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The First 13 Weeks

I haven't been keeping a pregnancy journal as I would like to, so I plan to begin using the blog as a weekly update. A brief summary of the first 13 weeks:

Size of Baby: By week 13, 2.6", weighing .5-.7 ounce, the size of a peach

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Down about 10 pounds

Maternity Clothes: Due to bloating from the IVF and normal pregnancy hormones, I began wearing the earliest maternity pants around 7 weeks. I have never had any hips, so I wasn't filling them out quite right, but regular jeans just weren't working - especially sitting for 8-9 hours at work.

Gender: Can't wait to find out

Movement: Not feeling anything yet, but saw the babies dancing on ultrasound at 10 weeks. They will following in my dancing shoes :)

Sleep: Can't get enough of it

What I miss: Coffee, especially Starbucks

What I am looking forward to: No more sickness and more energy

Cravings/Aversions: Craving mashed potatoes, tomato soup, fruity candy (gummy bears/worms in particular)

Symptoms: Exhaustion! Morning sickness began at 6.5 weeks, only occurring between 8pm & 10pm a few times a week. The sickness amped up around 9 weeks, and I could get sick at any moment in the day. I forgot how terrible it is to throw up.

Best Moment This Week: Seeing the babies

Weekly Wisdom: I never realized how terrible all of the food we eat is, as far as processed ingredients. I now read every label to make sure there is nothing on the no-no or iffy list. Definitely creating a lifestyle change.

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