Pregnancy Diaries: weeks 13 to 20

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In the beginning of September I shared with you how I found out about my pregnancy and how my first trimester went. Today I am sharing you how things went from weeks 13 to 20. Hope you guys enjoy it!

Pregnancy Diaries: weeks 13 to 20

Pregnancy Announcement

Weeks 13 to 16

Last post I told you my face resembled a battlefield. While it has gotten somewhat better, I am still breaking out without a reason. Well, the reason is probably the fact that my body is producing more hormones to make this baby grow, right? I have noticed it happens more when baby gets a “growth spurt”, which is every few weeks. 

Otherwise I am really happy with how thing went in the 4th month of pregnancy! I noticed a few things though: if I spend too long without eating, I start getting nauseous. So yeah, nausea is still a thing and I am starting to think it will be until the end. The other thing I have noticed? My sleeping patterns reverted to their normal habits. Which means I am not sleeping much. I should be used by now, but I guess I am very spoilt from the first trimester sleeping bliss. 

I don’t think I have slept more than 4 or 5 hours in a night since I was a kid. If I am tired and go to bed early, I might fall asleep, but will wake up around 1am and stay awake until around 4 or 5am. Then I will fall asleep again and feel like an ogre when I wake up one or two hours later. This has been an issue since I was a kid, I even went and had tests done when I was 16 (and supposedly ten years earlier too, but I don’t remember that one) and nothing came out of it. 

I did have some ligament pain until now and will most likely keep experiencing it. It is somewhat weird and does make any first time pregnant woman a bit worried, but since talking to my doctor, I have not been worried. 

3D baby Curvy Life Stories

20 weeks 3D scan picture

Weeks 17 to 20

We went on holidays to Croatia during the weeks 17 and 18 and the only thing I did notice was how tired I was and some back pain. This is to be expected in any pregnancy and I am more susceptible to it, due to my spinal stenosis which also makes my have some case of “foot drop” sometimes. 

When we got back from Croatia, I was still very physically tired and when I had trouble breathing, I finally went to my GP. Thinking it was just my asthma acting up because of the change of weather, I got very surprised when the doctor made a simple blood test and said I had a bacterial infection. So I really don’t know if the whole time I was tired was normal for a 4 month pregnant or if it was because of the infection.

Unfortunately I went to the doctor again this week to have a normal check up required during pregnancy and he decided to re-do the test, which not only ended up being positive for bacterial infection again, but showed it got worse. The “good” thing? Incubation period is long gone, so it is not contagious anymore. The not so good thing? I may have to take antibiotics, something I was not looking forward to. I know this is something a lot of women go through, even my good friend R. had to take some during her pregnancy and she has a healthy 9 year old today, it just was not something I wanted for myself. 

What about “the bump”?

The question I have gotten the most on social media is if I have “popped” already. Though I only feel “fat”, people have told me that I popped. My colleague M. was super happy when I returned to work last week, she said now you can “totally” see it. See for yourself below:

Baby Bump 20 weeks

Picture by the lovely Sandra W. from Zwischen Wimpern und Windeln

Since the 20 weeks came along, I did start bumping more into things – like when I go make myself a coffee and bump into the kitchen counter.

Even though I have not gained any weight, my normal jeans don’t fit anymore, so I am currently in maternity jeans (which are still somewhat big in the bump area). I also have to add that I am built very short, with less than 5cm between my hip bones and my rib bones, so it really comes to no surprise that I already have a bump or my clothes don’t fit. 

I am looking forward to see what changes the next few weeks will bring to my life, how quickly the bump will grow and when I will finally be able to feel baby (and get my darn glow already!).

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In the beginning of September I shared with you how I found out about my pregnancy and how my first trimester went. Today I am sharing you how things went from weeks 13 to 20. Hope you guys enjoy it!

Pregnancy Diaries: weeks 13 to 20

Pregnancy Announcement

Weeks 13 to 16

Last post I told you my face resembled a battlefield. While it has gotten somewhat better, I am still breaking out without a reason. Well, the reason is probably the fact that my body is producing more hormones to make this baby grow, right? I have noticed it happens more when baby gets a “growth spurt”, which is every few weeks. 

Otherwise I am really happy with how thing went in the 4th month of pregnancy! I noticed a few things though: if I spend too long without eating, I start getting nauseous. So yeah, nausea is still a thing and I am starting to think it will be until the end. The other thing I have noticed? My sleeping patterns reverted to their normal habits. Which means I am not sleeping much. I should be used by now, but I guess I am very spoilt from the first trimester sleeping bliss. 

I don’t think I have slept more than 4 or 5 hours in a night since I was a kid. If I am tired and go to bed early, I might fall asleep, but will wake up around 1am and stay awake until around 4 or 5am. Then I will fall asleep again and feel like an ogre when I wake up one or two hours later. This has been an issue since I was a kid, I even went and had tests done when I was 16 (and supposedly ten years earlier too, but I don’t remember that one) and nothing came out of it. 

I did have some ligament pain until now and will most likely keep experiencing it. It is somewhat weird and does make any first time pregnant woman a bit worried, but since talking to my doctor, I have not been worried. 

3D baby Curvy Life Stories

20 weeks 3D scan picture

Weeks 17 to 20

We went on holidays to Croatia during the weeks 17 and 18 and the only thing I did notice was how tired I was and some back pain. This is to be expected in any pregnancy and I am more susceptible to it, due to my spinal stenosis which also makes my have some case of “foot drop” sometimes. 

When we got back from Croatia, I was still very physically tired and when I had trouble breathing, I finally went to my GP. Thinking it was just my asthma acting up because of the change of weather, I got very surprised when the doctor made a simple blood test and said I had a bacterial infection. So I really don’t know if the whole time I was tired was normal for a 4 month pregnant or if it was because of the infection.

Unfortunately I went to the doctor again this week to have a normal check up required during pregnancy and he decided to re-do the test, which not only ended up being positive for bacterial infection again, but showed it got worse. The “good” thing? Incubation period is long gone, so it is not contagious anymore. The not so good thing? I may have to take antibiotics, something I was not looking forward to. I know this is something a lot of women go through, even my good friend R. had to take some during her pregnancy and she has a healthy 9 year old today, it just was not something I wanted for myself. 

What about “the bump”?

The question I have gotten the most on social media is if I have “popped” already. Though I only feel “fat”, people have told me that I popped. My colleague M. was super happy when I returned to work last week, she said now you can “totally” see it. See for yourself below:

Baby Bump 20 weeks

Picture by the lovely Sandra W. from Zwischen Wimpern und Windeln

Since the 20 weeks came along, I did start bumping more into things – like when I go make myself a coffee and bump into the kitchen counter.

Even though I have not gained any weight, my normal jeans don’t fit anymore, so I am currently in maternity jeans (which are still somewhat big in the bump area). I also have to add that I am built very short, with less than 5cm between my hip bones and my rib bones, so it really comes to no surprise that I already have a bump or my clothes don’t fit. 

I am looking forward to see what changes the next few weeks will bring to my life, how quickly the bump will grow and when I will finally be able to feel baby (and get my darn glow already!).

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