I was 13 weeks pregnant on Wednesday. I feel so thankful I’ve come this far and am in my second trimester! Today I got to hear my baby’s heartbeat for the first time. I’ve had ultrasounds but they’ve always just measured the heartbeat and I’ve never actually heard it. Around week 6, I bought a Fetal Doppler off Amazon. It said that I wouldn’t be able to hear the heartbeat until 14 weeks, but that didn’t stop me from trying sooner! I haven’t tried in a few weeks, so today I decided to give it a go. It took a minute or two but I finally found the little “whoosh whoosh whoosh” sound. It was pretty sweet hearing my baby.
My first trimester I felt pretty nauseous when I was hungry and didn’t eat anything right away. I was also pretty tired. The past couple weeks it’s changed a little bit. Now, I feel nauseous when I eat. I have to be really careful not to overeat or get too full because I feel really sick for like an hour afterwards. I have a little bit more energy these days too. I can still wear my regular jeans, but have to unbutton them and prefer wearing my pair of maternity jeans I bought.
I’m having fun thinking about the way I want to decorate my nursery. I’m leaning towards gender neutral bedding so that I can reuse it and then personalize the decorations depending on if it’s a boy or girl. (I think it’s a girl though!)