Hi everyone, I'm 13+4 days pregnant today and finally in the second trimester!! It feels like it's taken forever to get to week 13 but since my scan the days are flying by. I've been feeling pretty good this week other than having really bad nausea and I think my iron is getting lower as I'm always feeling faint. I have been taking iron tablets but we'll see if they've been working when I get my blood test results back. As soon as I wake up in the morning I have to eat, otherwise I get that I'm going to be sick feeling which I hate as I then don't feel like eating anything.
I've felt like I have more energy this week even though sleep has been pretty rubbish, I go to bed around 1/2 am and wake up at 5/6am as Amelia has been waking up much earlier so by mid-day I'm like a zombie as she doesn't nap during the day. Think I'm going to have to starting going around 12am though as it's starting to really hit me so I can get at least 5 or 6 hours sleep. I'm used to only getting that many hours usually but when pregnant it really does hit you. So even though I've not had much sleep I don't feel as lazy or tired as I did say at around 7/8 weeks.
I've booked an early gender scan for the end of this month when I'll be 17ish weeks as our 20 week scan letter came through the post and isn't booked until I'm 21 weeks so I don't think I can wait that long to find out. I like to plan ahead, so once we know the gender I can start organising all of Amelia's baby stuff and either finally get rid of them or start sorting them for the new baby.
Still no weight gain which I am thankful for, however I am so so bloated by the end of the day and as soon as I eat my belly doubles in size! It's crazy. Doesn't help that I'm constantly hungry either. No cravings this week but I am still having food aversions, one minute I'll fancy something and then I go to eat it and gag. Still can't drink Dr Pepper in the evenings, so sticking to water after dinner. I have noticed I am eating more ice lollies, even though I used to eat one nearly every day I'm now eating at least two a day.
There's not really much else to update you on this week as I'm still early into this pregnancy. Also, I promise this blog won't turn into a pregnancy blog and there will still be posts on Amelia as well as other general stuff which I tend to blog about. My 14 week update will be up on Friday and then I'll finally have caught up.
You can read my 12 week update here.