Wednesday, April 2, 2008

12 Weeks


Today marks the beginning of week 12 of this pregnancy. I can hardly believe it. It feels like just yesterday that I was peeing on a stick and anxiously awaiting the results. Some would say this is the end of the 1st trimester, but proper math tells me I have about a week more. So, there will be no celebrations until next week. I also have my next OB appointment on Monday, where we hope to finally hear this little ones heartbeat.

I am starting to feel a lot better. I still have waves of nausea, but I can feel my energy returning. It's a nice feeling to have your energy back. I am hoping to finally return to the gym this week as well. I just haven't had the energy to get up and go. But, now I am yearning for it. I want to get off my butt and do something!

Our baby has all of it's organs and structures now. They have all been formed and are just starting to really develop. Sex organs are also there. And if it's a boy, which I think it is, then testosterone is being pumped through his little veins. He/She is about 2.5 inches long and weighs between 8 and 14 grams. Pretty neat, huh?? Even though I can't feel him (let's just call "it" a him, okay?) if I poke down there, he is likely squinting his eyes, and punching me right back. That is a wild thought. He might even be sucking his very tiny thumb.

The miracle of life is truly amazing. And I feel so very blessed to be a vessel for our growing child. It really is a privilege and an honor.

6 comments:

Amanda said...

I loved looking at the baby pictures like that, they develop so much so early! Congrats on 12 weeks!

Keri said...

So glad to hear that your energy is returning!

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Courtney said...

Sooo cool Emily! Pregnancy is truely a miracle and after being through twice already it still absolutely amazes me.

Beth said...

Hey Emily - wishing you a weekend of feeling GREAT with no sickness!

The Loucks Family said...

Isn't it amazing? God is awesome