We have officially hit Week 13. And now it’s real…it’s on Facebook. Thank goodness, because I was getting really tired of keeping it a secret. Again, a huge thank you to those who kept our news quiet; I really didn’t think some of you could do it!
My clothes are getting tighter. I finally had to do that silly rubber-band trick on my jeans, which is a little annoying, especially when you unhook your jeans for the zillionth pee break of the day and the rubber band flies behind the toilet and you have to search for it. I also broke down and agreed to go maternity shopping this past weekend. I thought, surely I don’t really NEED these clothes yet, but I was shocked that the things I tried on actually fit. I guess the whole point is that they grow with you, or some such nonsense. I’m kind of thinking I should start wearing maternity clothes all the time; they’re really comfortable! I’m glad it’s summertime, though, because I’m going to be able to get away with a lot of dresses, and that way I don’t have to have quite as many maternity things. (It makes me feel better.)
I think the final straw came when I kept having chest pains and shortness of breath in the mornings. I finally realized it’s because I couldn’t breathe properly with my jeans buttoned. That will definitely make a girl feel dumb. At least I figured it out!
We had our 13 week appointment on Monday. I was just as happy with my doctor on the second visit as I was with the first, actually even more this time, if that’s possible. This appointment was much easier than the first; a weigh-in (which actually went my way (weigh? LOL) for once) and a heartbeat listen. I was just relieved to hear it; I am always paranoid that something is wrong. Maybe Justin is rubbing off on me. I also found out from my doctor that I won’t die if I eat a hot dog occasionally, and I if I lie on my back, it won’t hurt anything.
I am starting to realize that maybe it’s time for me to start doing some research on this whole baby thing. I’m thinking that my weekly “Your Baby This Week” email probably isn’t going to cut it. I’ve heard some good recommendations for “On Becoming Babywise” and I read part of “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”. Does anyone have any fabulous reading suggestions for me?