Sunday, November 11, 2012

12 Weeks!

One more week and I am FINALLY out of the first trimester! WAHOO! This tri has felt like it has been going by so slowly.  Probably because I am so eager to know the gender of sweet baby Barnes. Regardless, one more week and GOODBYE first trimester!  Hopefully the next two wont go by so slowly.

I have been looking at belly pictures of other pregnant women (Google searched)  at weeks 13, 14 and 15 and I definitely see baby bellies on them.  This makes me feel a little better because I feel like I am showing quite a bit (pretty much just look like I ate too many donuts).  Can't wait to actually look pregnant and not fat.

To celebrate coming out of the first trimester I made a hair appointment next weekend to fix these two-inch roots on my head.  FINALLY! I couldn't be more excited about it.  I have been feeling so blah lately and I think most of it is due to not feeling "put together". It always feels good to get my hair colored, nails painted... you know the normal things girls like to do to pamper themselves.  Maybe I will go get a mani/pedi soon, too.  :)

I don't know about you guys, but I am so excited for the holidays.  I feel so fortunate that my parents and in-laws live so close together. Andrew and I usually get to spend the holidays with both sides every year.  In fact, this year we are all (both sides) going out to my family ranch to spend Thanksgiving together.  Then Andrew's side of the family and I will head up to Ft. Worth the next day to see Andrew's brother, sister-in-law, their two year old, Dylan, and the new twin girls, Anna and Emma!  It is going to be a wonderful holiday!  I absolutely love spending time with family! It is crazy to think that this time next year we will have a little six month old of our own getting to experience his/her first Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Oh and the holiday music! Boy do I love the holiday music.  I know a lot of you are tired of it (I mean it is the SAME music EVERY YEAR... I get it) and don't want to hear it as early as November, but there is something about that first holiday song I hear come on the radio (usually around November 15 ... just a few days away). I feel my entire body rush with excitement and joy.  Oh man... I just got so excited about Christmas music that I had to put it on Pandora as I type this post.  First song, "You better watch out".

Can you tell that I am an optimist yet?  No, I am not oblivious to the bad things in life, I just prefer not to think about it and focus on the happy and exciting things.  Its much better that way.

Alright enough about the holidays for now. (No worries, much more to come over the next few weeks!) Lets talk about Baby Barnes.  I haven't had time to update the chalkboard this weekend yet (I am in San Antonio while Andrew and my dad are running the Rock'n'Roll Marathon as I type this).  As soon as I get home this evening I will make a 12 week board and who knows... maybe take a picture of my donut belly next to it! ;) Here's what has been going on with BB.

How far along? 12 Weeks
Total weight gain: 4 lbs I think only because I am eating so poorly.  I think I can only attribute one or two pounds to the baby... the rest is all me! :/
Maternity clothes? Two maternity shirts... only because they are so long in the body.  I seriously think I am going to keep buying maternity shirts post baby just for the length.  Is that weird? lol
Stretch marks? No, just bought some stretch mark cream so hopefully wont have any. 
Sleep: Not sleeping very well... never really did pre baby. Now I find myself waking up on a weekend around 6 am and not able to go back to sleep, so I just get up.  I get up at least once a night, usually around 3-4 am, to use the restroom.
Best moment this week: Took a few pictures for random things and baby Barnes has decided to make his/her debut in the pictures.  (My belly definitely showing in the pictures.)
Miss Anything? Goat cheese, wine and margaritas.  
Movement: Not yet... but hopefully soon.  I read on other people's blogs that they felt movement as early as 14 weeks!!
Food cravings: Still wanting a cheeseburger.  I keep getting them and eating them, but for some reason it just doesn't satisfy the "cheeseburger craving" I've been having.   I think I am adding too much too it like onions and jalapenos, etc.  I just need to get a normal burger with meat, cheese and mustard... nothing else. Maybe that will do it? WHO KNOWS!   Anything making you queasy or sick: Surprisingly, minty things.  It just doesn't do it for me.
Gender Prediction:  I have absolutely no idea.   If I had to make a prediction... looking at pregnant bellies online, it seems that the ones that are pregnant with girls, the baby sits higher than the girls that are pregnant with boys.  It might be a myth but I heard if its a boy, the baby is usually lower  and girl, higher.  This baby is definitely lower, so I predict BOY!
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: FATIGUE FATIGUE FATIGUE!!!  That's mostly it.
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody most of the time: in
Looking forward to: I know I already mentioned it, but the holidays!!  Christmas music, delicious food, cozying up by the fire, hot chocolate, etc. etc.! Bring on the holidays~


  1. This post has me so excited!! I do pretty good with the gender predictions (unless they are my babies...I was wrong both times!), but I always tend to get everyone elses i'm gonna say boy, but would love a girl too! Maybe one of each?? Just kidding! Can't wait to find out :)

  2. Oh definitely, Kristen! One of each! Maybe not at the same time but...