|Please excuse my pajamas. And side ponytail. And overall appearance. But focus on BABY BEAR growing away!|
And welcome to 13 weeks, 3 weeks.
Also known to MANY as the 2nd trimester (40 weeks divided by 3..)
I'm officially in my 2nd trimester and barely seeing the benefits so far.
BUT - I have to say - right now, at this very second, I feel good!!
So maybe the nausea and exhaustion can leave??? (and never return!)
We had our sequential screen on Friday - this is the ultrasound & blood work test to measure the baby and see the odds of having a chromosomal disorder. They do one more round of blood work between weeks 16-20 and can determine the odds even further. The ultrasound was GREAT!! We loved the tech and the baby looked perfect -- he/she was jumping & waving it's little hands and feet. The heart rate was 153. Nice and strong. Josh thinks the baby is a girl based on the heart rate (higher then 140 tends to be girl) but the tech said that's only 65% true in most cases and doesn't start until 2nd trimester, so right now I'm still team BOY! I'm looking forward to the next ultrasound (between weeks 18-20) so we can see our baby bear again and learn the sex!! Our next appointment is August 3 - SO SO SO ready to finally hear the heartbeat!!
How far along? 13 weeks, 3 days.
Total weight gain/loss: I lost a bit - up 2.8 now.
Maternity clothes? I have started wearing maternity jeans. I can still get away with my regular jeans but I need to keep them unbuttoned.
Stretch marks? C'mon BIO-OIL, don't fail me now!
Sleep: Insomnia and pee-breaks make for tough nights...however last night, I slept really, really well - I needed it!
Best moment this week: Seeing the baby on the ultrasound! AND everyone at work telling me I "popped" yesterday!
Have you told family and friends: YUP! People keep texting/emailing/calling to tell us congrats, it's very sweet!
Movement: Not yet. I swear I keep feeling it.
Food cravings: Egg and Cheese from Manhattan Bagel. Hot Dogs. TastyCake Pies.
Anything making you queasy or sick: I need to keep food in my tummy - but smells aren't bothering me quite as much.
Gender prediction: I wavered a bit and started thinking girl a little - but still on the boy train! Happy either way. A BFF for Layla no matter what.
Labor Signs: No. No. No.
Belly Button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Both. My emotions are still everywhere. I cried in the car while talking to my mom yesterday on my lunch break. Enough said.
Weekly Wisdom: Don't worry (too much) about weight gain. And don't worry (too much) about Layla. Stress is good for NO ONE!
Milestones: 2nd trimester FUN!!!!!!!! (Now hurry back and feel 100%) ;)
|I couldn't help it - my sweet girl driving Winnie the Pooh all around town!|
|Belly in clothes! (12 weeks 4 days)|