Thursday, October 21, 2010

13 Weeks...

Pregnancy Highlights…


How Far Along: 13 Weeks

Size of baby: baby is the size of a peach
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 2-3 lbs
(this is a guess)
I have an appt next Wednesday and then I’ll know just how much I’ve really gained

Maternity Clothes: None yet.

Gender: We do know the sex! The reason is because this past Monday we went to see an ultrasound tech that is amazing at what he does. He told us the sex and said he would reimburse us for anything we bought if he was wrong. He also said if he had any doubts, he wouldn’t have told us. We have friends that have gone to him and he knew the sex of both of their babies around the 12-13 week point as well. He didn’t mess up with them ;) He explained to us the exact ways he knows if it is a girl or a boy.

Stretch marks: None

Movement: Nothing yet.

Sleep: Sleep is great and I just love sleeping!!

What I miss: Caffeine to get me through long work days. I’m perfectly fine on the weekends but sitting at a desk all day makes me a tad bit bored at times and my eyes have a hard time staying open.

Cravings: This past week and I haven’t had any cravings BUT the entire first 11-12 weeks all I craved was SWEETS!! I had been eating candy like crazy and getting a giant cinnamon roll for breakfast every morning! The gas station near our home fresh bakes goodies every day and their cinnamon rolls are to die for! Their cookies and muffins aren’t too bad either ;)
It was out of the ordinary for me because I’m usually not a huge sweets fan.

Symptoms: I have not gotten sick or felt nauseous at all, I feel very blessed! At times I’m exhausted and feel like I could lay on the floor and just fall asleep but otherwise all has been great. My face doesn’t really care for all the extra oily skin but I think I’ve got that under control now. I’ve been lucky my whole life and never had acne or anything close to it so when my face broke out a time or two I kind of freaked out and didn’t know what to do. All is good now though.

Best Moment this week: Seeing baby, hearing baby’s heartbeat and finding out the sex!!! Billy and I were amazed at how much changed in 5 weeks. Baby went from looking like nothing to looking like a complete baby! Baby kicked, rolled, stretched, sucked its thumb and was so incredibly active the entire 30 minutes we watched. We could’ve sat there all day and just stared at our little one!! It was the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen.
At the appt I was 12 weeks 4 days and baby was measuring ahead already at 13 weeks 2 days. Baby was 6 cm long. Baby is healthy and I’m a happy momma.

What I'm looking forward to? Everything!!! Movement, our next ultrasound, buying anything and everything baby…

We have been blessed with having amazing doctors and nurses to work with. Everyone is beyond friendly and they have all the answers to any questions and they are just full of helpful information.

I have taken a few pictures of myself but my tummy doesn’t look really any different yet so I think I’ll wait to show pictures. After I eat meals I usually look like I’m about 6 months pregnant but in the morning my tummy is flat, it’s so weird!

I will share the gender of baby very soon, I promise! I want to get our ultrasound pictures scanned in to show you all our little one and I’ll tell the sex then!! :) I love reading what your guesses are though!

THANK YOU all so much for all the LOVE!!! The comments I received yesterday were just the sweetest ever! I loved them all and Billy read them last night :)

My blog isn't going to turn into an everything baby blog but the next few posts will probably be all about baby.  Since I've waited a while to share the news, I have lots to share now!

59 comments:

ty said...

That is so super exciting. I can't believe the ultrasound guy could tell you the sex so early .. that's so cool!

Jennie said...

That is SOOOOOOOO amazing honey!!!! I'm so happy for y'all...AND if you want to make this blog all about baby, you GO FOR IT. I know no one will mind...& if they do? They can stop reading! PS - I hope you reveal the gender soon ;) I think its a boy. :)

Jon and Steph said...

That is amazing that you already know the sex! How exciting!!

Ashley said...

So excited! It's awesome that you were able to find out the sex so early!

SG to SP said...

I can't wait to hear more, I love reading about babies! I'm guessing boy :) Will you also tell the name or will you wait until after the baby is born?

Dana said...

Congrats to you guys! That is very exciting!!! That is very cool you were able to find out the sex at 13 weeks. I was able to find out at 16 weeks with my son!

