I've literally been dying to post my first "Bump Day" for a really long time now. However, I would be lying if I said it's an "easy" task. One would think it's a simple thing to do, however, surprisingly enough. It takes effort. And motivation. Two things which I'm lacking these days.
First...updating the board. I have to actually read books to figure out what it needs to be updated with. Second...I have to physically set aside time to erase it all and start fresh and be creative and suffer from hand crampage towards the end of it all. Third...I have to set up my camera on a tripod on top of a chair in my office to get the right angle. It's weird and the camera has recently taken a few nosedives but hey, you do what you gotta do. (#pregnantbloggerprobz) And fourth, I have to actually look decent to snap the picture. THAT is most definitely the part that takes the most work. Wearing anything besides a tshirt and pajama pants makes me want to shank someone so be thankful for the fact that I have on a fitted shirt and jeans (and even a necklace...WHOA).
Also-I'd like to go ahead and point out my art skills right here. That little image next to the word "like" may look like "an upside down cat in a tent" (according to Katie) but rest assured, it's my version of an ultrasound. We can't all be talented in all areas. I have my faults too, and apparently drawing ultrasounds is at the top of that list.
How far along: 12 WHOLE weeks. It's a big deal, y'all. Well, as of today I'm 12 weeks and 3 days, if you want to get all technical about it. Or 12w3d in "pregnancy lingo".
Baby size: A plum! And might I add, the most precious little plum I ever did see. Or not see?
Weight gain: I'd rather not know but I think it's about 4 pounds. (Insert >cringe< face)
Maternity clothes: Nope but definitely busted out the old rubberband trick a few times this weekend.
Stretch marks: None & I pray it stays that way. Bio-Oil...you're my new BFF. But I read they're hereditary and momma J has them so...crappola.
Sleep: In between the 6 trips to pee, it's great! Just dandy! Who doesn't sleep like a rock when they wake up with a full bladder every hour?
Gender: No clue and it's KILLING me!! April 5 can't get here soon enough! I NEED to know.
Movement: Tons of movement during our ultrasound this week but nothing big enough to feel yet.
Best moment this week: Can I have momentS?? There are too many to choose from!! Hearing the heartbeat again, seeing our little squirmy worm wiggle around in my uterus, having my momma see her grandbaby on the big screen at our 12 week appointment, Katie booking her trip to come stay with us and FINALLY announcing to the world that we made a baby!!
Looking forward to: Going to bed as soon as I finish typing this. #realtalk Oh and I'm looking forward to actually looking pregnant, too. Come on bump!
Food cravings: Cereal with bananas and anything with a vinegar taste..pickles, olives, salad dressing, buffalo sauce. Weird. I know. Oh...and fruit and juice.
Weirdest food I ate this week: Most definitely a mayonnaise and cheese sandwich. Took me back to my junior high days, except this time I used gluten-free bread and vegannaise instead of the real stuff in hopes that it'll save me from gaining an extra pound or two...or 30.
Anything making you queasy/sick? Twice now I've been so exhausted I've felt nauseous but other than that, no sickness. Thank you 8 pound 6 ounce baby Jesus.
Labor signs: Uhhh no.
What I miss: WINE. Hey, just being honest. Oh-and my energy. That can come back any day now.
Symptoms: Did I say exhaustion already? Sheer freaking exhaustion is putting it nicely. Other than that, peeing every 2 minutes and these stupid nagging headaches every other day are starting to suck. Oh-and pregnancy brain...ya I'm finding out that really exists.
Nursery: Well...we know which room will be the nursery but that's about it...
Belly button in or out: In like Flynn.
Mood: Feeling incredibly thankful for this journey so far! Thankful that it happened fairly quickly and easily and thankful that besides the exhaustion, it's been an easy ride (so far). Also feeling overwhelmed with love from family and friends! :)
Workouts: I've been doing 2 miles on the treadmill and lifting light weights twice per week. Nothing to write home about, that's for sure. My goal is to get to three days per week. Baby steps, people. Oh and when I say "2 miles" I definitely don't mean running. I mean walking...but at a brisk pace and at the highest incline possible.
Things that suck: Falling asleep during The Bachelor, not being able to drink, and boob hurtage. Holy mother of all things tender. Pardon my French but "tender" my ass. More like don't touch them, don't come near them, don't even LOOK at them. Unless you're my sports bra. Goodness gracious...they should call it "breast hurtlikehellness". "Breast tenderness" is far too vague. This would also be why "running" no longer exists in my vocabulary. Oh-and I have to mention this whole "in-between" stage sucks. Am I fat? Am I bloated? Did I drink too much beer? Or is there a fetus in my belly? From a strangers perspective...who knows?
Things that don't suck: Ever-growing hair and nails...and THICK! Definitely loving this perk! Oh-and not being on a strict diet for the first time in 5 years. Ya...that doesn't suck.
And because I've been documenting this journey for a while now, lets take a moment to go back in time, shall we?
This was week 7...the week of our first appointment and first ultrasound!
That's all I gots. Momma Bear is tired. And my eyeballs hurt. Not to complain, but you try being pregnant...psssh.