Baby is the size of a cupcake... or a Chicken Salad Chick Crossaint

May 3, 2018

13 Week Pregnancy Update

Size: Baby B is the size of a cupcake. Depending on what app you ask. 

Due Date: November 2 (measured for Nov 6 at the ultrasound, but they aren't changing it). I'm betting I have the baby in October. 

Heartbeat: At my appointment last week it was 167. 

Symptoms: Indigestion is starting to ease... with constant medication. Which is a good sign, meds typically don't touch how I feel during pregnancy. Other odd things, my arms go numb when I sleep. The top arm too. When I'm awake my butt goes numb. It's a fun life people. There's also what I'm assuming is a cyst under my first finger, feels like a English Pea and hurts like the dickens when I mop. I'm really starting to feel like my monthly pregnancy appoints are just me listing my life complaints to the OB every time. Last pregnancy included.

Currently Missing: Being able to eat healthy all the time. Meat isn't a full aversion like it was last time, but it isn't that appealing. I can deal with beef but chicken is kinda gross. Not chicken salad though, just chicken cooked in a skillet. I weird. Let me live my life.

Cravings and Favorite Foods: The angels sang and plain water became appealing again this week. Don't get me wrong though, more than a few sips and my acid reflux is acting up again. Also, cucumbers with a tiny bit of low sodium soy sauce and tons of rice vinegar are the most amazing food on the planet.

Sleep: Good if I'm asleep by 8:30. I have to make up for the 1 AM insomnia that is going to hit for two hours. Anything less than a solid 8 and I feel like I've never slept a day in my life.

Food Aversions: 
Life I said before, not as bad as it was with Harrison. But I could legit be a vegetarian right now. Actually... I have been eating meat only at dinner. I could easily quit meat the rest of this pregnancy.

Exercise: Umm, still not yet. I could have done weights this week but it's been so busy that I'll likely only have time to do one of the workouts. I signed up for a yoga class since the last blog post but by the time rolled around I was too exhausted.

Reading/Baby Related Classes and Prep:
Mama Natural Week by Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth

I need to refresh my memory and start reading Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Childbirth again. I put a hold on a a Bradley Method book at the library... but alas it says 0 of 0 available. So now I've placed a hold on a Lamaze one. Last time I only read Ina May so it's worth seeing what else is out there. Going to Bradley classes won't be doable, just for time sake and someone watching Harrison.

Weight: Still not looking.

Movement: I think I've felt that quickening movement twice this week.

Maternity Clothing: Finally got white jeans and my maternity life is now complete. Let's just hope the swimsuit I ordered works. Otherwise all maternity pants all the time. Tops, I go back and forth.

Here's a side by side for you:

It appears the only real difference is that my boobs caught the pregnancy bug really quick this round. They say you get into the pants quicker the second time... I was in my pregnancy bras almost instantly.

Now I'm afraid of what my nursing boobs are going to be.