12 weeks (baby #2)

Well, bye-bye first trimester!

How far along? 12 weeks 5 days

Total weight gain/loss: – 7 lbs

Maternity clothes? Only my shorts because I only have a couple of pairs of non-maternity shorts, and I didn’t want to buy more and only be able to wear them for a few weeks. Of course, had I known I’d still be in regular pants, I would have went ahead and bought them. Oh well.

Stretch marks? no new ones

Sleep: Pretty good when my son will let me.

Best moment this week: Taking Lincoln to the splash pad at Craighead Forest last weekend.

Movement: None that I felt.

Food cravings: none

Gender: girl? We won’t know for another couple of months.

Labor Signs: nope

Belly Button in or out? still in

What I miss: having a clean house

What I am looking forward to: getting my laundry mountain folded and put away

Weekly Wisdom: Working from home + chasing a baby + attempting to keep up with cleaning = little time to eat. Pretzel twist sticks, apples, bananas, and bagels are my friends.

Baby’s development:

“As you move into the second trimester, baby shifts into the growth and maturation stage. After weeks in the critical development stage, almost all of baby’s systems are fully formed.” – thebump.com

“The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. Your baby’s fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won’t be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder.

Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in your baby’s brain, synapses are forming furiously. His face looks unquestionably human: His eyes have moved from the sides to the front of his head, and his ears are right where they should be. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over 2 inches long (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce.” – babycenter.com

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