Hmmm, I guess I could have waited until Monday to do this update, as I'm going to be 14 weeks then.
14 weeks!! I can't believe it and I'm so relieved to be this far along!
I guess I'm getting closer to 4 months pregnant!! Two more weeks to go and I'll be 16 weeks!
I've seen this list of cute pregnancy update questions going around on some other blogs, and I think it would be fun to answer them. Here we go:
How far along: 13 weeks and 5 days.
How am I feeling? I was pretty nauseated and SUPER exhausted at first. But now, at 14 weeks, most of the nausea has gone. I only feel nauseated if I get too hungry. I'm still a bit more tired than usual. I usually take one nap a day and I'm trying to get to bed no later than 10 PM each night.
Maternity clothes? Absolutely. I have a "Leftover" baby bump, so my bump makes me look like I'm farther along then I really am. In fact, early this month someone asked me when I was due and when I told her December, she reared back in astonishment and said "are you sure? You look like you're due tomorrow! Are you sure there's only one in there??" Boo. So yes, I'm already into the few maternity clothes that I have. I still have my Old Navy online cart full of the things that I want and still hope to get them soon.
Gender? We don't know yet, but yes, we will find out! Samantha and Lucie want our baby to be a girl, and all the other kids want a boy. Daddy doesn't care, he just wants a healthy baby. I'm not sure if our baby is pink or blue....I don't have an impression so far.
Cravings? Oh yes! A lot of Mexican food. Burgerville burgers. Coffee drinks from my favorite place. Tartar sauce. Today I craved lemon. I think that's it......Oh! One more: steak and eggs with hash browns and hollandaise sauce!
Weight gained? I'm not sure about how much weight I've gained. I hadn't weighed myself in about a year. I had lost about 15 lbs in late November/early December. The first time I've been weighed was at my first midwife appointment last month. I will be weighed again on Wednesday at my next appointment. I don't think I've gained any weight so far.
Sleep? I'm sleeping alright. It varies. I know that before too long I'll not be able to sleep at all!! I usually get pretty uncomfortable around 6 to 7 months pregnant. At least it'll be cooler than it is now.
Stretch marks? What a silly question for someone who has had 15 pregnancies!! I do have stretch marks, but they are very, very light colored. Prior to being pregnant with twins, I only had them really, really low on my tummy because I usually carry my babies very low. But when I was pregnant with twins, Olivia was Baby B, and she sat above my belly button, with her head on my left side. Now I have these subtle stretch marks around my belly button, almost like Someone was cupping Olivia in His hands.
Best moment this week? Wow! The best moment this week was every single day! I've almost made it to 14 weeks, and that is a true miracle. I do not take even one day for granted. The Lord is so gracious to me to allow me to shelter this little life. I cherish each and every day.
Looking forward to? I'm really looking forward to my next appointment, which is Wednesday. We decided to go with a midwife this time, and all of my friends have her and I've never heard a negative thing about her. I'm so excited to see her again. I'm excited to see Baby again too!! I'm also anticipating stronger and stronger movement as Baby gets bigger!!
Miss anything? Well, I miss not being fearful of labor and delivery!! For me, as soon as that pregnancy test turns positive, the first thing that enters my mind is "OH NO, labor and delivery!!!!" That's the only thing I'd change! I don't want to be fearful of something inevitable, and what's more, it's something that I've done so many times before and really, it hasn't been horrible or devastatingly painful!
Names? Yes, we do have names picked out, both a girl name and a boy name. I'm not sharing them yet, though!!
Movement? Believe it or not, YES!! I've actually been feeling movement since I was 10 weeks pregnant. First of all, I know what it feels like when a baby moves in my womb, as opposed to gas or a muscle spasm! And, I talked to my midwife about it at my first appointment and she said that the way the amniotic fluid and the baby are positioned and the VERY ACTIVE state of the baby that we saw on the ultrasound, she said that each time the baby kicks their strong little legs, it was like a ripple effect, and with the good amount of fluid surrounding baby, I'd be able to feel it already. I feel vibrations and pokes and very strong flutters, especially after I eat.
There you have it. I'm not sure if I'll do Bump Pictures. It's kind of embarrassing to be this big when I'm not incredibly far along! I'm still contemplating Bump Pictures. Let's just say, if I do do a Bump Picture, you'll be surprised!