Sunday, February 21, 2016

Week 13 Update

Today, I am 13 weeks pregnant, and apparently my baby is the size of a peach! I still don't have any bump. Maybe I look a little more bloated, especially after I eat. I don't really want to post pictures of my bloated stomach online though... maybe next week.

So the doctor office called on Friday with my blood test results... thanks? If I hadn't been there on Monday, I guess I wouldn't have gotten the call until Friday, even though they clearly had the results ALL WEEK... While I had her on the phone, I asked about my ultrasound measurement results. The ultrasound tech didn't say anything besides "looks good right now," because that's all she's allowed to say really. No doctor came to talk to me, so I figured everything was okay at the time. But all week, I've been thinking, "What if something was wrong and they just aren't telling me until my next appointment with a doctor?" The lady said that if anything is even questionable with an ultrasound, they call a doctor in right away. So... that's good!

I'm just becoming increasingly annoyed with the way things are run there. I feel out of the loop with my own treatment, kind of uninformed even though I ask millions of questions, and it's very impersonal. It's a huge practice, so no one even remembers me when I come in. Last Friday when I called to see if they had the test results, they called me back with SOMEONE ELSE'S RESULTS. They started talking about cervical polyps. The doctors have all been very nice, but mixups, delays, and feeling uninformed has me concerned. I am debating switching practices, or possibly switching to a midwife.

Not much to report this week. I wish I had non-baby stuff to write about, but this has been all-consuming recently. Work has been good. Baby received his first gift. Work fam gave me little monster butt onesies for my little dude! They match my current favorite outfit of little buddy. Hehehe.

How cute! A newborn size and a 6 month size!
And Eric's dad is currently here visiting, so that has been nice. OH, and Nym got her staples out! The vet said she is healing very well. Still no stairs, running, or jumping for a long time, but we're getting there! Okay, I'll make this quick so I can go hang out.

How far along? 13 weeks
Total weight gain: Well, I didn't LOSE any weight at the doctor last week. I weighed the same. So that's progress.
Maternity clothes? Not yet. No bump or weight gain really. But Eric's dad just told me that Eric was over 9lbs. when he was born, and the ultrasound tech already told me my baby looks long, so I have a feeling I'll be getting a BIG bump eventually...
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: Terrible with crazy dreams. My front teeth were cracking and falling out the other night. That's tame compared to the rest of my dreams. 
Best moment this week: Being able to finally TELL PEOPLE I'm pregnant, so hopefully they realize I haven't just been an antisocial asshole the past couple months. Hahahaha
Miss anything? Family, alcohol, food, clear skin... the usual
Movement: Not yet
Food cravings: Still just horrible aversions, but bagels and cream cheese are my shit right now. I could eat them all day every day! I also really wanted pie yesterday, so Eric got me an apple pie from Publix... random, but delicious.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Everything in life. Still hating the sweet and fried food smells. Don't want to think about peanut butter or chicken, or any meat at all really. I have definitely been eating more than I was the past few months though.
Gender: IT'S A BOY!!!!! :)
Labor signs: No.
Symptoms: Some round ligament pain started yesterday I think, headaches, some lightheadedness, crazy dreams, food and smell aversions and nausea have come back more this week :(, and sore boobs, but that is basically gone. The breakouts on my cheeks have been THE WORST THING about this experience. I have always had clear skin, and now it's not. It is killing my self-esteem. :(
Belly button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: I honestly think I've been happy this week! I don't think my hormonal moodiness is too bad. Most of the moodiness had to do with all the stress and bad things happening lately.
Looking forward to: Visitors, Disney in March, NJ in April (oh, we'll be home April 7th-12th by the way!), and brainstorming ideas for the baby's room

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