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I’m officially in the 2nd trimester, also known as the most energizing, comfortable trimester! I hope that holds true. At Week 13, the baby is the size of a lemon. On Sunday, the baby was the size of a potsticker! That made me laugh when I saw the comparison.
Did you miss the Week 12’s Bump Update? Check it out here!
A Few Week 13 Highlights
As the week progressed, I’ve grown more and more exhausted. I blame this mostly on not being able to sleep well. I have also been battling either allergies or a little nasal cold, which hasn’t helped. Let’s hope this passes and I get my energy back! Either way, I will continue to take it easy until I start feeling better.
Days of Strength Training: 3
This was my last week on my Phase 1 workouts! My first 2 days of strength training were a little draining, but I felt better on the third day. I’ve also been noticing my muscles are less and less sore the next day meaning they are getting used to the workouts. I can’t wait to try out the phase 2 workouts to keep the progression going.
Days of Cardio: 2 (1 running, 1 swimming)
Running Distance: 2.68 miles at 12:14 pace (+.03 miles, -0:16 pace) – includes warm-up and cool down
Swimming: We went over my mother-in-law’s house this week, so I took advantage and did some laps across the pool.
This week: -.8lbs
I am not nervous about the drop as I weigh myself 2-3 times a week and I see it fluctuate 1-2lbs. It just happened to be down on the day I record my weekly weight.
I have been feeling a little worn out. I keep trying to take it easier during the week, but it’s hard with so many committed plans already. I’m hoping now that my allergies are getting better, I will start to feel more energized. I also hope that once my husband is 100% over his little cold he had this past week, he will stop snoring and I will stop waking up multiple times a week.
I’ve been noticing an increase in appetite, both good and bad. I am getting more and more drawn to junk food. I am okay with indulging in some sweets, but working hard to keep that in moderation.
They say pregnancy can make your hair look shinier. That doesn’t happen for me. Both pregnancies I have experienced dull, fragile hair. I hate it! After taking this week’s bump photo, I knew I needed a change. I decided to chop off 4-5 inches and put in highlights to make it look better. Stay tuned for next week’s bump photo to see my new hair!
This really isn’t a “symptom,” but a change from last week. I am finally back to cooking dinner each night and planning our meals. It definitely helps that I have such an easy way of meal planning for the family. I’ve included a link to my easy meal plan to make things easier for you!
I’ve already had a bump for quite a few weeks. They say you get bigger faster in your second pregnancy. It continues to grow and now I am officially doing the rubber band trick so I can continue to wear my normal shorts comfortably. I am hoping this will last me another few weeks before I am forced to go to (oh no!) maternity ones.
So, I have had this since I found out I was pregnant. Technically, it never went away since I was pregnant with Leah, but it has since heightened. I never remember why I went to the kitchen sink, where I put food I just took out, and more. Fingers crossed this starts to go away. I feel so all over the place when it happens. I hate that feeling!
I have occasionally felt my sciatic nerve throughout the week. I keep doing physical therapy exercises and stretches from my first pregnancy. Let’s hope this is the last time you hear me say the word sciatica since it was a real pain (literally) the first time.
Cravings and Aversions
I haven’t had really any actual cravings this week, but here is what I have been eating:
- Frozen grapes (I’m even eating them right now)
- Homemade fruit smoothies (ALDI’s was good to me)
- Cracker and spreadable cheese packs
- Eggs – I can eat them if I don’t see them in what we are having, but I cannot cook with them myself (still)
Stay tuned for Week 14!