13 Weeks and Turkey Day

This year I am thankful for two Thanksgiving dinners, one with wonderful friends and one with family. I’m thankful for famous sweet tea, pomegranates instead of cranberries, dogs that are cowboys fan’s (even if they lose), beautiful turkeys and crocheted pilgrims.

I’m thankful for my amazing husband who deals with me no matter how moody or sick I am. Who takes me to buy maternity clothes and makes me dinner. I’m thankful for my mom who is there for me when I need her and a pretty yellow dog that loves us more than anything else in the world.

But most of all I thank God for the little baby growing in my belly that brings so much love to our family already.  

Week 13: Baby is the size of a peach

Average size: 2.9 inches, .81 oz.Teeth and vocal cords are appearing…

Total weight gain: Not sure yet. I don’t have a scale at home. (12 lbs as of last week)
How I’m feeling: Still getting sick in the evenings from about 7pm until I fall asleep like clockwork. I’ve been having some heartburn, headaches and back pain that feels like a pinched nerve.
Maternity clothes?
  Nick took me to the Motherhood store and bought me some more pants last weekend. A pair of leggings that felt so good I cried when I put them on (I cry at everything) and a pair of jeans that look pretty good actually.
Stretch marks? No. Is the coco-butter thing a myth? Some say it’s just genetics, you either get them or you don’t.
Sleep: This week I have been waking up only 2 times through out the night to pee. My insomnia is still bad though and if I don’t take unisom (safe to take) I don’t sleep at all.
Exercise: I still haven’t had the energy to work out. There is no way in the mornings or after work I would feel good enough or have the energy and when I do have energy I try to make something for the blog or clean around the house and run errands (things that I have fallen behind on) I am hoping that by next week I will be able to break open that Lindsay Brin workout DVD. P.S. I get winded even walking out to the car.
Best moment this week:
Putting on those amazing leggings.
Miss Anything? I really miss bubble baths 🙁
Movement: None yet, but I’ve been told maybe by week 16. I had some really vivid dreams of being able to feel baby last night though.
Food cravings: Food has been hard for me this week. I’m not craving anything which means that nothing sounds good to me. I’m indifferent. I have been eating a lot of fruit lately though. Mandarin oranges, pears, canned peaches (weird) and grapes. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: The smell of Honey when we pick her up from daycare and strangely enough, gusts of fresh air make me nauseous.  Weird I know.
Have you started to show yet: Same little bump as last week.
Gender prediction: Still thinking it’s a boy
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On

7 Responses to “13 Weeks and Turkey Day”

  1. The Garveys posted on November 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm (#)

    I took baths my whole pregnancy just don’t make it too hot. Also I came up with the cranberry apple sorbet

    • Michelle O replied on November 25th, 2012 at 2:14 am

      I’ve taken a few that are just warm. I seem to like them pretty hot though so it’s not the same. Cranberry apple sorbet sounds AMAZING! 🙂

  2. Sean Marie posted on November 23, 2012 at 6:51 pm (#)

    Teeth and vocal cords are appearing!? How insane and amazing is that?! Oh I’m so happy for you guys. And I firmly believe the coco butter thing is a myth. I think it helps maybe a tiny bit but my doctor told me it’s genetics. And I just know you’re having a boy!

  3. ezag1 posted on November 23, 2012 at 11:42 pm (#)

    I had bad insomnia with my second son – I would get to sleep fine and then be awake at 2 am and not be able to get back to sleep. Acupuncture was a lifesaver. Slept great for two weeks on just one session. Another tip – fish oil – I took it throughout my pregnancy (again the second one) and had a baby that was sleeping four hours at a time at birth and through the night by 8 weeks. Helps develop their brain. Good luck and enjoy! Milk it for all it’s worth – you will never get the same treatment again. 🙂

    • Michelle O replied on November 25th, 2012 at 2:15 am

      We are going out tomorrow to find some fish oil pills! Thank you 🙂

  4. Ditch The Wheat posted on November 24, 2012 at 12:05 am (#)

    I loved reading about your pregnancy! It really does bring a family together.

  5. Anita at Hungry Couple posted on November 24, 2012 at 4:31 am (#)

    I hope you and your little family (present and future) had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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