13 Weeks Today

13 Weeks Today!

Some of the exhaustion has been letting up the last two days- it could be due to the fact that I have passed out at 9 or 10 pm each night respectively. Knock on wood that soon to be second trimester energy is starting to kick in. The last wedding I did on Saturday absolutely destroyed me, so I could really use the energy going forward.

I had a dream the other night that I was at the gender scan and we saw the little “hamburger” meaning girl. I read that phrase online- LOL! I woke up and Adam was saying “hamburger” in his sleep. I said “What love?” and he repeated it. I don’t know if that means anything, but I’m starting to suspect girl! When we were both fully awake for the morning I asked Adam about it and he didn’t remember a thing! My boss thinks I’m having a girl. She wants to do a gender reveal at work. My co worker/friend was like “Do it! Free food.” ha!

I bought an early gender predictor test online called Sneak Peek. I heard about it on the pregnancy subreddit I’m on and the reviews are, for the most part, good! I didn’t tell Adam about it at all so I can surprise him. I completed the test the other day and it’s now back on it’s way to San Diego, CA where they will test my blood for me. It was easy peasy! I’m excited to hear back.

Nausea still persists when I’m hungry, but I think that’s fading as well. I was having headaches over the weekend but those have stopped. I’ve been on the phone with HR, my union rep, and the company that deals with FMLA (family medical leave act) and short term disability. I read online that in my state of Massachusetts, if you aren’t on short term disability and become pregnant, you will automatically be denied as it is a “pre-existing condition.” I’ve been freaking out a bit about affording to live and taking maternity leave- I want the full 12 weeks! I may or may not qualify when open enrollment rolls around in November. I’m planning for the worst. Luckily this has been the busiest season of photography I’ve had, so I should be able to have a solid nest put aside for those three months. Oof! Not stress a soon to be new mother wants to think about.

That’s it for now!

7 thoughts on “13 Weeks Today

  1. AKL says:

    A hamburger!!! Hahahahaha! I’ve never heard that expression before!!! You should defo get more energy soon so you sound like you’re on the good side of that bend. Well done lady!! Bump pics yet?

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    • ourfrigginivfjourney says:

      Right? LOL. Thank you 🙂 No official bump pics.. Since IVF I’ve put on some weight so I’m a chubby lady to begin with.. but I sent one to my friend tonight and she said it looks like more than chub. My husband also insists that it’s “definitely pregnant belly.” Maybe I will start bump pics soon… 🙂

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      • ourfrigginivfjourney says:

        That’s a good plan 🙂 I have a private insta where I was tracking my belly during weight loss.. I’ll switch to pregnancy now LOL. Oh girl I am CHUB! For reference.. when I got married in 2013 I was 140 pounds. I thought I was chubby THEN. HA! After this last cycle I clocked in at 175. Now that I’m pregnant, as of last week I’m at 187. HOLY MOLEY! It’s CRAZY. I’ve never weighed this much in my life. I will say my boobs (which have always been huge) are even bigger now then they ever have been. It sure does! Once I have the baby it’s personal trainer time. I want to rock my pixie cut again but don’t feel comfortable doing so until I’ve shed 50 pounds! Plus whatever more I gain… :X

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      • AKL says:

        Yeah this has been the most I’ve ever weighed too and I’m not going to lie to you. It was hard to handle!!! The only tip is to really focus on your diet at the moment because the weight gain at this stage shouldn’t be as high as your description. Everyone is different of course but try not to comfort eat too often. Instead you’ve got to focus on vegetables and lean protein with some good carbs in there too. The big weight gain comes after 30 weeks and I was like HOLY SH** YOU ARE GETTING FAT to myself. Hahahahaha!

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  2. unplannedinfertility says:

    Hi! I’ve been MIA for a couple weeks, work was busy then some vaca days because family is visiting, but I finally found a few mins to come on. I haven’t caught up yet, just came straight to your most recent post to see how you are doing. Glad the exhaustion is subsiding a bit. I’m amazed you’re making it that late at night! I never did. Haha. Can’t wait to catch up but glad to see everything is going well! Xoxo

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