Monday, July 30, 2012

13 weeks

This is my last week in the 1st trimester - which I find hard to believe that I have even gotten to this point! These past couple of months have been so surreal & sometimes I feel like this isn't really happening to us. I'm hoping this feeling of being pregnant will start sinking in soon & I can get to a point where I can relax a bit. Still just taking it one day at a time... 

*remind me not to where plaid - or maybe just this dress?! I think the plaid makes my "baby bump" look way bigger than it actually is!

How far along? 13 weeks (baby is almost 3 inches long & the size of a medium shrimp) 

Symptoms: I think I have gained a cup size in my boobs & am going to need to buy some bigger bras soon. They are also SO very sore. Still feel a little nauseated in the morning & when I am feeling hungry. The fatigue & exhaustion are slowly starting to fade & I am starting to feel back to "normal" once again.

Weight gain/loss: + 1 lb (back at a total of 3 lbs gained from my starting weight which is right where I should be for the end of the 1st trimester)

Maternity clothes? not yet

Sleep: still easily falling asleep & can now make it to 4:30am without having to get up to pee. Still can't fall back asleep though once I have gotten up :(

Food cravings/aversions: Still loving the tomato, basil, mozzarella panini's. Still not wanting any coffee, mexican, or my absolute favorite snack: popcorn.

Movement? can't feel any yet

What I miss? I actually miss being able to wear all my cute shorts - especially since it has been so flippin' hot here!!

Best moment this week: last week in the 1st trimester

What I'm looking forward to: starting the 2nd trimester next week

Next Appointment: 14 week visit with the OB on August, 6th 

Milestones: Baby T's fingerprints have formed on the tiny fingertips, the veins & organs are clearly visible through the very thin skin, & the body is starting to catch up with the head — which makes up just a third of the body size now.


Cori said...

Seriously, you rock pregnancy. You look beautiful! :)

Kelly Jean said...

You will *sort of* get to a point where you can at least relax - BUT, if you're like me, you won't ever get to a place where it doesn't feel surreal! I started the third trimester today and I STILL can't believe I'm even pregnant!!! I think when you try for so long it's just one of those things that is so amazing that you really can't believe it's actually happening. I hope your pregnancy is VERY uneventful - maybe then you will be able to relax. I've had problem after problem, so it's been hard to relax. I thought once I got past the 12 week mark where m/c was diminished, I would be calmer. No such luck lol. I thought once I got past viability, I would be calmer - nope lol! People "like us" feel so lucky to be pregnant that we're just sure it's going to end at any moment. That's normal. Sooo.. I won't say "try to relax", because that's impossible. But just try to know that everything is going to be okay and great and baby is healthy and you are so blessed to have what you have! Also, as you're noticing already - it goes by SO fast! Honestly, I can't BELIEVE I'm starting the third tri. Document EVERYTHING, take tons of pics and just try to be grateful every day, which I'm sure you are!

Lainey-Paney said...

Oh my goodness! I just read your history, and epilogues (part 1 & 2), and HOW AMAZING! HOW EXCITING!


Lydia said...

I think you look fantastic in that dress. And what a great idea to take photos in front of that tree - the leaves will change and you can capture the seasons changing as you little one grows inside.

Nickie said...

ummm hello...Monday afternoon. 14 weeks post please!!!