Friday, February 22, 2013

13 Weeks

It's official, nowhere is safe anymore.  I used to be able to lock Andrew in our bedroom while I showered after the gym and just put anything I didn't want him to mess with up on the bed. Our bed is pretty high and he can't get up there.  Or I should say he couldn't. Last night while I was showering he was doing his typical running in and out of the bathroom.  Then he disappeared and didn't come back.  I finished up and when I got out I saw this:

Just lounging on our bed watching 'Jake and the Neverland Pirates'.  That thing on the bed behind him is the DVD player that I put up there out of his reach (J needs to install it and it's just been sitting on the glider ottoman).

I asked him "How did you get up there?" because I really thought that J must have come in and put him there.  Nope.  He happily scooted over to the side and slid off, then ran to the foot of the bed and climbed back up using the chest as a ladder and heaved himself over the footboard.  He was SO proud of himself.  Truth be told, I was proud, too.  I'm just bummed that I can't stash things he shouldn't get into up there anymore...

Anyway, on to this week:

How far along? 13w0d and the size of a peach.  ~2.9 inches and .8 ounces.  Munchkin 2.0 is forming vocal cords and teeth and already has fingerprints. Weird.

Weight loss/gain:  I didn't even bother to weigh myself this morning.  I feel crappy and haven't taken one in several days so I avoided the scale.  I'm sure it's at least 6.5 lbs. Ugh.

Maternity clothes: Nope - my regular clothes fit just fine.

Symptoms:  I'm still exhausted (where is that second tri burst of energy?), still constipated, still queasy every once in a while and having some fun round ligament pain.

Sex (of baby):  We will reveal this next month  :)

Sleep: Sleeping pretty well for the most part. I really wish I'd stop waking up 5 mins before my alarm goes off, though.

Best moment this week? Finding out that 2.0 is healthy.

Movement: Nope.  I'm wondering if I'll feel it earlier this go 'round, but I figure it's still at least a few weeks off.

Food cravings:  Nothing in particular, I'm just hungry all the time.

Belly button in or out?  In

What I miss?  Having energy.

What I'm looking forward to?  My appt next Tuesday and hopefully getting to hear the heartbeat.  We're also telling my mom this weekend that I'm pregnant (if she is able to come down on Sunday).

Milestones:  Oh so close to 2nd tri.

What I'm nervous about:  Telling work.  I'm freaking out because word came down this week about possible furloughs for Defense Department civilian workers.  I don't work directly for them, but we are contractors and not sure how this will affect us.  I'm scared to tell them now because I feel like I'll be seen as expendable.

Still not much to see, but I'm definitely starting to poof out a little more. It's getting to the point where there is no sucking it in. It's even worse at night.


  1. Aaaw, your mom is going to be so excited. We just told my in-laws with the picture of him wearing the big brother shirt and they didn't get it. lol Took them a little bit. And I am amazed at your figure still. I had to jump up three pant sizes already! And am wearing maternity shirts already!

    1. It turns out she isn't coming down because she has a cold and doesn't want to get any of us sick. I'm really bummed because I want to tell them in person and now I probably won't see them til I'm 19 weeks. :(

      I'm still in my regular clothes but I feel gross and puffy. I'm putting off maternity clothes as long as I can since I got SO sick of wearing the same stuff all the time when I was pregnant with Andrew.

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  3. I remember the first time James pulled himself up on our bed! So proud, while I stand there thinking, great! Nothing is safe!

    Aren't these furlough/sequester issues ridiculous? We ARE a DoD civillian family, and will be directly affected if they happen. I'll pray for you too that nothing actually comes of it.

    1. That was exactly how I felt when I say him up there :)

      Oh no! So there will be no getting around it for your family? Our higher ups haven't said anything to us about it yet so we aren't sure how it will affect the contracts that we are currently working on. I'm really holding my breath right now. I really hope that things get figured out so your family isn't hit with this.

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