At week 13 the baby is around 7cm long and the size of a pea pod. Bubba now has tiny fingerprints and is concentrating on getting nice and big.
My symptoms this weeks have included nausea and sickness, tiredness, fuller breasts and bad skin. My nausea and sickness started at around 5 weeks, with Paige it started at 6 weeks and lasted until 16 weeks. I'm hoping it doesn't last any longer this time but I know all pregnancies are different. With running around after Paige I've found this time around particularly hard. I can't sleep when I want to and can't rest as much as I'd like. I've found that tiredness makes my sickness worse so I try my best to get a good nights sleep. Paige hasn't napped in a month now so I don't have that time to nap or rest. I'm also on anti sickness medication this time. I was very unsure about taking it as I hate taking anything during pregnancy apart from prenatal vitamins but I just wasn't coping. I couldn't look after Paige while throwing up 4/5 times a day. It was getting silly and with Paige it developed into me being sick 10-15 times a day, I didn't want it to get that bad this time. I take 3 tablets a day and some days I can manage on two. I try to take as less as possible but it's still a work in progress. Most of the time they help with the nausea but I am still sick sometimes. At 13 weeks I can normally go 3 days without getting sick but during the earlier weeks I was still getting sick 3/4 times a day. Eating little and often does help and I'm still eating something small every hour or two. If I'm having a bad day I'm normally sick and feel crappy until 3pm then I'm normally a little better. It sometimes hits me again around 9pm when I normally take my last tablet and send myself off to bed. I've felt a little crap in general this week but I think the tiredness from Christmas and the new year isn't helping. I'm hoping it will get better next week.
The tiredness this time is unbelievable. I'm pretty sure it's because I'm running around after Paige all day too but between 1-3:30pm I'm normally so out of it because I'm so tired. During that time I literally have to fight to stay away. I normally play a game with Paige or put some music on, anything to keep me from falling asleep. My tablets can also make me a little drowsy which certainly doesn't help.
My skin is so bad. I have multiple break outs and did when I was pregnant with Paige too. It cleared up during the second trimester so I'm hoping for the same this time but if not I can handle a few spots for the sake of a healthy baby. During the first few weeks my hair was also super greasy even after just washing but I changed my shampoo and this seems to have helped loads. Maybe a coincidence but I'm not complaining.
My boobs are so much fuller than normal but were never really super tender. This isn't a huge pregnancy symptom for me but its defiantly noticeable to me.
I'm still in my normal clothes and you can't really tell I'm pregnant when I have my normal jeans and a top on but I have my maternity clothes at the ready and I'm honestly looking forward to wearing them. It will mean I actually look pregnant and not just like I've eaten a big meal. I've decided to do my belly pictures in a tight vest so that you can actually see my bump :)
At 13w3d I'm sure I felt baby move and I have felt the baby every day since. I felt Paige move at 16 weeks and they do say you feel the second earlier as you already know what to expect.
I haven't had any wild and weird cravings as yet but I have gone off a few food, cheese and cheese and onion crisps being the two that stand out. I'm also a little fussy with meats and this week I can't stand drinking water on it own.
I think that just about sums up 13 weeks. See you for week 14!
Thanks for reading,