I have finally made it to the last week of my first trimester and it feels amazing! We had our second midwife appointment on Wednesday which involved a head-to-toe physical and we got to hear the babies very strong heart beat for the very first time. It was an amazing experience and I can’t wait for our next appointment.
So what’s going on this week:
your baby at 13 weeks
- Can you believe she’s forming vocal cords and teeth?!
- And even though she’s still teeny, she already has fingerprints.
- Her intestines are moving from the umbilical cord to their more permanent place, in her tummy.
How I’m Changing
I am more calm. Since becoming pregnant I have worked hard at being more relaxed, calm and less of a worrier. I know that worrying and stressing about things is bad for me and the baby and I finally feel like I have successfully achieved my desired peaceful state of being.
How I’m Feeling
I am feeling really good, I finally have more energy and no morning sickness and it’s amazing. I still have so fatigue and I can’t go at the same pace that I once did but I am feeling the best I have in the last 13 weeks. I am also feeling hungry more often and find myself eating 5-6 small meals per day. I no longer can sit down to my regular sized meal, I am full after about half of it but I am hungry again 2 hours later. I also have been experiencing extreme hunger pains that come out of nowhere. One minute I am fine and the next I am HANGRY, so I try to keep healthy snacks on me at all times for moments like this.
What I’m Eating
This week I have been back to eating salads, I have actually been craving them. I also have been enjoying hot sauce….on everything. I am currently addicted to sriracha and I want to put it on everything from hummus to wraps to pasta. I am so happy to finally have more normal appetite back and I am looking forward to whipping up more fun recipes at home in the coming weeks.
Random Facts of The Week:
Total Weight Gain: 5 pounds.
Baby Items Purchased: None (so far).
Gender Suspicions: I am currently leaning towards a boy.
Cravings: sriracha. salads. bagels.