Boom! Goodbye to my 27 inch waistline! I think I am already at 29-30 inches. Haha! I think this is the only time in my life where I do not care about looking round and obviously overweight! I think my tummy started becoming rounder and more ‘pregnant’ just this week. During my first trimester, I wasn’t feeling anything becoming bigger. I just know that I started eating more than my usual, because in my mind, I knew that I had to.
I gained the 8 pounds that I lost from my South Beach diet, which I was into before I realized that I was pregnant. From 132 pounds, I am now at 140 pounds again. And to top it all, I was asked by my doctor to go on bed rest for 4 weeks (I’m on my third week of complete bed rest). I had to go on bed rest since I experienced spotting three weeks ago. I had to take Duphaston.
Right now, I feel fine aside from the occasional emotional moments. Just last night, I cried while watching So You Think You Can Dance. I feel like Mary Murphy (she’s quick to cry ='(…).
Doctor has advised me to take 2 glasses of milk for pregnant women — one in the morning and one in the evening. The feat is (now that I’m pregnant) literally forcing myself to gulp and take in the glass of milk prepared for me. I don’t know why I hate milk now. I used to love milk. In fact, during breaks in the office, I used to buy tetra packs of the Nestle Low Fat Milk. Anyway, it’s a good thing that among all the maternity milk brands that I tried (believe me, I tried most if not all of them and in different flavors), I like the Anmum Vanilla the best. Thank you, Anmum! So, that is what I’m taking now. My suggestion is that if you are like me, try different brands and different flavors. One of these will make you happy.
Anyway, to summarize everything that has been happening (thank you to http://littlebabygarvin.blogspot.com for the template!)
How far along? 13 Weeks, 1 Day
Total weight gain/loss: 8 lbs (from 132 to 140)
Maternity clothes bought? 1 super long dress, 1 maternity slacks (but I think it’s still too big for me), a lot of maternity tops (Geesh, I really need to buy more dresses!)
Stretch marks? None… but my tummy gets itchy at times (and I successfully resist the temptation to scratch)
Sleep: Sleeping well but I have occasional weird dreams
Best moment this week: Realizing that the nauseous feeling lessened and i’m finally entering my 2nd trimester
Miss Anything? My flat tummy and clear skin (my skin’s breaking out!). I don’t really miss coffee which is such a wonder!
Movement: Not yet… 🙁 We heard the heartbeat though. It was at 151 beats per minute
Food cravings: OMG… Mamou’s Steak and Buco/Lychee/Papaya Shake!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Smell of Coffee (again, a wonder!)
Have you started to show yet: Yes, I have that little bump that is starting to show
Gender prediction: Most people say that they think it’s a Girl. I think it’s a Boy
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out? In
Happy or Moody most of the time: Stressed… so I guess I’m Moody
Looking forward to: Feeling the baby move and seeing the 4D Ultrasound… 🙂
This is how I look now… (I don’t know though if you notice my little baby bump already) :>
So what do you think? Is it a boy or a girl?
I’d really leave to hear about your experiences then maybe we can share notes! Just drop me a message below!
P.S. Happy birthday to my Tito Tony, who is going to be a grandfather soon, too!
P.P.S. I am now officially becoming a mom blogger! Wooohooo!