I know, I know, I'm going to laugh about the title of this post in a few more months but still. It is crazy to watch this belly grow and grow! So much fun to think that in only a few weeks I will be able to feel our sweet baby moving around in there :)
So far second trimester isn't really much different than the first. Since I've really missed out on a lot of the bad pregnancy symptoms, it's not like I was counting down the days to 12 weeks in hopes of some relief or something. Seriously, I am so thankful for how easy pregnancy has been so far. I have a pretty intense gag reflex that gets me going in the evening hours but it's totally manageable...just annoying sometimes. And that heartburn I complained about last week? Not bad at all! I'm still struggling with swallowing pills and keeping them down so the vitamin thing is a little, well, nonexistent at this point but I am able to take a daily folic acid supplement. We bought a new kind of vitamin last week so now I just need to get up the nerve to try it. Always hard to swallow something WITH food, knowing you're likely going to throw up moments later. But we'll get there. I think my most noticeable and consistent symptom is my need to pee all the time. It's nuts! I'm sure this is only going to get more intense as things get more squished in there. Oh well, no big deal.
At our 12 week appointment, we learned that Baby Place is measuring rather large. The ultrasound technician was convinced that I didn't actually know when I had my last period. Which I do. She was sure we were 14.5 weeks along rather than the 11.5 weeks we actually were. We have another appointment one week from today but it's not an ultrasound, so we'll have to wait til 20 weeks to see if he/she continues to be a whopper. I have a feeling that baby is all noggin. I mean have you seen the size of mine or Dameon's heads? Just sayin'. We're looking forward to hearing the heartbeat for the first time next week!
Oh, and all the bloodwork stuff came back great. I am O positive, so I don't have to get the shots I would have to get if I was O negative. Or something.
Dameon is still handling this father-to-be thing like a pro. He never makes me feel badly for taking two hour afternoon naps, going to bed at 9:00, wearing my pajamas all day long, or saying, "Can we just eat out tonight?" Not that I ever do that stuff.
Alright, time for my afternoon nap.