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Pregnancy Journal – Last Week of the First Trimester!

WooHoo! Today begins week 13, which according to my BabyCenter app it’s the last week of the first trimester! I thought I would start a pregnancy journal to remember everything about this pregnancy since it may be my last!

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Baby’s Size This Week: Baby is about the size of a pea-pod this week and weighs nearly an ounce. More from BabyCenter about baby this week: Fingerprints have formed on your baby’s tiny fingertips, her veins and organs are clearly visible through her still-thin skin, and her body is starting to catch up with her head — which makes up just a third of her body size now. If you’re having a girl, she now has more than 2 million eggs in her ovaries.

How am I feeling? Well, I’m still tired. In the early weeks of this first trimester (we found out between 4-5 weeks) I was exhausted ALL.THE.TIME. It was crazy exhaustion. Now, some days I feel like I have more energy or I feel not as tired but then by 8-9pm I am ready for bed again. So, I wonder if the exhaustion stage is really slowing down or not. Ugh. So many things I need to do and just don’t have the energy to do. I don’t ever feel like cleaning the house, barely ever feel like cooking. I go to work, come home, try to spend some time with the kids and I am ready for bed. I really dislike this part. I was also nauseous 80% of the time in the early weeks. The nauseous has slowed down quite a bit in the past week so I am hoping that has gone bye-bye! I was never that nauseous with the other three and some days I WISHED I would just throw up so I would feel better instead of having that ongoing nauseous feeling. I’ve also been getting quite a few sinus headaches in the past week. 🙁 I’ve also been pretty moody the past several weeks. Most of the attitude has only been directed towards people at work. I’ve been easily annoyed with them and just at my end. Also feeling pretty needy when it comes to wanting attention and affection from hubby.

Food Cravings/Aversions: I have been wanting soup daily. Mostly broccoli cheddar soup, but others have been great, too. That’s really been my only craving that I can recall. Aversions? Strangely enough meat has been bothering me. Only some times and only certain types, mostly beef.

Sleep: I’ve been getting up a lot to go to the bathroom. Other than that I’ve been sleeping fine except one night when I couldn’t sleep much (which was totally strange for me).

Baby’s Movement: I’ve not felt any yet, but it’s still a bit early for that! 🙂

Weight: I started this pregnancy too large so I kinda need to lose weight at this point. The doctor said I should only gain 10-15 pounds the whole pregnancy.

Next Appointment: It was scheduled for this Friday, however, I will be rescheduling it for a few reasons. We’ll be going to the Day Out with Thomas event, but I am also changing to my doctor’s other practice so I need to make an appointment there.

What happened this week? I talked to my doctor about some issues I had with her office staff. I really felt like I was getting no help when it came to trying to figure out insurance when it came to getting the panorama test done. The test is fairly new and is a genetic test. Since I am now considered to be in the “advanced maternal age” group according to my doctor I was a candidate for it. My insurance company said it needed manual review and that is where the problems came in with the office staff. In nine days they were “unable to reach the doctor’s office”. I found that hard to believe and then one of the staff members said to me that she wasn’t going to be able to tell me what I wanted to hear: that the test would be free for me. I was pretty insulted, as that was not at all what I was trying to get.They also told me that the number I gave them to reach me was a wrong number. I was pretty upset about that also considering the number I’ve had since I started going to their office 4 years ago hasn’t changed and the number they claimed I gave to them was one I had never heard of. Anyway, after much frustration I told her to forget it and I would find a new doctor. Her reply? “Ok, have a nice day April.” That’s my long story of why I felt the need to change offices. I really felt like I wasn’t cared about as a “customer” there and was heartbroken because I adore my doctor and I feel very comfortable with all of the doctors in the practice. Well, they do have another location about 10 miles away so I’ll just change to that office so I don’t have to change doctors. Ugh.

On a more positive note: I went to the Mitten Moms conference this weekend. It is a blogging conference for Michigan bloggers so that was super cool to meet some local ladies and learn lots of other blog-related things! We got some awesome swag, too! 😉 I’ll try to get a post written about that this week so you can hear all about it.

That’s about it for this week! So happy to be almost done with the first trimester and looking forward to feeling better soon! 😉



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  1. Oh my goodness!! Congrats on the pregnancy! I will not be jealous, I will not be jealous! hahahaha So excited for you!
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