I'm 13 weeks this week, officially in the 2nd trimester. Apparently, this trimester is when most women feel the best during their pregnancies. So far, although I have been feeling better I don't think I'm completely "cured" of my pregnancy symptoms yet. Half my weekend was spent fighting a major migraine mostly without medication but with cold packs and crappy Tylenol which does nothing for pain. I finally took Ibuprofen when I just couldn't stand it any longer! But I have had more energy this week and have felt well enough to cook dinner a couple of nights and to do some cleaning and laundry. Not as much as I should be doing, but more than I've done in the last few weeks/months.
The baby is about 3 inches long and the size of a lemon this week. I'm starting to feel like I'm growing as well! My pants are getting a bit tighter and my clothes are fitting a bit differently. Without clothes on, there is definitely a visible bump forming! It's exciting but weird all at the same time. I've had a few months now to get adjusted to this pregnancy thing, but it still doesn't seem real sometimes.
This past weekend I made the first baby purchases of my pregnancy! I got some great deals at some yard sales (thanks to Elizabeth and her keen eye and baby expertise)! I got a baby backpack carrier ($4), two Baby Bjorn soft carriers ($1), the book "What to Expect in the First Year" ($1), and a 0-3 month Cincinnati Reds onesie and an 18 month Cincinnati Bengals onesie! Yay! My baby has clothes! The next things I might look for clothes-wise are bib overalls and white or neutral long sleeved onesies.
I've also been doing some research on carseats, strollers, travel systems, pack n plays, cribs, gliders, blah, blah, blah. I tend to over-think and over-plan, but since these are very important decisions, I'm letting myself do it. I also will have less and less time to do this in the coming weeks and months when the semester starts. Neil and I made our second trip to Babies R Us and looked at a bunch of baby stuff and it helped me a lot to get his input. I think we are getting closer to purchasing some things and starting our registry.
I'm going to do a post later about baby items and furniture I'm thinking about getting. For now, I'll just give my Pregnancy Highlights for week 13!
How Far Along: 13 weeks
Total Weight Gain: Haven't weighed myself this week yet!
Maternity Clothes: None. But I have some maternity tops now! My mom bought me a couple cute tanks in pink and black and a white tshirt. Pretty soon I'll be wearing them, I'm sure!
Sleep: I'm sleeping pretty well! Can't complain.
Best Moment this week: Feeling a bit better and finally buying stuff for baby.
Gender: Will know next month! Can't wait.
Movement: None yet.
Food Craving: Nothing in particular. I've started to eat a little healthier and better lately! Yay salads!
Symptoms: Migraines. Slight nausea sometimes. Emotional!
What I miss: Margaritas.
What I am looking forward to: A party on Saturday with some of my favorite people!
Well, I've realized that I really need to start taking and posting belly photos now that there is actually something to see and now that I'm in the second trimester. I'll see if I can get one taken tonight and get it posted!