i am 12 weeks today and baby is the size of a lime. that just seems so HUGE to me. baby L is developing reflexes, such as opening and closing those little hands, sucking in fluid and swallowing. in addition to pooping in there, baby is also excreting urine.
in terms of my development, my uterus is now the size of a softball and will continue to grow at a rate of 1 cm a week. if i press down low on my abdomen, right above the pubic bone, i can feel it. it's insane. though the uterus is low, i am thickening and beginning to show much higher in the abdomen. does anybody know why this is? i'll post a 12 week bump picture tomorrow so you can see what i mean.
yesterday, i had a stranger ask me if i'm pregnant. this was a first! it must mean that i'm not the only one to notice it!
i have felt great this week! i haven't been nauseous or thrown up (except for a very tiny bit) in 6 days! i think the morning sickness is just about history. VICTORY.IS.MINE. my energy is starting to come back, but i still find i need more sleep than i did pre-pregnancy. my big cravings have been potatoes with hot sauce, bagels and cream cheese, sour candy, pancakes, lasagna, and salads. a crazy mix, no?
more than anything else this week, i have been hit with an overwhelming excitement and desire to meet this little one. it's all i can think about. i can't wait to see little S or E in travis' arms. when i think about what an amazing father he will be, i well up with emotion and love. i've said it before and i'll say it again, what we lack in space and money we more than make up for in LOVE. it may be naive and romantic, but i think love really is all you need.