Baby Butler is the size of a peach! This is my favorite comparison yet!!
And here is what he/she looks like from the outside! (It looks WAY bigger in person!) A couple people have started calling me out about the “bump” and Jon even had a guy ask him in the gym the other day if I’m expecting. We love to tell people I’m not pregnant when they ask…hahah! Can’t help it- their expressions are hilarious. (We do tell them after we let them sweat it out for a minute.)
My Symptoms: Tuesday was officially 13 weeks! Thursday morning I had my first bout of morning sickness. SO random?!? For weeks 8-11 I was pretty nauseas during the day (afternoons seemed to be the worst), but that went away around week 11…so not sure what this morning was all about. I got super hot and *almost* puked. I stripped my shirt off and sat on the floor in front of the toilet. Jon kept offering to bring me some ginger beer- ummm, no thanks. I just waited it out and it eventually went away.
Weight: Plus 2 this week…Thank you Halloween goodies! I guess that makes 6-7 total?
Gender: Well, Jon finally told me his gut tells him girl- and he thinks she is going to be just like me! (I can’t tell if he means that in a good way or a bad way! haha! ) So far, the general consensus from all of our closest friends and family seems to be girl. We do have a girl name picked out, but cannot think of ANYTHING for a boy! Maybe that’s a sign too?
Maternity Clothes: I’m still wearing normal clothes but have to wear long tank tops and leave them unzipped. I have a couple of Bella bands (thanks, Kristi) and those are coming in quite handy too. Today though I’m just straight rockin’ some yoga pants and you can’t even tell. SUPER comfy! Hands down the way to go in my opinion...I’ll have to get some more!
Movement: Not quite far along enough yet for movement.
Sleep: What a nightmare…I am NOT sleeping well at all! I can’t go to sleep, I don’t stay asleep, and I do not feel rested when I wake up. It’s annoying. I have weird dreams, wake up to pee every few hours, and even though I’m exhausted, I cannot get comfortable OR fall asleep.
I had a friend recommend tart cherry juice- he swears by it! I tried it last night and it didn’t seem to help me fall asleep any quicker, but I’m going to give it a few days. I’m willing to try anything!
Cravings: Apples! Yay for something healthy, huh? I can barely stomach ANY meat right now though. I had a grilled chicken salad for dinner a couple of nights ago and couldn’t make myself get any of the chicken down. I’m adding in some protein shakes and bars to make sure I’m getting enough.
What I miss: Sleeping well. I really enjoy sleeping, so this is making me a little frustrated. I am the type of person who normally can fall asleep anywhere, any time…
Work Outs: I rocked it during week 11, but I think I only worked out once or twice during week 12. I was super exhausted and busy every day, so that translated into NOT working out. I did buy a few pregnancy DVDs though, so maybe I’ll put one of those to use sometime soon.
Best Pregnancy Moment This Week: Jonathan came home from work Wednesday and he told me he has been REALLY thinking about us having a baby and being a little family… and that he is SO EXCITED. It melted my heart! He was so genuine too, and I just KNOW he’s going to be the BEST daddy because he’s the BEST at everything he does!!! He said something really sweet about us already having so much fun together and having such a strong marriage, and he can’t wait to add a baby into that mix. And then he asked what I’m going to dress him/her up as next year for Halloween. Ha! I did see some super cute ideas from friends who posted pictures of their little ones!
Really though, I know parenting is hard work. I know it’s probably mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausting (well, that’s what everyone keeps telling me anyway), yet still one of the most rewarding and awesome experiences life has to offer. I am so thankful I have Big Jon to do this with. We make a really good team and he is SO helpful and involved and thoughtful. I just know that is going to make this whole thing easier…
Questions/Concerns: Other than not sleeping well, my only other concern is my gums. They are super sensitive. I’m brushing and flossing like normal, but I’ve noticed they are just extremely sensitive…there is one place that even hurts?
Goals for next week: I think I need a haircut. My hair is SO long right now (you can’t even tell how long in that picture). I’m thinking something along the lines of this…
Thoughts: I have done MUCH better with my water & Rehydrate this week! I am pretty certain I was dehydrated over the weekend….not cool. I also started cooking again and I know Jon is enjoying eating real, normal food, at home! I made these chili one night and these another….they’re always a fave and super easy! We went shopping for chairs for our new dining room table and decided to eat out in honor of our last “no kids” Halloween. We’ll probably do tacos (still have lots of deer meat to use up and some Ezekial tortillas) tonight.
(I use whole wheat noodles and low-fat cottage cheese in place of the ricotta.)