14 Weeks

Definitely feeling way better. I can tell I’m in the second trimester.

Miscellaneous Fun, Facts and Figures:

Report from doctor visit: I am happy to say that the doctor visit was smooth and with no surprises. She found the baby’s heartbeat right away and it sounded “gorgeous”.

I’ve gained a total of 9 lbs., which is up 5 lbs. from my appointment 4 weeks ago. My goal is to stick to gaining about one pound a week and I’m pretty much on target, so it’s all good.

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Food cravings: No new ones this week and the other ones have pretty much subsided. I ate 3/4 of a coconut cream pie by myself in about 4 days so that took care of that. And I think I’ll be ok if I don’t see another Pop Tart for a very long time.

I haven’t burned out on apple juice just yet. In fact, Sunday I needed a quick hit so I snagged one of Isabella’s juice boxes and was frantically sucking juice through that tiny straw when Isabella came in and said, “Mommy, juice boxes are actually for kids.”

Busted. I felt like I had been caught with my hand in the cookie jar.

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Differences between pregnancy 1 and 2: At this point in my first pregnancy I felt HUGE and was still trying to hide my ever expanding belly.

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(As you can see, I really wasn’t that big. This was at 13 weeks in my pregnancy with Isabella. I’m definitely getting bigger faster with this one!)

When you’re this size, you don’t quite look pregnant, you just look like you ate a few too many Oreos (but come on, is there such a thing as eating too many Oreos?). So I wore bigger shirts to hide the belly.

Not this time!

I’m fully embracing the bump and not afraid to show it off. I may look “fat” to strangers who don’t know, but who cares! Might as well enjoy the one time in your life when it’s ok to gain weight and not feel bad about it!

Baby items purchased: None. At some point I need to start going through Isabella’s baby stuff to see what we have and what we need. But that can wait until Winter when we’re stuck inside. For now I’m trying to be outside as much as possible to soak up those last few weeks of fall.

Samson is too.

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Random Preggo Related events: My butt hurts. No, this is not a segue in to some post about diarrhea or anything. Maybe I should rephrase. My “sit bones” hurt. You know how when you sit too long your tailbone starts aching? That’s what I’m feeling. Only I feel it after sitting for only 45 minutes or so. I assume it’s because my center of gravity is shifting and I’m sitting differently than I did before the bump. Who knows.

For now I’m trying to adjust positions every few minutes and get up to walk around like once an hour. I might have to invest in one of those donut pillows…classy, eh?

Isabella Moments: Isabella has had a cold for a little over a week. It spiked over the weekend and she was really feeling bad. It got to a point Saturday night where I had to take her down and cradle her against me on the couch so she could sleep propped up. Doing that reminded me of when she was a baby and I’d rock her to sleep in my arms after a feeding, or we’d nap together on the couch. I had forgotten how good that felt – having that little warm body all snuggled in your arms, feeling safe. I look forward to more of those moments.

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In case you missed it, here are the previous weeks!

12 and 13 | Week 11 | Week 10 | Announcement

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