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Monday, June 27, 2016

13 Week Bumpdate

   Some say 13 weeks is when the 2nd trimester begins, some say 13 weeks and 2 days, 13 weeks and 3 days, or some even say it doesn't start until 14 weeks. Well guess what? I don't care. I'm saying hello 2nd trimester! I've heard you're going to give me some energy, increase my sex drive and decrease the morning sickness? Totally looking forward to that because I am exhausted, my sex drive in the 1st trimester has been almost non-existent, and the "morning" sickness has been horrible and only managed by Diclegis. So please hurry up and bring me these 2nd trimester positives I've been looking forward to.

   Alright, let's give this bumpdate thing a try!

Ok so technically I'm 13 weeks and 1 day in this photo and I'm 13 weeks and 2 days today.

How Far Along: 13 weeks

Due Date: 12/31/2016 New Year's Eve!

Baby is the Size of: Peach, measuring 3" long from crown to rump!

Weight Gain: So at the new OBGYN's office, they don't seem to let you look at the scale or tell you your weight. However, the last time I went, they used a different scale and I caught a glimpse of the numbers, just not what was after the decimal point. I've only gained 1 lb in the first trimester, yay!

Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting (controlled by Diclegis), sore boobs, bloating, moody, fatigue, and sciatic nerve pain.

Gender: We should be finding out any day now thanks to the harmony test! Eeek!!!

Name: We already have a name picked out for a boy and a name picked out for a girl. We will reveal when we find out the gender! So freakin' excited!!!

Movement: For a first time mom especially (or so I've read), it is usually too early to feel anything. But I've been feeling these little tiny quick electric shocks and I can't help but wonder if that is the baby moving?

Nursery: We're going with a woodland/ woodland critters theme regardless of gender. We will just make it a little more masculine or feminine depending on the sex of our baby. I've been pinning away and can't wait to paint and decorate! I've already bought two things for the nursery.

Maternity Clothes: I actually bought my first piece of maternity clothing this past weekend! Just a simple tank top that was on sale at Target. I have been using a hair tie to keep my jeans closed since it is uncomfortable to have them buttoned while sitting down and I got two belly bands already since my doctor gave me a coupon code for two free ones, just had to pay $15 shipping.

Sleep: I am so freaking tired. Twice this week I have considered leaving work early b/c I was so tired (and moody) but I stuck it out.

Best Moment of the Week: Getting to see our baby at the ultrasound appointment and getting to hear the heartbeat twice since I had two appointments that week (1 with a specialist and 1 regular appointment with a midwife). Also, finally announcing on social media (and to my office but that was an uneventful one b/c I work with complete idiots). It feels so good to be able to share our wonderful news with the world!

Missing: Wine and Margaritas- especially margaritas! I need to get a new bigger blender and get Jesse to make me some virgin ones.

Cravings & Aversions: In the very beginning I mainly craved spicy chicken sandwiches from Chik-fil-a and Wendy's and then it transitioned to more of fresh fruits and veggies. Right now I love Chipotle (always have and I mean, who doesn't?), LOTS of fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, whole grain rice, and maybe some ice cream.

   Aversions... ugh I can't even say or type some b/c I will feel so sick but I'm going to go ahead and just type a few. Grilled chicken (unless it is like overdone and crispyish), nuts, spinach & artichoke dip, biscuits, and steamed green vegetables aren't appealing to me at all but I still mix steamed green beans into my lunch and am still able to eat them as long as I don't smell them. I know there are others but I have pushed some so far out of my mind so that I stop thinking about them to prevent from puking.

Mood: So excited!... and moody. I have been getting very easily annoyed this week. But when I'm happy, boy am I happy. I LOVE seeing our baby on the ultrasound screen, hearing his or her heartbeat, and have I mentioned how much I can't wait to find out the gender?!

Looking Forward to: Finding out the gender!!!

Jesse: Also looking forward to finding out the gender. It's funny b/c before I got pregnant, he was all about not wanting to know the gender of our future child/ children until birth and now he is all about wanting to know it now too! It is awesome!

Well that was fun!

-Heather

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