Whether the second trimester starts at 13 weeks or 14 weeks, 40/3= 13.3, and today is 13 weeks 3 days so I am calling it. I am starting to feel a little better too. Less nausea less often, and a bit more energy. That said, I should confess, I have pulled a sickie from work today so I could stay home and sleep. I like to tell myself that it is because I worked so hard the past few days. I could barely move last night when I finally pulled myself off the couch where I had been doing some work on the computer (yes, vineyard work can involve computer work for a lucky few, and that took me up to a 10 hour day...bah).
I've done a little housework, but mostly I have been puttering around on the interwebs. I should be napping. Or cleaning. Oh, shit. I was going to bake a cake for the Moose...and he will be home within the hour. Guess I will get onto that.
But first some ultrasound pics from my appointment two days ago:
The face/head in the middle picture freaks me out. Made me wish I had said no when the tech offered a 3d pic really. Stuff of nightmares. The bubs was really wiggly so it took forever to get the measurements they needed. But the scan was "perfect" according to the midwife and I am within normal parameters for Down's Syndrome. I will have to wait a bit more to get the actual calculated risk.
Still no weight gain...although I haven't been on the scale for a few days so I can't guarantee that (the beer belly is very pronounced however). Also, I am a bit worried that I am not eating enough. I had been cutting back for so long before getting pregnant, and so I feel like I am eating more now, but maybe it still isn't enough considering I have a very physical job. I suppose the only way to figure it out is to calorie count for a few days and see what I am actually getting. People who know I am pregnant and those who don't keep telling me I have lost weight. Eh, I am probably doing fine and am just paranoid. I eat when I am hungry, which is all the freaking time now. I am so food obsessed. A few days this week I could have worked more than eight hours in the vineyard, but I ran out of food and had to go home to eat something (my workday's food is about 3-4 pieces of fruit, yogurt, a museli bar and a sandwich...the museli bar is the addition since pregnancy). But I do have a problem with juice and fizzy drinks. I am addicted. I drank 1 litre of tomato juice on Sunday. And polished off the cranberry juice Monday. Sometimes I am good and pick the sparkling water to be my fizz of choice, but I have had more soda than I ought to and that needs to end now. I miss beer. So. Much.
Um...did I have anything else to say? Probably not. Better go make that cake before I forget again. Banana cake since I have a shite load of bananas in the freezer. Yum.