Far along: Thursday January 12th, 12 weeks. You are roughly the size of a small lime and just a touch over 2 inches long right now.
Food aversions: None really, but definitely have a preference of types of foods during the day-especially morning. I have found that first thing in the morning I crave yogurt and oranges. I can eat other things but no other food seems to satisfy if it’s not a cup of yogurt and a Mineola Orange.
Food indulgences: Olives. WTF. I’ve heard of pickles-but Olives? And not even the kalamata olives that I’ve always loved, I’m currently in love with the green ones stuffed with pimento.
Doctors appointments: The Nuchal shit show was at 12 weeks 1 day which made me VERY sure I wanted nothing to do with that MFM. Then my first prenatal OB appointment was at 12 weeks 5 days at my local hospital. You looked good at the Nuchal, and you sounded good at the OB appointment and since the OB actually seemed to care about you-we’re hoping she gets to assist me in bringing you into this world (would be great if you would stick around long enough for that to happen)!
Most memorable moment: Seeing you at 12 weeks and being in awe at how much you have developed from the space suit wearing moon walkin baby at 9 weeks to a little man who has brain parts, ribs, fingers, toes and discernible face features. In that same day, we also told Grams about you. Your dad and I secretly hope you will arrive on her birthday giving her not only something to live for, but the best birthday present ever!
Most anxious moment: Realizing that the high risk doctor was completely unorganized and absolutely incapable of offering the care we deserve.
Things purchased for the baby: Christine sent you another charm for your bracelet to mark your 12 week scan. The charm is called “inner peace”:
Which oddly enough, prior to running to the bathroom while your dad was in the dressing room, I had picked that same onesie up and walked over to the register to buy it-but then had a panic attack so I had to put it back. All I can say is I tried.
Milestones: We’ve made it through the first trimester and now I have begun to have not only all day long sickness, but insanely sore boobs. I am beginning to believe you didn’t read the book “what to expect while you are expecting” before taking up residence in my uterus-you seem to be a little off with your timing.