Monday, April 18, 2011

week 12.

I promise I'll start trying to add more pictures to my updates. Every time I would remember to take one, I was either already in comfy clothes or feeling not quite cute enough to document the moment. I wrote the post last Thursday and was waiting to publish until I had a picture but it just never happened. 

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 12 weeks! (on Thursday)
Size of baby: Baby is the size of a plum, just over TWO inches long!
Maternity Clothes: Only my beloved maternity jeans. I can still fit into my regular jeans (I think, I honestly haven't touched them in about a week!) but the comfort cannot even compare to how wonderful my maternity jeans are. 
Gender: We set the date to find out, May 24! One day after our second anniversary we will find out what this little baby is!
Movement: Not yet but I can't wait until there is.
Sleep: Not quite as great as usual. I am trying to start sleeping on my side and not my stomach, although my doctor said not to stress over that just yet. Either way, I wake up a million times a night to switch sides. If I'm on one side for too long, my arm falls asleep and I wake up. And let's not forget middle of the night potty breaks. I am less than thrilled that I can expect those to get more frequent...
What I miss: Same as last meat, just lunchmeat sandwiches. I used to eat them for lunch every day so now I feel like I cannot come up with anything to eat when lunchtime rolls around. I just whipped up a big batch of chicken salad and hopefully that will help. I'm a little sick of chicken noodle soup for lunch!
Cravings: Nothing terribly specific. The general trend has been that if it isn't in our apartment, that is what I'm going to want for dinner. Even when the pantry is fully stocked, it is somehow never filled with exactly what I want. High maintenance, much??
Symptoms: My exhaustion is getting a little better. Some days are better than others. I had been having some really bad stomach aches in the evenings, but that ended about a week ago THANK GOODNESS!
Best Moment this week: We opted to do the first trimester screening which is basically an extra ultrasound to help determine your baby's risk for genetic disorders. We were happy to leave the appointment with a great report and loved getting to see our little nugget! He/she was wiggling around like crazy and we got a great view of the sweetest little baby profile. The baby was being a little stubborn with the ultrasound tech and although we were seeing a great profile image, baby wouldn't stretch out its little neck so the tech could get the exact image she needed. I was more than okay with getting to watch our baby on the monitor for a little bit longer!

And although I don't have a bump picture for you, how about a picture of our little peanut last week? I was 11 weeks, 5 days when these were taken.

It looks like the baby is sucking its thumb in this one, but we have a shot from another angle that makes us think his or her little hand was just relaxing up by that sweet face. 


  1. Yay. Love hearing about Mommy, Daddy, and Baby Krueger!

  2. So exciting!! Did your dr tell you about a Janie and Jack test? It's a blood test you can do starting at 12 weeks to find out the sex. Insurance covered it so it was free for us. It's like 98% accurate. Just in case you don't want to wait another month ;)

  3. We definitely need a picture of that beginner bump!!

  4. I'm so glad to hear that everything's looking fantastic!! I felt the same way about eating when I was pregnant. I didn't want ANYTHING we had in the house, so finally Zach and I stopped doing "proper" grocery shopping because it'd go bad before we'd eat it. We ate SO MUCH Freebirds when I was pregnant it wasn't even funny.