Monday, July 28, 2014

Pregnancy Update: 13 Weeks

It's Official!! Today, I am 13 weeks pregnant.  Officially past that first trimester mark.  (Photo above courtesy of only took 20 tries to get a non-blurry photo!)

Due Date:  February 3, 2015

Baby Size:  3 inches long, about the size of a peach

Sickness:  I am really lucky in that I generally have easy pregnancies.  I have been a little nauseous in the afternoons--somewhere between 3-6 p.m.  Not enough to complain about.  I did have a little bump in the road around 9 weeks where I passed out a few times (like, 3).  When I went to the doctor, my blood pressure was low.  The doctor also said I needed to eat more frequently to keep my blood sugar up, so nothing major.  And since then, I've been eating like a HORSE and I haven't had any more issues.

Energy:  Exhaustion has been my biggest issue this go 'round.  I'm normally pretty high-strung and go on little sleep.  Not now!  Thank goodness it's summertime--I've been going to sleep around 9 or 10 p.m. and sleeping until 9 or 10 a.m.  (My girls are late sleepers too, so it's worked in my favor.)  All that will change in about two weeks when school starts back.  I am happy to say that I can already tell I'm beginning to get some energy back.  Cheers to second trimester!

Cravings:  None really, but if I HAD to say something, I would say salt.  Straight up.  Any salty snacks are right up my alley, but I would love to be able to just pour salt into my hand and eat it that way.  Weird, right?

Phrases heard recently:
From Libby:  "Mama, this baby is making you feisty!"
From Justin, to the Kyndall:  "No honey, we aren't arguing.  Your mother is just pregnant."

Gender:  I know pregnant women say this ALL the time, and most of the time they don't mean it, but I TRULY do not care about the sex of the baby.  I don't even want to find out until he or she gets here.  However, I think I am going to be outvoted.  Even though they will definitely love a little girl--everyone else in my house is pulling for a baby boy.  (Don't tell them this, but based on my symptoms, I really think it's another girl!)  Either way, we should find out in about 3 more weeks!

Thank you of all your prayers and encouraging words about my pregnancy.  I was extremely nervous during the first trimester, and while I'm still a little nervous now, I do feel as if a huge weight was lifted after that 12 week doctors appointment!  Maybe now I can stop worrying Justin about each and every little twinge I feel (which are very numerous the third time around!).

1 comment:

  1. Hello Courtney! I’m really happy to know that you’re having an easy pregnancy. While you still have a long way to go, I do hope you’ll be able to maintain a sound health. Don’t forget your doctor’s appointments, stay away from stuff that cause you stress, and stick to a healthy diet. I look forward to seeing your newborn. Good luck!

    Julio Brzozowski @ US HealthWorks