pregnancy: 12 weeks

I still haven’t decided whether or not I’ll post pregnancy updates regularly.  This is my third time through so nothing seems all that new or relevant, BUT I’ve yet to chronicle a pregnancy on the blog so that part could be fun.  What do YOU guys think?  Weekly updates?  Bi-weekly? Every 4 weeks?  Leave your request in the comments and I’ll take the majority vote (probably – unless I decide I know better than you guys.)

Anyway, since I AM pregnant and I’ve made it 12 weeks (which is a call for great celebration!), I figured I’d update you on what’s going on with myself and Wright Baby #3.  I’m also stealing Madeline’s “pregnancy format” because I like it.


 I mostly just look bloated here.  Which is true.

What is baby up to at 12 weeks?


  • From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over 2 inches long (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce.
  • The baby’s fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements.
  • Baby is looking more and more like a baby and less like a shrimp.

How is mama feeling?

Weight Gain

As I’ve complained (and squawked) about before, I’m dealing with some nasty morning all-day sickness.  Due to this, I’m currently 10 POUNDS under my pre-pregnancy weight.  In my normal life, I don’t EVER weight myself.  But as I started losing 6 weeks ago, I knew that I wanted to track this pregnancy (or at least the start) to make sure I’m not losing too much weight.

To control the nausea, I HAVE to eat every hour to hour and a half.  I know that I’m eating PLENTY of food (and for the most part, it’s sodium/fat laced foods).  I just can’t seem to gain weight right now.  This happens every pregnancy so I know that soon, I’ll start feeling better and making gains.  *If* I post tomorrow, I’ll try to show you what I’ve been eating lately for WIAW.


Movement seems to help with the nausea, or at least takes my mind off of it for a short while.  Every week, I make it to a MWF 9:00 Bootcamp class.  I have to modify many of the moves and take breaks but I’m happy that I’ve kept some sort of routine through this sickness.  Travis and I also walk 2-3 nights per week – SLOW strolls just to get outside for some fresh air.



I try to lay down for 30 minutes to an hour every afternoon with Clara (my MIL offers to take Henry more afternoons than I’d like to admit).  I’m in the bed by 8pm every.single.night.  Mostly to escape the day.  A child or hunger generally wakes me up around 7:30am, so I’m getting a solid 11 1/2 hours of sleep.  Needed at this point – I’m exhausted.


None yet.


  • Nausea
  • Light headedness/Dizziness
  • Extremely Low Blood Pressure (I’ll talk about this later.)
  • Tender breasts
  • Food aversions
  • Constipation (from Zofran)
  • Zero energy

Looking Forward To

  • Feeling better!  Seriously, I think I’m a pretty strong person, but this has been THE HARDEST time in my life (I know some mamas reading this will totally relate).  I’d rather give birth naturally 10 times over than have to put up with chronic nausea – at least you know that the births will have an end.  I’m hopeful though that the next two weeks will bring healing (I was sick with Clara until Week 14, then it just VANISHED!)  Please continue to pray!
  • Drinking coffee again.  I haven’t wanted any (too bitter) but usually allow myself one cup a day during pregnancy.  I mostly just miss the habit of holding the hot mug in my hands.
  • Eating all things pumpkin.  Sweets aren’t really my friend right now, but soon, I want to make some pumpkin bread and a Paula Deen Pumpkin Cake!  mmmm…Fall.


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  1. I’m 7w pregnant with my 3rd (my second is 12 days older than porter!) and I have severe hyperemesis gravidarum. I started vomiting at 6w6d and couldn’t keep anything down, even water or Gatorade, for 36 hours and ended up in the hospital for iv fluids. I took zofran with my 2nd song or the same problem, and it wasn’t nearly this bad, but since then it’s been cited by the FDA for false marketing to doctors and hospitals for use by pregnant women when it’s never been studied for use by pregnant women, or it’s affects on the unborn child. Additionally there’s a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer for this reason and the correlation between children born with kidney defects (unfortunately, our son was born with kidney problems–1 kidney and the surviving kidney had severe Hydronephrosis and a condition called mega ureter). Anyway, I started taking dicglesis, the only FDA approved medicine for morning sickness, but I still feel horrific 99% of the day. I have zero energy, really low blood pressure (90/40), dizziness, constant uneasiness in my stomach like I could vomit at any moment. I know you’re not a doctor but you are a mama and having gone through something similar while still caring for 2 kids, well—how did you do it?!?!?

  2. A little late on this..I vote weekly! I’m 1 week ahead of you and this is my first pregnancy so I think it’d be interesting to read about it from the perspective of a more seasoned Mommy ;-)

  3. I like the idea of once a month or once every two weeks. I agree with Lindsay — I want to be able to know what’s going on so I can be thinking of you. Otherwise I might get worried.

