Sunday, April 5, 2015

13 Weeks

I found this is Pinterest the other day. I felt like it was pretty accurate. The second trimester is SO close now! This is the last week of the 1st trimester, and I'm not sad to see it go, at all. And my expression is pretty similar ;) But of course being the last week of the first trimester and I haven't felt good, at all. I'm praying it all goes away soon though. 

Caleb and I went to my third doctor appointment this last week. I thought we were going to get another ultrasound but we didn't. They do ultrasounds every other appointment. So that was a bummer there. But we got to hear the baby's heartbeat! Well it was the first time using the doppler and it took a few minutes (to me it felt longer) to find it. Of course I became an extremely nervous wreck because I was watching the numbers of the machine and they weren't moving to much...until she found it and the numbers shot right up and we heard the thumping sound, which was music to my ears. We only heard it for a few seconds because the baby decided to move away. But it was still as high as it was at our first appointment! 
Along with hearing the heartbeat, I found out that I have really low blood pressure. Like the nurse seriously asked me if I was alive...I said well I think I am......
They couldn't find my pulse either. So that was fun. But my heart is beating, in case you were concerned..But it makes perfect sense as to why I feel really dizzy, have shortness of breath, and feel faint sometimes. There's not much they do for low blood pressure, but it's normal in pregnancy since your body is working extra hard. Also depending on where the baby is, it could be putting pressure and cutting of oxygen and blood to my heart, so thanks baby! :) As long as I don't pass out or have severe symptoms, it's normal. I just have to take it easy on days I don't feel the greatest. Also apparently lots of water helps. Along with salt...well I hate salty things so I won't be increasing that anytime soon. 

Happy Easter!!!! 
Caleb got me my favorite candy, that I haven't had in years! He also wanted to be the first one to buy baby's first toy. So he surprised me with the cutest little lamb! My heart melted and exploded..and I had a few tears. 

I'm 13 weeks now. 
Our little sweet pea is the size of a peach! 
And I sure do love my peaches. 

How far along? 13 weeks!
Total weight gain: Well I gained 5 whole pounds since my last appointment..that was only 4 weeks. I was shocked, but the doctor was super happy about it. But they go by your starting weight. So technically only 2. 
Maternity clothes? Not yet, I just prefer more comfortable clothes. I still fit into most of my regular jeans, I just find it really uncomfortable if I button them so I use a rubber band. 
Stretch marks? Nope!
Sleep: I have a hard time sleeping still. I will wake up every night starving, and I know if I don't eat something small I'll be sick in the morning. 
Best moment of this week: Hearing the baby's heartbeat! And spending Easter with our family. 
Miss anything? My energy, and not being so grossed out by food.
Movement: Not yet, but I can't wait to feel little movements!
Food cravings: I prefer sweeter foods, and fruit. And lately Cheetos and bagels with cream cheese have become a staple in my diet.  
Anything making you queasy or sick: Any kind of meat, veggies, potatoes, if you mention avocado I will gag, my straightener, I can't straighten my hair anymore because the smell is just awful. And smells just still get to me. 
Gender Guesses: Not sure! But I have my guesses! ;) 
Labor signs: No way!
Symptoms: Oh hello is awful. Extremely itchy skin. I use lotion morning and night and I'm just so itchy. Also I'm breaking out like a teenager. Headaches that come on really strong. I have a constant stuffy runny nose. So I just wonder if allergies are starting to effect me. I still have to eat every two hours or I feel sick. And effects of low blood pressure. 
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Overall happy. But I do have my times where I'm pretty moody. 
Looking forward to: The second trimester! and my little belly to keep growing