Today I'm 12 weeks so here are my baby bump pics. The baby is about the size of a plum and all the vital organs are formed and will go through fine tuning during the next 28 weeks. I don't really see much difference in the past two weeks but I guess it's fun to document. If anything I think I look smaller since the bloating is going down. Maybe in a few weeks! It is strange to have a child the size a plum in there but no real impact. Good news this week I have been accepted as a patient at The Birth Center in Chapel Hill. Very natural, holistic, hippy, and I love it! I'm off to the beach this w.e. to wear a bikini for probably one of the last times for awhile. :)
Today was my second OB appointment. They did another low level ultrasound to see the heartbeat. You can definitely tell a big growth spurt in the past 4 weeks. This is a view of the baby from the side so at the top is the head and if you look to the right of that you can see a tiny arm. The blurry object further to the right is the umbilical cord. I think I can see a little leg at the bottom end as well. Anyways everything is looking good! I haven't gained a single pound surprisingly. I think the culprit is me being to exhausted to work out and losing my muscle mass. But, soon I should start to gain a pound a week.
So I finally broke down today and made my first baby purchase. Cute little overalls for next summer. I probably wouldn't have purchased them other than the fact I was eyeing them last week at Target and today they were 50% off. Woo hoo! I love bargain shopping. I think it is a baby boy outfit but I figured it was pretty gender neutral. Just put something pink underneath it and very girly. You can know awww at our child's future stylish attire.
The baby who is now about the size of an olive is now officially a fetus! So now he/she looks more baby like and less alien like. I'm not sure if he is starting to push my belly out a tad or I've just had too many crackers. :)