Wednesday, August 24, 2016

12 weeks!!

How far along:  12w4d.  It feels awesome to finally make it to that “safe zone” of 3 months of pregnancy!  At 12 weeks the chance of miscarriage decreases drastically.  I am finally starting to feel a little less worried.  I can’t believe how quickly these weeks are flying by. 

Total Weight Gain:  Ok so my mom, the peach that she is, surprised me with my very own Fitbit scale this past weekend!  Now I can actually track daily if I wanted to.  I’ve never owned a scale so I’m pretty excited to have such a nice one.  Thanks so much mom.  I weighed myself Sunday and was at 116.  I’m not sure that I actually gained 2 pounds in a week or if I might’ve weighted a little on the lighter side when I used my mom’s scale the week before.  Either way, I’m happy with my weight gain.

Maternity Clothes?  None yet, although I did use the hair tie trick with a pair of higher rise jeans, worked wonders.

Stretch Marks?  Nope.

Sleep?  Sleep continues to be hit or miss.  It takes me FOREVER to fall asleep, but once I do I feel like I’m getting decent sleep.  I’m up several times a night to pee.

Best Moment this Week?  Interviewing doulas!  It’s still obviously very early, but I not really knowing too much about doulas and how their services work I wanted to start looking early.  I’ll dedicate an entire post with more information about doulas and why we chose the one we did.  We also go the results of our NxGen testing and everything is negative.  That means our gender results are in too & being sent off to our friend for our gender reveal!

Have you told your friends?  Of course!

Miss anything?  Not much.  I mentioned last week that I started reintroducing caffeine back in my life, but honestly it doesn’t seem like it’s having much of an effect on my yet.  I do miss my wine, but not nearly as much as I thought I might.

Movement?  Nothing yet.

Food Cravings?  I craved a donut the other night with pizza.  I’ve been eating apples with peanut butter & lots of strawberries.  Nothing too crazy yet, still lots of candy.

Anything make you queasy or sick?  Nothing!  All I’ve experienced as far as illness goes is allergies.  I never have allergy issues but these last few days I’ve been so congested!  I am using peppermint, lavender, lemon, & melaleuca EO’s to help since I can’t take a decongestant. 

Have you started to show?  Everyone swears there is a little bump but I swear it’s from the food still. 

Gender prediction?  Still guessing boy, but we will find out next weekend for sure!!

Labor signs?  No

Belly button in or out?  In

Wedding rings on or off?  On

Happy of moody?  I am starting to finally feel less moody.  I am also gaining some energy back too!

Looking forward to?  Finally having my first appointment with one of the midwives this week.  They won’t be doing an ultrasound on me again until 22 weeks, but I am excited to finally meet with my regular doctor.


  1. Yay for 12 weeks!! I think boy too, can't wait to find out!

  2. Congrats on 12 weeks! I've heard peppermint essential oils are safe to use while pregnant or nursing.

  3. I can't believe it's already time to find out the gender, so exciting! You look great!

  4. Yay, I've been waiting for your bumpdate post!!! I can't wait until you find out the gender and reveal it to us, it's so exciting! And I'm so glad everything came back negative. I seriously envy you that you haven't had morning sickness. I'm 21 weeks and 4 days. I tried going off my morning sickness pill yesterday- HUGE mistake. After coming home from work feeling sick, I lied down in bed with the dogs and then ended up puking on the bed while peeing myself at the same time. Not fun. So I'm back to taking the pills.

  5. I say there's a little boy in there. I have been craving donuts for like 2 weeks now lol. Peppermint oil is the best when it comes to decongestion but be aware that if u are planning to breastfeed don't use it once u deliver that baby. It decreased my supply every time I used it for my post partum migraines.

  6. So excited for you, Elena! I'm truly thinking you're carrying the cutest little boy! :)

  7. yay for 12 weeks! so exciting. and interviewing doulas! i am not sure what we will do, i wanted to go to a specific hospital that uses midwives and has a birthing centre rather than you know like a traditional hospital, but it's not as close, and my insurance/doctor etc etc blah blah so i might look into getting a doula instead. you know. for the baby i'm not pregnant with haha. but all that to say is i am excited to read about you interviewing and selecting one!

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