Monthly Archives: April 2013

14 week update

How far along? 14 weeks

Size of Baby: TheBump says a lemon

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I’m netting pretty even. No weight gain yet. The first few weeks I was definitely heavier and bloated but things seemed to have fixed themselves/settled down.

Maternity Clothes: Nope, still in all my own clothes.

Gender: Nothing yet

Belly Button In/Out: In

Stretch Marks: Nope

Labor Signs: Nope

Movement: Notyet

Sleep: I’m definitely over the bad insomnia that I was having which is great. I’ve been going to bed early, waking up once at night to go to the bathroom and going right back to sleep. It’s been pretty great.

Cravings/Aversions: The first few weeks I was all about sweet stuff  which is unlike me since I am usually a salty foods fan. Now things are more status quo, not having any strong cravings or aversions.

Symptoms: Getting over really bad constipation, but other than that no symptoms to speak of. Feeling pretty normal.

Feeling: I think the whole thing still feels really surreal. I feel like we should be doing more to prepare and get ready and figure out what we have to do, but in general things are normal. I think once I start getting a bump it will feel more real, but all we’ve really done is register for a childbirth class at our OB’s office..

Best Moment this Week: Giving my mom the thumbs up to tell everyone she wants. She was psyched.

What I Miss: Not much. A glass of chilled white wine on the back deck a little bit, but no big deal really.

What I am Looking Forward To: In general I’m looking forward to Jon’s birthday next week and seeing The Book of Mormon.

Milestones: Made it to the 2nd tri with no major issues.

Next Appointment: 2nd half a blood test and a short OB visit on April 24th

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Typical…

So typical. Finally get pregnant, completely stop blogging.

Honestly though, if I had been blogging the last..ouch, two months, whoops…it would all be pretty boring.

Today marks 13w6d and not all that much is going on. Weeks 6-8 I felt kind of crappy. I was nauseous but not vomiting, Some smells made me gaggy (steamed broccoli? Ohmigod stop) and I was a little tired but had insane insomnia.

I went to Vegas with my husband and sister around week 8 and 9 and had a great time, no issues. Went to Prague around week 11 with no problems, felt fine, walked around the whole city and enjoyed most of it except for the extreme cold.

Went in for blood & ultrasound for Integrated Screening at 12w4d (last week) and everything went well. The NT scan showed no measurements that were of concern for Downs syndrome and I just have to go in next week for the 2nd half of a blood test to see if any other hormonal changes indicate any concern for other chromosomal issues.

Overall, I feel totally normal. I’m sleeping better, have no lingering nausea or sickness, had a (TMI) run with some serious constipation but we’ve conquered that. I’ve gained no weight and have no bump. I am actually fitting into SMALLER jeans than I was at 8 weeks which is awesome. I think because I am feeling so good and normal that I was convinced something would be wrong at the ultrasound so when we actually saw it moving around with all its limbs and a heartbeat and a brain I had a small freakout…it was a “Holy shit, it’s IN there and it’s MOVING and it’s going to have to COME OUT” moment.

I guess I’ll start doing weekly check-ins just to track how things go from here. I assume now that we’re in the 2nd tri things will start happening body-wise? And of course I feel like we have a million things to do around here as well. Should be interesting!