Friday, October 10, 2014

13 week check-in

How Far Along: 13 weeks - last week in the 1st Trimester!

Baby is the Size of a: Fuzzy Peach (I added the fuzzy myself cuz fuzzy things are cute:

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

 Exhibit C:

 Total Weight Change: -2 lbs

Showing Yet?: Blump. Lots of blump.

Maternity Clothes?:  I am right at the stage where I might have to just suck it up and dig out my maternity pants.

Stretch Marks?: No new ones

Sleep: Not awful. I flop around like a fish a lot of the night but at least I'm mostly sleeping in between that and the numerous trips to the bathroom.

Symptoms: Nothing to complain about. Feeling the stretching/cramping in my lower abdomen but I welcome that.  Nausea seems to be getting better!

Food Cravings/Aversions: I hate pretty much all food. I don't even know what I eat these days. Apple juice is okay...

Miss Anything?: Exercise.  I might try to pick it back up again (slowly) next week.

Mood: Way better than last week. Phew.

Best Moment of the Week: Tuesday's NT scan is over!  I am still waiting on b/w results but the NT measurement itself was good and it was nice to see our baby moving around in there through our tears.
Upcoming Appointments: 10/28 - meet with nutritionist and then with high risk OB for routine prenatal.

What I'm Looking Forward to: The fabled 2nd Tri energy!  I do think the nausea is starting to get better and I'm finding I'm not quite as tired so I hope those keep up!

I told my boss this week that I'm pregnant. As expected she was just pure excitement and happiness. That reaction is hard to deal with since there are so many emotions for me with this. She also told me that since I've reached 12 weeks I'm now "past the danger zone".  Yeeeaaaah.  I hope she does not bring up my pregnancy to me. I don't want to talk about it with her. She has no f-ing clue what this is like and that I am sometimes so scared I can barely keep it together, and I'm not about to try to explain it to her.  
Besides that Hubs and I are starting to discuss when/how to tell our families but no decisions as of yet. 

Feelin pretty good today :-)


  1. Glad the NT scan is out of the way and normal!! Hopefully you get the blood work back soon.

    I'm sorry your boss was so insensitive, I'm impressed you didn't punch her or break down in tears (I want to do both for you). It can be so hard when people are so excited when you're not ready/able to give up the fear or hesitancy yet. Just remember that your feelings are 100% valid and reasonable, And they do not take away from your love and excitement for your Rainbow one bit. Don't ever let anyone make you feel guilty for feeling that way, if they try to it just means they don't get it, (Sorry I'm rambling, I hope I'm making sense).

    1. Thank you dearie. Sadly I expected the insensitivity so while that sucks, it was actually good that I prepared myself for it. It didn't hit me as hard as it might have if it was completely out of the blue. I am just waiting for Nov 6th (anatomy scan #1) and then if all is good there I'm hoping I'll be able to relax more and feel some more excitement about Rainbow. <3

  2. Um, the fuzzies. I love them! I second what Packer said. And don't feel rushed to tell anyone. You'll know when the time is right :)

  3. I love the fuzzies! Sending lots of love to you and rainbow. I know this process is complex and emotional. I am glad you had a good ultrasound and I am keeping everything crossed you will get great blood tests results too. <3

  4. Fuzzy things!!! Love it! I'm glad the nausea and fatigue seem to be easing up, I hope that trend continues for you! Ugh, I'm sorry that was your boss's response, I know that this process is full of such a range of emotions for you, and unfortunately, so many people just do not understand that. Sending lots of love to you and Rainbow, and as always, a prayer for Petey <3