13 Weeks


Orange shirt: Gap
Jean jeggings: Banana Republic
Elephant bracelet: Present from my dad from Asia

My life is so busy. I have so much to blog about! Let me tell you a few things that I will hopefully post on my blog soon: Las Vegas MAGIC trade show, Valentines Day, my 24th Birthday, a cruise we just booked!!!, how we found out we were pregnant, latest happenings...and more.

Oh, and we had our second ob/gyn appointment on Wednesday and heard the heartbeat for the 2nd time! At 9 weeks, baby's heartbeat was 187 beats/min and now at 13 weeks, it is 164 beats/min! Healthy and strong! Sadly, we did not choose to get the 11-13 week ultrasound to test for Downs Syndrome and other genetic testing because it was just extra costs and I have a super low-risk pregnancy. I hear of people having multiple ultrasounds by now and appointments and I am jealous! But a lot of those people have had complications or miscarriages before or I have no clue how they have to go to the doctor so much. We scheduled our 20 week ultrasound to find out the gender on April 12!!! So excited already!

But now for the weekly update!

How Far Along: 13 weeks 4 days... 2nd trimester!!!
Size of the Baby: Lemon, 3 inches, 1.5 oz.
Maternity Clothes:
I busted out the belly band (see picture above) this week er yesterday. I think I have a long torso since I think it should be a tad bit longer. Other than that I'm wearing all of my normal clothes. I just want to have extra room to breathe in the belly area. My belly doesn't approve of tightness lol.
Stretch marks: Nope.
Weight gain/loss: The doctor said I've gained weight and am where I should be. They didn't say how much but I think 4 lbs.
Sleep: It is okay...I cannot for the life of me get comfy sleeping on my left side. How does anyone sleep on their side? The arm you lay on just falls asleep! So I'm working on it.
Best Moment of the Week: Hearing the baby's heartbeat!
Movement: Nope.
Symptoms: Pretty much the same as 12 weeks (here). However my gag reflexes got the best of me this morning...if I cough...I may gag and if I gag...that is not good. Basically I got sick and coughing is the worst! I cannot cough!

Food Cravings: Eh not really. I just want food that we don't have lol. I still need some Cafe Mexicali (sweet pork). We went there last night but the line was too long so we headed to Taverna for some Greek food instead! That is what I want!!! And some good berries too...
Gender: Nope but find out April 12, 2012!
Belly Button in or out: In.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not eating often, not eating FIRST thing in the morning, coughing...
Labor Signs: Nope.
Wedding ring on or off: On.
What I miss: Energy still. I got some new prenatals WITH iron and also got some iron supplements so I hope taking both will help with the anemia and give me some more energy!
What I am looking forward to: Our Caribbean cruise! Yeah I need to blog about that :) It is soon. And I am not ready. And have no clue what to wear!!!
Nursery: After we find out the gender, then I will start looking around on how to decorate the room!
Emotions: Idk...
Stupid things I have done: Nothing really hehe.

Right now I have so many things to do. Our house is messy, things need to be organized/decluttered/donated, I want to have a sale of some of my clothes (maybe on my blog- anyone had success with that?) and random things, I need to have more balance in my life haha...I have long to-do lists...so yeah...anyways HAPPY WEEKEND!!!

OH and question: Best diaper bag recommendations...ready go!
There is really a reason for me asking this early, but this is serious stuff...need recommendations!

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  1. You're pregnant?! Congratulations! I am so excited for you!

  2. You are SO tiny ASH! Seriously SO CUTE!

  3. Oh my gosh!!! CONGRATS!!! I am so excited for you, what amazing news!! Yippee!! How fun to be into your second trimester now! Don't even worry about the testing that you didn't do, seriously!! When you go in for your 20 week ultrasound they will be able to tell a lot about your baby that will ease any fears. Congrats again and have a great weekend! Enjoy your sleep now while you can still get comfy (sigh!).

  4. You need to tell me all about Vegas, Valentines, cruise, etc.. Seriously I'm dying to know!! You look fabulous :)

  5. Yay for you cute teeny tiny bump!!

    - Sarah

  6. Oh, you could try a body pillow for sleeping! That's what I've used with all four. And prop up your back too! They have cool twirvy pregnancy body pillows that are supposed to be wonderful! I'm SOOO excited you get to go on a cruise! Especially before kids!!! YAY! I can't wait to hear about it and when you are going!

  7. I can't wait to see baby Leighton ;)

  8. So exciting! Congratulations.


  9. I am not even close to having a baby. But Petunia Pickle Bottom bags are what all the cool mom's have. :)

  10. this is SO exciting :) i am so happy for you!! your shirt is adorable!

  11. oh my gosh! i am so glad that i happened to just stumble upon your adorable blog! and this is one exciting post! congrats!
    elsha rae.

  12. You look fabulous! Exciting news, Congrats!


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  14. Oi, I remember having to adjust to sleeping on my opposite side and it took forever for it to becoming comfortable. But now it's the only side I can sleep on. It'll get better. And I love and would recommend Petunia Pickle Bottom. That's what I have and LOVE it. I wanted one that was cute and practical. You should check out babysteals.com if you haven't already. Everyday at 9am and 9pm they put up deals and sometimes they have Petunia bags up for like 40% off.

    I also never got the down syndrom test. I figured the results weren't always accurate and it wouldn't make a difference. We'd still keep and love our baby no matter what. And last thing, I know how you feel about the ultra sound thing. I only had 2 at my docs. One at 6 weeks and then the gender test at 18 weeks. But I was so anxious to find out the sex, I went at 16 weeks to find out the gender. Totally don't regret doing that. So, if you think about doing that, you should! It was a really nice and special experience.

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