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trimesters and me.

for those of you unfamiliar with how trimesters are measured, there are three (3!) models:

Development:

This uses actual developmental stages to divide up a pregnancy. From LMP to 12 weeks the embryo develops all the major organs and becomes a fetus. From 12 weeks to 27 weeks the fetus continues developing and reaches viability. From 27 weeks on the fetus finishes development and prepares for delivery. Here the second trimester begins at 12w 0d and the third at 27w 0d.

Gestation:

With this method you take the 40 weeks of gestation and divide by three. Here the second trimester begins at 13w 3d and the third at 26w 6d.

Conception:

This method is where you take the 38 weeks of post conception development, divide by three, and add two weeks. Here the second trimester begins at 14w 5d and the third at 27w 3d.

(info courtesy of baby2see.)

today i have arrived 12 weeks. h and i have agreed to abide by the development model of trimester calculations. therefore: i am now in my 2nd trimester. i am hoping that this milestone will trick my body into giving up the first trimester nausea drama, and move on to a blissful break.

so far? not so much. but it’s only been a few hours. fingers still crossed.
meanwhile, sparky is growing growing. my belly is sore and stretchy feeling, and now lies next to me when i’m on my side in bed.

that’s all i gots for today. must find food that will stay in belly and then sleeeeeeep.

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