The 13 week mark was yesterday (Tuesday), so that means I'm officially in the second trimester! Since we go to the doctor so often it seems like I should be further along, but I'm happy where I am! Also, over just a couple of days this past week my belly has "popped"! Ok, so strangers are not going to assume I'm pregnant or ask when I'm due, but it is noticeable to people who know me! Here's proof. The first pic is at almost 10 weeks and the second one is almost 13 weeks. Dan and I thought I had a noticeable baby bump at 10 weeks!
Symptoms I've had are just tiredness, achy lower back at times, and a stretching pain over my stomach (from the uterus expanding I guess?). I'm really lucky I haven't had the morning sickness or anything too unpleasant yet. I have to savour this point of the pregnancy because I have a feeling my tummy will enlarge at an exponential rate! I'm officially done with my seasonal job at Linders which means I won't be on my feet as much (draining). Now I'll have extra time to do whatever I want- relax, read, etc before the madness comes!
My next appointment is this coming Wednesday. The two week wait in-between appointments is a little nerve wracking. Are they all still doing well and growing? Are the monos staying out of each others' cords? We just have to wait! Ahh! The next appointment includes another ultrasound and genetic counseling. We have pretty clean family health records so I'm not too worried!
I had to include this video of Odin from awhile ago (sorry for the shaky camerawork). It doesn't really do justice to his actual lion stalking capabilities. Usually he gets low and moves each leg really slowly so he doesn't make a peep. He's a funny dog...