I have slacked off a week…I know. I was under the weather and fighting a sinus infection. However, I’m so much better now (no more headaches!). It’s been a busy two weeks. We had our first ultrasound last week and that was pretty amazing. We were a little speechless and kind of in awe, letting the whole thing still soak in that there is this little being inside. I think the OB tech was disappointed she didn’t get the typical excited reaction filled with tears and overwhelming comments. We were both, well, just quiet. I mean, we’re not super excitable people to begin with, but the whole thing just put us in a state of shock. However, we are VERY happy to see that something is there and even happier to know that the baby is healthy with a very strong heartbeat. It has two arms, two legs, one head, and the proper amount of fingers and toes. All good! We did learn that my week-counting has been a week off. I was actually a week ahead. We are NOW at 14 weeks and at the start of the second trimester.
I feel so much better already! The queasiness has eased off and I have no terrible food aversions. The issue I had with smells has also lightened up for me. I learned my terrible headaches and sinus pressure was due to a bad sinus infection, and with a little help from an antibiotic it is all gone. The only struggle I’m having is with sleep. I went from sleeping all the time to a strange insomnia. Perhaps this will come and go like all the other symptoms.
As for physical changes…a little belly has arrived. I’m still getting used to it all. I understand that I’m creating a baby and my body HAS to get bigger. I have no problems with this. The problem has to do with how fast it changes. My clothes (for the most part) fit last week and now this week I have to keep my pants unbuttoned. I bought my first two pregnancy items- a B-band (to cover the unbuttoned pants) and a pair of stretch pants. Thank the fashion gods that black leggings are back in style! Funny thing is, I don’t think I actually eat that much more. I always thought you ate a ton while pregnant because you’re hungrier. I’m actually eating more often, but get fuller faster. I can barely finish a plate when I sit down for a meal since I’m just too full.
13 week pics:
14 week pics:
And ultrasound at 13 weeks: