Today's milestone: I told my entire team at work that I'm pregnant today. The teaching assistants already knew-- not only is it harder to hide things from people who see you all day, every day, but they needed to know why I might be suddenly sprinting to the bathroom mid-teaching. It was important that I tell the rest of the team (including occupational and speech therapists) so we can switch out whenever necessary, hopefully avoiding any punches, kicks, or headbutts to the stomach. The team I work with is great, and everyone is really excited for me and very understanding.
I posted a photo of my little belly at 11 weeks (1 week ago). It looks like I just had a big meal, but it was taken before breakfast- so it's all baby! Or, more accurately, the stuff that goes with a baby, but I won't get into those details. At 11 weeks, the baby is only the size of a large strawberry. Now that I'm at 12 weeks (today is 12 weeks, 1 day, to be exact), the baby is the size of a lime.
The lime comparison was a real milestone for us since the previous weeks' comparisons were all pretty weak- we had a couple weeks in a row of kumquat and fig, neither of which Tyler recognized as being real fruits. But a lime? That's a real fruit. I still find myself trying to convince myself that this is actually happening, that I'm really pregnant, that there's really a little baby growing in my stomach.
Tomorrow will be another first: hearing the baby's heartbeat at my appointment. I'm thinking that will make everything feel pretty real, even if only for a few minutes.