Week 12

We heard our baby’s heartbeat today! I don’t recall the exact number, but it was between 150 -160 beats per minute, which is normal at this time.

We decided to do the first trimester screening tests (which includes one blood test now, one specialized ultrasound scan, and one blood test during the second trimester) to determine our baby’s risk of having chromosomal abnormalities such as Down Syndrome. This ultrasound is taken from our Nuchal Translucency screening.

2013-02-13 ultrasound

Our baby is now the size of a lime! This week marks the end of the first trimester, and we are getting pretty excited to tell our friends and family. Since this pregnancy is our first, we wanted to make sure we passed the critical period before sharing our happy news. Apparently, about 10-20% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. And 80% of miscarriages happen during the first 12 weeks.

Symptoms: difficulty sleeping (it’s difficult for me to find a comfortable position), feeling hungry more often, and difficulty getting out of Jon’s sports car

Food cravings: korean food (tofu soup, kimbap), mexican food (enchilada, spanish rice)

 

San Diego Wedding

We flew down to San Diego for two days to celebrate our friend’s wedding. Beautiful location with views of San Diego bay and downtown skyline, ┬áChampagne punch, Mai Tai punch, delicious Hawaiian buffet dinner, Mariachi band, and catching up with friends made it well worth the trip!

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