Week 13

So here I am, at 13 weeks and 3 days and I am ready to officially say I’m done with the infamous first trimester.  Why such a random date?  Well it seems that depending on who you ask people think the 1st tri is over anytime between 12 weeks and 14 weeks.  I like 13 weeks 2 days, because if you multiply by 3 you are just one day shy of your due date (39 weeks 6 days).  That seems to make the most sense to me, so I’m sticking with it.

We had our more extensive 1st trimester screen yesterday.  It went really well which is, as always, a massive relief.  The ultrasound tech was clearly trying to be my best friend by exclaiming over and over how textbook perfect our little one looked.  She even called in a tech-in-training to practice on me since it was “just so perfect”.  If my husband hadn’t have been there I might have asked her to marry me.  After 2.5 years of things going anything but textbook, it was music to my ears to hear.  How much the bebe has changed in just 3 weeks was incredible.  Last time it looked like a large gummy bear, it’s limbs like little stumps.  This time, it looked like an honest to god baby.  A very teeny, tiny baby, but there was no mistaking it.

I’m feeling really good, in fact I’m actually feeling just a bit guilty that I never had horrendous morning sickness.  While my body clearly did not excel at getting pregnant, it seems like it might excel at being pregnant given how normal I feel.  While I’ve felt a little thicker around the middle for awhile now, I think I can finally say my (usually squishy) tummy is hardening.  I spend a lot of time poking it to check.  I can’t say I’m showing, but I think it’s going to happen soon and I am beyond thrilled about it.

Like a lot of women who start a blog while struggling and then actually do conceive, I am a little unsure about my place here now.  I know I have some followers who like hearing the occasional update, while I know for others it’s probably painful. I’ve always fallen in the middle, depending on my mood and current happenings in my cycle.  I’ve been sometimes irritated by frequent pregnancy updates, but other times really happy to see someone’s painful journey have a happy ending.  So, I’m kind of winging it here while navigating this unknown territory.

But please know, that if you are following me, I am following you.  And I am still cheering and crying along with all of you as you’ve kindly done for me.  

21 thoughts on “Week 13

  1. I like seeing your updates because you are a few weeks ahead of me, and I like seeing what I’ll be dealing with in a few week’s time. That being said, I totally understand how you’re unsure of where you place is, I’m feeling the same way. Just know that no matter what, I’ll be here cheering you on and continuing to follow your journey.

  2. I struggled with that as well once I got pregnant, and then actually had a baby. I figured while I was still struggling sometimes I read and followed along, and sometimes I didn’t. So I finally just decided to share what I wanted to, and wouldn’t be offended if people decided to unfollow.

  3. Congrats on your great scan!! 🙂

    Keep blogging… really I think it’s great to do all of the updates. Honestly for me, if I’m not in a good place I just don’t read the posts. I think that’s probably what others do too. So, don’t feel like blogging is hurting others- it just won’t be read if it’s too painful on that day. I know that this is a tough place to be, but know that I am happy you’re here and I will continue to read your posts. 🙂

  4. Keep blogging! I like reading your updates 🙂

    Also I just recently found out I am pregnant, my best guess is around 7 weeks. I’m glad to hear that you have felt normal, because so far I feel completley normal, and was wondering if that was a bad thing. My first appointment is next week, I am nervous and excited at the same time.

    • Congratulations!! I’ve had a few symptoms, but not a ton. My boobs were super sore, that was about it for WEEKS. Then the other ones have come in and out, but overall I still feel pretty normal. I’ve heard if you can get past weeks 8 and 9 without horrible nausea you *might* be in the clear. Fingers crossed it stays easy for you!

  5. Keep on blogging whatever you feel like! It is YOUR blog after all and the way I see it…if you don’t like looking at or reading something don’t click on it 😉 Congratulations on the textbook baby 🙂

  6. I’m so glad to hear everything is going well! Escaping the first trimester morning sickness is amazing– don’t feel guilty! I mean, there is plenty of time for you to deal with fun pregnancy symptoms like hemorrhoids and varicose veins. 😉 Just kidding, I hope you don’t get any of those either.
    Congrats on now being in the second trimester!

  7. Please keep posting! I’ve never commented before, but I started following your blog in August when I was searching info on myo-insitol and one of your entries popped up. I really connected with your blog and how you write, so I added it to my reader. I’m a Marylander so we’re kind of neighbors. A few days after I got my bfp, you announced yours on the blog and I was so elated for you and wonder how things are going if I don’t see a post come up in a while. So happy you are in the 2nd trimester and everything looks great! Can’t wait to keep following your journey.

  8. Wow time flies! You’re already 13 weeks. I am so so happy for you that your pregnancy is textbook perfect! How lovely to hear that when all the rest of the time you are so used to hearing how things have gone wrong. I am cheering on for you. Like what others have said, I would usually not read the posts if I am not in a good place. Please continue to update us and let us know how you’re doing. 🙂

  9. what a lovely post! I hope my nuchal screening is as “text book” as yours next week, already feeling a bit anxious. However, I am looking forward to seeing how much baby has grown.

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