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. 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. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over two inches long and weighs half an ounce.
How far along? 12 weeks 1 day
Due Date: 12/10/11
Total weight gain/loss: I didn't weigh today...
Maternity clothes? A couple shirts still, no bottoms yet, but getting very close to the point of needing them!
Sleep: Hasn't been the great the past week. I'm having trouble getting comfortable, and the maternity pillow isn't helping much yet. My joints hurt!
Best moment this week: The pool opened! And only one week left in 1st trimester!
Movement: Not yet, but I keep hoping it's soon!
Food cravings: Nothing. I'm wanting to get my appetite back. I miss it!
Food aversions: Pretty much anything at this point
Symptoms: Nausea. Haven't gotten sick since Monday though! Although I feel like I want to everyday
Gender: Will find out in July
Labor Signs: None yet, thank goodness!
Belly Button in or out? Still in
What I miss: My appetite, feeling normal, sleep
What I am looking forward to: I'm welcoming the 2nd trimester very much! I'm looking forward to the end of morning sickness and the burst of energy! (I think I had a good 2 hour burst this morning)
Milestones: Just getting to this point. Almost 1/3 the way through! 12 weeks sounds so far to me! (But not quite as far once I remember this pregnancy could last 40 weeks...)
I feel (and see) my belly has rounded out quite a bit since last week. When I walk around the pool I wonder if people just think I've eaten too much french fries. I can't believe how far along I'll be at the end of the pool season!