Pregnancy Update – Week 13

Pregnancy Update – Week 13

This week was exciting because we had a prenatal screening test. I went to the Glenview hospital with my Mom and Tony on Monday to have the fetal ultrasound and maternal blood testing done. The screening process can help to determine the risk of the fetus having certain birth defects such as Down syndrome.

I loved the ultrasound part of the test because we got to watch baby Larsen for a good 30 minutes. Baby was sleeping and very stubborn during the test and didn’t want to wake up so it took a little longer, but I  could have laid there watching baby all day. My heart was melting during the entire ultrasound.

After the ultrasound we had a quick follow up with the doctor who told us baby Larsen was looking “perfect” and said we’ll find out the blood test results in a little over a week.

13 weeks

Pregnancy Update – 13 Weeks

How far along? 13 weeks + 2 days

Due date? September 6, 2015

Baby’s size? Baby Larsen is the size of a kiwi.

Total weight gain: 8 pounds and I’m finally starting to show a baby bump!

Baby bump

Maternity clothes? Nope, but I’m planning on buying a couple of new bras soon.

Stretch marks? No, still using a lot of coconut oil.

Sleep: 8-9 hours. I’m going to bed around 8:30pm-9:00pm every night.

Best moment this week: Entering the 2nd trimester and seeing baby during the ultrasound on Monday. He/she was so peaceful. This whole pregnancy is starting to feel a lot more real.

Miss Anything? I’m not missing anything this week.

Movement: No, but can’t wait!

Food cravings: Reese Peanut Butter Cups and frozen yogurt.

Anything making you queasy or sick: I’m still dealing with some morning sickness. Can’t wait for this to go away.

Gender: TBD

Name: TBD

Symptoms: Nauseous in the mornings.

Belly Button in or out? In.

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody: Happy!

Looking forward to: My next doctor’s appointment on Monday. 🙂

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  1. How exciting to see Baby Larsen for 30 whole minutes! You gotta love this modern technology. Poor guy/gal had to wake up for the test? Well at least after it was done, they could go back to sleep for another six months. Must be nice! 🙂
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  2. Awww! Hey there little baby!!!! So precious 🙂 So happy for you 🙂
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  3. Hi baby!!!!! I’m so happy for you Sara! I hope you start to feel better.
    And I’ll make sure to have some extra PB cups whenever I invite you over. 🙂
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  4. Yay! I’m so glad baby looked great….and you couldn’t look any more adorable than you do with that bump. You look absolutely fabulous 🙂 Cheers to being in the second trimester, hope the nausea subsides soon for you!
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  5. So happy for you! I love reading these posts and seeing the changes with the baby.

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