Friday, March 4, 2011

Update on Luke and 12 Weeks

We ended up going to the ER last night because Luke didn't sound any better after he had several nebulizer treatments and had a fever of 102.9. He had a chest x-ray and they determined that his lungs are clear and it's just an upper respiratory infection. So, I'm just monitoring his temperature and keeping up with the treatments. He seems to be in much better spirits today. Yesterday he was crying for no reason and getting really worked up and not able to calm down. Very unlike him. I feel much better knowing he's not in any "respiratory distress" and I think he'll be better in no time.

Here's what Alphamom has to say about week 12:
Your Baby:
  • Is about two-and-a-half inches long. So still in the lemon/lime range. Comparison reruns! Sorry about that.
  • Already has pretty much every structure, organ and system needed for life by this point. Everything will continue to develop and mature, but your baby really is a perfect little miniature human being.
  • Reproductive organs are distinctly male or female. A 3D ultrasound could possibly make a pretty good guess at the sex now.
  • Can officially be Bugged By You. Reflexes have developed, so if you push on your uterus, your baby will squirm and move in response. You can’t feel it, but it sure is fun to imagine getting flipped off by your fetus.


  • Are you feeling better? I hope you’re feeling better. I keep thinking I’m feeling better and then I’m not. And then I am again! And then I smell whatever it is that you’re eating over there and BLEH.
  • Have a big-ass uterus now — too big to remain all low in your pelvis. It’ll sort of grow and migrate upwards during the second trimester. Pros: you won’t have to pee so much. Cons: your baby will better be able to land many, many karate chops to your internal organs.
  • Are probably in some maternity clothes now, especially if this isn’t your first pregnancy and/or haven’t lost weight due to morning sickness. The whole waist-butt-thigh region is spreading, and it’s best to just go with it and be comfortable.
I've been feeling kind of blah and stressed out this week. I just feel tired and overwhelmed all the time. I have a pain in my back in the lower right side that I'm being a total baby about because I've never had back problems before. I've also woken up with a headache most mornings and sometimes can't get rid of it. I just can't wait for my favorite parts of pregnancy like my growing belly and feeling flutters and kicks.

I hope everyone is having a great week!


  1. I hope you and Luke both start feeling better soon! I know your pain, things are much harder the 2nd time around!

  2. Poor Luke, I hope he starts feeling better soon!! And I feel your pain on those headaches, those are the worst! I agree with Nicki, the 2nd time around is pretty rough!

  3. I hope Luke feels better soon!!

    You know, you mamas are not making this baby #2 thing seem too appealing ;-)

  4. Read the comments and you three suck it up!! haha! Patty, not trying to sound like a MOM or anything but make sure you are drinking plenty of water!! I am sure you get nagged about that already if you aren't drinking enough. Love you girl!