12 Weeks.

Ok..I'm updating again :)

I'm already at the end of the first trimester. The queasiness is slowly subsiding, though I can still feel it every now and then. I'm already showing some tummy :D! I can't fit on my regular pants already, that's why, I'm thinking of buying a bellaband or whatever that will help me still use my pants because I can't fit into a regular maternity pants.

My next OB check up will on Sept. 5. And as for the little peanut, here's what babycenter says about it now.

Your baby's face is beginning to look more human (Medline 2009), even though she is only about 5.4cm long from her crown to her rump and weighs slightly less than 14g. Her eyes, which started out on the sides of her head, have moved closer together. Her ears are almost in their normal position on the side of her head (Hill 2009; Visembryo 2006). Her liver is making bile and her kidneys are secreting urine into her bladder.

Your baby squirms if your belly is prodded, although you cannot yet feel movement. Fetal nerve cells have been multiplying rapidly and the neurological connections in her brain (synapses) are forming. Your baby has acquired more reflexes: touching the palms makes the fingers close, touching the soles of the feet makes the toes curl down and touching the eyelids makes the eye muscles clench (Medline 2009).

Your midwife can now feel the top of your uterus (womb), also known as the fundus, low in your belly. As you enter the second trimester, you may find yourself donning looser, less restrictive clothing. Soon you won't be able to fit into your old clothes any more.

You may now find that once the sickness feeling has passed, your appetite returns. Find out how to eat well over the next few weeks.

Morning Sickness

The queasiness is now becoming an "All Day Sickness"

I know it's normal for pregnant women to experience morning sickness. I've had it before on my first pregnancy but now it's different. It came very early and I'm really looking forward to relief.

Anyway, here's some facts about "Morning Sickness":

"Morning sickness" is really a misnomer. (In fact, the technical medical term is "nausea and vomiting of pregnancy.") For some pregnant women, the symptoms are worst in the morning and ease up over the course of the day, but they can strike at any time and last all day long.

About three quarters of pregnant women experience nausea and sometimes vomiting during their first trimester. The nausea usually starts around six weeks of pregnancy, but it can begin as early as four weeks. It tends to get worse over the next month or so.

About half of the women who get it feel complete relief by about 14 weeks. For most of the rest, it takes another month or so for the queasiness to ease up, though it may return later and come and go throughout pregnancy. (From Babycenter.com).

Home treatment measures for morning sickness:

  • Changing what, when, and how much you eat.
  • Taking ginger, vitamin B6, or vitamin B12, which are known to reduce nausea and/or vomiting during pregnancy.
  • Avoiding foods and smells that make you feel sick.
  • Trying acupressure, which seems to work for some women.
  • Taking doxylamine with vitamin B6, which you can buy without a prescription. Talk to your health professional before taking this remedy. (from webmd.com)
And according to a parenting magazine that I've read last night, eating frequent and smaller meals, not frequently drinking water during meals, and ice chips can help. Have never tried ice chips and vitamin B6 yet but I hope that by the end of my first trimester, this will be over.