Tuesday, April 9, 2013

13 Weeks!

How far along: 13 Weeks, 1 Day!

Total Weight Gain/Loss: None.  I lost about 6 lbs during my first trimester and am back to pre-preg weight.

Maternity clothes: Mostly just pants and flowy tops/tunics.  I tried the whole rubber-band trick, but that stopped working 2 weeks ago.  I can squeeze in to button them, but it's just so darn uncomfortable.  I found the most amazing maternity skinny jeans/jeggings (and the only reason I call them jeggings is I found them discontinued online from Motherhood Maternity and they called them "jeggings".  They are totally jeans!) at a consignment store and had to have another pair.  The only place I could find them was eBay!  They are on their way.  I got them both for about $12.  Love!

Stretch marks: None yet- I have some from adolescence but nothing new.  My-ahem-ladiesss have grown so much they are dry dry dry, so Palmer's cocoa butter is in the beauty regimen every morning post-shower and I think it totally reeks (it's cheap, and it is the best!).  Getting used to it.

Sleep: Weird!  I wake up every morning around 3am to potty and cannot get back to sleep.  I fell asleep almost every night at 6pm (I know, my poor lonely husband!) during those first few weeks, so I think I'm just not needing that much sleep anymore.  Need to do some nesting to stay awake until bed time!  When I know what gender this baby is, it's quilt time!  And, weird, weird dreams.  I woke up last night after dreaming my sister and I had been abducted, I was eating McDonald's french fries in the trunk, and she blew the man's head off so we could escape.  I found a maternity sleeping boppy at a consignment sale for $10 and made a new cover.  It is a miracle worker!   Best sleep of my life.

Best moment this week: Getting out of the first trimester (or being right at the end, depending on who you talk to).  I think after you wait so long to have a baby and then lose one, you have a hard time thinking you will ever make it past that scary time in the beginning.  I remember telling Daniel last week that I was just in shock that we were this far- I just never thought it would happen and I could not be more thankful.  So undeserving of such joy.

Movement: Not yet.  Can't wait.

Food cravings: Anything that won't give me heartburn. I have had a horrible time with it, but I didn't know that is was heartburn!  I just thought it was my nausea wearing off or something (which it was, thank the Lord).  Who knew!  I dislike it and love it at the same time.  Loving that my worries are heartburnI want Coke and any other pop, but it hates me right now. 

Gender: Don't know yet, though I have my suspicions.  May 22nd is the day!

Labor signs: Zilch, thank goodness.  I've had some stretching pains in my hips every once in a while, but nothing else!  I've stopped freaking out that they are bad cramps-but they definitely get worse if I run around all day without enough rest or don't drink enough water.

Belly button - in or out? In.  Surrounded by a growing bump!

What I miss: Freaking cold cuts.  I would give anything for a cold turkey sandwich!

What I am looking forward to: Finding out what we're having!  Seeing my hubby be a daddy.  CLOTH DIAPERS (slowly growing my stash- got some fluff mail this week!  3 Applecheeks.  Love them!)


  1. You are too cute! Love this post :) And you lucky girl you about the weight gain...I have already gained 10 pounds...AHHHH!!! P.S. You look absolutely stunning in this picture. You definitely have the pregnancy glow :)

  2. Aveno is best for moisture and stretch marks. my doctor also told me that stretch marks are hereditary if your mom had them you're more likely to get them. neither my mother or me had them and I gained 96lbs with my second child! yowzas! congratulations!


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