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Monday, February 28, 2011

14 weeks of love

 

Okay… so this “belly bump” pic is mostly bloat and a bit of me letting all hang out right after we had a big dinner post Sunday morning church, but it works to give me a total belly bump for the moment, so here goes!

 

♥14 weeks♥

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I wish it looked like this more and not just the new, thicker, fatter looking me with no sight of a bump in sight, but all in good time…

 

Pregnancy updates and highlights:

Since this is the first weekly post, I better catch you up to speed to where we are now.

 

Symptoms: I’ve had very little nausea in this pregnancy thus far. In the first trimester, I’d get nauseas if I got hungry, which equated to eating constantly, but doing so helped keep me feeling just fine. There was some exhaustion, but looking back, I’m already having trouble remembering any bad days, though I know I had at least a couple. I have been blown away by the ease of this pregnancy thus far!

Now that we’re out of the first trimester, the little nausea I had has completely disappeared. In it’s place at times of hunger, I’ve developed a bit of acute hypoglycemia. Just about 2 hours after the last time I’ve eaten, I’ll start feeling dizzy, develop the shakes, and have even seen “stars” a couple of times at work, warning me that I may face plant soon if I don’t slow down and catch a quick bite. {Not always so easy to do in the pharmacy.}

I actually tested my blood sugar with a monitor we keep at work a couple of times when I was feeling that way and momma’s blood sugar was seriously low!! I wasn’t too worried till another pharmacist we have, who is currently finishing up medical school and is pregnant with her second child, started freaking out on me when I told her the number. If she’s worried, I’m a little concerned.  I have another appointment in a couple of weeks when I’ll mention it to my OB, but I’m fairly certain it isn’t uncommon and I’ll just make sure to keep chowing down regularly – a challenge I’ll gladly accept!

 

Cravings: My appetite has made only rare appearances in these 14 weeks, part of the reason I have a hard time eating as often as I should. My pharmacy is in a grocery store, for heaven’s sake - I can’t think of a thing I want when the hunger pains come calling! I’ve always been a big milk drinker, but now I demolish innumerable gallons a week. I craved cheeseburgers and any other forms of meat early in pregnancy, but it seems I’ve moved onto seafood for now – mainly shrimp scampi! {Which I think I’ve only had once, so it may not count as a real craving.}

 

Aversions: For the life of me I can’t understand this one; I have eaten it multiple times a week since I can remember. It has always been my staple, my dish to turn to when nothing else seems appealing… spaghetti. Even typing the word makes my throat tense up. I loathe it these days. Though I feel certain for some reason that the love will return post pregnancy…. We’ll see. Other than that, no real aversions besides microwave meals and trying not to seem so disgusted when I have to smell my coworker’s food fresh out of the microwave located about 8 feet from my computer. ICK!

 

Weight gain: Since week 13, I’ve gained 2 pounds. Nothing until that point. Though I was already searching for comfy maternity jeans by week 10! Strange how the miracle of life works. I’ve been eating terribly non-nutritious meals, including lots of fast food, so I’m actually surprised it hasn’t been more. I’m hardly eating any desserts/candy like I use to {sugar addict here} so possibly that’s helped.

 

Emotions: My moods have been fairly stable, possibly even more so than before pregnancy! {Which really isn’t saying much being the moody girl I am…} I’ve cried only twice – once around 6 weeks, which was completely warranted due to the stressful situation – and again around 12 weeks, completely unwarranted and I still have no clue where it came from… the *sobs* didn’t stop for an hour giving me the worst headache for the rest of the day. SO glad that doesn’t happen often!

I can tear up easier than ever over songs on the radio or a t.v. show/movie, but I expected much more crying episodes than only twice! Irritability: as long as I’m fed, I’m happy. Should I get hungry… STAY OUT OF MY WAY UNTIL THE CRISIS IS AVERTED! ;)

***Nick just called me while I was in the middle of typing this and confirmed that he thought my moods have been great and of course, this has really surprised him! His predictions were that I would be a hormonal mess and I have to concur. So again, grrrrrreat pregnancy so far.***

 

Baby’s size:  a navel orange this week!

I picked one of these up in the grocery store last night and asked Nick what it reminded him of, just a few seconds later, he said, “the baby.” So cute that he’s actually paying attention to all my baby babble. ♥

 

 

I can’t believe I’m posting my first weekly update post! I am thrilled and blessed beyond words =)

 

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P.S. Our gender poll is up on the right sidebar – I can’t wait to see what y’all think the baby will be! Our BIG APPOINTMENT is in less than 2 weeks, March 12th. I could jump out of my skin with excitement… !!!!

41 comments:

  1. Congrats! How exciting! Looking forward to seeing all your ideas in the months to come for him/her!

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  2. You look so cute with your little "belly!" Can't wait to see your progress through this pregnancy

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  3. That is such a cute little bump! Glad you are feeling well! I liked fast food too and loathed pasta.. Go figure.

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  4. This is so sweet! You are so adorable pregnant and I enjoyed reading about everything!!!!

    Hope things continue to go good!

    ~Romantic Savy

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  5. Congratulations! I am a recent follower all the way from England and am so pleased for you! My baby girl just turned twelve weeks-I can't believe how quickly time goes. Can't wait to hear how everything progresses!

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  6. Congrats!!!! Cute pic!

    ~Kelly~
    www.KellyAnnStudio.com

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  7. Cute! Are you going to share the link to your annon pregnancy blog you had going?