  4. I like the updates…as many as you feel up to! It’s fun to be pregnant at the same time as you…and I pray you get to this blissful 24 week point and feel as good as I do. Big hugs, mama.

  5. I’m not usually the biggest fan of pregnancy posts, but to be honest I love hearing about yours, especially after everything you have been through!! Continued prayers for you and baby #3 :)

  6. I cannot imagine battling nausea for three months straight. You are one strong woman!

    On that note, YES PLEASE to updates on pregnancy! Even though don’t plan to have kids anytime that soon, I am utterly fascinated by pregnancy and would love to hear more on your experience.

    Praying for quick healing from the sickness and a healthy pregnancy!

  7. thanks for sharing! it gives me hope….I recently had a miscarriage and your blog helped me along….and it’s wonderful to hear that you are now expecting! I know God will help you through with the sickness and all. Praying for you and your blessings!

  8. I like the 2-weeks-at-a-time updates I see on other blogs.

    I’m 22 weeks now and I get down on myself for not doing better with getting regular belly photos or writing in my pregnancy notebook. This is our first, so I’d like to have something to look back/compare too.

  9. I would love your updates! I’m 12 weeks as well with my first and would love to read about someone who is at the same point in pregnancy as me!

  10. yes yes updates! :) it’s so fun to get to read about bloggers who are going through pregnancy at the same time as me…plus since this is your 3rd, you’ll be able to make comparisons, etc and share those as well!

  11. Just so happy to hear you’re 12 weeks! What an answer to prayer! And I know that He will be faithful with the all-day sickness too. Keep us posted on how you are doing, how baby is doing, how we can be praying for you. As much or as little as you want. You run the show, mama. And you look beautiful!

  12. I am so happy for you Lindsay!! That little “peanut” is growing and getting stronger with every day. Still praying for nausea relief!! and for you to start gaining and keep your strength up. 11 1/2 hours sounds like a good thing to me! <3 you!!!

  13. Regular pregnancy posts would be welcome! In the beginning nothing much changes week to week so I think doing it biweekly or monthly. Although (as you know) a lot changes between about 32 and 40+ weeks, so weekly then would be great! yay for babies!!

  14. I have missed having you post regularly! Love reading your posts. I am so overly thrilled and happy for you and the rest of the family.
    Would love to see regular pregnancy posts.

  15. I love the updates–so weekly would rock!

    Def praying the nausea goes away soon! Mine lasted until 16 weeks (sorry to say that), but then it was gone for a long time (and returned around 31 weeks for about 4 or so weeks). But I guess it’s alllll worth it! ;) And, I am sure you’ll have this behind you in no time, feeling more like yourself, and having that baby bump! Wahoo <3 SO happy for you guys!!!

  16. So so so happy for you Lindsay!!! I will say from personal experience that my second pregnancy has definately been much much harder but oh so worth it! I am so happy for you and your precious family!! We all love updates…I say go with what you feel up for!

    Brooke and Anslyn..and baby Jacob:)

  17. Not sure if I’ve offered an official congratulations – but here it is! So happy for you and your growing family. I happen to love pregnancy posts, so updates are fun for me :)

  18. So happy for you. Praying that you and your baby continue to grow and your child is strong! : )

  19. Thanks for this update! I’d love to hear how it goes, even though it’s not new to you. I can’t imagine the nausea… that sounds so rough and I know I can’t understand it unless I’ve walked through it, but I will pray for you! And 10 lbs on your lean frame? Hard to believe any weight could come off! I guess that’s part of it in the beginning for some people…praying that your appetite returns and knowing that with Clara it was at 14 weeks makes me hope that’s as long as it will last; maybe sooner! Just love you tons…thanks for sharing and press on in Him!

  20. Been thinking about you a lot these past several weeks, so happy to see this update. <3 Would love to read your pregnancy updates and weekly is always fun (though biweekly may keep you from feeling as pressured to write if you don't feel like it). So happy for you!!

  21. First, CONGRATS!! I would love to know at least weekly updates. We are going to start trying for a family after I finish my 2 half marathons early next year. I am researching everything that I can & would be excited to get to go back and read about your journey.

  22. i love the updates! weekly or bi weekly, but whatevers good for u! <3 hope the nausea clears up soon. I felt the same with exercising. It was the best I felt all day!

  23. i love pregnancy updates :) every week if that’s what you desire :) you know we’ll be here whatever you decide! oh and this 12 week post made me SO happy!!!!!!! sending you lots of love, prayers, and anti-nausea thoughts! :) xo

  24. yes, keep us posted. I want to be able to pray for certain things. Or text me, ha. Either way, i missed seeing your sweet face. Now, go eat some biscuits.