14 Weeks

Time to do the week 14 recap! This should be a short one since not a lot has changed since last week. But I am feeling excited to officially be in my second trimester!
Baby: Baby is 14 weeks and the size of a lemon! Fun fact: baby is growing peach like hair all over his/her body to help stay warm! Fuzzy baby.

Weight: No weight gain yet, but since I can now keep down all my food I'm sure I'll see new numbers on the scale soon.

Symptoms: Haven't thrown up in almost 2 weeks! Still some nausea early in the morning or if I'm out walking, but definitely manageable. I've been getting really bad headaches at work, borderline migraines, but shortly after I get home in the evenings it disappears and I feel pretty good the rest of the night. Lots of aches and pains in my lower abdomen. Sometimes the pains are so sharp they take my breath away, but they aren't continuous and my midwife assured me (again) that they are nothing to worry about.

Sleep: I feel like I can never get enough! I've still been going to bed pretty early and struggle with waking up for work....but now that I type that, I don't believe things were much different when I wasn't pregnant! I simply love my sleep and will miss it dearly when baby comes ;)

Cravings/Aversions: Tuna fish. Tuna fish. Tuna fish! I want it everyday. Such a weird thing to crave, I know! Kinda makes me cringe when I tell people because I'm pretty sure they find me disgusting. Also, a subway turkey sandwich. I think they only reason I want one so badly is because they say not to eat deli meat while pregnant. By the way, who makes up these rules? I can't have deli meat and have to keep my tuna intake to 8oz or less a week? I'm pretty sure someone who secretly hates pregnant women is just coming up with this stuff to spite us... But I digress...

Workouts: I still haven't worked out at all. Shameful. But I do want to start walking a little more and using our elliptical now that I'm feeling a bit better. So hopefully by my next update, I'll have something to report.

Thoughts: I'm feeling a little overwhelmed with all the "stuff" baby needs and how expensive it is. I'd love any advice from mom's out there who may have discovered a product that every blog, magazine, and baby book out there says you need, but you really never used with baby? What "necessary" buys are really unnecessary?
Huckleberry still has 6 more months of being my baby!! I'm making sure to lavish him with lots of attention and tennis balls!


Gail@Sophisticated Steps said...

Umm...apparently I really DO have some catching up to do on your blog. Oh, dear. You're pregnant!!! (Yeah, you knew that.) You're the cutest 14-weeker. :)

Here's a thought to make you go WHAAAT? I was 14 weeks when my pregnancy was officially confirmed...and b/c of a bunch of really weird things, I thought I was about 7-8 weeks. No. Had an ultrasound and instead of seeing a little "bean", I saw my little guy moving around with arms and legs. It was crazy!

So, happy 14 weeks! Happy being pregnant! Yay!

And we all know Huck with always be your baby. ;)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! You look beautiful :D There are lots of things you can get away with not having - we don't have a change table, we just use a change pad on our bed or the floor, and it works just fine! We also didn't use a crib at first, for either of our kids - we had a pack n' play with a bassinet in our room. Ellie's almost six months old and she's still in the pack n' play! (She would be in the crib but the kids have to share a room and I don't even want to attempt that until she's actually sleeping through the night!)

Namrata said...

Wow! You look sooooo beautiful...you are glowing...is it normal to glow like moon in pregnancy?? Or it just a miracle only with you? Congrats for successfully entering the second trimester....hope it's easy for you..take lot of care and exercise is good too!

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She does great reviews from the most expensive to the cheapest.

Christina S said...

I just came across your blog!! Excited to now be following!!

I look forward to keeping up!!


Eloquent Obi said...

new reader here and wow! congrats! thank you for sharing your bump updates with us!

Courtney B said...

Congrats on your pregnancy!! You look AMAZING! Second trimester was definitely my favorite. I had all my energy and basically felt normal (besides a tummy that didn't stop growing) It's such an exciting trimester, you feel movement, find out the sex... AH! So fun! I'm so excited for you :)

Megan said...

I'm a bit late to the party, but Congratulations with your little peach!