Thirteen Weeks Pregnant – YAY!

After spending a year struggling with fertility treatments, it feels just amazing to be able to say that I’m thirteen weeks pregnant.  It feels so amazing that I’ll say it again: I’m thirteen weeks pregnant!

Okay, technically I’m thirteen and a half weeks pregnant at this point since I’ve been busy, but still.  We’re there.

And I’m slipping into the second trimester of pregnancy, which will hopefully mean that I’ll be less tired.  The placenta is done and is now doing its thing.  Baby is about the size of a large peach or small orange.  For those who are plagued with really bad nasty pregnancy symptoms, relief should start coming soon if it hasn’t already!

13 weeks pregnantI’m just amazed at what’s going on in my body.

As for what I feel, I’m still a bit on the tired side and require a nap every day when Norton takes his.  I might be less tired if I actually took the iron pills like I’m supposed to, but it was getting to the point where I had to choose between being able to go to the bathroom or having energy from treating my mild anemia.  I’m still having really weird dreams during pregnancy, and those probably won’t go away.  There’s one other thing that I’m experiencing that seems kind of strange.  I’ve never felt anything like this with my previous pregnancies, but…  I can still sleep on my stomach.  When I wake up in the mornings, I feel a hard spot (about the size of a tangerine) to the lower right of my naval.  I always joke that it’s either baby or a moving tumor.  It’s a fairly solid feeling little mass, and it always moves within moments after rolling over onto my back.  I’m operating on the assumption that it’s baby.  I don’t actually feel it moving.  I just feel that the mass isn’t where it was minutes before.

I finally have an appointment to look forward to in order to start my prenatal care.  It’s with Dr. K, the doctor who put me on Clomid in the first place.  It’s on Thursday, the day that I will hit fourteen weeks pregnant.

After Dr. T’s finding sugar in my urine at my craptastic prenatal appointment, I’ve been checking my blood sugar to keep an eye out for numbers that might be indicative of gestational diabetes.  So far, my numbers have been great.  Well, not really great, but they haven’t been high.  In fact, my blood sugar has been consistently in the low end of normal or out and out low.  Pretty sure low blood sugar isn’t a sign of gestational diabetes.  I’ll take my numbers on the days that I tested with me, particularly since I kept a food journal on those days.  It was after I stopped taking Metformin, so the drug should be out of my system and not helping to keep my blood sugar readings down.  Interestingly enough, the only time that I had a blood sugar level in the mid range of normal was after eating Pop Tarts for breakfast.

So, here I am, thirteen weeks pregnant.  And so far, everything is seeming to be okay.

About Suzi

Suzi is an American ex-pat living in British Columbia. She's a cloth diaper addict, wife, mom of three, and President of the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause.

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