Sunday, August 19, 2012

12 Weeks

Got a text from Gabby last night with a 12 week baby bump picture. I love pictures so it made me really happy. She said the picture did not do her belly justice and looks smaller than it does in real life. She said she is starting to transition into maternity clothes now too.

The last few nights, she told me, her energy has come back somewhat - she's been up past 10pm each night. I know she could just be coming out of that first trimester exhaustion - but to be frank, it scares the crap out of me. It worried her too - so she listened with the doppler last night and found a strong heartbeat at 168. She didn't mention a second heartbeat and I didn't ask about it either. I figure last week she was only mentioning one as well but there were two heartbeats on the ultrasound. Then again, maybe one of the hb's stopped and that's why her energy is coming back.

At 10.5 weeks in my last pregnancy my symptoms started getting better too, and people told me it's just because you're getting towards the end...and then there were no hbs at the next ultrasound, so I admit it, I'm scared. And there's no ultrasound again until 8/30! I don't know how I'm going to make it that far. I'm going to hope she keeps listening to the doppler and hearing something in the meantime.

So I put together all three bump pictures she's sent me to compare the growth! I think the shirts over the belly make it look smaller...but here it is!

I think I'm going to wait until the next ultrasound to say anything to my siblings.


  1. She's definitely showing, I think that's great. I know it's scary... do you think that if either of you have a freakout moment you could get in sooner? Either way, the 30th isn't too far away, although I KNOW it feels like forever. I hated the wait between each ultrasound, and the fear of losing another one... (*hugs*) Hang in there, one day at a time. I understand wanting to wait too, sounds like a plan. Still thinking of you and sending positive thoughts.

  2. Aw, baby bump pics! Cute! :)

  3. I love that we're due at the same time so I have someone to compare my symptoms and bump (what little of it there is) to! My energy has started slowly coming back over the last few days as well. I hope the days fly by until your next u/s!