Tuesday, November 29, 2011

13 weeks

Total Weight Loss/Gain: I gained 5-6 pounds in the first trimester. The pamphlet my doctor gave me said I was only supposed to gain 3. Whoops!

Maternity Clothes: I’m going shopping with my mom this weekend for some : ) My work pants are tight and my jeans haven’t fit since week 9.

Stretch marks: none, yet (except the ones on my boobs from puberty!)

Sleep: I’m sleeping GREAT. I’ve slept like a baby most nights. I’m really enjoying it because I know baby will get here and sleep will be a distant memory.

Movement: It’s certainly happening, but I can’t feel it. It’s the most amazing thing to see via ultrasound though.

Cravings/Aversions: Nothing huge. Early on (5-7 weeks) I needed a LOT of salt. I salted everything very heavily. But that passed and lately I just want a lot more dairy than I used to.

Gender: No clue. Sometimes I have very strong girl feelings, but when I see the baby on the ultrasound screen I always call it “he”. We’ll have to wait and see.

Symptoms: Tired, crying a lot, hungry all the time, very easily winded, belly getting bigger, some headaches. Nausea seems to have passed (cross your fingers).

What I miss: nothing. I love being pregnant.

What I look forward to: 16 week cervical scan to see the baby again, 20 week scan and finding out the gender!

Moods: Generally great. Sometimes I cry for no reason but I don’t think I can actually blame that on the pregnancy.

Milestones:  I felt like hitting 12 weeks was a huge milestone. But really, every week feels like a milestone. Every Tuesday I turn over weeks, we read about the baby’s development, and we take a belly photo. This week, the baby gets fingerprints!

Medical concerns: My doctors don’t seem concerned at all. I’m concerned about gestational diabetes because of the PCOS. I’m also concerned about my cervical length since I had the LEEP, although my NP made it sound like one LEEP is no big deal. Basically I just want the baby to keep growing and come out at the right time : )

Misc: We are gearing up to paint the nursery in December and I’ve been doing a lot of online shopping. I believe I have a crib, changing table, and dresser picked out, but won’t order until February or so. We have decided to use gDiapers so I ordered a book about cloth diapering and I’m very excited to learn more. I feel fortunate to have a caring, involved husband who really agrees with me on these decisions.


Emily said...

gDiapers? I'm a cloth diapering addict, so I'm really excited to see this!

And ps, I nominated your for an award :)

Elphaba said...

I had a LEEP a few years ago as well and was always a bit worried, but, like you, the doctors weren't and here I am at 40+ weeks and my cervix is still holding strong!

Baby Hopes said...

We're going with gdiapers as well!!! We were just looking over the website tonight and are planning to begin with the starter kit! :)