Yep, you read that right. I skipped from 11 to 13 weeks. What can I say? Pregnancy is exhausting! I felt guilty about it for about a day and then decided that it’s really not the end of the world (and I’m pretty sure I don’t look any different anyway.)
So, here we are… 13 weeks, as of Tuesday, and officially entering the second trimester— the “honeymoon trimester,” as they call it. I seriously never thought this day would come. So far, I still feel nauseous the majority of the time, but I’m hoping that it’ll disappear in the next couple weeks and I can really start enjoying this whole bringing-a-life-into-the-world thing :)
How far along? 13 Weeks
Baby is the size of: A peach
Total weight gain: I’m down 7 lbs again… bummer.
Gender: We find out on 1/27!! I’m so excited :D
Name: I think we’re honestly waiting until we find out the gender to really talk names seriously. We’ve even considered picking out 2 or 3 names and waiting until the baby comes to decide… it just feels like so much pressure to name a person!
Maternity Clothes: Loving my maternity pants! I’m still looking for some quality, thick leggings (anyone have any suggestions?)
Stretch marks? nope
Sleep: Still in bed by 9:30 most nights
Movement: I haven’t felt anything yet, but I’m always on the lookout now. Any time I’m laying still I pay extra-close attention to my belly.
Best moment this week: We borrowed a doppler from my cousin and heard the heartbeat for the first time!! That has been a pretty fun toy :) Also, I got an AMAZING facial this week to try and combat the terrible pregnancy skin. I haven’t felt that good since I’ve been pregnant. I kept smiling through the whole thing like a total doofus, but I couldn’t help it— it was heavenly!
Miss Anything: I still miss our weekly date nights. I’m still too nauseous to eat in a restaurant… can’t wait to get that back.
Belly button in or out? In
Food cravings: STRAWBERRIES. Like, I’ve literally been dreaming about them. I’ve found a few decent ones, but it’s hard when they’re not in season. I could seriously eat them all day every day.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Same as always… I’ve got low-grade nausea just about all the time. Can’t wait for that to be o-v-e-r.
Labor Signs: nope
Symptoms: I’ve started getting headaches many evenings, which is not fun at all.
Wedding ring on or off? On!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, if not a little exasperated from feeling constantly sick for the past 8+ weeks.
Looking forward to: Reaching the honeymoon stage in my own pregnancy (soon, I hope!) Also, my sister-in-law had her fourth baby this morning and I can’t wait to meet him (and visit with my other nieces and nephew) in March!