The biggest question for every newly-pregnant blogger rests on the idea of memes – specifically, will the blogger participate in the widely popular weekly pregnancy meme that asks a stock set of questions in order to keep everyone filled in on the progress of the little bundle of joy. While I have always enjoyed reading a good pregnancy weekly update from my blogging friends, I have to recognize that my blog doesn’t necessarily have the same readership (read: I have boys reading over here!) as a typical newlywed-and-or-mommy-blogger and something tells me that a weekly pregnancy update comparing the size of my fetus to a piece of produce wouldn’t fly so well.
(Also: why must we compare growing babies to things in the produce section? It is one part creepy two parts confusing, because the fruit-based evolution of growth makes zero logical sense. Lime, prune, peach, lemon, what? WHAT? Have you seen the peaches I eat? In what world are lemons bigger than peaches? Or is this just proving my theory that produce is so incredibly variable that comparing gestating humans to produce is about as spot-on as comparing apples to oranges, hoo-ha, see what I did there? Also then there are the crazies in the pregnancy forums complaining that they can no longer eat any of the fruit used to compare the growth because it is like eating their baby, and I’m like lady, you are insane hand over that bunch of grapes asap.)
But (there is always a but) just because I don’t feel like answering a set of specific questions doesn’t mean that I’m against updates in general. So, here we go, a little 13-week update with information provided as I see fit.
13 weeks, aka, welcome to the 2nd trimester, all the books say I should feel better now, which is interesting considering I’M STILL PUKING ALL THE TIME. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that week 14 does the trick. Also making a fun appearance is heartburn and round ligament pain, which basically makes me feel like I’m pulling muscles all the damn time, but apparently I’m not. Just some stretching ligaments, good to know. Rhett Butler is unamused by my lack of energy but he takes every middle of the night pee break as an opportunity to steal my pillow. I’m solidly wearing maternity jeans but in a few sizes smaller than my pre-pregnancy jeans because pregnancy and morning sickness and appendectomies make no sense at all. Also: 13 week pregnant bellies are awkward. Did someone just indulge on a few too many donughts or……?
And my final, random parent-musing question of the day: what is the difference (besides the obvious) between wideneck versus regular baby bottles? Pros? Cons? Help a sister out.