I have gone back and forth on whether I wanted to document this pregnancy through weekly blog updates and have decided to do so. The main reason for my decision is so I can look back in the future and remember it along the way- the good, the bad, the emotions and the most importantly the joy of it all. It seems that the weeks are already flying by so quickly and I know we will be welcoming our little bundle of joy before we know it!
14 weeks snuck up on us and we are finally welcoming the 2nd trimester with open arms. The 1st trimester was rough with little to no energy and lots of sickness and mood swings. I’ve been told the 2nd trimester is sure to treat me better and I am more than excited to get my energy back.
I haven’t been able to convince of the belly shots yet and John laughs at the idea every time I mention it. So, the couple shots will have to do for now. The bump is certainly visible in person although this picture is hard to tell. 13 weeks, 6 days
How far along? 14 weeks- only 26 to go!
Size of Baby T? a lemon, measuring at approximately 1 1/2 ounces
Maternity Clothes? Not yet. I invested in a belly band this week b/c my pants are starting to fit snug. After much whining, John gave me the go ahead to start stocking the closet with maternity clothes so I’m hoping to get into them soon!
Weight Gain? 3 lbs
Stretch Marks? These weird me out! I haven’t noticed any but I did notice my belly starting to itch over the past week. I guess its time to start with the cocoa butter.
Gender? Mother’s intuition has told me GIRL from the very beginning. John says girl as well and my mom says boy. 6 more weeks until we find out!
Sleep? Not much different other than having to get up to go to the bathroom atleast 1-2 times in the middle of the night. It has also become a little more uncomfortable to sleep on my side but not enough to affect my sleep.
Cravings? Junk food. I am finally cravings fruits, veggies and salads but I eat my fair share of junk these days. I also have been loving anything sour and egg and cheese english muffins for breakfast!
What I miss? Energy mainly. Yesterday was my first tailgate of the season and while I haven't missed alcohol much until now, it was hard knowing I couldn’t grab a beer out of the cooler. My sweet dad has been stocking up on cases of O’Douls with 3 preggo daughters so that usually suffices when the craving hits!
Symptoms? Exhaustion and crankiness. John has been more than patient with this and I have caught myself being extra snappy- I blame the hormones!
Best moment of the week? Hitting the 14 weeks milestone and knowing we are 1 week closer! My belly is also starting to grow which makes the reality of the pregnancy all the more exciting!!