I can’t believe so much time has gone by! Week 13 has been good to me so far. I’ll be 14 weeks Friday and I’m feeling much better than I had been feeling the past month. I’m not as sleepy and not as nauseous. Certain foods still don’t sit well with me during certain times and I still love potatoes and grapes (not together) more than anything. I have a few friends who told me they had ultrasounds around 12-13 weeks and could tell if they were having a boy or girl then. I’m DYING to go get a special 3D Ultrasound so we can tell what we’re having but my husband is much more patient than I am, and says he can wait another 7 weeks… *sigh*.
I also wrote my first post for Modern Day Mom. They’re going to be following my whole pregnancy and helping me through it! They have experts to talk with me about nutrition, fitness, financial planning and more! We’ll also suppose to have fun contests where you help me pick out stuff for Spawnie and win things for your little one too!
Of course I’ll keep blogging here, I actually have a whole lineup of fun giveaways too that I’ll be doing throughout my pregnancy. I get quite a few request sometimes to write about different products related to children and/or pregnancy so I’m choosing my favorites to feature through my next 27 weeks! I’m not going to forget about all of my future mama friends either! They’ll be plenty of stuff you can save, and fertility stuff too to help along the way!
Ok, so on to what Spawnie’s looking like at 13 weeks:
-Fingerprints have formed on Spawnie’s tiny fingertips
-My baby’s veins and organs are clearly visible through his/her still-thin skin
-Finally, Spawnie’s body is starting to catch up with her head — which makes up just a third of its body size now.
-If Spawnie is a girl, she now has more than 2 million eggs in her ovaries.
-Spawnie is almost 3 inches long and weighs nearly an ounce.
Going on with Mommy:
-According to Baby Center, this is the last week of first trimester, and my risk of miscarriage is now much lower than earlier in pregnancy.
-Next week marks the beginning of my second trimester, a time of relative comfort for many women who see early pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness and fatigue subside.
-More good news: Many couples also notice a distinct libido lift around this time (thank goodness cause I’ll be honest, my friend Libby has been on 3 month vacation along with my Aunt Flow)
-My breasts may have already started making colostrum, the nutrient-rich fluid that will feed Spawnie for the first few days after birth, before my milk starts to flow.
-I’m noticing more round ligament pain as my uterus grows and expands. It’s especially painful when I sneeze.
My stomach feels fattier. I had a chat with an RN today through my company’s maternity benefits program and she answered a lot of my questions. I’m suppose to gain about 25-35 pounds through my pregnancy. I gained a pound and a half my first two months then went down to where I started at 12 weeks. We’ll see where I’m at next time! I’m about 140lbs, so by the end of my pregnancy I may be about 175… That’s the biggest I’ve ever been! Yikes!!
Oh, and any ideas of how to decorate a little tummy like mine for Christmas or the holidays? I’m entering a photo contest and need ideas! Mine may not be as big as some of the others so I’ve gotta be creative! I’m thinking of wearing this shirt @NanceAttack made for me and taking it next month if my tummy gets bigger by then.
Oh,and PS, question of the day: Did you have a doula? Why or why not? I’m debating getting one. I’ll post my dilemma later this week but I’d love to know your quick thoughts for now as I sort through some of mine!