Our Five Ring Circus: 12 Weeks

Monday, January 24, 2011

12 Weeks

I had a few questions about what hyperemesis is, so I figured I'd answer that now. Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a severe form of morning sickness, with unrelenting, excessive pregnancy-related nausea and/or vomiting that prevents adequate intake of food and fluids. Only about 3% of women experience this fun condition. I had it with both Dylan and Lexie, and I am equally as sick with this baby. The only difference so far, is that I haven't had to get an IV yet! If this pregnancy continues to be like my other two, it will most likely linger until delivery day, although it will lessen in severity after week 20.

January 24, 2011

How far along:
12 weeks

Total Weight Gained:

How big is baby? Nugget is just over 2 inches long and weighs half an ounce. He/She is about the size of a lime.

How baby is growing: Nugget's fingers will soon begin to open and close, the toes will curl, the eye muscles will clench, and his/her mouth will make sucking movements. The intestines will start to move into the abdominal cavity, and the kidneys will begin excreting urine into the bladder. Nerve cells are multiplying rapidly. Nugget's face looks unquestionably human: The eyes have moved from the sides to the front of the head, and the ears are right where they should be.

Maternity Clothes: Not yet.

Sleep: I'm waking up more often to use the bathroom at night.

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:
Looking at baby gear. We don't need much, but there are a few things we need to buy. Thanks to some awesome friends of ours, we no longer need a new highchair!

: Feeling flutters, but only when I'm completely still.

Food Cravings: Nothing.

Food Aversions:
Everything, especially drinks. I'm just eating to survive right now.

Morning Sickness:
It seems like it just gets worse every week.

Unknown, and not finding out!

Nausea morning to night, gagging, vomiting, crying, stomach issues, and I need to go to the bathroom all the time!

Exercise: Running 3-4 days a week. I'm keeping up with it while I can. I'm not allowed to do more than 2 miles at a time, due to the morning sickness.

What I miss:
Eating, and not worrying about whether I'm going to throw up or not.

What I'm looking forward to:
Feeling Nugget move more, and feeling better!

12 Week Picture:

Not much to see other than a huge, ahem, chest, and some goofy kids! They totally hijacked my photo session this week. ;)



  1. Despite the sickness, you look great!

  2. You look wonderful and your kids look so cute!!

  3. My mom had the same thing when she was pregnant with me, so even though I don't personally know how it feels, but she has said is no fun! So I'm sorry about the morning sickness, but you do look great! And the kids look so happy! Happy 12 weeks!

  4. Hee hee! You all look darling together!

  5. Wow...I'm so glad I never experienced that with Elly. Just a little in the beginning but nothing like that. IY YI YI! Adorable picture...keeper for sure! =)

  6. I had that too! No one told me there was a name for it. Luckily I didn't end up in the hospital... at 21 weeks they finally had the bright idea to give me Zofran and that made me feel 100% better.

    I hope it clears up for you soon. You look great, though!

  7. Isn't looking at baby gear the best? I love it. Even if we never have another child, I'll still enjoy looking at all the cool gear!

  8. awesome. can't wait to meet him or her!

  9. Hehe.. your kiddos just look to happy about this baby!

  10. Only 3 % of us get that, hmmm wonder if that increases our chances at the lottery ;) I hope week 20 comes quick for you so that you can feel some relief! You do look great as always. Also if you need any other gear, text me what it is...I will look through our stash! I have slowly starting dissolving into pink mode and am getting rid of a lot of neutral or blue :)

  11. I just adore the looks on the little ones faces.. you should ask them questions about the baby and I want to hear what they say ha ha :) Love them.. Hope you start feeling better soon.

  12. You look great! My best friend had hypermesis too ... I hope it does let up on you soon!

  13. You look fantastic!!! I hope you'll be feeling better soon and that it won't linger on for 9 months :-O

  14. I agree! you dont look sickie at all! Thanks for the information but I am sad to know that that can last up to delivery date :( Hope that will go away soon! Be safe :)

  15. morning sickness how awful. You look great!

  16. I agree with your other comments - you look awesome! I would never guess you feel so sick. At least pregnancy agrees with you on the outside :)


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