As of yesterday, I hit 12 weeks and apparently 12 weeks means that your little baby is also about the size of a lime. But don't let that tiny size fool you - pretty much everything is in place already. It really is just a very miniature baby at this point (with one huge head).....pretty cute though right?
I took a picture of my "bump" last week and sent it to my mom and sisters and a few others. I added the caption "baby bump?....or too much pizza?" trying to be funny, but guess what? i really did have too much pizza and the bump has kind of flattened out this week. Bummer.I know it will come back with a vengeance, but I want it to happen soon. I am really really looking forward to its return and that fun stage of pregnancy where people can tell, and you look super cute in everything. Also, I think i just want some kind of obvious daily confirmation that i am actually pregnant. I mean clearly the heartbeat and the multiple positive tests and all the other stuff would indicate that yes we are having a baby...but i don't know - it is just scary. The big belly and then finding out if it is a boy or a girl are such huge milestones that will make it much more final and real in my book.
Can i also just say that prenatal vitamins are the devil. I hate them and i am fairly certain that at this point, they are the 100% source of any sickness i am having in this 12th week of pregnancy. I forgot to take them last night before bed so after i got ready this morning i walked downstairs, got a bottle of water, swallowed the two pills, picked up my keys, drove 2 blocks and the gagging started (seriously only 2 blocks later). They make your stomach burn and your throat close almost immediately. It is like an instant hangover. If you ever decide that you really hate someone.....crush up some prenatal vitamins in their morning eggs and see how they feel 2 minutes later. Uggggg i HATE THEM.....and the only relief is to eat like a mo fo - which really isn't super appetizing when you feel that bad. I am constantly eating and then like sticking my tongue out with food on it like all i want to do is spit it out but then i change my mind at the last second because i know my little lime probably likes the fruit and bagel breakfast i am serving much more than the straight vitamin business....so the tongue goes back in and i just make really ugly faces (all day) until i feel better.
So anyways - quick question if you are interested.....if you have had a baby, when did you start to show? I look at all these pictures that the crazies on babycenter have posted and I am 99% certain that 99% of them have convinced themselves that whatever jumble they had going on pre pregnancy has now morphed into a baby....so they take all these pictures of their "jumble" and act like - Ohhhhh you aren't showing yet? wierd, i am! But i am not buying it. If your stomach is that huge and the baby is lime sized....something else is going on. Everyone is different but ummmmmmm I dunno those message boards are pretty scary to browse through some time.
Oh and one last thought. 2 things that freak me out about babies as of today:
#1...i never thought i would say this but- The Epidural. I know, weird right? But freaking Teresa Guidice on Real Housewives of New Jersey ruined it for me. For some reason, i guess i had never seen the actual needle go into someones back. I always see that from the front side on Baby story or discovery health or whatever other baby show i am into at the time. I always assumed that getting an epidural was like getting blood drawn where the needle just slides under the skin into a vain or a nerve or whatever like just under the surface.....But when Teresa got hers it was like a direct hit straight into the spine. I wish i didn't know that. I almost cried when i saw it.
and #2. post birth belly button hell.
I almost barf when i see the remnants of the umbilical cord on a babies tummy. Am i the worst? I think babies are absolutely perfect and amazing no matter what but for some reason that one little part totally freaks me out. I hope Pat or my mom or my mother-in-law happens to be the one changing the diaper when it finally falls off....and hopefully that will be the case because if i just find it randomly chilling somewhere in the house - I will DIE.
That's all for now. More to come later. I have some non-pregnancy related posts and pics that i need to get up as soon as i can get to it.
Hope you all have a fabulous Friday and an even better weekend!