Thursday, April 15, 2010

13 weeks! (well, pretty much 14..)


How far along? 13 weeks, 6 days

Total weight gain: 0 - dunno how this is possible, but I weigh myself daily!

Total inches gained: Don't know.

Maternity clothes? Nah, don't need them, but I do love maternity shorts. They are sooo comfortable.

Sleep: Ehh I toss & turn all night. Get up to pee once. The worst part is that I wake up, without fail, at 715am. Even if I stay up until 1am (a rare occurrence), I still wake up at 715am.

Best moment this week: Seeing my family & getting our convertible car seat!

Movement: Nope.. but I can't wait for it! Hopefully only a few more weeks!

Gender: Probably a girl, but it's not a definite thing yet!

Labor Signs: No way!

Belly Button in or out? Haha, definitely in.

What I miss: Not throwing up every day. Being able to eat whatever I want and actually having an appetite. Being able to sleep like a baby. Being able to take Ibuprofen for headaches.

Weekly Wisdom: I am really bad at weekly wisdom. Maybe to shop at consignment stores, because you can find lots of good deals? Oh, and of course scout CraigsList like it's your job.. there are sooo many great finds out there!

Milestones: one day away from my 2nd trimester! with a healthy, strong, loud heartbeat!


Morning sickness is still ever-present in the ugliest ways, but I'm hopeful that it will soon be a distant memory. At night, we listen to our baby's heartbeat in bed, and it's such a sweet time. I just scheduled our next ultrasound (literally) for May 4th -- I'll be 16 1/2 weeks, and it will be a 3D/4D ultrasound to confirm the gender! I'll also get a DVD, CD, and lots of printed photos. Can't wait! Just 2 1/2 weeks away! We will also do another 3D ultrasound around 30-33 weeks to see the cute, chubby little face!


I might as well give you the low-down on growth at 14 weeks.. since I'm one measly away from 14 weeks!

Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he'll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches —about the size of a lemon— and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces. He's starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over his body. Your baby's liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it's doing its job right — and his spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells.

Oh, and here's one more photo to prove that I'm happy and feeling fine:


Really, really, REALLY looking forward to getting a maternity bathing suit and going across the street to lay out and swim every single day. I'm SO excited! I love laying out - especially with a good book. I'll just pack a big jug of water, get my sun glasses, a towel, and go to it! Oh, and of course swim my little heart out! Right now it's actually cool in Virginia [ick], but the warm weather is bound to get her sooner or later! Yes!


  1. cant wait to see my child in a couple weeks!!! especially to find out the sex!! yippee skippee i love you shannie

  2. Does Tricare cover a 3D ultrasound and the cd? I have tricare and Im wondering. I hate the wait on hold to call them. Hope you start to feel better soon and dont have to deal with morning sickness much longer!

  3. Nope :\ But I have Tricare Standard anyway, so I see a team of civilian midwives.. and with them, I've gotten two ultrasounds, and I will get one more (at least?).. the 3D ultrasound is from a private place in town. All the military people go there too -- my husband's coworkers have gone to this 3D place and recommended it. I'm sure your town has some sort of 3D/4D ultrasound place! :)

  4. You are so cute with your baby bump, I love it!

  5. My oh my, somebody has got the pregnancy glow!!
    You look beautiful!
    Hopped over from Allison's blog

  6. Hey! I love this. I haven't done mine for the 14 week mark. :/ Haven't been feeling the computer lately. But I am right now! I'll have to update my blog tonight since I feel like it! :) You look so pretty, and so happy! I can't wait to see your new ultersound pictures. So jealous of you. I haven't gotten one yet. Family keeps asking when they get to see pictures and I have no idea. :( But happy for you. Love you! And I'm so happy that we are so close together! :) Very blessed to have someone to go through this with me. :)