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  8. Anonymous - on the list for the next post! =)

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  9. I am a day ahead of you in pregnancy and I am SO glad you are having an easy time! I have been sick since I the day I "turned" 9 weeks and to date have lost 17 pounds!! I have absolutely no bump what so ever!! So enjoy yours! Come check ou my blog robinsontales.blogspot.com...

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  10. I am a pretty much a week behind you (I'll be 14 weeks tomorrow)and feel the same about my "bump," especially first thing in the morning. The only thing that tells me things are different is when I put on a pair of pants that used to fit me like a glove and now they feel like torture devices threatening to squeeze me in half. That and I think the majority of the weight I have gained has all pretty much gone to my boobs. Congratulations :)

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  11. Love the little bump :)

    So glad to hear you have been having such a great pregnancy so far!

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  12. Sounds just like my "boy pregnancies"...I have two boys and a girl! ;)
    Congratulations!

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  13. You are quite possibly the cutest pregnant lady ever! :) Congrats again!

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  14. So excited for you! You look great and def. NOT fat!

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  15. You are so beautiful and that cute baby bump only adds to the appeal. Wishing you all the best. So far, so good. Keep it up...praying for the growing fam!

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  16. You're not fat! The hair is cute!

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  17. I found your blog recently, and we're exact to the day pregnant- except I'm with twins. So if it makes you feel better I've gained 13 pounds so far and my belly is huge already (your picture is way more adorable than mine are at this point)! It's so nice to read about other pregnancies!!

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  18. congratulations! so happy for you! you look beautiful! xoxo

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  19. Congratulations! So exciting!

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  20. You are so stinkin' cute!! I can't wait to see it growing!!!! :)

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  21. Just stumbled across your blog and love it! You are gorgeous, by the way, and I love your hair!

    xo
    jess
    http://cheapbutchicclothes.blogspot.com/

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  22. you look amazing - too funny that your aversion is spaghetti! That kind of cracks me up!

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  23. I'm glad everything's going well so far! I think you're having a girl. :)

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  24. You look cute! I am sorry about your big food aversion. Mine with k was asparagus, and I have yet to really eat it as my aversion was so strong! Thinking about it made me sick. :) Glad to hear things are going so well! I vote girl, but that's because I feel like everyone is having girls since I had two. :)

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  25. So...I think your baby is a boy. Here is my highly scientific reasoning: 1) I had a relatively easy pregnancy 2) I was RAVENOUS during my first two trimesters. Thankfully, it slowed down during my 3rd trimester, but I think it was because my belly was so large my stomach couldn't hold anything. 3) I also had moments where I was starving but nothing sounded good. I drove to WalMart one day just to buy food and walked out of there with pecan twirls and watermelon...an hour later.

    Can't wait to find out if I'm right.

    Um....if I am, can I name your baby?

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  26. That is the cutest little baby bump ever! I love when people post pregnancy updates :)

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  27. Hi, Just recently found your blog. Also a brown-eyed girl married to a blue-eyed boy, and with a blue-eyed baby boy. Congrats! I would most def say you are having a boy. When I was 7 weeks pregnant all I craved was meat (and I had been a semi-vegetarian for a while up to that point). So at 7 weeks I decided I wanted meat and I made a pot roast that night. For the rest of my pregnancy (and still today) that was all I wanted. So, there you go. It's a boy ;)

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  28. Look at that baby bump!! So cute!!
    So glad you have had a great pregnancy so far!!
    I am going to say It's a Boy :)

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  29. You look so cute! I also was hypoglycemic while pregnant with my daughter (she is almost six months now) and my doctor just told me to keep some candy with me so if I start to feel like that I could get my blood sugar up quickly. Since having Livy I haven't had any episodes so I guess it was just temporary. Can't wait to hear if it's a boy or girl for you!

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  30. The bump is so cute on you! I'm guessing you're having a girl, only because you say you're getting thicker. With boys it's mostly all tummy sticking straight out, girls make you fill out all-around. Just guessing because it's what I've seen and heard, but everyone is different. :0) Either way, it's a great blessing.

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  31. You look absolutely adorable!!!! :)

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  32. Hi! I'm a new follower. =)

    Congratulations on such a blissful pregnancy so far!

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  33. Ugh, my office is right across the hall from our office microwave and the smells from that kill me too!

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  34. How exciting! Congrats to you and your husband! You look beautiful!

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  35. How exciting!! Can't wait to read all the updates :-)

    Much love,
    Future Mama
    http://expectingablessing.blogspot.com/

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  36. I am a recent follower now after having seen your blog and a few others "blog rolls" Anywho...congrats and you look fabulous! I have viewed through your decorations and seasonal decor tabs and you have insired me to dress up my house. Can't wait to read along with your exciting journey! (I have a 20 month old little boy and am thinking of having another child, so when I read through blogs and see someone expecting it just makes me smile.) Congrats again!

    Here is my blog www.abpropst.blogspot.com (keep in mind I am new and my blog isn't anywhere near as great as yours, hehe)

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  37. You look fabulous, momma to be! This is such an exciting time. I am very happy for you guys!! By the way, what a beautiful fireplace. lol I love the chic feel of it;0. I'm a new follower..I hopped here from somewhere...can't quite remember where now..clearly I need to find something else to do with my free time like tend to my child or clean my house;0

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  38. yay sweet friend! love that little bump! I think you are having a girl, so that is my prediction :) funny you hate spaghetti... for me it was avocados! I still don't really care for them, although I do eat them every now and then :)

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I just shared my thoughts, I'd love to hear you share yours! {Besides, I'm tired of listening to the voices in my head.} I kid, I kid... ;)