Monday, January 11, 2010

The Bean Bump: Week 12

Our twelfth week! Such a milestone for us! In only 3 more days, we will get to see our bean (lookin' like a real baby this time!!!!) and get to hear it's heartbeat. We've seen the flashing of the little heart, but since it's been six weeks since our last appointment, it will now be big and strong enough to be heard with the doppler. I CANNOT WAIT!! I wish we could just flash forward to Thursday morning. poof!

{bump covered.
Sorry, I know it's not the best pic. Boo is actually holding onto my hands
and looking up at me, but he was cut out of the picture. boo}

{bare bump}

{navel gazing shot}

Week: oh yeah. week 12!
Bean Size: a large plum! a size large.
Gender: we'll find out on February 23! I'm crossing my fingers for a human.
Total Weight Gain: The hubby said I can step on his bathroom scale....umm...I'll just wait till the doctor on Thursday.
Maternity Clothes?: it's weird how a lot of my tops are all of a sudden short! They must have shrunk. I can't seem to pull them down far enough to cover my stretchy pregger pants and or bella band.
Sleep: I LOVE sleeping. Now that I'm back at work it's sooooo hard getting up in the morning. I daydream about getting home to take a nap every-single-day. Weekends are fabulous for sleeping. It's actually been a lot better since getting the body pillow. I highly recommend it.
Stretch Marks: nope, it's not supposed to happen based on my momma. But, I had a moment this week when I looked at my belly before getting in the shower and noticed some red marks on the right side of the bump. I just about had a cow. I thought, "There is no freakin' way!" I then realized my tank must have gotten bunched on that side of my tummy.
Movement: nope. Not for a while. But, I can't wait!
Status of the Button: in! If it's WAY in, can be still come out later?
What I Miss: soft cheese and fitting into my cute jeans
What I'm Looking Forward to: our appointment on Thursday!
Best Moment this Week: someone from work (that I don't really talk to much) asking me if I am expecting. Hey! I must look preggers! I asked her why she thought I was and she replied by saying, "You're pretty slim and I've noticed you're getting bigger in the front." tee-hee Telling my students and they being so excited. It's just too cute. They want me to tell them everything. One boy asked me today if we're going to find out the sex. I told him we are and he replied by saying he'd really like to know too. One of my classes is trying to help us pick names and another class wants to throw me a baby shower. Okay, I love my students! The hubby telling me I have a pregnant glow. So sweet!
Preggers Bod-New and Exciting!..maybe: a bigger hard little belly. yeah! It's really in there! Breaking out on my chin. poopers.
Bean Milestones: the bean's fetal digestive system is beginning to practice contraction movements so he/she can eat someday, and it's bone marrow is busy making white blood cells — weapons against germs once the bean's out of your safe haven. The pituitary gland (at the base of the brain) has started producing the hormones that'll enable him (or her) to make babies of his (or her) own in a couple of decades or so.
Food Cravings: still loving the meat, specifically the beef. Yumm! No crazy cravings, although the hubby said I'm definitely more vocal about when I'm hungry and need to eat, stat. I agree. I gotta eat.
How's the Rice?: fabulous! What can I say? I'm lucky. He's totally into the idea of buying furniture and preparing the bean room. We bought this book titled, Baby Bargains, that was suggested by some friends (someone Eric used to work with) and it's been such a help. It gives a grade to EVERYTHING baby related.

Tid Bits: My first week back at work was easy enough. I only had the kids for four days and that made a humongous difference. I also am only seeing them four times this week because I'm going to be out on the day of our appointment. I can't request a sub for only part of the day, oh well. Then, the next two weeks are four day weeks as well because we have Monday's off for holidays. Yes! I'm going to see if there's a way to get through the entire year with only having to work four days a week. Just kidding. That would be nice though. I'll post some bean pictures later this week. Did I mention I can't wait?!


Stephanie said...

Just wanted to say that my belly button went from being in to popping out. I'm happy to report that it has returned to being an Innie. That happened almost right away.

estefanick said...

Hi Nancy!
I've just heard from the other girls (Stephanie, Maggie, etc.) that you are pregnant and I was excited to check out your blog! Congratulations to you and Eric- Mike and I are thrilled to hear the news!
Erin, Mike & Lindsey