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13 Weeks | NEW Baby Bump

How far along: 13 weeks, on the nose.(From the Bump) Your fetus is forming teeth and vocal cords... savor this, their non-functional phase. Baby is approaching normal proportions, with a head now only one third the size of the body. Intestines are in the process of moving from the umbilical cord to baby's tummy. (Much more convenient.)

How big is baby: The size of a peach.
Due Date: I don't have an official date from my doctor yet, but if you go by my dates from my last cycle it says September 1 but my ultrasound said that the baby was measuring around August 26.  So, basically we'll shoot for September 1, but deliver with a c-section in the last week of August.

Weight gain/loss: I'm currently under my pre-pregnancy weight with Coen at 179 and I've been teetering around 177 to 182 over the last few weeks.  Just depends on what I eat.  As far as gain is concerned, until the scale says so at the dr, I'm going with no gain.

Maternity clothes: To be honest, there were still a few items that I would still wear, post partum because it was just easier and it gave me more options throughout the week.  So, yes, but very little. Mainly just pants for comfort.

Stretch marks: I still have stretch marks that remain from Coen's pregnancy that arrived in my 39th week.  They are faint and not really irritated any more, but I'm sure with this one they will come back and even multiply.  We'll see.  No new ones to report.

Sleep: Sleeping is hard.  Mainly, because it's broken up and not a smooth night of sleep.  My fault... maybe. I've gotten in a rhythm with Coen that we put him down around 8:30pm but now he wants to go down around 7:30pm.  From the moment we put him down until about 11pm or 2am, he'll wake up.  There's no pattern to the time that he wakes up, it's just sometimes he'll sleep 4 hours and sometimes he'll sleep 7 hours and then he wants to either snuggle or eat.  And then he'll be down for about 2 or 3 more hours until we get up for the morning.  Co-sleeping was hard at first, but I feel better about getting sleep while he's nursing or sleeping rather than trying to stay up and rock him back to sleep.  I have to be able to function.  Don't judge me.  You do everything you can for you children and this is just one of those things for us right now.

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Mainly, I like food.  However, I do find myself wanting more comfort foods rather than whatever we have planned for dinner.  I love milk, just like last time and I always will choose pasta over anything.  However, the other day I was really into salads and broccoli.  Yum.  Just is so weird and ever-changing.

Exercise: Never got back into that routine and actually cancelled my gym membership when I found out about this pregnancy because I just knew that I wouldn't have the time.  I'm hoping for some warmer Spring like weather here soon so I can at least take Coen on some walks in his new jogging stroller.  We'll see.

Gender: We don't know yet and we know that we'll find out, we just don't know when yet.

Movement: Nada. I'm not worried.

The belly: I don't know if it's starting to take shape or if it's just pushing the remaining pudge from Coen out.  Either way, I don't look pregnant, I don't have a belly and I'm not really showing at all.  This is about how I look now and it's the same as before, so far.

What I'm loving: Not having any sickness or feeling pregnant and this is a great feeling when you're chasing around an 8 month old!

What I miss: I just realized the other day that I miss a good margarita.  Oh well.  Not the end of the world.

Symptoms: Nothing except I'm really tired.

The nursery: We're waiting to make any changes until we know the gender.  I have some ideas but nothing will be done for a few more months.

What's different/the same this time: Nothing really.  I feel the same.  I don't have anything to complain about except sleep and I don't know that sleep is all pregnancy related.

What I'm looking forward to: Expanding my family and meeting this little one.  I'm also looking forward to my next appointment with my dr., because I love her.  And I'm looking forward to warmer weather that stays around (aka skipping winter altogether).

What am I not looking forward to: To be honest, I'm really nervous about having another c-section so close to my last one and I'm nervous about the recovery without the constant support of my husband.  Last time, my husband was on summer break (because he's a teacher) and home with me the whole time.  This time, he'll be starting his first week of school and unable to support me like he did the last time.  Yes, he will take a little time off, but now 2.5 months.  Makes me nervous, but it will work out, I'm sure.

Best moment of the week: Watching Coen play with an empyt distilled gallon water jug for about 30 minutes.  He was having the time of his life and yes, I was right there with him making sure that nothing happened. It was very entertaining.

Last appointment details: My last appointment was on January 31 and it was pretty routine except for the ultrasound to see the baby's little heartbeat which make me hold my breath just about everytime. I also went in with an unusually full bladder that I wanted to quickly empty, so thankfully, he didn't take too long to find what he needed to find.  Coen was sleeping through it all, but it was still sweet to have him there.

Next appointment: My next appointment is next Friday, March 2.  I'm looking forward to this because while I feel a little like I'm on auto-pilot, I still have some questions and want to make sure I know what's coming up next.  I don't even know when she'll do my anatomy scan or anything.  I need to get some more information and feel better connected to this pregnancy instead of feeling like I'm just floating along.  It will come together, but seriously I really do feel like I JUST did this and can't help but float.  Mainly, because I did just do this... ha!

Comments

Stephanie said…
What a great update! I'm glad that so far this pregnancy is going along just fine, and seems pretty routine. I can imagine it would be more difficult though having a baby at home to tend to.
Allison said…
I've had a hard time getting used to not being super-involved in this pregnancy and still worry about connecting with this child, even without just going through it (although it sure feels like it sometimes...and then others I realize I totally forget what happens).
Wendy said…
I'm still just so excited for you! :)
Nadja said…
I'm late to the party, but congratulations!!!!!
Krystie said…
Sounds like you're having a great pregnancy so far!
Many congrats, loved reading your story and look forward to following along!

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