For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,
I know that full well. Psalm 139: 13-14
My sweet little bundle is about 3 inches long and weighs about an ounce. External genitalia are almost defined. Bone is beginning to replace cartilage and the ribs are appearing. Baby is flexing arms and kicking legs....and I can't wait to feel it!
I'm so happy to be entering a new trimester. Even though I am still dealing with morning sickness, it just feels good to know I'm a third of the way there! I am looking forward to morning sickness being completely behind me, and I pray soon. I have been experiencing a little bit of swelling, which is not normal for me this early. I think it's due to my sodium intake. I have been chewing on Pumpkin Seeds all day long to cope with the nausea and the excess saliva. I have been very vigilant in making sure I take in enough water, but the mild swelling reminds me to do even better.
I finally got a belly pic! This was actually taken last week right before my night out with local bloggers, but I haven't changed much since then. This is the point when my belly growth begins to balance out and slow a bit. I pop out and show very early, and continue to get fairly big in the first trimester, and this is when things slow down a bit. In fact, while I was at the grocery store buying flowers, the florist asked me when the big day was. I'm so early, that I didn't even think of the pregnancy. I thought she was referring to the flowers and a possible event. But then she clarified by looking at my belly. I laughed and said that I had quite a ways to go...until November. Her eyes got very big as she said, "Wow! You do have a ways to go!" By the looks of my belly, especially in the evening after a rather large pre-Mother's Day dinner, I looked at least 5 months along.
What do you think? Big for 12 weeks?
How is your pregnancy going? How far along are you? How are you feeling? Please share!
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