Week 12 - I had my 12 week prenatal appointment this week. There wasn't much to do or see, but I did hear my baby's heartbeat for the first time on the doppler. First, I heard my heartbeat, then a minute later I heard the baby's and the heartbeat was so much faster, it was amazing. He didn't tell me the exact bpm, but he said he liked what he heard and that's good enough for me. The doctor did tell me that I will be able to find out the gender when I am 18 weeks, so just 6 short weeks away! It'll be our Thanksgiving surprise.
Symptoms this week include stretching pains finally! I have been even more nauseous than usual oddly enough and have found that I feel sore all over my body sometimes. I can definitely tell my hormones are rushing with major emotions lately and I'm starting to mildly breakout for the first time this pregnancy. I am still having cravings and am getting more hungry as time goes on. My belly button is starting to get rather shallow and the hair on my belly is getting more noticeably thick. I'm definitely in maternity clothes until further notice (yes, that means even post-pregnancy sadly, just like last time I bet). Overall, feeling great though and glad to be ending my first trimester!
Belly shots will come soon! I've been bugging Timm, but he's been awfully busy with school & grad school, so just keep him in your prayers.
I am officially 13 weeks and 1 day today!