Saturday, October 12, 2013

Almost 12 weeks!

I can't believe that I'll be 12 weeks pregnant on Monday.
It feels like these weeks are flying by... I also still can't believe it's October!
For the most part, I have been feeling pretty well.
My main pregnancy "symptom" has been exhaustion. Like extreme exhaustion!
It's weird to feel so tired and not look pregnant yet, but I keep reminding myself that 
my body is busy growing and developing TWO little babies.
It's hard for me to have grace for myself!  
But I'm hoping to find some good time to rest over these next couple of weeks.  
I've had bouts of nausea, but nothing too major, and I've had several migraines.
Oh, and I also have some of the other side effects of pregnancy, 
mainly the GI system slowing down majorly :)  Lovely.

But I am so thankful for this pregnancy and who knows?  It could be my only one, 
so I want to enjoy every bit of it.
(It's actually probably impossible to "enjoy every moment", but I'll do my best.)
I haven't had many food cravings, but I am loving fruit, especially big juice apples and oranges.
I've been making a lot of grilled turkey and cheese sandwiches, and I love my string cheese.
For some reason when I'm not feeling hungry or my stomach feels sour, all I want to 
eat is sticky white rice with soy sauce.  ugh, so unhealthy!  My mom got me these easy
microwaveable bowls of it, so unfortunately, I'm eating that every once in awhile, too!

Here's my first "belly shot".  Now, I wasn't the thinnest girl around to start and I think most of this picture is bloating--no bump yet!  But I'm looking forward to getting a bump here soon in the next few weeks :)

I had my first OB appointment on October 2, and I really like this doctor.  She seems really sweet
and personable and pretty laid back.
She found both heartbeats on the doppler, too!  I was amazed and so thankful
because I had been bracing myself for the worst, I think.
She wants to see me every month and get an ultrasound monthly, too.  
My next ultrasound should be in the next couple of weeks--it seems like forever
since we saw them last!  I'm hoping to find out their genders with the next one :)
But even if we do, we'll keep it a secret until a family gender reveal at Thanksgiving.


  1. so beyond happy for you, friend. i love reading this and hearing the excitement from you!

  2. You're a glowing mom already! Can't wait to see that bump grow and Grow and GROW. A big congratulations to you both. Praise our Lord for His amazing provisions, gifts and blessings. Love, P Jacobs