I was checking out a new site today, new to me that is, called Parentsconnect. I warn you now, it’s from Nickelodeon and the moment you hit the page, there’s a loud advert you have to find and switch off. Anyway, since I’m into week 13 I thought I’d check to see what they’ve got to say about baby bean this week. I’ve been starting to think I can feel something in my stomach (it’s often just wind!) so he must be growing a bit. Firstly, I was greeted by this is scary little number…

Aw, but it’s got fingers and toes. It’s even got a complete set of vocal cords and larynx to sing wee little tunes with! What I found most interesting (before I read further and found out it could now sing! In theory) is what they had to say about (look away now, mum) sex. This has been an interesting subject around our house, which can be summed up by I’ve gone off it a bit and Mike’s always moaning about it. He’s even been offering to try out different positions all in the name of ‘research’ – as if I’d post something like that. Actually, never say never, pregnancy is a long time and I could run out of things to talk about.

Having said that, it sounds like Mike’s the lucky one… I met up with some pregnant friends of mine last week and when I said we were still having sex, their eyes nearly popped out of their heads in disbelief! Both of them (one 9 weeks, one 30 or so weeks) can’t stand the smell of their partners and won’t let them near.

But never fear (partners), here’s what parentsconnect have to say about week 13:

Welcome to the last week of your first trimester. Any day now you’ll start to feel your energy (and libido!) return.

Note the return of your ‘libido’ – I didn’t even realise this was officially one of hundreds of pregnancy symptoms (I suppose I should have guessed). Mike is convinced (or ever hopeful) that at some point my libido is going to go through the roof. I don’t know where he gets his information from and I’m not so sure, but in the meantime he should just be happy that it might return at all.