Tuesday, November 23, 2010

pregnancy diaries: 14 weeks

Here I am - 14 weeks!
Entering into the second trimester 
1/3 of the way down - 2/3 to go ...







a little update:

how preggo am I?
14 weeks

gender: 
We still don't know yet. I continue to lean more towards boy, but I honestly don't care either way. I know everyone probably says that, but I mean it. I really don't care if it's a boy or girl. One little treat is that we will find out what we're having a week from today! 

total weight gain:
 I've gained about 10 pounds. My doctor didn't really seem concerned, but did give me a little talk about healthy eating habits. I feel like I have been eating healthy, and I haven't gained weight anywhere else except my belly ... so I'm not going to stress about it. I have tried to make sure that the snacks I eat are healthier, but so far that's the only change that I've made. Somedays I feel like I'm doing ok with the weight gain and other days it's really weird to me. Maybe I'm the only women we feels like this. It's exciting and also makes you question your attractiveness at the same time. This week I went into Victoria Secret to get my free pair of undies (I feel like they send me a coupon every week) and after stepping foot into the store, I decided that I will not return until I am no longer preggo. It just made me feel self-conscious. I know that sounds really vain, but I am just being honest. 

maternity clothes:
 I am in maternity pants about 90% of the time. I was blessed to have a friend loan me a ton of her clothes, but I also went out last weekend and bought a pair of paternity jeans from Gap. I love them. I feel like they're something that I would wear if I wasn't pregnant ... minus the big stretchy band.

movement: 
Call me crazy (bc it's pretty early), but I really think I felt the baby move this week. I was driving in my car and commuting to work and felt a weird flutter or flicker (I'm not sure how to describe it) three times in a row. The movement was close together, so I waited to see if I would feel anything else and I didn't. I am thinking it was the baby, but I'm not sure. I know that it wasn't gas and I wasn't hungry. That was probably 5 days ago, and I haven't felt anything sense then ...so who knows. I am really looking forward to the day when I feel "it" more often and know for sure :)

sleep: 
I have been sleeping great ... except for my usual staying up too late! I wake up about once a night to pee, but I feel like I can't complain about that. I have gotten pretty used to sleeping on my side too. I am thinking about investing in one of those large body pillows once I get a little bigger. 

what I miss: 
Lunch meat, Diet Coke, being able to drink anything with caffeine in hopes that it will give me more energy, and taking really hot baths.

cravings: 
CHIPOTLE. Every single stinkin' day. I actually ate there tonight. I love everything about it. I also get the salad there so I don't feel too guilty. Lettuce, corn salsa, chicken, and cheese (no dressing) - that can't be too bad for me right? 

symptoms: 
I feel like my belly is continuing to grow, but not as drastically as last week. I had a little pain in my hips one day this week, but it wasn't bad. Also, I am starting to get the dark line down my belly (linear negra). It's faint, but you can definitely see it. Maybe for next week's picture I will take a bare belly photo. I also think that my belly button is starting to flatten. Sometimes when I am sitting down I think that it is going to disappear. I feel less tired than previous week's. Overall I feel great! Oh the joys of the second trimester. 

fears:
stretch marks. labor. that my baby will cry all the time like my mom said I did when I was a baby. 

best moment of the week: 
A couple of things have been great this week. 1. Possibly feeling the baby move ... 2. Having parents' of my clients continue to nervously ask me if I'm pregnant ... and 3. Hearing the babies heartbeat again! We had a monthly checkup this week and the dr. said that everything was perfect.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

JUST AWESOME!!!!!!Gr888 Job…

danielle @ take heart said...

you are ADORABLE.

nothing more beautiful than a mama carrying her baby.