13 weeks

How far along?  13 weeks
Total weight gain/measurements: Have remained minus 7 lbs. But I have a feeling that since I have moved into my second trimester, it might begin changing.
Maternity clothes: Okaaay, so I went a little crazy and bought a bunch more maternity skirts and dresses. Your MOM likes to shop. I really just don’t want to be to hot/uncomfortable during the summer months.
Sleep: Still like to sleep, I think that I always will.
Best moment this week: This week we met with a genetic counselor. We discussed the odds of our baby having cystic fibrosis. The odds are completely in our favor at 1/1000. This is due mostly because there are over 1200 cystic fibrosis gene combinations. Rick and I were only tested for 30 of the most common. I was positive and Rick was not. But that doesn’t mean he was cleared for all of the 1200 possibilities. Which means Rick could still be a carry and that means the baby could still have it. That makes me so so sad. I cried while talking to the genetic counselor. As a mother it is your job to protect the baby and I just want everything to be perfect for my little one. During this appointment we also had an ultrasound to measure the fluid filled structure in the back of the baby’s neck called nucal translucency. It’s an indicator for down’s syndrome baby. Our baby was completely normal….yay! Rick and I will just have to hope and pray everything else it good!
Miss anything? Not this week.
Movement: Not sure….I feel like I have felt some flutters in my stomach but can’t be sure it isn’t bowel moving around. Time will tell:)
Food cravings: Didn’t really have any cravings this week.
Anything making you queasy or sick? No.
Gender: unknown, but I think its a boy.
Labor signs: None.
Symptoms: Still very bloated…can’t tell if I am showing a little bit or its just bloating?
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy, can’t believe that the first trimester is down…two more to go. I hear the second trimester is the best. Looking forward to it!
Looking forward to: Finding out the sex. I have the ability to scan myself at work. Whenever I get the chance I can’t help but take a quick look to see if I can tell.
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Bump pictures are turning out….added that sign in the back to keep track of which week I am on for future reference.
I hope that you have enjoyed these posts! I can’t wait to look back and remember these things!
Love,
Amanda

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