Friday, November 27, 2015

14 Weeks

Here we go! It's time for my weekly updates again. Scott asked me if I was going to take weekly bump photos and I said no. I enjoyed doing that with Campbell and seeing my progression but I think I'm going to sit it out this time. I may just post some selfies and whenever Scott can snap some pics of me and my growing belly I'll share those also. I still enjoy reading back on my weekly posts with Campbell and I can't tell you how many women have reached out to me saying they go back and read my weekly posts while they're pregnant to get comparisons. I've done that with other bloggers myself!! These posts have most definitely been my most popular to date and I'm excited that I'm able to do this again. Let's get started on week 14!

Size of Baby: 1.5 ounces and 3.5 inches long or about the size of a lemon.

How I'm Feeling: I'm pretty good. I still get tired throughout the day but manage to power through. My nausea has eased up quite a bit this week although I'm still getting sick about once a day. Taking my beloved nightly bath makes me nauseous and I've decided it's not a coincidence. I think the heat just doesn't settle well with this baby. So mexican food, tea and baths--all my favorite things are off the table for now apparently.

Cravings/Appetite: I crave water. Isn't that weird? I guess it's a pretty great thing to crave!

Clothes: I can still fit in all of my regular clothes perfectly. Although I won't even pretend that I didn't bring out the maternity jeans before they were even necessary. I asked Scott the day I found out I was pregnant if it was too soon to start wearing my maternity pants. I love those things.

Movement: I actually have felt little flutters in my belly and started noticing really, really early this time. Since this is my second pregnancy, I'm able to easily recognize that feeling in my tummy is my sweet little baby rolling around in there. I'm so ready to feel big movements. It's my absolute favorite thing like, ever.

Changes in Me: I've lost four pounds and when I told Scott he said "well you lost it somewhere else because I can definitely see my baby" as he pointed to my oh so big baby bump. It made me laugh! This belly is definitely bigger at 14 weeks than it was with Campbell. Women aren't joking when they say you start showing a lot faster the second time. My back is already hurting me and sometimes I have a really hard time falling asleep at night.

Baby Purchases: Can you believe I haven't bought one single item for this baby? I already have so many things that I just can't even think of what I would need. I'm looking forward to finding out the gender so I can do a little shopping. If it's a boy he is all set in the clothing department although I'll still want to get a few new things of course. If it's a girl I'll have to get a whole new wardrobe started which is a scary thought. I have no self control when it comes to baby clothes. I'm waiting until after the holidays before I even begin to think about how I want to decorate the nursery.

Favorite Moment This Week: Sharing our big news! Putting it out there made it feel all the more real. I almost considered waiting just a little bit longer until we knew the gender but my belly wasn't keeping my secret anymore and I didn't want people to think I was getting carried away with the holiday food.

Looking Forward To: We had a great Thanksgiving holiday yesterday and now I'm looking forward to a weekend in Little Rock with my family. I always get so much help with Campbell and I feel like I can relax so much more. I could use a weekend where I take it easy considering how bad my back starts to hurt after not much strenuous activity. I can't even imagine how bad it's going to get in the coming weeks. I wonder why this is happening so much sooner this time? If you have any thoughts or guesses send them my way!!

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