One year ago tonight I found out I was expecting baby Gummy Bear aka Gabby Louise!! I would have never imagined at this time last year that pregnancy would end with the birth of my beautiful daughter and another little kiddo would be on the way due to arrive in October.. my how God has plans so different from our own!
this was my second test I took (about 20 minutes after the first b/c the line was soooo faint I thought I was going a little crazy!) and that is my first belly photo I took right after I found out - and right before I just looked in the mirror and said over and over, "I'm pregnant, I'm pregnant, I'm pregnant!!"
It's hard to believe I am already 12 weeks along.. almost through the 1st trimester! I had planned to do a long post with Easter photos but I'm not feeling too hot right now so I need to head to bed.. hopefully I will get to that post tomorrow!
How far along: 12 weeks 3 days
Total weight gain/loss: still +1 but I'm sure by the end of this week it will be more with all this stupid Easter candy around our house.
Maternity clothes: yep, no shirts, still just pants - no new maternity clothes yet
Sleep: having some troubles sleeping lately because the cyst on my left ovary has been acting up a lot and it has made it hard to get and stay comfortable.
Best moment this week: enjoying time with family on Easter.
Movement: not yet.
Food cravings: still diet pepsi/coke with lemon.
Gender: I still say boy - Steven spotted a onesie at Kohls that said "Mommy's Newest Man" - I would have bought one but they didn't have a small size - that's how certain I am this little peanut is a boy!
Labor Signs: no.
Belly Button in or out: in.
What I miss:I've been missing a lot of stuff this week - mostly my assurance in God's plan for me - I've been feeling very overwhelmed and anxious and stressed and that has unfortunately compounded many things in my life the past couple of weeks - so I have to say I miss my rock-solid faith in Christ and my once peaceful, worry-free mindset.
What I am looking forward to: my friend Ashleigh from college is pregnant and is due in September - she has her ultrasound coming up on Monday and I'm very excited about it and looking forward to hearing from her how it goes!!Weekly Wisdom: ...because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid..."
Milestones: The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. Your baby's fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won't be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder.
*I love this cartoon!