13 weeks

30 Sep

I kind of wish I had done my hair for this week’s pictures instead of my lazy french braid. Can you french braid your own hair? I taught myself when I was little because my mom didn’t know how and I always wanted my hair french braided. I practiced on barbies first, then moved on to myself. Here’s what it looks like from behind:

My hair dresser took this photo last time I got my hair done. She was impressed that I could french braid my own hair.

I’ve been getting headaches almost everyday lately. The only thing that usually works is ibuprofen, which I can’t take, so I’ve suffering through them. If it gets really bad I’ll take tylenol, but I don’t take it every time.

I took a prenatal yoga class at Kaiser this week and wasn’t too impressed. The facility wasn’t ideal – no mirrors and noisy people in a conference next door – and the instructor didn’t impress me. I’m going to try a difference place next week and keep doing that until I find something I love.

I can’t wait until the weather cools down for good. I feel lucky to be able to go through most of my pregnancy during the cooler months. I can wear layers, boots and tights, and comfy sweaters almost the whole time! I needed new tights for the season, so I bought some from Destination Maternity and was a bit disappointed. They’re no different from regular tights and I don’t see how they’re going to work when my stomach is huge. Anybody have any tips for good maternity tights? I suppose I could wear leggings and socks with my boots instead…

The holiday season this year is going to be extra special. I always wanted to be pregnant during the holidays and now I will be! I can’t wait.

Second trimester? Wowsers. It’s already going by too fast!

6 Responses to “13 weeks”

  1. kelsey September 30, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    I've been getting headaches lately too. And, like you tylenol just doesn't work for me. Sometimes I take it hoping that it will have a psychosomatic effect, but usually it doesn't.

  2. Morgan September 30, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

    Wow, I can't believe you're already in your second trimester, congrats!And you french braid is lovely. I learned how to do my hair at a young age, since my mom didn't have any skills, and I'm a whole lot better at braiding my own hair than on someone else.

  3. Jill September 30, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    I found myself reading your blog today and knodding along with you about the hair braiding. My hair dresser when I was younger would put our hair in braids because my mom loved it but didn't do it herself. After a few times watching her and having my mom teach us how to braid… I was braiding my barbies with french braids in no time. Then I mastered braiding my own hair.I got headaches early in my pregnancy too. I get them now almost every day and my baby is 16 weeks old. I find that if I have my hair back in any way, it makes it worse. Could releasing your braid help a little?Congrats on your pregnancy!

  4. Casey September 30, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    At 12 weeks here and I have always gotten migraines… about the only thing that is working ATM is either the chiropractor, or a hot bath with neck soaking and Epsom salt followed by bed and ice pack. Hoping my body gets into a rhythm with all these hormones soon 😉 Hang in there! Also, I would love the info on maternity tights… I have taken to buying the cheapies form target in a size up and tall and it has been working so far… I have a very small bump atm though.

  5. Pippa September 30, 2011 at 9:40 pm #

    Your bump is coming along so nicely! Have you thought of trying aqua aerobics? I tried yoga but found it too slow for me (what can I say, I'm impatient!), but swimming and aqua aerobis was bliss! Feeling weightless in the water also helped my headaches – I have them for the first trimester but they disappeared by 13 weeks – I hope yours do too!

  6. Cameron October 1, 2011 at 2:06 am #

    i remember that dress! love the bump.

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