Tuesday, October 26, 2010

13 weeks!

How far along: 13 weeks

Size of baby:  Around 3 inches (the size of a medium shrimp)

Weight gain:  Not sure, I guess I should start weighing myself more often but I don't own a scale!!  The last time I was weighed I had lost 11 pounds total.

Maternity clothes:  Just belly bands right now but my mom and sister picked out some really cute stuff and now I can't wait to wear it!!

Gender:  Only 5 more weeks until we find out!!

Movement:  Every once and a while I feel a fluttering and though I am sure it is gas, I like to think that I can feel the baby moving.  I think I am a few weeks away from that still.

Sleep:  Still no problem sleeping. I could sleep all day, every day and still sleep through the night. Although I have been trying to sleep on my left side (so I can get in the habit) and that has not been easy!

Symptoms:  The nausea still comes at night and occasionally during the day if I don't eat constantly.  Still tired constantly and am looking forward to getting some energy back.  Boobs still hurt like crazy and are getting huge!  Heartburn is starting to occur more frequently and unfortunately Tums are starting to make me nauseous. 

Cravings:  Nothing has really stood out this last week other than chips and salsa.  I want Mexican food all the time but that doesn't really help with the heartburn.

Best moment this week:  Well it starts with a bad moment.  Yesterday I had some pretty severe pain in my lower stomach and it freaked me out pretty bad.  I called Dr. S and he had me come in right away.  There was no spotting or any reason to believe I was miscarrying but the pain was so bad at times that I couldn't stand up straight or even walk.  It would come and go so I didn't know if it was serious or not.  Dr. S did an ultrasound and saw a small sac of fluid in my cervix but didn't think it was anything to be too concerned with.  His other two suggestions were that I have kidney stones or that I was having really bad gas.  The best part of it all was that I was able to see Peanut for a moment.  I don't know if I can call her Peanut anymore because he's starting to look like a baby!  She was waving her arms and kicking her legs around.  He was so dang cute!!  He wouldn't hold still long enough for them to measure the heartbeat but Dr. S said she looked great! 

What I am looking forward to:  Only 3 more weeks until our next check-up and our BIG ultrasound is scheduled for Dec. 1st.  This one I am looking forward to and dreading at the same time.  I can't wait to feel this baby move!!


Rae said...

Happy 13 weeks!! Glad the pain was "nothing". That's great you got to see her/him again!

Jason and Michele said...

I started to feel the flutter around 13 weeks with this one. Couldn't really put my finger on it for sure until about 15 1/2 weeks though. It's crazy how fast you recognize that feeling with the second one.

Christina said...

Hi Candi,
I don't even know if you remember me but we posted on the same IVF board on babycenter two years ago. Our mutual friend, Missy, (from my ectopic board) recently posted she was pg which got me thinking about you so I googled for your blog - luckily Skeet has an unusual name so it came right up! I couldn't be more thrilled for you. Congratulations! I wish you, Skeet and Itty Bitty Houston all the best. Bailey

Melissa said...

I struggled with heartburn during my preganacy too, and tums made me nauseous. My doctor told me I could take Zantac. I'd talk to your doctor about it. My daughter was born totally normal and I took Zantac throughout the entire pregnancy because my heartburn was so bad ...

Lindsay Logic said...

I'm so excited for you- I can't wait to find out what you're having!