Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Week 13 Pregnancy Update

(Excuse the knickers :/ Oh, and I got one of those terrible 'baby on board' badges, haha)

Before I start my weekly update, I need to say something...
I know I'm still very early on in my pregnancy, but the further along I get, the more amount of respect I have for anyone who is pregnant and every mother out there.
It's a bloody tough job growing a human, and I nowhere near enough credit is given to mums and mummies to be!

How far along? 
end of week 13

Total weight gain? 
I'm not sure yet but I actually just bought a tape measure as I want to start measuring my hips and around my actual bump too (or lack there of) each week. I'm not really sure what I measured before as I've never been into keeping tabs on my weight or measurements, but my jeans are all usually 25 or 26 inch waist.

Bump at widest part: 30 inches 
Hips: 31 inches
Waist: still 26 inches

I know I've grown as my jeans don't button up anymore (currently using the old hair band trick), also the uniform in my office that we had tailored to fit before I went to Las Vegas, definitely wont zip up anymore. I'm currently wearing all my dresses and skirts unzipped too...
I don't look much different to anyone who doesn't know me or my body shape that well. I just feel like everyone should realize I'm pregnant and it should be obvious now haha Anyone else feel like that?

Maternity clothes? 
Not yet, I'm holding off for most things until I get a proper bump, but I desperately need a pair of maternity jeans, mine are bursting open right now!

Stretch marks? 
Nothing yet, I've just bought the Mama Bee's body oil, I don't love it, but I do like it much more than the Bio Oil, I'll pop up a review soon if anyone is interested.
I also bought the Mum and Me bump stretch mark cream, I think I'm just going to end up trying loads!

At the beginning of the week my sleep was really bad, I just couldn't get comfortable as I'm really trying to get used to not sleeping on my back. It's very frustrating, it's getting better though. I'm treating myself to 10 minutes on my back in the morning when hit 'snooze'. I am getting more used to it now though. I also have to get up to go to the bathroom about 5 or 6 times a night, so sleep isn't great. 

Best moment this week? 
There have a been a few!

1) First of all, seeing the baby again at our anomaly scan. It was a 40 minute scan and very detailed as they had to check for lots of things.
I'm not sure why but I always get so nervous before a scan, it puts my mind at ease to see mini-Michalak just having a wiggle in there. We wont see him now for another 7 weeks :(

2) Feeling those first little 'flutters'. More on that later...

3) Having So many lovely comments, tweets and messages about the baby was amazing. I am so overwhelmed how supportive the blogging and youtube community is! I've met so many lovely pregnant bloggers already. So I just wanted to say thank you guys, you've made me slightly less terrified of the whole thing :)

4) I also read both of these blog posts over the week, which made me kinda emotional, but laugh at the same time! I think they'd be really helpful to other first time preggos out there!

5) And finally, another emotional one, it's been really nice to connect with a few old friends. It's amazing when you have such big news like this, people you haven't spoke to for a long time get in touch to congratulate you and you end up re-kindling old friendships, which is a really great feeling.

Miss anything?
Still alcohol (I sound like an addict) although I am getting more and more used to not having it. Normal amounts of energy, oh and not being hormonal all the time!

The day of 13 weeks and the day after I started feeling those little flutters so many people talk about. Lots of people think it's just wind and it's too early but it doesn't feel anything like wind. I asked my sonographer if it was the baby I could feel and she said yes, because I am so slim it probably is!

If I had to describe it, I would say its like having a little mouse digging inside me against my tummy. Although I'm very aware that makes me sound like a complete loony. Other people compare it to butterflies.

Food cravings?
Still anything carby, pasta and chips. I've been really addicted to chocolate this week. It's okay to eat Kit-Kats in bed when you're preggo, right?!

Anything making you feel queezy or sick?
I CANNOT STAND cooked peppers any more, the smell and taste, eugh literally just talking about them make me feel sick! And asparagus still.

We wont know for another 7 weeks :( They thought they might be able to guess, but they couldn't tell yet. Boohoo. I'm still convinced it's a boy though.

