Sunday, April 18, 2010

13 weeks


Here is what is going on with our baby this week, according to babycenter.com;

Fingerprints have formed on your baby's tiny fingertips, her veins and organs are clearly visible through her still-thin skin, and her body is starting to catch up with her head — which makes up just a third of her body size now. If you're having a girl, she now has more than 2 million eggs in her ovaries. Your baby is almost 3 inches long (the size of a medium shrimp) and weighs nearly an ounce.


This is the last week of your first trimester, and your risk of miscarriage is now much lower than earlier in pregnancy. Next week marks the beginning of your second trimester, a time of relative comfort for many women who see early pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness and fatigue subside.

As for me, I'm feeling pretty good overall, a tiny bit of nausea here and there, but no more than an hour or two at a time, a couple days a week.  My crazy mood swings and short fuse seem to have tapered off, but I am still extremely emotional and cried at a herd of little kids running a race on Sunday at the park.  My belly is continuing to stick out a little more each week, but I'm managing to cover it up with baggy clothes still.  I'm still fighting off the bellaband and maternity clothes, although out of comfort I'm sure I'll be wearing them very shortly, maybe by the end of the week.  I'm down to only 1 pair of jeans that is really comfortable to wear as is still.  At my doctor's appointment last Wednesday I got to hear the heart beat, and my doctor said that it is strong and healthy.  Apparently we're not going to be able to find out the gender until 20 weeks, so still 7 weeks to go on that.  I'm still eating whatever I want whenever, but I'm still drifting more towards savory foods than sweet ones.  I crave sushi every. single. day.  (but I don't give in because our budget can't afford it).  I'm still wanting and eating lots of fruits and veggies.  Anything meaty and cheesy is tempting.  I haven't eaten a hot dog in more years than I can remember, but I keep smelling them grilling when Jeremy and I walk around the park and the smell is pure torture... I. WANT. ONE.  My newest love of the week is Edy's Fruit Bars.  I have a box of lime at work and a box of strawberry at home and they are AMAZING, that's the closest to dessert that really sounds good to me.
 
Shannon

4 comments:

Mary said...

Look at your belly!!!! Eeeeek! I LOVE IT! Adorable.

klutzymama said...

I agree with Mary, you look adorable!!

The Mangerchine's said...

Ha ha, thanks ladies!!!!

Shannon

Mrs. Lady Sofia said...

Shannon,

Sounds like you are doing well with your pregnancy.

BTW, I like reading the week by week updates of your "pregnancy journey." They are fun and interesting to read (even though I am not a mom).:)

~Mrs. Lady Sofia~


P.S. You still look pretty skinny to me, except, of course, for your cute little belly. :)