I'm 12 weeks along so far. The baby is due October 9th. I should hopefully find out the sex at my next OB appointment which is April 17th (3 weeks away!). I'm so excited! I already can't wait to meet my little one, and I haven't even felt him or her move yet!
I haven't had any morning sickness. My mornings are actually my best time of day. But by mid-afternoon I usually start to feel pretty sluggish and sometimes nauseous, and it tends to get worse as the day progresses. I often feel miserable by the time I'm crawling into bed at night. But I haven't actually been throwing up, which is a huge blessing! I've only missed one day of work so far. And it does seem to be getting better. Everyone kept telling me that the skies would open and rainbows and puppies would shower me with happy-good feelings once I hit 12 weeks. I felt awful yesterday and went to bed hoping that the rumors were true and today would be a totally different story. I'm not sure it's living up the hype just yet, but I don't feel too awful. I'm optimistic that by the 2nd trimester I will have kicked this nausea nonsense!
I've got a budding baby bump (gotta love the alliteration!), but haven't actually gained any weight yet. I'm sure most of this is just bloating, but there is a definite popping occurring in my lower belly. I'm eager for it to look like a real baby bump and not just extra pounds. I want people to look at me and know that I'm pregnant. But I have another month or two before that will likely happen. I went shopping for maternity clothes last weekend, just because, and was unsuccessful. It's too soon and most of the clothes made me look fatter than I am. I was able to score two adorable and super comfy maxi skirts and a pair of amazing yoga pants. Fortunately all my work pants still fit since they were still a little big from previous weight-loss, but my evening and weekend pants (aka jeans) have gotten a bit snug. Now I'm all about the yoga pants, baby! They are far more flattering than PJ bottoms or my hubby's sweats.
We bought baby furniture a couple days ago! I know it's early, but we found an amazing deal on Craig's List and got a crib, mattress, changing table, and a glider w/ ottoman for only $200 total! It's all good quality stuff, too. Right now it is living in a storage closet in the garage. We haven't decided when we're going to start working on the nursery (probably after we find out the sex), but I have no idea what we're going to do with the stuff already in that room (it's our office/music room).
Well---I think this post is sufficiently long enough! Now on to the rest of our announcement pictures and of course, baby Curley's debut photo shoot. :)
|We found this at the Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg, TN. How perfect! :)|