Weekly Pregnancy Update – 13 Weeks

How far along: 13w0d – 2nd Trimester!!!!

Baby’s size: 3.42 inches, 1.52 oz., about the size of a peach.

Total weight gain: Up only 0.8 lbs. from egg retrieval as I lost another 0.9 lbs. in the last week.

Maternity clothes: A mixture of maternity and regular pants, but still in all my regular shirts and sweaters.  I can tell I’m losing weight though, as the maternity pants feel roomier now than a few weeks ago.

Stretch marks: I’m not seeing any.  And I’ve heard lots of talk about fancy creams and oils, but my dermatologist told me not to waste my money on anything expensive, as either you’re going to get stretch marks, or you aren’t.  He said just regular old lotion should be fine.

Sleep: Some nights okay, other nights horrible.  Even the okay nights involve lots of tossing and turning though.

Symptoms/Feeling: Apparently my ‘morning’ sickness is not gone, as I skipped my unisom and B6 yesterday and felt AWFUL!  I’ve also noticed an extremely stuffy nose the past week, just as my pregnancy book suggested.  It’s like it knows me or something!  Oh, and diarrhea the past two days.  No clue what the deal with that is, but it has helped the weight loss along…

Best moment of this week: The anticipation of finding out the gender.  Still no call from the doctor, but I’m hoping today!

Miss anything: My shapely body.  I actually liked my toned legs and arms after Kosama for almost a year.  I just look squishy everywhere now.

Movement: Not yet, but looking forward to it!

Food cravings: I was on an apples kick for a while there, but I’ve moved onto oranges.  Like at least two a day.  Wait, do oranges cause diarrhea?  Also, I’ve been craving a Hardee’s hot ham and cheese for the past week.  One of these days I’m going to indulge.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Apparently not taking the unisom and B6, in which case everything!  I feel much better today, not perfect, but much better.

Have you started to show yet: Since I’m up less than a pound I guess I have to say no.  Things in my tummy must have rearranged though, as I swear I do have a small bump!

Gender: I’ve been checking my phone every few minutes for the call from the doctor…

Labor signs: Good God no!

Belly button in or out: In.

Wedding rings on or off: On.

Happy or moody most of the time: Does stressed qualify as moody?  I have so many Christmas presents to buy yet, and the weekends are becoming fewer and fewer.  And no ideas for anyone…  And this week involves time with Eric’s parents…

Looking forward to: The call from the doctor with the gender!

Purchases for baby:  The 4moms mamaroo is supposed to arrive Wednesday.  I’m excited to set it up and try it out!  Otherwise, I used up some FSA dollars in my account on anything I thought I might need, some breast milk storage containers, breast pads, etc.  Not a lot is approved for FSA spending, so I bought what I could find.

Eric’s reactions:  Eric’s new favorite thing is giving me shit about everything I eat, pointing out what is good and bad for baby.  I know he’s just teasing, and it is cute he is thinking of baby, so it doesn’t really bother me.

16 thoughts on “Weekly Pregnancy Update – 13 Weeks

  1. I can’t believe you are 13 weeks already! It probably doesn’t seem like time has gone that fast for you. Can’t wait to hear the results of your gender test! Do you have a feeling if you are having a boy or girl? …… did your builder show you the front of your house yet?


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