Thursday, August 11, 2011

13 Week Survey

How Far Along: 13 weeks

Size of baby: Your baby has reached the size of a medium shrimp and weighs nearly an ounce. (Length: almost 3 inches, head to bottom.) Fingerprints have formed on your baby's tiny fingertips, her veins and organs are clearly visible through her still-thin skin, and her body is starting to catch up with her head. The baby center website uses his/her interchangeably so I'm not changing it and it doesn't mean that's what we're having. We don't know yet.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I don't think I've gained anything more than a pound or two, if that.

What I miss: Nothing this week besides feeling normal when I wake up.

Sleep: Sleeping pretty good. I got one of those Snoogle body pillows to try out and it's a bit bulky, but I like what it does for my back and under my legs. Not sure about the neck part, it's a bit thicker than my flat pillow I normally sleep with. I still get up at least 2 times during the night for the potty.

Symptoms: Still getting a bit of a nauseated feeling in the mornings. I am really HOPING that with the 2nd trimester coming next week that I will begin to feel normal. Please!

Cravings: Still craving Moe's and go at least once a week (probably twice). I'm not going to lie I can put down a home wrecker burrito (on whole grain) and just leave a little bit at the end. I don't eat the chips though. Love the guacamole they put in there. I'm pretty sure they know my order by heart and are just polite and let me tell them what they want.  My sister got me gift cards to Moe's and Wholefoods to help with my eating out habit. Thanks sissy! I just realized I wrote a whole paragraph about Moe's. I have a problem.

Best Moments this week: Hanging out with David for my birthday weekend. We had lots of fun just hanging around the house and tearing out the carpet. We're still waiting for them to install it. Molly is over the bare floors.

What we are looking forward to:  Our doctor appointment tomorrow!  We are doing the 1st trimester nuchal screening test. They use an ultrasound to assess the risk of your baby having down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities as well as major congenital heart problems. The test measures the space in the tissue at the back of your developing baby's neck. Babies with abnormalities tend to accumulate more fluid at the back of their neck during the first trimester, causing this clear space to be larger than average.

No belly picture this week. I am really not showing that much. I might have a little bulge that forms more after I eat a ton, but nothing crazy. Keep us in your thoughts and prayers tomorrow for the nuchal test. I probably won't post until after the weekend, the appointment is later in the day tomorrow afternoon. Have a great weekend. Pin It


leah said...

YEAHHH Welcome to the 2nd trimester!!! Will be praying for your appointment tomorrow.. you are not going to believe how big baby will look!

asj said...

I love that you wrote a whole paragraph about Moes... and now I want a burrito for lunch, awesome. Hope the appointment goes well tomorrow!

Jen S said...

Haha if you have a boy you'll have to name him Moe!

Mock family said...

you're not alone in the moe's addiction club (James).... can't wait to hear about the appointment tomorrow! (when you call the min. it's over)

Kerryac said...

With both of mine the morning sickness went away as soon as I hit the second trimester. Fingers crossed it's the same for you!

Frank and Cora said...

I know your appointment will go well, you will be in our thoughts :)

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