I definitely feel pregnant at 13 weeks. To outsiders I may not look it, but I certainly feel different. I think I look a little different too. I told my work last week which was very fun and also a relief that they know now. Everyone was so kind and it’s really fun sharing the news!
I’ve been feeling really good. New things this week: hey, acne. Really I feel like 8th grade me dealing with pimples. They are mostly sticking to my forehead region on my face, which at least I can (try to) cover with makeup. Definitely my hormones are taking charge there…I haven’t dealt with acne like this in years. But on the plus side, in the last few days it cleared up a lot.
I’ve also been having what I can only explain as “growing pains” in my stomach region. They kind of freaked me out at first because it kind of felt like a stomach ache, but really it felt more like a stretching. The other day I sneezed and wow did I feel a quick sort of pain on my side. Pain isn’t the right word though. More like a pinch. It just feels like that area is growing and therefore I’m feeling the stretch of my midsection. I, of course, Googled “13 weeks growing pains” and felt much better after coming across many forums of women experiencing the same thing.
I’m thoroughly enjoying maternity tops. Not that I actually need them at this point, but they are so fantastically long and comfy, I’m jumping right in. Plus they really don’t look like maternity tops since I’m not really showing yet. Although, there is definitely a bump because I used to look down and it was flat and now my stomach area sticks out just a bit.
My next appointment is in three weeks and I can’t wait to hear the baby again and see how we’re progressing. Today I ate the most delicious tempeh bacon and “chicken” ranch wrap from my favorite vegan café and I swear I could eat them daily. I need to learn how to perfect those at home! I’m still finding that by 9PM – sometimes even 8PM – I’m ready for bed. But I have been finding that getting up earlier this week has been easier. I got up by 6:30AM both today and yesterday and I didn’t feel like I was dragging myself. I haven’t had any coffee since I found out I was pregnant, but there have been a few days that I was craving a black coffee. Still not over my aversion to soy milk. Italian food is my favorite right now, but I’m making a point to get more fruits and veggies in my diet because for a bit there they weren’t sounding appetizing at all.
|Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies - yes please!|
So that’s 13 weeks for me! I’m really starting to feel pregnant now and I’m loving it.