Thursday, July 14, 2011

194 days to go! 12 weeks and then some

What's up? Nothing!
  • anyone watch Rosie Pope's show "Pregnant in Heels?" I really like this show but I am moderately annoyed by how Rosie Pope talks.  I'm pretty sure she's not deaf, i'm sure she has an average sized tongue, I know it has nothing to do with her english accent, so i'm really stumped as to why she talks like her lips, tongue, and mouth don't work in appropriate unison. LOL! At least she's somewhat understandable! What I like about this show is watching the lives of these rich pregnant women. Rosie Pope is somewhat funny, a "light" presence in our tv times.  I wish they focused some more on the lavish lives these people lead and what cool stuff they buy or how they dress their kids.  There seems to be a lot of nursery-related episodes which I don't care for THAT much just yet.  For new episodes- every tuesday at 9pm on Ch. 48. Otherwise see their (I guess) official site here: Pregnant In Heels
  • As for me, hmmmm....I have a new found aversion to creamy dressings.  Or maybe it was just the Paul Newman natural cesar dressing we bought?  You'd think it would be good right?  How can lettuce mix and cesar dressing not go together? How can cesar dressing not go with anything? I even dip tater tots in it (super yummy by the way)!  Anyhow, I almost puked when i had a mere bite of my lettuce and cesar dressing salad the other night, something about the flavor of cesar was sickening.  Now i'm totally not even going that way for a while.  Perhaps a Kraft cesar salad dressing is due- maybe natural products don't always taste as good as the stuff full of chemicals! (think Root Beer: natural rootbeer is DISGUSTING (I can't remember the brand, but it has a picture of something like a sugar cane on it), while chemical ridden Barq's, A&W, and Mug are completely satiating. 
  • some of my pants are kind of tight, but not unbuttonable (is that a word?) tight
  • i've been pretty symptomatic of hunger this week
  • someone mentioned to Sarah (guru/mentor/go-to-woman/product-queen) about my weight.  Something about me either having a good vacation (as in well fed, lacking any exercise LOL) or that I was pregnant.  But I think the latter was more in jest! It's kind of exciting as people are noticing things that i'm in denial of. I wonder if maybe I have some level of body dysmorphic disorder that I can't see what other's are seeing! (uh yeah I don't think so)
  • I got invited to Janine's baby shower (August 20th)! YAY!
  • i've been sipping on regular pop, but not drinking entire cans or 21oz cups.  just sips here and there for flavor and need.  Not doing the diet pop at all though.
  • I ate 2 IKEA hot dogs!! I felt some twinges in my lower gut after, I don't know if baby liked it or not. It was SO GOOD!
  • I've been having shitty sleeps this week.  Maybe it's because I have to reset my body clock back to a work schedule as I did just come back from vacation- where I definitely wasn't going to bed at 9pm!
  • i've been getting some "daily digest" emails from babycenter and it gives me links to a few forum questions people are asking.  I've seen/read many people talk about feeling their uterus or being able to palpate their uterus, or something bizarre like that.  I checked myself out standing up, and supine and I don't feel or see anything.  Seriously, WTF am I supposed to be feeling or looking for? LOL! All I see and feel is that pooch/pouch under my belly button/lower abdominal area that is protruding as much as it always has pre-pregnancy! Obviously I need more education on this!
What does I-am-pregnant say about the 12 week mark?

Your baby's crown-to-rump length is almost 2.5 inches and she now weighs between 8 and 14 grams! In just three weeks, your baby's size has more than doubled and begins to look a lot more human. Even though you won't be able to feel your baby moving at this time, you can stimulate him and he will squint, open his mouth and move his fingers or toes.

By the end of this week, your uterus is too large to remain completely in your pelvis. You might be able to feel your uterus above your pubic bone. The uterus will continue to grow throughout your pregnancy and will return to its usual size within a few weeks after delivery. Before pregnancy, the uterus is almost solid and holds less than 0.3 ounces. During pregnancy, your uterus will become a thin-walled, muscular container that will hold the fetus, amniotic fluid and placenta. Before pregnancy, the uterus weighs approximately 2.5 ounces and when your baby is born, it will weigh almost 40 ounces!

Because most of the structures are already formed at this point, few will be formed after this time. The structures will continue to grow and develop throughout the remainder of your pregnancy. Your baby's skeletal system now has centers if bone formation in most of the bones. The digestive system is capable of making contractions that push food through the bowels and it is also able to absorb sugar. The pituitary gland beginning to make hormones. You will probably be able to hear your baby's heartbeat with a Doppler at this time!

This week may be the first week that you begin to feel better! Morning sickness often tends to improve or diminish at this time. You may begin to show slightly, especially if this is not your first pregnancy. You will feel more comfortable in loose clothing, such as maternity clothes. In addition to your tummy getting larger your breasts, hips, legs and sides may be getting bigger also.

Your baby develops reflexes and the skin is very sensitive.
The brain is fully formed, and the child can feel pain. the baby may even suck his thumb. The eyelids now cover the eyes, and will remain shut until the seventh month to protect the delicate optical nerve fibers.

What does babycenter say about how my life is changing?

How your life's changing:

Your uterus has grown to the point where your healthcare provider can now feel the top of it (the fundus) low in your abdomen, just above your pubic bone. You may already be into maternity clothes, especially if this isn't your first pregnancy. If you're still fairly small and not yet ready for maternity clothes, you've no doubt noticed that your waist is thickening and that you're more comfortable in loose, less restrictive clothing.
You may begin to feel heartburn (also called acid indigestion), a burning sensation that often extends from the bottom of your breastbone to your lower throat. Many women get heartburn for the first time during pregnancy, and those who've previously had bouts of heartburn may find that it gets worse. During pregnancy, the placenta produces a lot of the hormone progesterone, which relaxes the valve that separates the esophagus from the stomach. Particularly when you're lying down, gastric acid can seep back up the pipe, which causes the uncomfortable burning sensation. For many women the problem doesn't begin (or get worse) until later in pregnancy, when your growing uterus starts to push up on your stomach. The discomfort may range from mildly annoying to intense and distracting.


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