Baby Starks: Week 13

Sorry about the radio silence last week. Things got busy and I got lazy and the 12-week post just didn’t happen. Honestly, though, I think maybe I’ll cut back to just doing these every 2 weeks anyway. We’ll see.

Anyway, back to regularly scheduled programming…

It’s now week 13, and the beginning of the second trimester!


How big is baby?

This week, our little bundle is the size of a peach! Which is awesome since I am in love with peaches right now and am oh so grateful that I live in a place where I can get awesome local peaches in May.

It was also time for another ultrasound this week!


I don’t know why exactly, but this was an emotional one for me. Maybe it was the excitement of getting to see her move for the first time, or maybe it was the relief for my NICU-weary brain of hearing that everything looked normal… but I shed several tears during the ultrasound and then had a real, hardcore bawl when I got out to my car. I’m so unimaginably grateful that everything is going well so far, and it gets a little more real every time I get to see my baby on that screen.

How am I feeling?

For the most part, I do feel a bit better. Mornings are still a bit rough despite my continued nighttime snacks, and I have to be careful about what I eat first thing in the morning. My gag reflex is still in overdrive, too… I gag when I cough, when I brush my teeth, and definitely when I try to take pills. I still get heartburn almost daily, too.

But, overall, I have better energy and don’t feel totally crummy all day long anymore. I’ve actually made it back to the gym the last 2 weeks, too. I haven’t been doing anything too terribly strenuous… 20 minutes or so of intervals on the eliptical, and a few sets on the weight machines. I certainly won’t be winning any fitness contests anytime soon, but my goals are to keep my weight gain in check to minimize my diabetes risk, and to improve my strength and stamina for delivery. We’ll see how it goes. 🙂

What am I eating?

I’m almost back to normal on this front. I even ate enchiladas over the weekend and didn’t die! I’m still not eating anything sweet right now, though, because it still really upsets my stomach. It’s gonna be a long summer if I can’t eat ice cream [tear].

Favorites right now still include lots of cold, juicy fruit (grapes, pineapple, peaches, cantaloupe), veggies (celery, bell peppers, carrots), and buttery biscuits from the hospital cafeteria.

Other exciting things?

We got baby’s first onesie last week!


All of you fellow Game of Thrones nerds will appreciate this one. Especially since our last name is Starks. Anyone want to volunteer to buy baby her own plush direwolf to go with it? 😀

Well, see you in a week or two for another update! Thanks for following!

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