Thursday, September 8, 2011

13 Weeks


I'm 13 weeks pregnant today!  HELLO second trimester...I've been wanting to meet you for awhile now!

Size of Baby: Peach...almost 3 inches long and weighs almost an ounce!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Only down about 4 pounds now from pre-pregnancy.  I'm very thankful I'm starting to catch up a little.  I will put this disclaimer on here - my weight has CRAZY fluctuations.  So it's not that odd to gain/lose 3-4 pounds in a week for me.  So don't think I'm on some weird diet if it happens! :)

Maternity Clothes: I'm thinking the switch to maternity pants is in my near future.  There's only a couple of pairs of regular pants I can wear now without the weird muffin-top look.  I wore maternity pants for the first time this week - and they are UH-MAY-ZING.  They're still a little loose, but better than my too-tight regular pants.  Shirts and dresses are still fine though!

Gender: I'm starting to get a "hunch" that we might have a girl.  That's TOTALLY a hunch, but I've just got a gut feeling.  We'd be happy with either one though!  AND we scheduled the appointment to find out today - October 4th is the big day!

Movement: Nothing that I can feel.  The nurse did say the baby was moving all over the place when she was trying to get a heartbeat today at my appointment - she'd have it one second, then it would move.  I can't WAIT to feel something!

Sleep: Still good...but I've started waking up in the middle of the night for like 15-30 minutes.  If you know me, you know I NEVER do that - I am usually a super sound sleeper.  Very strange.  But I'm not sleeping quite as much - I'm actually able to stay awake until 9-10 now! :)  Definitely getting some of my energy back.
What I miss: Really nothing!  I almost got up the nerve to have a caffeinated drink today, but I chickened out. :)  Maybe soon!
Cravings: I'm not as much on the sour kick.  I've been LOVING water, and I've actually really liked spicy things this week!  We went to PF Chang's last night and I COVERED my food in that chili paste they bring you.  Noah looked at me like I was nuts.
Symptoms:  I see what everybody is saying about starting to feel like yourself again about this point! I'm still sick, but not nearly as much.  It's still bad first thing in the morning, and I get a little queasy at dinner, but if I make myself eat through it I'm fine.  And I'm getting my energy back too!  I don't feel the need to sleep 12 hours a night anymore.  I'm still having the stretchy feelings, but nothing that's not normal.

Best Moment This Week: We got our Doppler heart monitor in Tuesday!  It only took a couple of minutes to find the heartbeat.  I am LOVING having that at home, so I can check in on the baby anytime I want!  I would HIGHLY recommend getting one (but I'd wait until you're 12-13 weeks before you do...the heartbeat can be hard to find before then, and there's no sense in scaring yourself for no reason) (says the crazy pregnant lady that freaks herself out with something stupid pretty much every few days). :)

We also had a great appointment today!  No ultrasound this time, but nurse found the heartbeat on their doppler too.  It's still in the lower/mid 160's.  Everything as far as my measurements looked great too.  And like I said above, we scheduled the gender ultrasound for my next appointment...4 weeks and counting! :)