I’m now officially into my 13th week of pregnancy so I wanted to do a quick update on how everything is going. Overall it’s still good – I’m feeling pretty well, have a normal amount of energy, and have been pretty happy and relaxed about this pregnancy! But there have also been some unpleasant things… I’ve had more nausea past the 12 week mark than I had before it (that’s not how this is supposed to work) and my skin was doing great until right around the 12 week mark and then my face and chest broke out all over. I’m so confused because with Maddie Grace the nausea and blemishes got better once I cleared 12 weeks, not worse… but a baby is completely 100% worth all the downsides of pregnancy so every time I look in the mirror and get bummed I think about sweet newborn cuddles and get all heart eyed.
We had our 12 week appointment last Thursday and everything looked great! Baby boy was measuring 12 weeks 4 days at the appointment, so just a little ahead, and he even gave us a little peek of his face! I’m amazed by the 4D ultrasound technology. Before doing it at our 12 week appointment with Maddie Grace I thought that a fetus wasn’t anything by 12 weeks – nope it’s pretty much fully formed with fingers and toes even, so crazy!
There have been several times the last month or so that I’ve though that I’ve felt the baby moving around some. I really thought I was crazy and just imagining it until several people told me that moms can feel their babies move very early in pregnancy, just depending on several factors. I don’t think I felt Maddie Grace move until around the 20 week mark or maybe even later because of the placenta location. I’m loving comparing this pregnancy to mine with her and realizing just how different they can be.
My diet habits have gotten really weird. Some days I want nothing but chocolate (I mean that happens even when I’m not pregnant) and some days chocolate makes me gag and I can eat nothing except plain carbs. Yesterday was one of those days where all I wanted was bread. How boring! I’m gaining weight faster than I’d like to be but with the nauseous days I’ve had lately and my weird eating habits it’s been a struggle not to gain 100 pounds.
I’ve already started working on our nautical nursery theme and buying baby boy clothes! I know I shouldn’t yet but I just can’t help it… how cute are Maddie Grace and baby boy going to be in their matching brother and sister bear shirts? I can’t even…
I hope everyone has an amazing weekend full of lots of fun! We are driving down to Savannah for a wedding this weekend of one of my best friend’s since high school. It’s going to be amaaaaazing so I’m really excited for it. The only thing is the heat makes me want to puke and, well, Savannah in July is not for wimps.