Saturday, July 26, 2008

12 Weeks!!!

I can't believe I am already 12 weeks along!  I'm in the second trimester!!  I took pictures this morning, but still can't find my camera cord (still nothing to see anyway), so hopefully I will find my cord by the time there is actually anything to see.  :)

Although you can't see it in pictures, I am starting to get the tiniest of bumps.  And by tiniest I seriously mean that I can't hardly even see it- I can mostly just feel it.  It is so low that it is below the waistline of my pants.  I started to be able to feel it at about 10.5 weeks by pushing around on my lower abdomen, and I can tell it is getting bigger already.  I don't have to push to feel it, I can just run my hand down my belly and there's a little bump!  It's so exciting!

Baby Center says that if I poke at my abdomen, baby will now squirm in response, even though I can't feel it yet!  Baby is just over 2 inches long now (a half-inch growth in just a week!) and weighs half an ounce.


I've had the tiniest of energy increases this week, and may actually feel like exercising if I didn't work all day.  My amazing husband told me that today my only job is to rest and he has been cleaning the kitchen and doing laundry all morning.  It really doesn't get any better than that!

People have been asking me lately if I have a feeling one way or another about the baby's gender, and you know, I really really don't.  Even if I did, I probably wouldn't trust it because I really thought it was going to be twins!  We will just be so delighted either way that we really don't even have a preference.

I need to get some books about natural childbirth and start reading or else I know that time is going to slip away from me.  I really want to at least read:

-The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth, by Henci Goer

-Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, by Ina May Gaskin

-The Birth Book, by Dr. Sears

and

-HypnoBirthing, by Marie Mongan

I'd better get started!!

5 comments:

  1. Congratulations, you're entering the best part... the 2nd Trimester! Now's when you start to look super cute & prego, and you're not as tired/sick anymore (hopefully!), and you aren't as incredible uncomfortable as you will be at the end. So enjoy these next few months! :)

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  2. banishthebadmoodmommaJuly 26, 2008 at 5:11 PM

    You have the best books picked out to educate you on birth without the scare tatics.
    The 2nd trimester is the time to figure out your birth philosphy
    If you have any questions about HypnoBirthing please feel free to email me.I am a HypnoBirthing Education Teacher, Clinical Hypnotherapist and mother of 6, 2 who are hypnobirths
    Congrats on baby!!!
    Blessing
    Brandy
    www.CaliforniaHypnoBirthing.com

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  3. Congratulations, Stacy! I am so pleased to hear the news! God bless you and your husband and your little bitty baby!

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  4. Congratulations on your upcoming blessed event and a wonderful list of educational materials to prepare you for the welcoming of your baby! I birthed both my children using HypnoBirthing with the perfect designed uterus our Lord gave me! Please visit my website www.OneBirthAtATime.com and email me for a free relaxation download plus Happy Birthing Stories!

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  5. Congrats on your newest family member! My fiance and I are going to start trying in October (right after the wedding)...

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