Lisa’s Pregnancy–12 Weeks

12 weeks

I think this baby is going to be shy like it’s mamma! I’m so surprised that I really don’t have more of a belly yet! Sure, by the end of the night my belly is more round, but before getting pregnant, I thought I would be packing on the pounds from the moment I found out! I know I’ll be showing more soon since I’ll be entering the second trimester next week.

Let’s see what the baby is up to this week!


  • Most of her critical systems are fully formed!
  • She’s about to enter the growth and maturation stage, in which her organs and tissues will grow and develop rapidly.
  • She’s now developing her reflexes — if you poke her body, she’ll likely move.
  • She’s opening and closing her fingers and curling her toes, too.
  • Her brain is developing fast!



How I’m Changing

Total weight gain: Still at just 1 lb.
Maternity clothes? Clothes still fitting good!
Stretch marks? None.
Sleep: Pretty good this week.
Best moment this week: Making an appointment for a 3D gender scan in 4 weeks!
Miss Anything? Having more energy.
Movement: Nothing yet!
Food cravings: No unusual cravings yet.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Salmon & Winter Squash. I had eggs yesterday morning for the first time in 2 months!
Gender:We’re going to find out at 16 weeks with a 3d ultrasound, hopefully!
Symptoms: Tired and frequent little headaches.
Belly Button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: HAPPY!
Looking forward to: Our next check-up in a week where we’ll get to hear the heartbeat hopefully!


How I’m Feeling

Overall, I feel good. The fatigue has been pretty intense lately, even though I’ve been resting a lot. I took Friday off of work so I got a 3 day weekend to relax and get little things done around the house.

I got really dizzy out of no where when I got up Saturday morning. My vision went blurry and got very dark for about 5-6 seconds which freaked me out a little bit!

According to, Lots of women experience occasional dizziness and/or feel faint due to progesterone, which causes increased blood flow to your baby by relaxing your own blood vessels. The decrease in blood flow to your body and brain, along with typically lower blood-sugar levels during pregnancy, can set your world a-spinning. Do your part to keep your equilibrium by eating regularly, getting adequate rest, and standing up slowly.

Now I know to sit up first, wait, and then stand up.


Here are some highlights of my weekend eats!

IMGP6553Smoothie with banana, raspberries, almond\coconut milk, spinach & ice


Plain Greek yogurt with berries


2 scrambled eggs topped with grated parmesan

and some berries and a sliced kiwi

I’m so glad eggs are tasting good to me again! This was yesterday’s breakfast and I enjoyed every bite of it. I feel that eggs are so important for my health and offer many great nutrients like choline, vitamin A, protein, vitamin B12, riboflavin, phosphorus & selenium.

Egg yolks are a leading source for choline, a nutrient that, recently, has been proven to boost brainpower by speeding up the sending of signals to nerve cells in the brain. Perfect timing since this week it said that the baby’s brain was developing fast! Smile


What other power foods are important during pregnancy??

When did you start looking pregnant?

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  • Lisakthrives

    Yay for eggs! lol.. 
    You know I could go on about preggo foods all day long :-)
    I’ve never been pregnant—My experience with having a baby was a lil unexpected, as in, I got to be a mama a few hours after my nephew was born. I love the process of pregnancy though–it’s such an amazing and awesome thing for a body to do!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Lisa!
      I knew you’d be excited about me eating eggs again! ;)
      Pregnancy is pretty amazing at what it does to the human body! Can’t wait till I have a real belly though!

  • Lisa ♥ Healthful Sense

    Yes, dizziness is totally normal!
    I remember getting lightheaded and dizzy.
    You are doing everything perfectly.  1 pound in the 1st trimester is normal… my friend even lost weight (which isn’t great but happens).  Usually they say it’s about 4 pounds in the 1st trimester, and a pound per week after that!
    How exciting =)

    • Anonymous

      Yah I had no clue that you really don’t start showing till your second trimester! Especially with your first pregnancy!

  • Laury

    I thought I started looking pregnant at 14 weeks. Then I got to 18 weeks and thought I looked it then. Nope. I probably REALLY started showing at 22 weeks but people didn’t stop offering me alcohol when we went out to eat until I was like 37 weeks hahaha

    Your body is doubling in blood volume so dizzyness is totally normal. I felt icky in my first tri, and actually my workouts had to be toned down until my second trimester! You look great…and no, not showing, but don’t be surprised!

    Eggs were my GO -TO! Glad you can eat them again!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Laury! Yah I can totally see that happening. I feel huge at 20 weeks but will have no idea for what’s to come!

  • Laura @ Meet Virginia

    You look gorgeous, girl!  

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Laura, you sweet southern gal! ;)

  • Candy @ Healthy In Candy Land

    I know it’s hard to be patient when you are so excited, but trust me, when that belly is bigger than you thought imaginable and it’s hard to move around, you will long for the days of the little belly! :) I didn’t start showing with my first baby until a couple weeks after my ultrasound, so like 22 weeks or so. I was so excited to wear maternity clothes and for everyone to know I was obviously pregnant. Enjoy the ride–it goes by very fast!

  • Anonymous

    Sooo exciting that you’ll be hearing the baby’s heartbeat soon – and seeng a 4D scan!!!

    You’re surely gonna have a very healthy baby with all those gorgeous meals you’ve been having!

  • Thehealthyapron

    You look great! I definitely gained more than I would have liked the first trimester but I couldn’t help it! The only thing that made me less nauseous was eating. Now that I’m 15 weeks, I feel MUCH better, crave really healthy foods, and feel like my weight gain is slowing down. I heard it all evens out anyway.

  • Stefanie

    Ah, I love this! You look so gorgeous and you’re into the second trimester now  – woo!! One of my great friends is about 11 weeks along and she is always intensely tired. Hopefully that’ll ease up in the second trimester a bit. :)

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