Letters to a daughter from her parents, starting from before she was born

Friday, July 12, 2013

12 week journal

Hey baby,
You are so adorable!! We had an ultrasound this morning and you have some personality already! The first thing that you did was jump, which scared the crap out of your dad.  Then you proceeded to wave, suck your thumb, and recline like you were on the most comfortable chair possible (well I guess you are!) all while not letting the tech measure your neck.  The doctor said that you look healthy, and our due date of January 20th is right on. We get to find out if you're a boy or girl in 6 weeks!  I really can't believe how quickly this seems to be going.
You have lips...oh yes...pursing little lips, and a little nose and chin.  Since the last time we saw you, you looked like a shrimp, it was so shocking to see you fully formed and very...well, cute. We also found out that your heartbeat was 147.

How Far Along: 12 weeks 5 days!

Size of baby: Almost the size of a peach

Gender: Anyone's guess. You certainly weren't being cooperative during the ultrasound for them to see anything.

Movement: OMG you jump like someone startled you! It was so cool to watch!

How I'm Changing: My ribs started to hurt, and sides.  My belly is getting rounder and harder and the boobs...just need to stop hurting and growing. kthx.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: ~10lbs. I'm still scared of the scale.

Maternity Clothes: Living in my maternity skirts, and shorts/sweats/yoga pants.  My last pair of capris stopped fitting me...on vacation.  I tried on maternity pants but I HATED them.

How I'm Feeling: I'm on cloud nine after seeing you!

Sleep: I pee before I go to sleep, wake up once during the night, and when I wake up.  I'm sleeping pretty well lately.

What I miss: losing weight. Going the opposite direction WITHOUT the adorable pregnant belly (instead of just looking fatter) makes it hard on the self esteem.

What I'm Eating: Most anything. I need to up the veggies though, and down the salt.

Cravings: I did have a spinach salad the other day with fries, and as I'm eating these fries as they're the most amazing thing in the world, dad is laughing at me.  I have to admit, I'm craving a milkshake. I want dairy, and could probably use the calcium but the trade off of being really sick isn't worth it.

Best Moment this week: I'm not sure anything will beat the ultrasound...it was so amazing! 

Since you were kind enough to read this far, here are some pictures!!!

This is a profile shot. Look at those lips!!

Here baby you decided to suck your thumb...on camera.  So cute.  

This was a zoomed out picture of the whole baby that the doctor gave us.  
It was so incredibly amazing to see you.  


p.s. We need to get Dad in here writing to you!!

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe that I kept this a secret for as long as I did but I want you to know how thrilled I am for the two of you. I hope that I get to be involved in some way in this little ones life.
    Enjoy the fries and once in a while if you think you can handle it indulge in the milkshake. Maybe you can try to make on with frozen yogurt and soy milk or ice and coconut milk. I'm sure with your imagination you will come up with a dairy free shake.
    Love, hugs and kisses to both of you and your little one as well.