Tuesday, December 27, 2011

13 Weeks Pregnant!

Yay!  Hello, 2nd Trimester!

Baby Growth: Baby is now about 3 inches long and about the length of a peach!  Our sweet little one now has finger prints and even may be starting to sprout a little hair.  If baby is a girl, she already has about 2 million eggs in her tiny ovaries.  He/She can now put his/her thumb in their mouth and may start to suck it soon.  Both the nose and lips are done developing this week.  The baby is also starting to form the voice box, even though it won't be used for about 7 more months.  

My Symptoms: This week has been pretty crazy.  At the start of the week, I did not feel good at all.  I was even throwing up still.  I've also been battling a cold, so I've been coughing (and unable to sleep some nights) and feeling terrible.  Then yesterday, I really started to feel better.  My nausea has decreased significantly.  My cough is almost gone.  I feel like I might start to be getting some of my energy back!  I'm still VERY picky about my food and things either sound really really good or really really bad.  My back is still hurting pretty badly if I stand for a long period of time, but I think it's just something that I'm going to have to deal with for the duration of the pregnancy.  It's for sure not going to get better as the baby gets bigger.

Weight: I'm still at -3lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight.  This REALLY surprises me because I have for sure been eating.  I'm thankful for it, though!  I know those pounds will start to pack on soon enough!

Belly Pictures: I got my belly stickers in this week!  Yay!

Gender: Starting to really feel like this is a girl.  To the point where, in my head, I almost always think of this baby as a girl.  I think it'll be funny (and totally fine!) if this baby turns out to be a boy and I was completely wrong.  Maybe I'm thinking girl because that's all I know?  When I was pregnant with LL (and my sis was pregnant with her son) my mom did the needle test on us.  Basically, you lay on the floor and someone (my mom) holds a needle on a string over your belly.  Supposedly, if it swings in a line, it's a boy.  If it swings in a circle, it's a girl.  With both LL and my nephew, it was right.  We did that this past weekend, and it swung in a circle (girl).  Then, there's another trick that I heard about (I think from Emily??) where you can see all the children you already have and the one you're pregnant with.  For this one, you put your wedding ring (or some kind of metal) on a string and hold it over your wrist.  From the first time, it will tell you all of your kids in order.  So for me, it swung in a circle first (because I already have a girl - LL).  Then, it swung in a line (confirming what we thought about the last pregnancy that we lost being a boy), and then for the third time, it said girl again.  After we tested it on me, we tested it on my mom.  For the first and second time, it said girl (that's all she has - two girls, no miscarriages, etc.).  On the third time, it sat still.  Weird, huh?  Then we tried it on Matt and my step-dad, and it held still for them (they have kids, but haven't carried them in their bodies).  Crazy!

Maternity Clothes: Nope!  None at all!

Movement: Yes!  In fact, on Friday (the day before Christmas Eve), I felt this baby moving ALL DAY LONG!!  It was awesome!  I didn't feel anything the next two days, but I've felt a bump here and there yesterday.  Such a good feeling!

Sleep: This has been pretty terrible this week because of being sick. Now that I'm starting to feel better, I'm also starting to sleep better.  I've stopped sleeping on my stomach, but it wasn't anything that I really decided to not do.  It just doesn't sound comfortable anymore.

What I Miss: I don't think anything right now!  I'm starting to feel better, I'm not at work - life is good!  

What I'm Looking Forward To: I think we might go see my sister this weekend, so I'm looking forward to that.  I'm looking forward to feeling this baby move more and more.  I'm also excited about getting more of the office cleaned out to make room for this little one!  I've also started searching for ideas for LL's birthday party, and I'm starting to get REALLY excited about it!

Cravings: Still not really anything.  Super picky about food, but not really craving anything.

My Concerns and Questions: I'm struggling with fear right now.  I'm used to going to the doctor every week, so waiting for 4 weeks is a scary change.  Satan is using this to sneak in and tell me horrible things.  I've just been praying to keep him away and staying as positive as I can!

Goals for the Week: Enjoy being home with my girl!!


1 comment:

Emily said...

Zach learned in college that those string tricks are bs...whatever the person who is doing it is thinking that is the answer it will give even if the person isnt moving it on purpose!