Pregnancy Update: 13 Weeks

1 Oct

I have officially outgrown pretty much every single pair of pants I own – they no longer button, or at least, button comfortably enough for sitting down 9 hours a day. I have 2 pairs of jeans left and one is slowly becoming borderline. Since I find the rubber band trick annoying and not really that helpful, it’s time to buy real maternity pants.

I had planned on going to a used maternity store this past weekend but I had coffee with a friend Saturday morning and then spent the rest of the day moving all of the now-too-small clothes out of my closet and organizing some other stuff. I also made an actual dinner (not from a box!) and took the dogs on a walk. Yesterday, I was beat. We went to church, ate lunch at Arby’s, then I took a long nap during the Broncos game. We had a church meeting last night, so I took the dogs on a quick walk beforehand. We didn’t get home until almost 10! Way past my bedtime.


I actually did a pretty good job this week at being active. Katy decided that she had had enough with not going on walks everyday so she started chewing things – like the comforter on our bed – to let us know that she was not happy. So I took the dogs on a walk 4 days. And I realized that being active is not only good for my physical health, it’s also good for me emotionally – instead of feeling like a lazy blob, I felt happy and thankful for doing something. Hopefully this is the beginning of a trend in the right direction.

Here’s what my week looked like:

Su: 30 minutes Pilates

Th: 1.55 mile jog, 10 minutes Pilates

F: 1.15 mile walk with dogs

Sa: 1.7 mile walk with dogs

(Su: 1.55 walk with dogs)


Other than still feeling a little more tired than usual, I feel pretty much like myself these days. I’ve even been able to sleep on my stomach a little more (since my constipation/bloating has gotten better).

I had an ergonomic evaluation at work in the hope of nipping my back pain in the bud. In addition to adjusting my workstation, the lady also recommended stretching, since tight hamstrings can cause lower back pain. No surprise there, as my hamstrings are as tight as a fiddle right now. Duly noted.

Symptoms: none really

Cravings: tortilla chips with queso dip, tacos, fruit snacks, cucumbers, french fries

Weight gained: 5 pounds (which my midwife said was “textbook”)

3 Responses to “Pregnancy Update: 13 Weeks”

  1. Heidi Nicole October 1, 2012 at 11:14 pm #


    {that’s all I have to say…:)!}

  2. Lisa October 2, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

    You look so good! Nice job on staying active.

  3. natalie @ will jog for food October 4, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    Hi there! I’m 13 weeks too 🙂 I just bought a pair of old navy maternity jeans online. Hope they fit! It was exactly at my 13 week mark when I found my jeans to be super uncomfortable. I bought a Bella Band and it is doing the trick so far!

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