February 2, 2010

Tummy Tuesdays- Week 13

Headaches, leg cramps, and heart flutters OH MY!

Wow what can I say, the first trimester has come to an end. Can you believe it? I know I can't I do know I am excited about all the good things I hear about the second trimester though, more energy? Yes please!

This week has been full of all sorts of uncomfortables. I have been getting this weird feeling in my left leg a lot. Almost like it's asleep but a little more uncomfortable. It's not that it hurts, it's just really annoying. I find it happens most when I'm sitting for any length of time, mostly at work. So I've been trying to get up every so often and walking around or going up and down the stairs a few times. It seems to help. I just hope it's not poor circulation or a blood clot or something! I'll bring this up at the doctors appointment next Tuesday.

I've also been having massive headaches that are SO annoying. I don't normally take anything for a headache and now that I'm knocked up I really don't want to take anything but yesterday I had to. SUCKS! Oh well, I guess the occasional headache is still better than morning sickness so I'll take it! Although yesterdays was so bad I thought I was going to throw up.

And my heart has been fluttering too. It's strange because it's almost like it's skipping a beat every so often. I thought I was a total freak of nature until I started talking to other mommies and they have all told me it's totally normal and only going to get worse. Great! I did a Baby Center search for it and pregnant women are pumping 1/3 more blood through their body, so it does make sense.

{gross alert}
I am trying to be honest as far as this pregnancy goes. This blog is my journal and I just so happen to share my journal with the world. With that said, I have gas. It's uncontrollable. Holding it in is no longer an option. I have never "broke wind" in front of Mr. Husband before and never planned on it either, well that's all changed since I got a baby in my belly. They usually aren't stinky but they are loud. I feel sorry for my cube mate.

I've been eating like a horse, all bad foods of course. I really hope to get a stomach for veggies sometime soon because my diet is seriously lacking in that department. I must admit, I am the unhealthiest pregnant person. There I said it, judge away. I also haven't been to the gym in weeks and I feel great about it. Maybe the second trimester energy surge will get me back into a routine of some sort, although I wouldn't bet on it.

Next Monday, as in less than a week from now, we find out the sex of Baby Butterbean!CANNOT WAIT! While my blog readers seem to agree that we are having a boy, everyone in noninternet life think we are having a girl, including Mr. Husband. I have no clue! I've heard where mothers have a feeling, well I'm missing that gene I guess.

{cute alert}
Mr. Husband is a knife collector, cool huh? Well last week he was more excited than usual about getting his new knife. When it came I realize why. The one side is baby pink and the other side is baby blue, on the girl side the blade says baby girl and on the boy side the blade says baby boy. Isn't that adorable!? So while he was playing with it he had his first sign that we are having a girl, he cut his finger on the girl side. We've also been playing a game where we flip it in the air and see what side it lands on, most often it lands on the boy side. We'll see!!!

And here we are at 13 weeks and 3 days...whoa baby!


  1. Your baby bump is SO cute! I can't wait to find out if baby Butterbean is team blue or pink!

  2. Aww look at your cute tiny little bump!!! Love it! And the second trimester was my favorite (besides the leg cramps and headaches...I had those too)

  3. Awwwww I'm so excited for you the knife thing was so adorable Love it! As for breaking wind it's not that gross everyone does it it just so happens that you do it more when your pregnant...I think its a boy!lol..


  4. Haha!! Love the knife story!!! :)

    And as always, loving the belly!

  5. You look amazing for all the junk food!! maybe its all the farts that are making things even out... ahhhhh.. dont worry!!! I cant wait to find out the sex, yay! xxxoo

  6. i love your cute little baby bump!!! hopefully the gas/headaches etc will get better! I recommend reading Jenny McCarthys baby books. I bought them for a coworker and she loved them. Not sure if you follow Megan but she is also prego! http://www.inthiswonderfullife.com/

  7. LOL at the breaking win part!!! Interesting abput eh flutters and looking goo...SIX DAYS>>>EKK!

  8. super exciting that you have made it past the 1st trimester! woo hoo for you! and less than one week and we get to start picking out names! haha : )

  9. I got lots of headaches during my first trimester. I will admit that I am bad eater too. I have never liked vegetables.

  10. I hope your leg stops going numb!! That has got to be annoying! And I hope your headaches get better! I'm so glad you have a doctor's appt coming up so you can talk to him about everything. SOOOO excited to hear what your little butterbean is, boy or girl!

  11. Sounds like everything is going pretty good. Be careful with that knife!

  12. Hope your legs and head start feeling better soon! How exciting that you are in your 2nd trimester!

  13. Just wanted to say thanks for being so honest about everything you are going through. As a woman trying to get pregnant...it is all great advice :) And things to look forward to...or not :)

  14. hope you get to feeling better and i cant wait to find out what you are having!!!

  15. Ugh, I had one of those headaches that make you feel nauseous last week! Although mine, I think, was due to PMS. I didn't want to take anything either, but it got so bad, I knew I wouldn't be able to sleep with the pain.

    Glad to hear you're doing pretty well! Definitely have your leg checked out. It sounds like poor circulation to me.

    Can't wait to find out what you're having!

  16. I love your tummy tuesday posts! I'm 16 weeks today and we find out the gender today, so excited! You are not alone...
    I too, have been having gas :x
    But that's just what happens when you're preggo unfortunately!
    I have bad headaches too...thankfully Tylenol has been helping and is totally safe for pregnant woman!! You are soo lucky you havent had any morning sickness yet!!

  17. OMG, the leg cramps. I used to wake up screaming and the hubs would have to rub my legs. My lil' man is awfully sweet though and worth all the pain he caused his mama. Ah ha

  18. first-I had the same leg cramps! lucky for you (note sarcasm) they will turn into big, scary middle-of-the-night cramps, too! ugh.

    second-I didn't get the headaches but I sure as heck was sick as a dog. So...headaches...versus puking?! Who knows...

    third-I had the flutter too!! It actually got BETTER. It felt like it was in my throat almost...! Totally normal as you know.

    I'm still sticking with boy...especially b/c of the unhealthy eating thing and lack of morning sickness. I think I'm right...but we shall see :)

  19. YAY how exciting only one more week to find out!!
    i can't wait to hear!!
    i'm excited for you! :)
    the knife story is cute!