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13 Week Pregnancy Update

This week has probably been one of the most chilled for symptoms but a crazy one for cravings.

Here we are, 13 weeks already. I swear time flies by extra fast as soon as you announce your pregnancy. Can’t just be me, right?

I have still had nausea this week. I don’t think I’m ever going to get rid of this nausea, I’m so used to it now it’s literally part of my everyday. Everything makes me nauseous. I walk into the house, gag. I open the fridge, gag. I go up or down steps, gag. I bend over to pick something up from the floor, gag. And don’t get me started on spinach. Has spinach always smelt this bad whilst being cooked? And soup! What even.  I’m just thankful I haven’t been throwing up. That’s why this week is a good week.

Bump is measuring at 138cm today (at 13 weeks exactly).

I have had a lot of cravings this week though. I feel like I crave one thing in the morning and in the evening I crave something completely different. This week’s cravings consist of:

  • Meatball marinara subs.
  • Caramel ice cream.
  • Bubblegum ice cream.
  • Honey.
  • Haribo supermix.
  • Freshly squeezed orange juice.
  • Cinnamon buns. (specifically the ones from Morrisons).
  • Birthday cake (like the kids ones you get from Tescos).

Needless to say, I’m definitely having a lot more sweet cravings with this pregnancy than with any pregnancy ever. During both my previous pregnancies, I craved mainly savoury foods. Bread sticks were a huge thing in both my previous pregnancies and I can’t stand them with this one. I also craved chicken nuggets with my previous pregnancies and I genuinely cannot stand nuggets at the moment or anyone eating nuggets near me.

This week I have started looking into outfits to purchase to put in Baby P’s hospital bag. I really want to prepare our hospital bags extra early to ensure I don’t forget anything. When I went into labour with my first, I didn’t give it much thought that I would have to stay in hospital over the usual time (6 hours). We ended up having to stay for over 24 hours so my fiance had to travel home and pack an extra bag with things we needed, as we weren’t expecting to stay longer. So this time I want to be prepared for EVERYTHING! I want to act extra rather than not enough, even if 30 nappies sounds a bit much, we’re packing that right in there. I plan to start packing baby’s hospital bag properly when I reach 20 weeks, so I have lots of time to double check things and add more and more to the bags without rushing.

Every day that goes by, I find myself more and more amazed at how pregnancies can be so different from one to another, no matter how many you have.


5 thoughts on “13 Week Pregnancy Update

  1. It’s interesting to know that you don’t have the same tolerance or cravings with all pregnancies. 🙂 Reading about you craving chicken nuggets has got me hungry for some actually haha!


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