Tuesday, September 13, 2011

12 Weeks & Engagement!

We have reached the 2nd trimester, people! Praise the Lord... so far, not much has changed :( We have our appointment to hear the heartbeat today and I am thrilled! Can't wait!



Here's my 12 week bumpdate:

Size of baby:  A Lime {weighs about 1/2 ounce - tiny, tiny}


Symptoms: A lotta nausea and throwing up these two weeks... guess the cruise didn't help that. It's all good, every time I remember how worth it, it all is. :) Interesting fact - I am back to my starting weight... not sure if that's a good thing?

Cravings: Oh wow... pizza, ice-cream, which wich sandwiches (place by our house) & burgers!

Something you Miss: Doing "Marathon-days" as my mom likes to call it, without being exhausted. I used to plan a million things in one day and thrived on that. Now, it's a bit too much...

Milestones: Officially entering trimester 2!

Looking Forward To: Today's appointment and feeling better in the 2nd trimester!

Besides all of the baby related updates, I also have a horrible rash on my foot. I don't want to take a photo of it because it is nasty. It's SO weird! It was tiny/like a mosquito bite when we left for our cruise and now it has spread. Honestly it is miserable and we went to urgent care on Sunday. She said the only thing I can do is take Benadryl (who has time to be drowsy?) So I am going to ask my OBGYN today and see what he says. Praying it will go away fast... it is SO itchy and spreading!!

ON A HAPPIER NOTE........ MY SWEET FRIEND EMILY IS ENGAGED!
 

It was so special as I got to capture the moment as it unfolded... I was in the bushes photographing it last night :) So amazing! I couldn't be happier for one of my best friends, Emily. She deserves the best and Andrew is her PERFECT fit. It is incredible!!!

God is SO cool!

17 Beautiful comments!:

Jessie Szmanda said...

Yay - wonderful post. Hoping you feel better though, give it a week. 2nd tri is the best!

Claire said...

I'm sorry you're not feeling better just yet but I'm sure you will be soon! How exciting that you get to hear the heart beat today.... so wonderful! Post how fast it is! Don't know if you know, but an old wives tale is that if it's like 150 or above it's girl, 140 or below, boy (I think those are the numbers!) it was true both times for me!!!

Sarah said...

You look so cute! :)

That last picture is wonderful!!

Letherton said...

Most people feel better by week 14 at the latest...Hope your one of them...I have been super exhausted and nauseated and looking forward to reaching my 12 week as that is when I felt better with my last pregnancy.

Craving burgers? Sounds like a boy to me :)

Appleshoe said...

I hope your foot feels better soon. This post is cram packed with so many other wonderful things though. I'm so happy you get to hear the heart beat today and look wonderful. Be blessed.

Emily said...

Yay for reaching 12 weeks!! :) Congrats to your friend, too! I love that you were there to capture it for her. Those pictures are priceless and I am sure she will treasure them forever!

Natalie said...

My doctor told me there were 3 milestones for sickness ending-14 weeks (which she considers the start of 2nd tri), 17 weeks and 24 weeks. Mine went away at almost exactly 24 weeks with still getting sick occasionally. But I hope and pray yours will end in the next two weeks. It's so amazing once you get your energy and stamina back-you feel like a whole new person :) Congrats on reaching your 2nd tri!

Sarah said...

So excited for you! My Mom is due with my 10th sibling the same time as you are :) I hope you feel better soon!

Beka said...

I love everything about the 2nd tri!!!! :)

YAY FOR YOU AND BABY!

Carly Anne said...

I don't know if it's safe to use topical benadryl while you are pregnant, but if it is, I suggest it, as it will get rid of the itching without making you tired!

Mateya said...

Hooray for hearing the heartbeat! Are you guys going to find out the gender...I don't know if I asked you that or not??

Praying your nausea ends soon!

Breanna Veth said...

That is just no fun :( I will be praying for you!! WOO HOOO!! I love all these baby updates. I already cant wait to meet the little one!! Oh and cute hair flower by the way ;)

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

Love the picture you took from the bush

Jenny said...

Happy 2nd Trimester! So exciting to reach a new chapter in your pregnancy! I'll be praying that rash goes away on your foot soon :)

Lauren said...

thankfully I avoided the morning sickness, but I'm thinking about you girl!

you are too cute!

Heather Lenox said...

Benadryl is safe to take during pregnancy. My OB has me on it every 4-6 hours for all day sickness along with some other stuff (trust me when I say that they've tried EVERYTHING that is safe). I'm that .3% who gets that rare form of m/s. Thank God it's manageable now! I take the Target brand, which I believe is 25mg. Believe it or not, it's such a small dose, I don't find myself being drowsy at all! So if you need it, go ahead! Good luck!

Stephanie M. Page said...

Yay I love love love all the pics you took Ri. you are so talented! I hope your feeling better today!