13 Weeks: First Trimester Screening Results

We received some very welcome news this week! The results from our Nuchal screening test came back and we were told that we are at low risk for Down Syndrome. We were on pins and needles waiting for the test results (it was a long 2 week wait). We had been waiting to announce our pregnancy until we got the results back, so we're looking forward to sharing the news with more friends and family next week.

Here's what's happening with Baby Riley this week:

  • Baby Riley is the size of a peach this week!
  • He/she now has tiny fingerprints on his/her fingers
  • The intestines, which originally began growing inside the umbilical cord, our now making their way into their proper place, in the abdomen
  • His/her vocal cords are beginning to develop

And what's happening with me:

Weight Gained: Not sure, I haven't weighed myself since our last doctor's appointment, but I don't think that the gain has been significant.

Maternity Clothes: Still wearing regular clothes, but I did buy a pair of maternity jeans on sale at Gap this week.

Workouts: I was so incredibly sore after my first workout with my trainer, but after a few days of light cardio to recover, I'm feeling much better. I can tell that squats/lunges are getting slightly easier and I was less sore this week after my training session. With that being said, my core strength still has a loooooooong way to go.

Symptoms: I felt great this weekend! No fatigue whatsoever, with the exception of taking one nap over the weekend.

Food Aversions: I'm still lucky enough not to have any real food aversions or cravings. However, on Wednesday night I had a salad for dinner and was very suddenly turned-off by the taste of the vinaigrette that I had made. I ate it, but didn't enjoy it.

Food Cravings: One night this week I proclaimed that I wanted a burger for dinner! It didn't happen, so I made myself a tuna melt with sweet potato fries on the side instead. I think it was more of a craving for ketchup in the end.

Sleep: Sleeping well, no complaints! I am a stomach sleeper, and I've been trying to get used to side-sleeping but haven't had much success (I always end up on my stomach).

Looking Forward to: Beginning the 2nd trimester next week, wahoo!