Pregnancy: Week 12

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
This is my first pregnancy update since we announced publicly that baby # 3 is underway, and I am SO excited to start documenting and sharing all the things in my pregnancy with this sweet little pickle. Writing this up feels so surreal to me because just two years ago I was updating and sharing my pregnancy details with sweet Olivia. Justin and I feel extremely grateful and so incredibly blessed that we get to bring another life into the world. This pregnancy has been so easy in many ways (I have literally had less than a dozen morning sickness episodes) and a lot harder in others (finding out our twin pregnancy became a singleton pregnancy). Even with all we've gone through so far, we are still focusing on the good + happiness we continuously feel. That being said, are you ready to read these updates?!

How far Along12 weeks

Nicknames for baby: Our little pickle 

Size of babyLime

Gender Prediction: We are definitely thinking this baby is a boy 

Symptoms: Heartburn and infrequent waves of nausea. 

Best moment this week: Seeing our sweet baby via ultrasound for an NT scan 

Movement: I haven't had any movement, and I also have an anterior placenta (it may be awhile)

Food Cravings: root beer floats (strange because I hate root beer)

Food Aversions: Nothing ever really sounds good

What I Miss: Being able to sleep comfortably

Sleep: I can never get enough sleep! Once I'm out, I'm out. 

Justin: This man has been an absolute gem. He's taken on our family tasks and executed all of them while I sleep, relax, or just cope with the emotions in this pregnancy. I saw my husband go through the emotion whirlwind when we found out we lost one of the twins; hardest moment we've had in quite some time. All in all he is so excited about this baby and he's so dang supportive of me! 

What I am looking forward to this week: I am looking forward to being a week closer to the second trimester and getting our blood results back to determine the gender for this sweet little one. That's right! This mama decided to have earlier gratifications with the gender this time around. 

Happy or moody most of the time: I am definitely happy most of the time, I have every single reason to be. I spent the last couple of weeks feeling so darn sad... I'm glad I've been able to find my happy place again and soak up this pregnancy just as much as i can. 

Ultrasound photo of our little pickle from earlier this week. And no, baby doesn't have a super long nose - the baby is sucking on fingers already! It's an arm! 

♥- Leilani

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