Tuesday, March 26, 2013

13 weeks. First trimester done.

Some people use different dates to determine when the second trimester starts. I've heard 12 weeks, 13 weeks and even 13 weeks and 3 days.   I decided to go with 13 weeks.  So today I'm in the second trimester and am 1/3 way through this pregnancy.   

How far along:  13 weeks. This is date I got from charting; if I went by the date of my period, which my ob does I would be 13 weeks 3 days.  There isn't much of a variation in them.  I didn't ovulate as late as I have before.  I'm still sticking with the ovulation date, which baby has measured at during the first two ultrasounds.  I didn't ask during the third. 

Baby Size:  A peach or a gas cap on a car.  Take your pick.

Weight:  124.4 (up 1.6lbs from the start).


  • Dizziness and lightheartedness started last week.  I have been trying to eat more often and have been drinking lots more water and that seems to help somewhat.  
  • I still feel nausea a lot although it's less of an all day thing and more of a here and there thing. 
  • Getting up lot's to pee at night
  • Gas pains
I look big here, but it's totally the shirt
 and the way I'm standing. 
Maternity Clothes: Not yet.

Sleep:  I need to get more on a routine of going to bed early and not sleeping in so late (9-10am).  I slept a few 3-4 hour stretches Saturday night which for me is a long time.

Cravings/Food Aversions:  Still not a fan of meat, although I did eat a chicken egg roll the other day.  Fruit is still always good as are bagels and cream cheese.  But really no cravings yet.  My appetite has mostly returned and it's no longer a struggle to eat although I still only eat small portions.

Belly Button:  In

Rings on or off: On

Gender:  Unknown, but only for 5 more weeks.  My sister in law and mother in law say boy.  My mom, sister and brother in law say girl.  My brother says he hopes it's a girl so my niece won't be the only girl on that side of the family. 

I had a dream Sunday night that the baby was a boy.  I had a random unexpected ultrasound during a unscheduled (as in I think I just showed up at the doctor because I was in the area) doctor visit at 14 weeks.  As soon as the wand was put on my belly the baby was shown with it's leg spread and there was no mistaking it was a boy.  Rob was proud of that fact. Ha.
Name:  I don't know.  Rob says we are set on the names we had before getting pregnant, but now that I actually am I find myself wavering a little.  But we still have lots of time since we don't want to share until after the baby is born. 

Milestones:  2nd trimester!

Best moment: Telling our families.  It was kind of tough to get together, but it was worth it.  They were all really excited for us. Although seeing the baby again and seeing it move was pretty amazing.

Looking forward to:  Garage sales to get cheap baby things!

What I miss:  Wine, specifically moscato or reisling.  I'm not a big drinker, but once in a while it's nice to have a glass with dinner. 

Labor signs: Please nothing for at least another 25 weeks!

Appointments:  16 week checkup on the 16th, and the anatomy scan on the 30th. 

Misc.  We told our families this past weekend.  I didn't do anything fancy for my parents.  They asked me if I was feeling better (I had been feel dizzy at a party the night before) and I said "Not really because I'm pregnant" or something along those lines.  
   With Rob's dad, sister and brother in law I had taken pictures a few weeks ago when I was babysitting my nephew and niece.  I took a picture of my nephew holding up a sign with the number #1, my niece with a number #2 and then I took the ultrasound pic and put a #3 on it.  I put them in a album on the ipad and had them flip through it.    My sister in law caught on right away and said "I know that's not my ultrasound picture.  Congratulations!"   

It was kind of like this. 

Love Love Love 'Psych'

Later that night Rob sent a text to every family member who's number he had to tell them.  Sometimes I feel like he's not as involved as I'd like.  He doesn't always ask how I'm feeling, or when I say I'm feeling sick and expect him to get me something he doesn't always just do it like I'd like.  But then he shows his excitement in other ways and it makes me feel so happy.  I never doubted his excitement, but I guess it is different for guys.  

Then the other day Rob was talking about getting the crib set up.  I was like whoa, it's still really early!  And the crib needs to be painted.  It's not my favorite color or style, but it was free and I don't hate it; I just would not have chosen it if I had to pay for it. I'm still very grateful that it is one less thing we need to buy. 


  1. Oh my goodness, Kelly!! Congratulations! I must confess I saw you on the bump a while ago, so I figured you were trying. ;-) But I never knew about your losses. I'm so sorry. I had 2 losses, too and totally know that feeling of fear during the entire 1st trimester. So glad you're in the 2nd tri, now!

    When I was pregnant with Lucy it was hard for me how un-involved Justin was. But immediately after she was born, he was so in love with her. It's so different for guys.

    I think you should write a blog entry about how you find contests to enter and win all this free stuff! I really need to start doing stuff like that now that I'm home full time. (P.S. I want to know what happened with your job. I'm keeping my ears open for nanny jobs for you.)

  2. Look at that cute little baby bump! Awesome! My husband wasn't always catering to me through my other two pregnancies. I thought it would be like the movies but it wasn't. If I had a craving I had to go fetch it myself! Lol. It doesn't mean he's not excited though. =) Can't wait to hear the sex of the baby. My guess is girl! Take care.

    1. Definitely not like the movies in this house. :)

  3. I had a meat aversion when I was pregnant too! You look so cute! I love that you are going to garage sales for your baby things. Most aren't used enough to justify spending huge amounts of money on. PS I love Psych! I'm glad I found your blog through the blog challenge and can't wait to keep up with you and your pregnancy.

    1. I have a few things I bought cheap at garage sales a few years ago. I got a basic pack n play for $15 and a space saver high chair for $10. I bought them to use when my niece and nephew came over, and they have been worth the money. If someone wanted to buy me new stuff I'd take it, but if I have to pay for it myself it's going to probably be used (except car seats and a crib mattress).

  4. So glad all going well - well done for being thrifty, so easy to spend silly money on stuff you have for no time at all and there's so much fab pre-loved stuff out there, Alice x