1/3 of the way…

Over the past few months I’ve created a wonderful network of virtual friends through the various online forums, chat rooms and bloggers I’ve been interacting with. They truly have been a wonderful support system! I picked this up template up from two of them…(Thanks Amber & Melanie).

I think this is a great way to track the progress of the pregnancy over the remaining months…

How far along? 13 weeks

Size of Baby: Tangerine or medium sized shrimp! Baby is about 3 inches long head-to-“rump” 🙂

Total Weight Gain/Loss: About 3-4 pounds but I look very obviously “fatter”

Maternity Clothes: Bought my first maternity accessory on 3/24 – the Belly Band. My pants were getting so tight that it was getting harder to sit through the day without feeling like I needed to unbutton it. I also bought a pair of maternity pants since I was freaking out about nothing fitting me. I felt so uncomfortable in the maternity store.

Gender: No idea!

Belly Button In/Out: Innie

Stretch Marks: Not that I have noticed (yet)!

Wedding Ring: It’s getting snug. It’s been hard pulling off my engagement ring. Wedding band is a bit loser.

Labor Signs: Way too early (I pray)! Lots of cramping the last week and a half. And some shooting pain on my right side. I’m guessing it’s from all the stretching and expanding going on to make room for baby.

Movement: We’ve seen the movement on the ultrasound but I can’t feel any of it just yet. I’m trying to enjoy my sleep …because from what we’ve seen we’ve got an active little one so far.

Sleep: Sleeping has been tough. I toss and turn a lot through the night because I can’t find a comfortable position to support my back. And I’m trying really hard to sleep on my side. So find myself waking up to adjust myself.

Cravings/Aversions: Food has been a bit of a challenge. It’s been so hard to figure out what I want to eat. Nothing sounds appetizing. The first few weeks I noticed I was hungry and wanted to eat anything and everything. But lately I’m not even liking some of my favorite foods. Cravings have mostly been fruity flavors like mango and orange. My latest favorite is Trader Joe’s sparkling Lemonade. It fulfills my carbonated beverage kick.

Symptoms: Gaggy after eating certain foods. Light headed and dizzy at times. Major stomach aches  in the evening which require me to lie down on my stomach or scrunch into a little ball. Throbbing feet, also at night. Luckily, hubby has been great about pressing it for me.

Feeling: Excited, nervous, still in shock, anxious, thankful!

Best Moment this Week: A great NT scan and seeing our resting/napping baby on the ultrasound.

What I Miss: My daily cup of tea. Oh it’s been so hard not having it every morning. I don’t know how I’m doing it. Fitting into some of my clothes.

What I am Looking Forward To: so much! Telling our friends & relatives. Being able to wear clothes without having to wear a gazillion layers to hide my bump. Watching baby grow. Starting to look at baby stuff (i’ve kept myself away from it). Feeling baby kick.

Milestones: 1/3 of the way there…I can’t believe the first trimester is already over.

Next Appointment: April 23rd…(almost at 15 weeks)

Summary of events in 1st trimester


How I still look!

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