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Nashville, TN, United States
I am a mom to amazing twin girls, a wife, and I work full time. I battled infertility for 2 years and over the course of treatments, a twin pregnancy, and raising twins I managed to gain about 80 lbs. I’ve lost about 50 lbs so far and would like to lose another 50 in my quest to become a hot mama.

Monday, April 5, 2010

13 weeks

I haven't been very good at chronicling this pregnancy...so no better time than the present right?  I borrowed this from Pricilla at It only takes one time...not!.  I thought it was a great summary for the week to week updates.

How far along: 13 weeks, 4 days

Total Weight Gain: 7.5 lbs

Symptoms: I feel amazing. Everyone keeps saying "oh just wait...you'll feel it soon" but I think that they are just a bunch of Debbie downers!  My MS has subsided, the breast tenderness has almost subsided, and the headaches seem to be fewer and fewer.  

Stretch Marks: None yet...which is amazing considering how fast my tummy is growing!

Sleep: I've been sleeping pretty well.  I get up 1-2 times in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom....but so far I can fall right back asleep after!

Best Moment Last Week: Starting my 2nd trimester!!!

Movement: Nothing definite yet.  I felt a few "bubbles" last week...but nothing this week.  I absolutely can't wait to be able to feel them!!  I am really hoping that both placentas are posterior so I will be able to feel the kicks from the outside early!

Food Cravings: Root beer.

What I Miss: Sushi.  Weird. I know.  

What am I looking forward to:  Feeling the first kicks!

Milestones: This past weekend we went to a consignment store and found a few great nursery items!!

How is Daddy? Excited.  He picked out most of the things at the store for the nursery and even found us a book on twins.  Last night we sat on the couch and he rubbed by belly for a while. It was so sweet and felt so good on the stretching muscles!

13 Week Pic:


  1. Glad to hear that you're feeling so well! It only gets better from here (at least that's what they say...). Your bump is beautiful! =)

  2. You are looking fantastic!!! So glad to hear that things are going well.

  3. Glad you are feeling better!

    As for the sushi: I'm working on the assumption that California rolls are okay because the fish is cooked. (Actually I think I read this on another blog a while back - she had been craving sushi and got the okay to do California rolls and the veggie rolls which were enough to satisfy the craving.)

    And color me jealous on the sleeping thing. You'll see why when I do the weekly update tomorrow!

  4. Glad you barrowed the quiz...it definitely makes updating easier!!! Grow belly GROW!!!

  5. *congrats*!! love the belly picture and *yaay* for 2nd trimester :o)

  6. I have also read that some sushi rolls are fine-the ones that have cooked fish aka the more "americanized" rolls b/c that is something that I love too! I have indulged in it just once since getting pregnant and decided that as long as I stayed away from shark, eel, tuna, and ate minimum shrimp that once a trimester (or more often if you please) wasn't going to shatter the earth.

  7. Looking great Em! I love watching your little ticker up on the corner with the two babes floating around. It is just so amazing. Oh, and so is only having gained 7 lbs! I am 11weeks and am already at 6 with one in there :-)
    You are already such a great momma to these lucky little ones!

  8. Glad to see you're doing so well...looking good momma:) I can't believe you've only gained 7lbs so far, that's amazing, I'm at 11wks & have already gained about 8lbs!!! Ouch, I'm thinking I need to kick it up with my walking:)

  9. Love reading all is going well and that you are feeling great!!! The second trimester does rock after all!!!