Friday, April 5, 2013

Week 13: Pregnancy

This week has been a lot of fun! Josh and I were supposed to run a half marathon this past Saturday, but I had to stop training 3 weeks ago due to fatigue and morning (all day) sickness. Josh finished the race in an hour and 49 minutes. I am so proud of him, and I can't wait to run one with him after baby Hurst is born! That night, we went on a night hike by the Kentucky river with a group of good friends, and sat around a fire pit and roasted marshmallows afterwards. To top it off, Easter was this weekend. Our pastor had an awesome message revolving around Christ's resurrection. For lunch last Sunday with ate with the men in Josh's men's group and their families, and for dinner we ate with the women in our "book club" and their husbands. It was truly a weekend of fellowship celebrating the reason for Easter.

This week, our sweet little peanut is forming his or her fingerprints. Their body is growing to catch up with the size of the head, which makes up 1/3 of body!

At our first OB appointment, God really showed up.  Our nurse graduated from Mercy Maternity Center in the Philippines where I went over Christmas to visit the Silveys. Her husband is also a student at Asbury seminary! It was cool to connect to someone who will be a part of such a big time in our lives.

*** Photo Credit: Kat Marcum Photography 

How far along? 13 weeks
Baby is the size of a: peach, but alas there are no decent peaches in Kentucky at the moment. We sufficed with a smaller green apple that weighed just at .85 ounces, which is what baby Hurst weighs at! This apple seems to be way bigger than the baby, but actually, our baby is exactly the length (from toes to crown) the hight of this apple!
Total weight gain: 13!!! but honestly I think of 4 pounds of it has nothing to do with the baby..
Maternity clothes? Maternity pants and larger jeans. I'm wearing regular shirts and a few of my maternity shirts, because I think they are cute.
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: Sleep has been great!
Best moment this week: Hearing my baby's heart beat through a Doppler at our first OB appointment, and then seeing our baby in full action later in the week at our very first ultra sound! (blog coming soon with pics of that)
Movement: Not yet
Food cravings: Salsa, but thats normal for me.
Miss Anything? Sweet tea!
Gender: Still a surprise (:
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Acne and a little blockage in the bowels to put it nicely.
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Mood?: Happy!
Looking forward to: Gardening tomorrow morning! We have a workshop, and then we will plant in our plot at the Kalas community garden!


Abby Landes said...

Love this!!

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