Thursday, April 14, 2011

13 Weeks

How far along: 13 weeks!!!  Some websites say I have one week to go until the 2nd trimester and others say this is the first week of the second trimester.  I don't know who to believe but I am SO HAPPY to be here!

Size of baby: Baby is the size of a peach almost 3 inches long and weighs nearly an ounce.

Total weight gain/loss: Up one pound at our Dr appt on Monday.

Maternity clothes: I can still wear two pairs of normal dress pants forget that- I wore one of these pairs on Monday and every time I sat down I thought the zipper was going to rip open.  Maternity pants with the small elastic bands are my friends even if they are baggy. I am still wearing normal shirts although I'm pretty sure some of them look too tight. I finally got a bigger bra and I am so happy about that.

Sleep: Same as last week- I haven't been getting very restful sleep unless I take a nap which only happens on the weekends.  Otherwise I'm tossing and turning, having (really) weird dreams and getting up to pee.

Best moment of the week: There are a few; our OB appt on Monday, listening to the heart beat on our doppler, and being nominated for Humpday Hero :)

Movement: No but I have had dreams about feeling the baby move

Symptoms: I get dizzy pretty easily and I get a headache just about every day.  But I'm not nauseous anymore so that's awesome!

Food cravings/aversions: I've been craving fruit this week and I can't eat anything greasy.

Gender: Don't know yet but can't wait to find out!

Belly button in or out: Still in all the way

Stretch marks: nothing new, same ones I've had forever

What I miss: Fitting into all my clothes

What I am looking forward to: Easter weekend with family and having them see our ultrasound on the 23rd.

Weekly wisdom: From my sister's hilarious friend when I asked for advice on baby stuff...
Go for comfort over cuteness when it comes to the rocking chair in their room.  Trust me.  You will be in that bitch…a lot. And keep Clorox wipes in their room.  They will spray poop on the wall.  It’s only a matter of time.

Here's my first "belly" picture- it's not the most flattering but oh well :)


  1. Happy 13th Week! You look GREAT!

  2. congrats on 13 weeks! that friend's advice is HILARIOUS!!!!

  3. Love your belly picture!! WHOOT WHOOT!!!!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! :) Your weekly words of wisdom made me crack up. Love that! Sounds like you are making great progress, I'm glad your morning sickness has gone away.

    Have you ever thought about waiting till the delievery to know what sex your having? I have a friend who has done that with each baby so far. I don't think I could stand waiting.

    I am playing mental games, where I am not sure if I am already having symptoms post IUI or not. My boobs are soooo sore, and probably tmi, but my nipples are permantly hard too. I also have had major bloat, where basically none of my pants are fitting in the belly area. These cramps, and pressure I have been getting are making me crazy, I don't sleep and am usually up every 2 hours.

  4. Wow, lots of exciting things coming up!!!!
    You look great!

  5. What an adorable bump!!! Your sister's friend's advice had me laughing so hard!

  6. Happy 13 weeks! I love reading your preggo updates since we are so close together. You look great!

  7. LOVE the little baby bump! you're one hot mama. ;) i say you're in your 2nd trimester (since i'm such an expert. ha ha!), so congrats!!!

  8. You and the little baby bump are adorable :)

  9. Lovely photo and cute bump!!And love the advice, will remember that too :)

  10. Looooooove the bump. I just can't believe how far you are, it seems to go so fast once it actually happens. (at least from afar, I bet for you it seems like it will be forever)

  11. Love the pic and the advice. She's actually right! I can't believe that soon enough, we'll know if it's a boy or a girl! So exciting!

  12. Poop on the walls??? Seriously???

    You look beautiful and very happy, and I am happy for you too!

  13. picture is great and what a great way to give everyone updates!

  14. Adorable! I'm glad you're feeling good, you look fantastic!

  15. Looking truly adorable!! I've been MIA blogging and belly bump pics..but seeing yours today makes me realize I need to update for sure! Happy 13 weeks! As for whether you are in 2nd tri or not ...
    I say po-tay-to/ are feeling good and that's all that matters!

  16. I still totally love how you post all of these little tid bits, I love cathing up! And knowing what to compare some of my things with!!! Where did you find out how big they are getting week by week? Also not sure if your on FB or not, but i'd love to stay in touch!! If so search for me, Kait Rauch Galto.


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