smoothies, and edamame!
Anything making you queasy or sick? coke or anything carbonated really. Sprite is the only one I can really drink and that was just at the movies on Saturday. I drink water all day every day.
Have you started to show yet? A little bump/bloat so far - basically looks like I ate a few too many sweets, which is quite possibly true.
Gender Prediction: Girl (my poppy). Daddy thinks Boy but I think that is more of a hope than a prediction! ;)
Labor signs? No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: A little of both. Mostly happy (my husband would beg to differ). I did have an emotional breakdown on Saturday night because I was hungry and nothing tasted good and I just felt ugly.
Weekly Wisdom: Always take your heartburn medicine! I forgot it yesterday morning and I had heartburn and a stomach ache all night!
Looking forward to: Getting a bigger bump and finding out the gender! :)
Here is the best ultrasound picture we got last Thursday! He/she had a strong heartbeat of 161 bpm and was moving like crazy. Also, looks like baby a has already got the duck face down. ;)
I can't wait to see this little face in person! I love LBA so much already! :)