So I just hit the 13 week mark!!..... yesssss!! This marks the final week of the first trimester (or the very beginning of the second trimester depending on how you see it). Here are my stats and updates:
Current disposition: sunshine and happiness. My mood is definitely in good spirits, but I have noticed I've become more emotional than normal at 13 weeks. Two nights ago, Ryan and I started looking at baby photos of Lincoln and I about lost my marbles. Then yesterday, Ryan was trying to rush me out the door as I was getting ready, and I almost started to cry, telling him that I rarely have time to get ready anymore. lol. Silly hormones.
Energy level: definitely has picked up, and I might even reckon that it's back to normal. Yay! This is huge for me because I absolutely HATE being tired. If I could choose between having morning sickness and being tired, I would probably choose morning sickness. My 3 mile run is getting easier too - I am still trying to get in at least 4 runs per week, and so far I'm doing a decent job.
Morning sickness: beginning to subside but still present if I don't eat for long periods of time. Still present a little in the mornings, as well. But overall, much much much better.
My pants: don't fit. But it's okay! I'm trying not to let it bother me. Well, let me say this... My pants do fit if I leave them unbuttoned, does that count? I think it does because last pregnancy, I couldn't even pull my pants up my legs.
Music I've been listening too: Old Dominion. Their new CD is the bomb. Seriously. If you're into country rock, you must go out and purchase the ENTIRE CD. Every song is good. A few of my favorites are "Snapback" and "We Got it Right." Baby is gonna be a country fan.
Recent movie I've seen: I don't really watch movies, but a few weeks ago Lincoln and I watched "Finding Nemo" for the first time.
Book I'm reading: I really need to start reading again. I have "The Lean Startup" and have been meaning to dive in...
Top news story at the moment: Apparently, Donald Trump got a standing ovation at a black church in Detroit. All of the political / election news going on is hard for me to watch.
Reflections: I saw a photo the other day of a woman about to go into labor with her big belly and she was giving her youngest daughter a huge hug. The emotion captured in that picture perfectly describes the way I feel about my sweet little Lincoln no longer being my only baby. He is my entire world and I cannot fathom loving anything more (or the same as him). I also can't help but wonder if he will be sad or jealous or hurt or feel left out when Ryan and I give this new baby attention away from him. Anyways, I pray that God gives me strength to face that situation in the best way possible.
Weight Gain: At my 12-week ultrasound I had gained 4 pounds, weighing in at 134 lbs. Dang. It's okay though! Once again, I try to remind myself that I'M PREGNANT. Despite the obvious, it's still hard gaining weight. I think I've even put on another pound or two just at the feeling of my body. I try to blame it on the fact that during a second pregnancy you show a lot sooner. So long as I'm staying active and eating healthy, what more can I do?
Doctor's Visits: so I had the 12-week ultrasound and doctor's appointment. If you want to read more, you can check it out here. I also received the results from my nuchal translucency test, which you can read here. In short, everything is very very normal.
Other than that, I'm feelin good mamas and can't wait to move on into the second trimester!! Catch another #bumpdate next week.