Tara Gibson said...

SOOOO excited for you! I wanna know what you are having lady!! : )

Lauren said...

I cannot wait to keep up with these weekly update baby posts!!!! Just so excited for y’all :)

Marcy XOXO said...

So exciting! Who doesn't love to hear about babies!!!??? Can't wait to hear all of your updates!

Marian said...

Seriously...I'm just so happy for you!!!

Annie said...

Love this!! I cant wait for your weekly updates...and pics when you get your little bump!! What fun this will be :)

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Reveal that gender! I'm dying here!!

Kelly said...

Aww, this is all just sooo exciting :-D That is AWESOME that the ultrasound tech is so savy! Sounds like you found an awesome clinic/hospital/doctor! Can't wait to find out the sex of the baby-- no doubt the little one will be on hockey skates as soon as possible, boy OR girl!! ;-)

Melissa said...

Girl, I am just so excited for you!! But, I REALLY REALLY want to know the sex! Girl, don't hold out on us!!

Expat Girl said...

Ahhh I am so excited! We found out that early too because we wanted to get the news together before the hubby deployed and they got it completely right : ) Cant wait to hear your gender news and girlllll you are so lucky to have not been sick yet!

Jamie said...

Thanks for the bumpdate :) Can't wait to see pictures and to find out what you're having!

Ms. J said...

That's so cool you know the sex already! I wonder if he will be right! That's amazing!

Brown Girl said...

So excited for you both!!! I can't wait to hear all about your baby girl...oh that's what you are having, a girl. I decided. ;)

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

I'm going to guess girl...only because I have a boy and had no interest in anything sweet those early days...I was all about the salt!! So lucky for no morning sickness!

The Pittman's said...

Well congrats again! I know you will get tons of advice and opinions but if you need anything just let me know! I'm at the finish line here :)

I want to hear the story of you found out/first time you knew you might be preggers!

Tiffany said...

YAY!!! This is so stinkin' fun and exciting!! I can't wait to see your cute belly grow! Congratulations!

Becca said...

YAY! Congrats girl! I can't wait to hear all about this precious little babe! You are going to make one beautiful and amazing momma!

{N} Jones said...

It's so amazing to me how much the bebe changes in just one week's time. Did you do the Chinese birth chart at all for the sex too? I have heard people say that is the most accurate thing besides ultrasound. I am interested to know how you told your family and Billy that you were expecting:) Did you do anything special? Yeah for no maternity clothes yet! I have to admit I try to find some cute ones and I have only purchased two things so far, because there is not a whole lot of cute things that aren't relatively cheap. I would like to recommend that you try the Cocoa Butter's Vitamin E oil. A lady that I work with recommended it to me and she didn't get any stretch marks. I'm praying it works :)Would you like to share any of the things the ultrasound tech said that depicted boy from girl? On a whim, I am going to guess girl as well!!

Lindsey said...

I'm just so thrilled for you guys! I can't wait to read all about your preggers journey!!

Mama Dew said...

I found out the sex at 14 weeks and they were ABSOLUTELY right! EEK I can't wait to find out!!

My Dream Ring said...

YAY CONGRATS!!!

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

I was waiting to see what the sex was! Can't wait to find out! Congrats again! I can't believe you didn't tell us for so long!

Adorably Distracted... said...

That is just SO exciting! I love that your so happy!

hersweetcheeks said...

awww I am so completely thrilled for you!!! I know for a fact that you and Billy will make the greatest parents ever. Good luck with everything girlie!!! xoxoxo

Connie said...

CONGRATS!!!!! This is so exciting!! Being a mom is the best! This pregnancy sounds a lot like my first- I was never sick! I'm so happy for you!

Lil' Woman said...

Congrats again girly and yay for no morning sickness, you lucked out! :)

KaiTLyN said...

Congratulations!!! :D

Chris and Danielle Lenz said...

Such amazing news and an exciting time! Congrats!!!!

