Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Week Twelve

Dear baby,

You're 12 weeks old today!  Yaaaay! :) I bet you're wiggling and jiggling down there in my tummy right now. Though I can't feel your squiggles yet, I know you're as active and as perky as mommy.  :) We can't see you yet except during my ultrasound scans, so your dad and I just keep on imagining you, and how you might look like. According to my research, this is a very exciting week for you. You should be over two inches long now from crown to rump. Your vocal cords will start to form, and your nails on all 20 fingers and toes will become visible. Your fingers will soon begin to open and close. More of your cute facial features will come into focus, such as your tiny eyebrows and little lips.  Your mouth will already make sucking movements this week. Your toes will curl, and your eye muscles will clench.  I am very excited, Munchkin! :)

While you're busy growing in my tummy, I'd like to take this chance to thank you for sparing mommy from many unpleasant pregnancy symptoms.  So far, you've never let me experience morning sickness (even all-day sickness for some), nausea, or vomiting.  My sense of smell has definitely become sharper, but not to the point where I'd find common smells repulsive. Your daddy is also thankful that I don't have weird food aversions!  I've never woken him up in the middle of the night just to get me food.  But I like taho much more now compared to when you weren't there yet.  And my sweet tooth has gotten ten times sweeter! I can't stop myself from eating cakes and ice cream and candies in huge amounts/quantities.  Hehe.  I think it's a sign of how sweet a baby you will become. :) If anything, perhaps my only pregnancy discomfort comes from the insatiable hunger I feel day in and day out, and my need to pee a hundred times in just 24 hours.  But these are nothing compared to what other expecting mommies go through.  So again, thank you Munchkin! You're such a sweetheart! :)

We are almost done with our first trimester, and from this point forward, you will start growing at a rapid pace. Your daddy and I can't wait!  Six more months, and we can already hold you in our arms, and you're about to change our lives forever.  We love you, baby! So much! :)

A photo of you and me taken today, 01 October 2014. :)


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