Wednesday, December 19, 2012

13 Weeks

Size of baby: Medium shrimp (what happened to the fruit theme?)

Continuing symptoms: Week 4 of no vomiting!  Nausea seemed to wane even more this week.  In fact, it was pretty non-existent except for one particular night.  Otherwise, it was more of a gaggy, gross feeling than nausea, and was worse when I was hungry.  Other symptoms included sore boobs, weird taste in mouth, and acid reflux.

New symptoms this week: Acid reflux seemed to be worse than the previous week.  It felt like a lump at the base of my throat that made swallowing bothersome.  Kind of reminded me of the feeling of an allergic reaction, which was a bit scary.

Maternity clothes: Bump keeps growing!  Definitely going to need maternity pants soon.

Sleep: Pretty good.  I'm actually sleeping through the night.  Then again, I've been running pretty nonestop with getting ready for Christmas, so I'm especially worn out.

What I'm eating: My eating continues to improve -- eating more and eating more of a variety.  Still, the weird taste in my mouth has been interfering with my enjoyment, but hoping it will pass once I get into the second trimester.

Cravings: None

Special pregnancy moments:  I had an ob/gyn appointment on Friday.  My husband and I had decided that if that appointment went well, we would announce the news and go public!  Well, everything went well (phew), and we told all of our church friends at the annual Christmas party.  Plus, we told all of our extended family and friends.  It was awesome being able to finally share the good news, and there was such an outpouring of excitement and happiness for us.  Not everyone knew about our TTC struggles, but for those who did, they were especially happy for us.  Even for those who didn't, I wonder if they might have suspected because they seemed super excited.  I can't believe that I'm here, that I'm actually able to hear the words, "I'm pregnant," coming out of my mouth.  It's still a crazy, surreal feeling for me, and such an honor and privilege.  I am grateful for each day that this pregnancy continues, and I pray for those of you who are still waiting for your special little ones.

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