Wednesday, February 15, 2012

WEEK 13 Bump Watch



How Far Along: 13 Weeks! 

Total Weight Gain: 6 lbs even though I feel like I have gained a couple from eating Valentine's Day candies that Stu got for me! 

Maternity Clothes: I absolutely love the stretchy pants I got from Motherhood Maternity store. It's so comfortable! I wear it as much as I can! As for shirts; I still wear both regular and maternity shirts.

Stretch Marks: Thankfully none thus far! 

Sleep: Okay under the circumstance...I guess being pregnant means  not getting a full night of sleep anymore, but I'm not complaining. My energy during the day is definitely back! 

Best Moments Of This Week: Getting a phone call from my doctor's to let me know that our baby has passed all the screening tests that I had done last week, and knowing that we have a healthy baby just makes me so happy! Having no headaches at all...Yay! On top of all this, I'm finally in the second trimester, and it is quite exciting to be in the second "phase" of my pregnancy because it means all fun stuff will be happening...like feeling my baby kick and move inside! 

Miss Anything: Hot beef sticks. I really miss eating them with cheese curds. Having a glass of wine. Coffee. I would love a cup of coffee, but I can't even taste it for some reason. Having a normal nose. I get a bloody nose a lot now due to increased blood flow in my body, and dry condition from the winter air. Blah. 

Movements: I think I feel a bit of fluttering here and there where my baby is located at, but I can't really confirm if the movement really belongs to my baby or my body being kooky. 

Food Craving: Celery sticks topped with peanut butter. I can't seem to get enough of celery this week. And for some weird reason; I'm really craving for Sauerkraut...don't ask, I have no clue why.

Anything Making You Queasy: Nothing really. I just feel a bit "off" if I go too long without eating. So I eat every 2-3 hours and I'm golden.

Have You Started To Show Yet: I still say kind of. I have a curved belly now, but I don't think I look pregnant yet. Stu and I call it a vanishing bump because every morning, I look smaller but at end of the day, I look bigger. I can't wait to have a belly that stays (and pregnancy books say that it will happen around month 4-5). 

Gender Prediction: Stu and I know the baby's sex! We have known since last week from my last ultrasound appointment, but the specialist is only 80% sure. So we want to wait until my next ultrasound in April to confirm/determine the sex for sure before announcing! The majority thinks my baby is a girl, and a few still thinks my baby is a boy. We will see which group is correct in about 7 weeks from now. 

Belly Button IN or OUT: Innie.

Wedding Ring On or Off: On. 

Mood: Happy and feeling good for once since I've learned I am pregnant. 

Looking Forward To: Being week 14! 


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