13 Weeks Pregnant with Baby #2!

24 September 2013

How far along? 13 weeks 1 day! My due date was pushed back by exactly one week to March 31st which is why I didn't do a second 12 week update last week!  Now I am officially into the 2nd trimester which is crazy...I feel like even though the 1st trimester was awful symptoms wise, it went so fast!
Total weight gain: Gained 3lbs in the past 2 weeks!  I am now 123lbs which is actually exactly the same as what I was this time last pregnancy (even though I look way bigger!).  That means I've gained a total of 8lbs since the beginning of this pregnancy.  I'm not going to lie, the last 2 weeks have been rough getting to terms with the weight gain being that all the books, websites, forums etc. tell you that the "normal" amount of weight you should gain in the 1st trimester is up to 5lbs!  I just feel like it's piling on so fast & I'm showing so much more...does this mean I'm going to have a huge baby?!  But now I feel a lot better about it and I know every pregnancy is different - what's most important is that the baby is healthy!
Maternity clothes? Yep, yep, yep!  This dress I'm wearing is a maternity dress from Benetton that I got last pregnancy and the leggings are not maternity but they have a good amount of stretch in them.  
Stretch marks? No new ones! 
Sleep: Not great :(  I think the dreaded pregnancy insomnia has begun now that my bump is a bit bigger and it's getting more & more uncomfortable to sleep!  I may have to break out my pregnancy pillow again.
Best moment this week: My day at the spa yesterday! I got a prenatal massage & pedicure, it was a much-needed break & felt amazing to be pampered :)
Miss anything? Not really!
Movement: No.
Food cravings: I didn't notice any real cravings this week, though I will say I'm definitely liking meat a lot more than normal.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not at the moment.
Gender: I have a feeling it's another girl for some reason!  Don't ask why...I would be happy with either to be honest!  But I just can't imagine having a boy - I would be really surprised if it was!  
Labor signs: Nope.
Symptoms: Bloating & constipation have been the worst these last two weeks :(  It seems like both are letting up a bit now though so I am definitely thankful for that!  Otherwise my nails are still splitting and very weak (total opposite to last pregnancy!).  
Belly button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Errr a bit of both!  My emotions & hormones have been all over the place lately!  I seem to cry at the drop of a hat...it's kind of embarrassing!!
Looking forward to: Finding out the gender (hopefully in November!).  We can't wait :)

To compare this pregnancy's 13 week bump to the last one, click here!



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  2. I loved, loved my pregnancy pillow when I was pregnant! It was my best friend. My hubby joked about it as well, saying it was my “new boyfriend.” This one is much cuter than mine was!

  3. Loved reading the update!! I'm also due in March! I'm 28 weeks and 2 days :) With boy #3!!

  4. Awesome post. pregnancy is a proud moment for every woman. i have read all the post. thanks for shearing us.

  5. Beautiful mother! I love that Benetton maternity dress. Looks good on you.

  6. Sleeping problem is the most common problem during pregnancy. In that time using pregnancy pillow can be helpful for expectant moms.


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