Happy Monday! From now until the end of my pregnancy, I’m going to try to update you on my journey to becoming a mama. So, here’s how things are at 13 weeks!
Baby Girl is the Size of a…
Scoop of ice cream!
What’s Going On In There?
This week, Baby Girl is strengthening her vocal cords (oh jeez…) and is growing tiny nails on her fingers and toes!
I don’t weigh myself everyday, so I haven’t been weighed since I was at 10 weeks, and at that point, I had only gained a pound.
Every once in a while, I’ll smell something or see a picture of something and think, “Ooooh I need that right now, or someone will have their arm ripped off!” But these usually pass lol. One weird thing is that I HATE tuna fish, but every time I smell it, I start salivating. Weird…
Anything Making Me Sick?
I’ve only had morning sickness 4 times throughout these 13 weeks, so I count myself pretty lucky. But my sense of smell is so heightened that it’ll send me running to the bathroom from time to time. For example, I tried to make something with Hoisin sauce, and its garlicky smell instantly made me sick 🙁 I also can’t be around vinegar…same reaction.
How Am I Sleeping?
Pretty well. I get tired really early though, so if I make it to 9:30 pm, it’s quite an accomplishment. I’m REALLY going to try and stay up for The Bachelor tonight though…
What Do I Miss?
Coffee. And all the fantastical Starbucks coffee drinks. Yes, I know that pregnant women can have a cup of coffee each day, but I slowly weaned myself off of it. And now when I see my husband trying out the new Iced Cinnamon Almond Milk Macchiato, I sigh and dream of September.
Other Pregnancy Symptoms?
Sometimes I get some round ligament pain, as this little girl is growing. And the weirdest symptom is that there are times where things just taste strange. For example, I was using a metal fork one night and had to switch to a plastic one because the FORK tasted “too metal-ly” (an exact preggo quote from me).
Prepping for Baby Girl
Last weekend, my mom and I went to Buy Buy Baby and worked on the registry! It was like being in baby wonderland, and we were there for FOUR HOURS. Some of the cutest items on the registry are this blanket:
While we were out shopping anyway, Mom and I went into Destination Maternity, and I bought some maternity clothes. Damn y’all, there is nothing in the world more comfortable than these clothes…I can’t wait to wear them all!
I’ll be back next week with more Baby Girl updates!