Pregnancy Update: Week 12


Happy New Year everyone!  It’s so hard to believe it’s already 2013!  Obviously, posting has been slowing down here lately.  I’ve been contemplating stopping the blog.  Haven’t quite decided yet what I should do…but for today here is a pregnancy update!  🙂

IMG_3419Today I am 12 weeks, 2 days.  Praising God for each day with our incredible baby.

He or she is now about two inches long (the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce.
Our baby’s reflexes are developing, and s/he will now squirm if I poke my belly
(although I can’t feel it yet).  Soon the hands will open and close.  The intestines
and kidneys are beginning to work.

It’s so surreal to realize that there is a tiny little human inside me.  Our precious child!

I now own maternity clothes!  I know, I know, I’m not all that big.  But, there’s a problem
when you can’t even zip up your old jeans.  😉  Right now those are the only maternity
clothes I wear.  When we were in CA over Christmas, I really wanted to go
shopping for my first maternity clothes with my Mom, so we went out and got a few things for
when I need them.  Can’t wait until I need to pull those out!  😀

We had our first appointment and got our actual due date….July 22.


It was seriously unbelievable to see our baby.  I cried so much, looking at our little one, hearing
its perfect heart beat, and holding my incredible husband’s hand.  There really
is nothing like seeing your baby for the first time!

I think that the nausea is getting better.  I still get sick a few times a week, but in between
the queasiness and nausea is better.  Not gone…but better.  It’s so nice!

I haven’t had very many cravings.  But last night for some reason I
started thinking about Costco hot dogs.  My mouth was almost
watering!!  Today it was still very much on my mind.  The closest Costco to us is 2-3
hours away, though.  Thankfully, our commissary sells Hebrew National
hot dogs and I had the most amazing lunch ever.  SO GOOD.

My love and I picked names!  I am SO excited and absolutely love them.  For now we
aren’t announcing them…but trust me…they’re amazing.  😉

Dear little one,
It has been so wonderful spending each day with you.
We can’t wait to meet you this summer.  So many

people prayed for you to come to our family and now we 
are praying for your health and growth, both physically and spiritually.
You are so loved, sweet baby!!

3 thoughts on “Pregnancy Update: Week 12

  1. Awww! I love keeping up with your blog! 🙂 I will be sad if you decide to end it, especially now that you can give us pregnancy updates. But you do what is best for you! YAY Baby Luttkus (still so excited!) 😀

  2. I like reading your blog too. I would love to see all the pregnancy updates and find out what names you have picked.

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