Wednesday, December 1, 2010

13 weeks

How Far Along: 13 weeks. (minus a few hours, but I'm hopping on a plane first thing tomorrow morning, so I figured I do this tonight)

Size of baby: Almost 3 inches and about .8 oz - the size of a fuzzy, beautiful peach.

Baby is forming teeth and vocal cords. Baby is approaching normal proportions, with a head now only one third the size of the body

Maternity Clothes: No. But I am thinking about breaking out the Bella Band soon.

Weight Gain: According to my last midwife appt - 1 lb.

Stretch Marks: None so far.

Sleep: I'm up about once a night to pee, but sleep has gotten a little better.

Best Moment of the Week: Seeing the baby on Monday and it looking like a baby. And seeing it fling its legs and arms around. So cute. And coming in at a close second, knowing that I'll be in warm weather on vacation in 12 hours.

Movement: No. In a few weeks I will start to lay very still for a few minutes a day to see if there is anything. I have a feeling that it's going to be about another to months before this happens, but I can't wait.

Symptoms: Tired on and off - but a lot more energy than before. Boobs still a little sore. TMI - lots of gas ;)

Food cravings: Actually my meat craving isn't as strong as before. I'm very thirsty all the time. I still want orange soda though. :)

Gender: Chinese gender chart says boy. My goddaughter and her sister both say boy (they are 3 and 4) and a friend's child who has correctly guessed 8 genders said boy. After looking at the u/s and seeing how longgg the legs are I'm starting to think boy ... but we will see in 6 weeks.

What I Miss: Having the energy to work out. I really want to, but just don't have the motivation.

What I'm Looking Forward To: VACATION TOMORROW... oh you mean baby wise ... my bump growing. I really can't wait.

Weekly Wisdom: If you post your pregnancy on FB, expect stupid comments from people. Let them roll off your back and don't let it bring you down from your baby-high. ;)

Milestones: I am officially in my second trimester!!! YAY! AND I'm 1/3 of the way to meeting my little one!!!

Emotions: Patience is running thin. I still tear up at a lot of things. I'm feeling a little less concerned about this pregnancy lasting and a little more concerned about the well-being of the baby now. I guess I better get use to this feeling - I'll be worrying for the rest of my life now about the baby.


  1. Second trimester-wow! I feel like just yesterday I was reading about your IVF cycle! Enjoy vacay girlie!

  2. I can't believe the first trimester has already gone by. I swear yesterday we all got our BFP's. Crazy! Congratulations on 13 weeks. Have an awesome vacation!

  3. Hey girl! Can you email me? My email is crossingmyfingersbutnotmylegs at gmail dot com I want to pick your brain about your IVF!