Monday, 11 April 2016

13 weeks pregnant with Baby Pritchard

I can't believe this is the last week of my first trimester! It's gone so quick since we found out at the beginning of February. I've decided to start doing weekly updates on my growing bump, mostly for myself to be able to look back on when I miss my bump (everyone says I will). I have got a pregnancy book but I'm absolutely useless at filling it in, and this way I've got pictures too. 
How far along?
13 weeks and 4 days.

Total weight gain?
I weighed 9st 4lbs in January, which was the last time I weighed myself. At the time I was about 4 weeks pregnant with our first pregnancy, unfortunately it wasn't meant to be. When I weighed myself last night I was 9st 9lb - the heaviest I've ever been! I can definitely see a difference in my body shape looking at these photos, not so much a bump, but my waist does look thicker.

Maternity clothes?
I've picked up a pair of jeans and a top but I've not needed to wear them yet. I'm still wearing my Topshop Jamie jeans but I've had to use a hair bobble around the button for the last four weeks. I'm not one for wearing anything tight on my top half anyway so hopefully a lot of my tops and shirts will last a while.

Stretch marks?
None. I've been using Palmers Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks religiously after I shower since we first got found out. I've also got the Palmers Tummy Butter for Stretch Marks but I'm not so fond of this. I find it sits on my skin and doesn't soak in as well as the Massage Lotion, and it's horrid to try and get out of the pot.

I don't think my sleep has been too interrupted yet. I've been getting up once a night to use the toilet and sometimes I struggle to get back to sleep but I expected to feel a lot more tired in the first trimester than what I have done.

Best moment this week?
It wasn't this week but Kyle and I went to view our new house last Sunday. I'm so excited to move into our first home together, and it'll be babies first home too. It also means we can finally start buying big things like cots and prams.

Miss anything?
I can't say that there's anything I've thought 'damn I miss that!' Give it a few weeks...

Nothing yet. It was crazy when we had our dating scan being able to see it move but not feeling a thing. My older sister was telling me when she used to lie on her belly early on it felt like an orange so she got me spread out on Mum's rug, but I couldn't feel it.

Food cravings?
Not really. I definitely favour savoury food over sweet things and at one point I was really struggling to eat anything because my nausea always came on in the evening but things seem to have settled down now.

Anything make you queasy or sick?
 I luckily never suffered from morning sickness, just nausea in the evening. For a while I couldn't go in the kitchen in our house, even the smell of the oven would make me feel horrendous. I also never want the smell of boiling ham to ever pass my nose again!

No idea, and we don't intend on finding out. I've never wanted to find out and I'm so glad Kyle feels the same. We were watching One Born Every Minute and one of the Dad's on there said it was one of the nicest surprises that's left is going into hospital not knowing what gender it is until it's born. Kyle looked up and me and I knew it was the best decision for us.

Labour signs?

I had a migraine last week, it felt like my left eye was going to pop out. After that subsided I was suffering from dizzy spells and having to sit down every few minutes. I spent two days in bed and my little kitty didn't leave my side. Other than that I've felt pretty good.

Belly button in or out?

Happy or moody?
Happy - it's finally starting to sink in that we're actually having a baby. We did have two early scans because of bleeding and our miscarriage in January, but it was such a relief at 12 weeks to see a proper baby doing somersaults in my tummy.

Looking forward to?
A weekend by the beach with the puppy and my love. It's so nice to get away every few weeks and breath in the fresh air. Kyle's Mum hasn't seen the scan photos yet either so it'll be nice for her to see them properly, rather than just on a phone screen.

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