Mom to Be Monday: 12w2d-Almost Normal

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Today, Baby C is about 12 weeks along and about the size of a plum.  I couldn’t find a plum at Trader Joe’s so this picture will just have to do.  In 5 days I will be into the second trimester which I’m very excited about because I hear it’s the best trimester but at the same time kind of nervous because that means I’m a 1/3 of the way through my pregnancy and will have to birth and raise this baby.
Craziness!  I still can’t believe that I’m going to be someone’s mom 🙂 I feel blessed & greatful beyond words. 

True to size picture of our little peanut!
Our Little Bambino:
Baby’s growing at a quick rate!  It’s weight has increased by 75% and all of the bones are starting to harden.  The fingernails and toenails are also starting to come in.  Along with having fingernails, the baby has its own set of fingerprints!  I our little babers will have my chin and LC’s nose.  I can’t wait to meet him/her! 
Mama:
So far, I’m feeling more like my old self!  Since Friday, I haven’t had any nausea or sickness (knock on wood).  I also went to a work party on Saturday and didn’t feel the need to be in bed by 8pm.  It was a good weekend.  My appetite is also slowly returning and I’m moving away from PB&J sandwiches and pineapple for lunch and eating more REAL food.  On Friday, LC and I went to Saz’s for dinner and I ate a whole rack of ribs! I was THAT hungry.  Now I see how women can gain a crazy amount of weight during pregnancy. 
Today we had our 12 week appointment/our first trimester screening.  The first trimester screening involves an ultrasound & blood work.  The tech put the very cold gel on my belly and there it was: our baby.  Not just a little peanut shell, but a real, little baby.  She moved the wand around and took some measurements but the baby was not in the right position for the neck measurement she needed.  She had me lay on my left side for awhile to get the baby to flip and left the room.  We asked if everything was okay and she said yes, it’s very common for the baby to not be in the right position to begin with.  5 minutes later she returned to try again, and baby flipped.  No crazy cravings or aversions to report this week.  Like I said earlier, my appetite is starting to get back to normal. 
Taken today at our 12 week appointment
My heart was full from the moment I saw this little face on the screen.  The baby was pretty active in there, which is crazy because I can’t feel a thing.  The baby was bouncing around, waving its arms and opening its cute little mouth.  It was so awesome to see! 
HELLO WORLD!
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