13 Weeks

From The Bump

She’s about 2.9 inches long and weighs about .81 ounces, and — proportion-wise — her head’s now about 1/3 the size of her body (remember? It used to be bigger!). Can you believe she’s forming vocal cords and teeth?! And even though she’s still teeny, she already has fingerprints. Her intestines are moving from the umbilical cord to their more permanent place, in her tummy.

How Far Along: 13

Due Date: March 13th, 2013

Boy or girl: Undecided. 

Currently craving: I ordered Penne Ala Vodka the other night and holy deliciousness. I seriously want to order it every night. I guess I could make it myself but getting it delivered to my door is much easier!

Currently Avoiding: Nothing specific. There are foods that I know I don’t want when I hear them brought up but there isn’t anything at this moment that I can’t stand even thinking about.

Weight: Haven’t weighed myself this week and I don’t plan on it 😉 

Belly button status: IN!

Sleep grade: Still can’t get enough. I went to bed the other night at 8pm and really I was on and off naping for about two hours before that and it felt SO great. I woke up for like an hour around 10 and tossed and turned a little bit after that but I made myself stay in bed. I woke up the next morning feeling super refreshed which was great because I had my NT scan that day!

Recent Crazy Dream:  Lots and lots. Today I had a dream that B, two of his ex girlfriends and one of their Mom’s who was actually our other friends Mom were at our house. It was really weird it was like we were all really good friends even though we’re not lol. I also had a nightmare that I talked about here

Evidence of pregnancy brain: None that I can think of right now! 

Symptoms?: Still feeling nauseous this week but it’s getting better which makes sense since I’m entering the 2nd tri. With Elena I was getting nauseous up until my water broke. So hoping the same doesn’t happen this time.

Health: My health so far is good. And the baby’s health so far is good as well! We had our NT scan yesterday and it came back with VERY low risks for Down Syndrome and Trisomy which were both great to hear. I knew going into the scan that I wasn’t high risk but I wanted to make sure just in case. And because SO many people seem to think NT Scan=Abortion. We never would have went that route. The NT Scan is about gathering information and learning as much as you can about yourself (the blood work can detect mutations you may have that may harm your baby) and your child. It’s such a controversial subject but I think sooner rather than later it will be standard procedure just like the 20 week anatomy scan. 

Movement: None yet but I’m expecting it soon! 

Names: UGH. Let’s just say that my names are awesome and B’s name choices suck. One example: TRUCK. And for those of you who remember yes that is still on the list from Mason. GAH.

Any appointments?: I had the NT scan as I mentioned earlier and things look absolutely great with the baby! I have another appointment with my OB on the 11th but I have to reschedule until the 17th because we’re going to be on vacation and I totally forgot. But I’m comfortable with that because I just had an appointment. Then I have another appointment with my MFM on the 26th for a cervical scan.

Any baby related purchases?: Yes, I bought an outfit. It’s adorable and I REALLY hope we get to use it 🙂 

Best thing to happen in the past week/ Worst:

Best: Getting to see the baby again. He/She is so stinking cute and MARK MY WORDS. This baby has B’s upper lip just like Mason and Elena do!

Other Best Thing:When I tell Mason to be quiet he goes “Why? Because the baby is sleeping?!” I feel like it gives me a beautiful little glance into what it will be like to have Mason and a new baby in the house.

Worst: Waiting two hours AFTER my appointment was suppose to begin before the scan even started. I was a nervous wreck that I wasn’t going to see a heart beat. I’m nervous every time I have an appointment though. Sometimes it just feels like I’m waiting for the rug to be pulled out from underneath me.

Other worst thing. A friend from high school passing away. He had a little girl who isn’t even a year yet and was just one of those people that everyone loved being around. I will miss not getting the chance to see him around town when I visit and am devastated for his family.

And now that I’ve bummed everyone out here is my bump. I’m wearing all maternity in this so I think it makes my bump look extra bumpy.


And inside that bump:

And in 3D for good measure:

I love seeing the baby at every stage. High Risk sucks but seeing the little more often doesn’t kill me 😉

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Comments

  1. says

    I’m so glad the scan came back with such low risks! Your bump is adorable! I’m sorry for the loss of your friend. My husband’s uncle died the week before his first child, a son, turned one. It’s so hard not to think about all the things that little boy is missing by not having his dad around.

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