Bumpdate: 13 weeks

26 Feb

Bumpdate: 13 Weeks

Due Date: Early September 2011. 27-ish weeks to go!

Weight Gain: no idea. I’ve got a round belly but it isn’t because of baby 😦

Symptoms: Skin still sucks and I’m turning into a fatty-my belly is getting rounder and pudgier, but not because of a baby, but because of all the water weight my body is shifting to my middle. My jeans fit looser in the legs but just won’t button (and haven’t for weeks). I haven’t started wearing anything maternity, yet, but probably soon!

Cravings/Aversions: Nothing specific–but the blueberries I picked up tonight are amazing!

Sleep: Just fine 🙂 Especially since I’ve been going to sleep around 8/9pm–no wonder I’m not getting anything done!!

I am loving: We got to see our little bear today – we had our first ultrasound!  Since I’m giving birth at a university hospital, I’ve been asked to participate in a number of studies.  I agreed to do two of them: 1) a study of chemicals and their effect on baby development (esp reproductive system) and 2) a fetal growth study.  For the second, I get 5-ish ultrasounds where they’ll check in & chart baby’s growth.  It is just amazing to see him/her already so big and so human at this stage!!

I miss: My normal life. I start counting the hours ’till bed from about 6pm-on (usually from my bed). Evenings are kind of painful. . .I can’t function but I feel guilty for not doing anything.

I am looking forward to: the end of the quarter

I’m freaking out about: the end of the quarter! I’m so behind. . but I have no energy/motivation to actually do anything. I can’t wait to actually some how get it all done.

Best moment this week: Seeing baby’s beautiful body – 2 little arms, to little legs, a healthy body.  Baby was so sweet–stubbornly wouldn’t move around when the ultrasound tech jostled my belly. (S)he just dug in deeper–face and feet to my spine, carefully curled in fetal position.

Milestones: My baby is the size of a peach! It has a fluttering heart and a beautiful face!

Movement: None yet

It’s a…: baby? In 7 weeks we’ll be scheduling the anatomy scan when we should find out.

Exercise: Trying to stay active which is pretty easy–running from one end of campus to the other for class, meetings, etc. Also trying to take walks with hubs on the weekend.

Diet: Same – yogurt. blueberries. Trying to keep making better choices – organic when it is reasonable, fresh when we can. Made lunches (egg sandwiches) 2 days this week.  Between a busy schedule and no energy, I do what I can when I can to make good choices.

Goals for the upcoming week: Get on top of school work, grading, etc.

Belly Shot: Here’s an “inside the belly” shot:

There really is something in there 🙂 ❤

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