Week 13 of pregnancy: We have our first “official” ultrasound, sleeping on my back becomes difficult and I say goodbye to the first trimester of pregnancy!
Oh man! I am starting to feel overwhelmed with the seemingly enormous responsibility of having this baby. As the first trimester draws to a close I can’t help but feel like I won’t be able to prepare everything I want to before our child’s birth.
I’m aware that this could simply be my brain freaking out. Having my first child is a big, unknown responsibility. I’m sure my brain is trying to process how I will function – how I will cope as a mother.
My brain has started to feel even more fuzzy, foggy and dumb. I have had considerable trouble taking care of the house – cleaning it to the standard I’m used to. Perhaps if I prepare my home as much as I can I will feel more prepared for birth. With that in mind I’ve started adding more things to the registry, cooking more foods to fill the freezer – doing everything in my power to feel like I’m being productive.
The highlight of this week for my husband and I was seeing our baby during our first “official” ultrasound. It’s so wonderful to know that our baby is healthy, strong and growing bigger everyday (it’s 3″ long right now). The ultrasound tech said it was a very low risk child. I was amazed to see how active it was in my belly! Our baby was doing somersaults the entire time the technician tried to view it.
One thing I can be sure of is that everything is constantly changing – in my body and my mind. My back is so sore sometimes that I can no longer sleep on it. I’m not used to sleeping on my side and my shoulder is pretty sore when I wake up.
Hopefully I can get used to all these changes in the next few weeks.
What were some highlights of your first trimester? Share your story in the comments section below!