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Pregnancy Journal: 13 Weeks!

The expanding belly: My OB said I’d be popping around now and she was right! You saw in last week’s pregnancy journal that I was starting to show already at 12 weeks. And the belly keeps growing! I didn’t really start showing until 5-6 months along with my first pregnancy.


My regular pants (even the ones that were loose!) are feeling tight and uncomfortable. So, I got out the maternity clothes I packed away in the closet! Can’t believe I’m wearing them already. I haven’t really gained any weight either so the walking 1-2 times a day plus keeping up with a toddler is helping! (I’m overweight so it’s actually better for me to “lose” weight or gain very minimally.)

The last OB visit: I saw my OB on Thursday and we heard the baby’s heartbeat! Rissa didn’t quite know what to make of it. My OB thinks everything is going just fine and thinks I might not have early gestational diabetes this time (I can hope!), but to play it safe, next month I’ll be doing the 1 hour glucose test.

The sibling factor: We have a few books we are reading with Rissa about a new baby and being a big sister. One book she really likes, and I hope they help her as well go along. She likes to help and share, so I’m going to focus on those things – making her a special helper – to keep her involved. She’s also bonding more with Daddy, which I think will be important too!

Brittany Thomas

Saturday 26th of May 2012

Congratulations. I'm 15 weeks today, although I'm on my 4th! Yes, you definitely start showing earlier and earlier with every pregnancy!


Saturday 2nd of June 2012

I'm sorry I missed replying sooner. How fun that you are a couple weeks ahead of me! Oh boy earlier with each? I suppose that's ok since I have told everyone earlier with this 2nd one and if we have a 3rd i probably will share earlier too :) not so good if you are trying to keep it a secret until 12 weeks!

Emily @ My Crazy Gluten Free Life!

Saturday 26th of May 2012

Like you, I didn't have to buy maternity clothes with my 1st til about 5-6 months. I had recently lost 20lbs before I got pregnant with my 2nd so I had just gotten into some smaller pants & by 6 wks along I had to go back to bigger pants. Over the next few weeks I had to bring out the maternity clothes. It's kind of amazing the differences in the early stuff. I think I was about 20 or 21 wks before I felt the oldest move & it was exactly at 16wks this time


Sunday 27th of May 2012

I got excited and went shopping for maternity clothes at the beginning of my 2nd trimester last time but didn't need to wear them fir a few more months. My belly was expanding but not really "showing" .. I just looked fatter than normal. Then suddenly... POP!

Right now I still look more fat than preggo, but it's definitely popped out quite a bit already. Def crazy!

I felt Riss move around 17 wks but I swear I've been feeling this one for a couple weeks now just bumping around.

The Maven

Saturday 26th of May 2012

So so excited for you. With Quincy I had broken out the maternity pants by 12-13 weeks too. It's like your uterus remembers and BLAMMO. Yoga pants from target were my BEST FRIEND. Fingers crossed that the ugly GD stays away this time! XOXO


Sunday 27th of May 2012

Thank you! I need to get more maternity pants/shorts. I got rid of the ones I didn't like last time. I heard about showing sooner but really wasn't sure if it'd apply to a bigger girl like me but wow! I wonder if my belly will be even bigger by the end this time?