Hello again! Today, we are 13 weeks pregnant and the size of a shrimp! Last week we were a lime. Moving on up! I know you haven’t been counting the weeks like we have, but we are really happy to be in the double digits, and happy to be out of the first trimester. Things are looking up and I am feeling human again.
I am hoping to post an update each Thursday, which is when I turn a new week. I didn’t understand this concept until our friends became pregnant either, so just go with it if you don’t understand why the day of the week matters. I also didn’t understand why people count in weeks and not months but I get it now.
Things to share to catch you up are that in the past week, my energy has become much more normal, and my eating habits have returned to almost what they were. My sweet tooth is still not very strong, which is welcomed while it’s here.
I actually took a walk on Wednesday morning before work at 6:30 a.m. It was the first time I did early morning exercise since early July. I felt good and not light headed, and I hope to keep this up now that the temperatures are cooler (although probably temporary). I might even go back to the gym before work! At least I have goals. Other exercise this week has been a 4ish mile walk around Memorial Park on Monday, the longest outdoor walk in months, and two gym sessions on Saturday and Sunday. My goal is 4x/week unless I’m feeling super ambitious, but probably no more than 5x/week during the whole pregnancy. That is less than my old 6x/week goal.
I will do a detailed post about what I was eating the first trimester, but a noticeable change in the past week has been that I baked. I know that is not something startling, but I actually didn’t bake anything during the first tri. I had sudden inspiration to make bread from scratch, scones, and blueberry breakfast bars for a friend. I also have had a strange aversion to cereal (?!) and a return want for overnight oats, which made me gag for a while. Luckily, I was never turned off of Greek yogurt. I eat it everyday.
I am telling you, strange things happen! I also have NOT eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the last week, which is remarkable considering I ate many, many of them in the last few weeks.
I apologize for the picture-less post, I will get better at that! I will also hopefully get better at taking pictures of myself and my changes. But not too many noticeable changes yet.
That’s it for this post today! Back tomorrow with a recipe! Also, I added a page on the blog called Pregnancy where I will update with all posts I write in different categories (weekly updates and other).