Sunday, November 18, 2007

13 Weeks

I am almost there... for those of you that don't know, the first trimester is considered the most "risky" and when the most things can go wrong. You officially enter your second trimester at 13 weeks and 4 days... so Friday. Not only does it mean I can take a slightly deeper breath, but I get to stop my medication and am no longer on pelvic rest so I can start exercising and lifting things again and rumor has it you start feeling better... I'm really looking forward to it :)


One of the weird things about being pregnant is the changes in your body. Obviously it's quite the miracle that I'm growing another human (seriously, I could sit and think about that all day) but it's kind of hard to accept the changes that happen that you have no control over, but I have to say I'm doing much better with it than I thought. I'll fully admit that I've always had very poor body image, but I've gotten to the point where I just don't care any more. The other morning it dawned on me that I didn't care that my arms weren't toned or that my butt is getting a little jiggly since I can't exercise. I am actually embracing the changes and it feels really good. That said, please take a look at this week's belly shot and tell me what in the heck is growing in my stomach?? I've done my best approximation to show you how big the baby is right now (the size of a peach, it also developed fingerprints this week!) and how that compares to the size of my belly.... um, what else is in there? Part of me is wondering if I'm eating too much, but since there are days I can barely eat, and I've actually lost a pound, I know that is not it. Any guesses??


I am also SO excited for Thanksgiving this week!! My brother and his girlfriend Sam are coming into town and my Gramps will be here, along with my Aunt Susan, her boyfriend Jeffery and my Uncle Charlie. We're having dinner at my parents' house and I'm really excited for some family time. I'm in charge of the stuffing, trifle and rolls :) Bring on the food!!!

10 comments:

Leighton and Lisa said...

you look great. all that's in there is a baby and some fluid, so keep up the good work!!! the second trimester is the best, i always felt great during that time. and YAY to being pregers during thanksgiving, can you say i'd like seconds and i've got stretchy pants on??? so have a great thanksgiving with your family and enjoy all the good food!!!

The Maiden Metallurgist said...

Man, I love you, but I truly don't want to think about all the other stuff in there besides just that tiny baby (fluid, etc., shudder). However, it is nice to hear about some of this stuff. So that one day I'll know what's coming. Maybe.

The week after Thanksgiving I'm coming over to make you dinner, so start thinking about what you want to eat...

Steph and Tim said...

Fluids, I told you! LOL I love the little stick figure baby. Your belly is too cute. Can't wait to be able to rub it around Christmas :)

Brooke & Brian said...

It is awesome to read your post! i could sit all day and think about being pg and I am not even pg! SO I want to see your head in your cute belly pics! I hope I am half the cute pg lady as you and steph! Your headless body looks great!!!! ;o)

Ondrea said...

love the baby bump!!!!

tanya said...

You do look great! I am excited to see you in person sometime soon. :) What a cute idea to make the little stick baby for scale. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Rhonda said...

Love the stick figure! You look adorable!

Nanna said...

The stick figure is a RIOT! I think your tummy is just beautiful.

Jilly said...

Did you eat a pumpkin seed?

Jilly said...

Alright that was not funny at all! :) eh