Sunday, June 30, 2013

Pregnancy: Week 12

I'm really excited that I'm almost over that first trimester hump.  The first trimester is filled with exhaustion, nausea, bloating, food aversions, and in my case, eczema.  Apparently these are supposed to be going away.  Some women have these symptoms throughout their pregnancy.  Thankfully, most of these have already subsided.  The second trimester is known for being the most comfortable of the three so I'm really looking forward to that!

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I feel like my body has already made so many changes in the last 4 weeks.  If you can't tell, my bump has totally made an appearance!  It kind of arrived overnight and it's still a little hard to get used to.  While I know that I'm getting bigger because of my baby, it's still confusing and a little frustrating when I'm trying to get dressed.  I think I'll be happier when I actually look pregnant and not like I've had one too many beers.

I still have a little bit of a battle with eating certain foods so I haven't had any weird cravings yet.  I have noticed that I'm eating a lot more eggs (especially in salads) and meat.  I guess I'm craving protein?  But for the most part my diet has stayed exactly the same.  My doctor has recommended a weight gain of 15-25 pounds so I'll be doing my best to keep within that limit.  I'm still at a total gain of 4 pounds but I'm sure that's going to start picking up soon!

The baby so far is doing great.  My next appointment is in a few weeks and we are hoping to find out the sex (fingers crossed!) but it's more likely we will have to wait until 20 weeks.  I just want to know so bad!  Our nursery is still completely empty and I'm itching to get started on the decorating process.

Okay, I think that's all for now!  I'll be updating you next month at 16 weeks.  I feel like a lot will be changing between now and then :)

xoxo

Ashley

P.S. Make sure to check out an interview I did for Chocolate Fashion Coffee HERE!

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