A Real Housewife said...

my advice...buy cocoa butter cream and start using it asap, even though you don't have stretch marks. your skin will start itching as your baby grows and the cocoa butter (i apply twice a day) helps tremendously.

i remember our sonogram at 11 weeks. it was so amazing to know how little he actually was, but the ultrasound screen showed a fully active baby! so so neat. congrats, girly!!

Lea Liz said...

GIRL I AM SO BEHIND!!!!! I don't know how I have missed this exciting wondeful news~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congrats Congrats!!!!!!!!!

Jordan said...

I just saw this but I kinda guessed from Twitter! SOOOOOO excited & happy for you both!!! Congrats! :-)

Amanda said...

congrats again on your baby PEACH!!!! i can't wait to hear all the updates as you go along. what a blessing! :)

Kym said...

omgosh girl!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I'm a little late on the congrats but better late than never right?! hehe! you guys are going to make GREAT parents, i know it! :) and how DOES that ultrasound tech know the sex so early??

Jen said...

Oh my gosh I'm so late on this! Congratulations girlfriend!!! How exciting that you were able to find out the sex so early; happy and healthy rest of the journey for you!

aLena said...

I can't believe you're still not telling us the gender... ur so good at keeping secrets, I would have totally gave in by now lol Congrats and hope you guys have a lil boy so dominic will have a little play mate!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Aw, how exciting!!

Callie Nicole said...

Hmm, I'm going to guess that it's a girl. Looking forward to hearing the gender!

The Wife said...

Be careful with th sex since ours just turned out wrong!! I am excited for you to spill!

April said...

Congrats, girly!!! So very exciting!! Sending lots of love for a wonderful and healthy pregnancy!!! xoxo

Shannon said...

I'm going to change my guess and go with boy! Again I'm so excited for you. Being a momma is truly a blessing from God and the best job a woman can have. Enjoy your pregnancy and savor each minute, just like how quickly the little ones grow, your pregnancy will be over in a blink of an eye. I loved being pregnant, but just wait, nothing can top the day you meet your sweet lil'.

Mr and Mrs. Stoneking said...

Can't wait to hear the gender! And can't wait to start seeing BELLY pics!! you are going to be one hot mama! :)

Jax said...

Ohmygosh! I am so behind! I had NO idea!!!! Congratulations, girl!! Heck yes! You're gonna be one hot and FABULOUS mamma! :) I cant wait to follow your blog through your journey to meet your little one!! XOXO!

Meant to be a mom said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you guys. Now we can follow each other's pregnancy's together. How fun :)

Can't wait to hear the sex of your baby. Congrats again!

Rissy said...

OMG I am away from blogger for one week and miss THE BIGGEST NEWS ever!!!! Congratulations girl! amazing and love the way your posting the updates

Tatiana said...

how lucky are you for not feeling sick at all! I was miserable my entire first trimester! Oh, and I totally missed caffeine in the beginning too! I'm so exited to find out what you're having!

Whitney said...

I had no idea that you were pregnant! Congrats!

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Aleshia said...

That is great that you already know! I can't wait to find out what you are having!! congrats again and I'm happy for you!

Mitzi G. said...

That is awesome that you already know the baby's sex!! I am so happy for you guys & can't wait to see what you look like pregnant because I am sure that you are going to be a stunning pregnant momma :)

Mrs. Pick said...

CONGRATS!!!! I can't believe you already know the sex! I am so excited to follow you on your journey! I am so glad to hear everything is going well so far! Enjoy this time! It is flies by so fast!

Linda said...

First of all, congratulations!! Such exciting news! Your energy and excitement is precious! You will be such a wonderful mom! Second, my guess is that "anonymous" is someone who knows you personally and suffers from intense jealousy issues. Anyone who would post something so pathetic is expected to maintain their anomynity. Bless her heart.

Congrats again! I wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy!

Minnesota Girl said...

Sooo excited for you! Can't wait to hear if you'll be shopping for pink or blue. Either way, your baby will be BEAUTIFUL!

To the anonymous commenter--you're obviously jealous. Get a life.

Cassie said...

This is so exciting!!! And it's awesome that you haven't really been sick or anything and that you just get to enjoy being pregnant :)

Kimberly said...

congratulations on your little boy!!

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