13 Weeks Pregnant – my first official pregnancy update post, so exciting! Thanks for supporting me along this new journey. I love hearing about your stories and sharing my own. Tomorrow officially marks fourteen weeks, so today I’ll recap week thirteen and the prior weeks since I’m just getting started here.
Baby Itz: 13 Weeks
Baby’s size? Peach. (Itz cute already!)
Total weight gain/loss: So this is the only week I’ll keep this question, and itz merely just to say I dislike it and won’t be discussing my weight gain / loss. While I respect anyone who chooses to share that information, I’m not quite fond. Experts say you should gain around one pound (or so) per week. My weight (and I’m sure others) fluctuates throughout the day based on what I’ve eaten, how hydrated / dehydrated I am, what I’m wearing, time of day, etc. As long as my doctor says I’m on track, I’m good. So that’s that.
Maternity clothes? Not wearing any yet, though I already know stretchy pants and leggings will be my best friends throughout this pregnancy.
Stretch marks? Nope.
Sleep: I’ve always been a good sleeper and that’s continued thus far. I do feel like I need more of it and I’ve definitely been doing more of it. My energy levels are on the rise now, but during weeks 7 – 11 (roughly), I seriously felt like I couldn’t get enough sleep. I was coming home from school and napping and still heading to bed around 8 o’clock!
Best moment this week: Announcing my pregnancy, for sure!
Miss anything? Working out! Clearly my baby is more important than working out (which is why I still haven’t been back to the gym), I’m just being honest here! I literally haven’t done a “real” workout since the beginning of August. Walking is all. That’s crazy considering I used to workout 6 – 7 days a week.
Movement: None that I can feel though the ultrasound tech always tells me that Baby Itz is super active! Just like his/her momma – love it!
Food Cravings: Uhhh remember my baked potato post a couple of weeks ago? Haha, my sister called me and was like, “Why don’t you just tell everyone you’re pregnant!” My cravings have been any and all super carby foods. During weeks 7 – 11, I pretty much lived off carbs, and I’m not talking the healthy complex kind either. Pretzels, bagels, crackers, and toast. Some days itz basically all I ate. Now, I’ve been better though carbs are what sound the most appealing.
Anything making you queasy or sick? I haven’t been sick at all (and please tell me I didn’t just jinx myself!). During the earlier weeks, almost all food besides the bland, carby stuff disgusted me. Sometimes Jonny’s dinners would make me gag. I wanted nothing to do with vegetables or meat. Again, itz been better lately.
Gender: Too early to tell, and, yes, we’re definitely finding out!
Labor Signs: None.
Symptoms: My appetite is just so weird. During those 7 – 11 weeks, I felt starving all the time. I woke up hungry and was constantly hungry. This week, not so much. Yesterday, for example, I was not hungry at all when I woke up which was super weird. I ate something small and then around 10 am, I was starving!
Belly Button – in or out? In.
Wedding Rings – on or off? On! I have three separate bands, so I think I’ll always be able to wear at least one.
Happy or Moody? HAPPY! Ok that’s this week, but I’ve got to be honest: I was super moody my first few weeks which doesn’t seem to make much sense given how happy I was to find out I was pregnant. But ask my parents or my husband. Actually don’t. I was incredibly emotional (sad) about everything except being pregnant. Glad that’s passed.
Looking Forward To: A healthy, happy pregnancy!
My sister Stephanie Cotta Photography took and will be taking all of my photos. She sent the above picture to my family a few weeks ago and wrote, “I would know she was pregnant with this picture even if I didn’t really know. Linz got her happy back!” I guess I did. My happy is most definitely back!
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