Tuesday, July 27, 2010

13 Weeks

13 WEEKS! THE SECOND TRIMESTER! It's so exciting!

For those of you that haven't been pregnant before (men and women included,) the second trimester is typically the best out of the three because you feel (mostly) normal. Morning sickness subsides, and you're stomach isn't too big to get in the way and make you uncomfortable all the time. Here's my 13 week pictures (please excuse all the junk on the floor in the pictures!)...

In other pregnancy news, it's been an eventful week, but not necessarily in a good way. Long story short, after many trips to a general practitioner, I found out that I have hyperthyroidism. What is that, you ask? I'm not 100% sure yet, but I know it means my thyroid is in overdrive. The side effects are an increased heart rate and metabolism, trouble sleeping, and intolerance to heat (as if 100+ degrees isn't bad enough!). There are many other symptoms, I just can't recall them right now. Anyway, I have to see an Endocrinologist (aka a thyroid specialist) and they will put me on medication to fix the problem. Thankfully, with my labwork that came back determining that I have it shows that I seem to have a mild case of it. Also, I was able to talk to my OB/GYN yesterday about it and he said HYPERthyroidism during pregnancy is better than HYPOthyroidism, so I guess I'll take the better of the two! And since it showed up during pregnancy, we're hoping that it disappears after pregnancy! We just have to pray, wait and see though.

Also, I had my appointment yesterday to check out the bump on my stomach that I'd mentioned to my dr. He did an abdominal ultrasound checking out all my organs and everything, and he didn't see anything abnormal. He also didn't feel any masses anywhere. So, he said to keep watching it, and pay attention to any non-pregnancy symptoms that might show up. So, we're praying it's nothing!

Thank you everyone for your continued prayers!


  1. I was just diagnosed with HYPOthyroid a few weeks ago. And I heard the same about it being related to the pregnancy and often goes away. Hope you can get it regulated fast!

  2. Um, Ellisa's comment totally made her sound preggers. If I didn't know her better, I'd start questioning...