Thirteen Weeks: 12.31.13
Bare belly shot time
Photo thoughts: Hello, bump. You are so much bigger than previous pregnancies. Sure do hope this evens out by the end somehow.
Size of baby: A peach.
Cravings/Aversions: Big news! I can drink coffee again!! Hallelujah, praise the Lord. I kept trying it each morning around Christmas and finally it tasted non-gaggy. I allow myself one (large) cup on my days at home and am loving the ritual of coffee again. Still tastes slightly different than before but I will manage. I do love my caffeine and OB says 'everything in moderation.'
What I'm loving: Food in general (sugar is back in my good graces), having an appetite, and feeling energetic again with the ability to exercise a few times per week. Also notable: boobs are inflating again, which is much appreciated. I can find baby's heartbeat really quickly now and it's usually around 160ish. Still higher than my other babies!
What I'm anticipating the most: Feeling lots of movement. Can't wait.
Miss anything? Had a low moment of being in close proximity to amazing margaritas over the weekend. Wanted one so badly I was salivating. I really don't remember missing alcohol this much before. Perhaps it's the fact that I have two kids right now that makes me want to booze more than ever? (Love you, T and C!)
Worries: Birth defects, finding something is horribly wrong on the 20 week US, you know---really positive thinking like that.
Differences between pregnancies: Truman's 13 week post makes me smile, yet again, because of my hilarious 'bloat'. Cecelia's 13 week post is fun because I still hadn't made it official to the world just yet, and was loving sugar while contemplating maternity pants. Feels pretty similar this time around! I also just realized that my pregnancies have all started in odd years, then I have a baby in the even years. So I got pregnant in 2009, 2011, and 2013. My babies will have birthdays in 2010, 2012, and 2014. Guess we need to be extra careful in 2015!
All three pregnancies at 13 weeks. Hilarious!
And seriously. Look at my first time around compared to this last time. Insane! I was in great shape this time when I got pregnant, too, so I don't think my abs were super stretched out. It's just my uterus is all 'Yep, I know what to do this third time, no worries'.
How I'm feeling: Pretty awesome in general. Must be the coffee and the appetite.
Sleep: Yes. Love it.
Movement: I think so! Not every day or anything, but there have been undeniable flutters this week.
The Bump: Big. See above. Wondering when people will flat out ask me if I'm pregnant without knowing. I know that didn't happen until about 30 weeks with Truman but hello, this is pretty obvious I think. Might start digging out maternity tops pretty soon because I feel like most of mine are getting a little short.
Milestones: Second trimester, baby!
Best moment of the week: Christmas of course. Imagining next year with three kids is pretty much blowing our minds, too.