-Although I said in my video last week some of my symptoms had calmed down, some have returned, and I have a whole new set to ad to the collection this week, lovely :)
-Sickness at the beginning of the week, the worst yet.
-Tiredness, but I think this was mainly from not being able to get comfy at night.
-I also felt a little quiet and hormonal this week, I've been crying because I'm happy, crying because I'm sad. I even cried when I saw a mummy feeding her baby yesterday... I'm certainly emotional haha 
I also feel really angry, I don't know why, just like I want to smash a plate or kick something!
I feel a little frustrated with myself because I thought I'd got over that, but I suppose it's going to be up and down.
-The mask of pregnancy- a little red/borwn-ish rash on my face around my eyes. It looks like tiny red/brown-ish dots. Apparently this due to hormone imbalance (what isn't?!).
-I also had a sciatic pain down the back of one of my legs, it kind of hurts when I walk :( I'm hoping it'll go away but I've read that it sometimes gets worse. Anyone else experienced this?
-Oh and not forgetting headaches, I've had 2 awful ones this week that have lasted the whole
- I've also seen a big vein appearing on my tummy, ew.
- Period-like cramps.

Belly button in or out?

Happy or moody most of the time?
It's been a combination! Is it weird to say that sometimes I feel both at the same time? I'm really angry for no reason too. I literally feel like a crazy person! haha

Looking forward to? 
Feeling a proper kick for the first time, I know it's only 3 or 4 weeks now until this normally happens.

That's it for this week, sorry this post was so long! Do leave your link if you've done similar pregnancy updates, I'd love to read :) 


  1. Just a few things...

    1) I always used to sleep on my back but since having Millie, i'm fixed to sleeping on my left side. (also, don't let the thought scare you about sleeping on your back... I did up until it actually hurt to lie down... around 29/30 weeks!)
    2) I also was adamant we were having a boy, as so was everyone else. Then we had a girl!
    3) My cravings were stodgy foods like pasta and espeically chippy chips. I also had a MASSIVE craving for chocolate. I'd go through a 100g bar everyday!
    4) If you buy some maternity jeans, do it now as you'll adjust to them and they will get comfier and comfier!


    1. Thank you lovely lady for this comment and your tweets also, I'm so clueless and you've really helped me out, thank GOD i can sleep on my back for a little longer then hehe

      haha no way?? and the same cravings as me too, how funny :) Veg literally makes me gag!

      Thank yooou, I'll deffo buy the ones from topshop now then, gutted i didnt read this message before I went there, never mind! Thanks again for all your help xxx

  2. Love these posts Hannah. You're looking so glowing and beautiful! You're going to be such a yummy mummy! haha. hope the sickness wears off for you and hope you can get some rest this week.
    Look forward to the weekly video :)


  3. Aww loving these posts! It's so exciting that your taking us on this journey with you :D xx

  4. This is such an amazing way to document your journey!
    A BIG congratulations on your pregnancy, I've so enjoyed this post.
    Good luck with the weeks to come, you must be so looking forward to becoming a mummy!

    Emily x -

  5. Wow, your tummy is so tiny! Congrats on the baby!


  6. aww that is the sweetest photo :) congratulations!!

    Ila x

  7. Congratulations, I hope this sickness goes away! This post is making me so broody!

    Holly xxx

  8. I was SO tired in the first trimester! I'd fall asleep really early but then wake at my normal bedtime and have broken sleep all night... this lasted until about 22 weeks when it went away thank goodness! I never realised how much happens to your body until I went through it either - and I didn't even get morning sickness! Love your preggo updates :) xx

    Curls and Swirls Beauty & Lifestyle

  9. I remember the tiredness of the first trimester well, it wore off for me at the beginning of the second but it's back now at 24 weeks and I can't do without a nap at around 5pm! Oh and the pregnancy rage - I totally remember that! I even amazed myself how quickly I would snap!

    Lovely to see a little bump coming along too :) look after yourself

    rachael @ xx

    1. hehe this made me giggle, so glad I'm not the only one with 'pregnancy rage', i honestly feel crazy!! I hope everything goes well for you, and thank you for the link, I'm going to go have a look a your blog now :) xx

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  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE these posts! You are going to be such a wonderful mum :) x

  12. Congratulations! I love reading updates like this even though I'm not and don't plan on being pregnant any time soon! Your symptoms sound awful though, of course its justified to eat copious amounts of chocolate ;)

  13. Congrats on your pregnancy! :) I didn't start to get stretch marks until around 7 months as my bump was tiny yhen and then all of a sudden I just popped out huge! Good luck with everything :)

  14. congrats :)

    adorableeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeenessssss :) xxxxx

    victoria sanusi - just writing

  15. Congratulations

    such a cute little bump!

    Chloe xx

  16. Love your little bump! I'm exactly the same don't have much to show on the bump front - although it seems to have popped a little today - I also can not stand bio oil it sticks and its main ingredient is mineral oil anyway! I've been using ESPA nourishing oil which has been recommended by LOOOADS of people I work with and I've also used the neals yard mothers balm but just run out.

    Good luck with the rest of the pregnancy :)

    Siobhan xxx