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14 weeks | NEW Baby Bump

Belly picture thoughts: I plan to post pictures again, but I need to a) capture a picture of my belly (because I haven't yet), b) feel comfortable about posting what is both remaining baby pudge and what is new baby (because right now there isn't a true difference) and c) wait a few more weeks until I'm showing a bit more (just to confirm that it's a baby belly and not chub).

How far along: 14 weeks. (From the Bump) Your adorable little fetus is busy with thumb sucking, toe wiggling, and (not so cute but equally amazing) making urine and breathing amniotic fluid as the liver, kidneys and spleen continue to develop. Lanugo (thin, downy hair) is growing all over the body for warmth.

How big is baby: The size of a lemon.

Weight gain/loss: + 2 lbs.  Not really concerned since I have been trying to just not starv myself and keep up on water.  Honestly, I thought I'd be up more since I've had this constant need for sugar.  Specifically chewy sugar (air heads, gummy worms, gummy snacks, mambas, etc...)

Maternity clothes: I'm wearing pants that are maternity, mainly for comfort and for variety.  I have no shame in wear normal pants totally un-buttoned and un-zipped with my belly band though and will continue that for as long as my pants will allow me.

Stretch marks: Yes, but nothing new.  Just leftovers.

Sleep: Still hit of miss, but I think I'm just used to it because it's my new norm.

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Sugar.  (see weight gain/loss) Aside from that, night to night... sometimes things that are suggested for dinner don't sound good.  I am in the mood for a really good salad, but I don't think that's pregnancy related.  I think that's just because I want a good salad.

Gender: We have to wait 6 more weeks, or there about.

Movement: Nothing that I really pin as true baby movement. I'm sure it's coming though.

The belly: Still starting to look like it's wanting to take form, but no true outline of a "baby belly" yet. 

What I'm loving: Being pregnant and feeling great.

What I (think I will) miss: Just being with Coen and Coen only.  Sounds selfish or ungrateful, but I just think that I'm going to have moments when I'm going to wish I would've had a little more time with him and just the three of us.  It's just hormones making me emotional about him growing so fast and in complete disbelief that he's almost 9 months.  Oh and I still want that marg. 

Symptoms: Honestly, nothing. I am still experiencing some sciatic problems in my back, but I don't know if I should relate that to being pregnant or just the co-sleeping position that I'm putting myself in.  Either way, it's still around.
The nursery: We talked about this last night, only for a second.  We've decided we're going to try and sell our sleigh bed, toss our dresser and try to relocate my sewing table/craft storage area to a new place.  We're still waiting on my husband's co-worker to bring over the crib & changing table that they are giving us (wow!) and then we'll start to make some real moves.  I'm going to the fabric store this week to see about some fabrics for a friend's project and will see about other fabrics for this nursery while I'm there!  Here are my ideas that I've come up with on Pinterest, if you are interested: New Nursery.

What's different/the same this time: I went back and read where I was last time and I was having some really bad back pain in my last 14 weeks and I have to say that I'm pretty much in the same boat this time around too. (see symptoms)

What I'm looking forward to: Being a mom of two beautiful babies.  Juggling the craziness but diving in head first.  Having Coen have a life long friend.  Just having another life to love.

Best moment of the week: I don't know that I would call it the best moment of the week, but Coen was really sick this week.  He had a fever of over 100 degrees that lasted almost 24 hours, he had a viral infection, a double ear infection and pink eye in both eyes.  He was not himself, wanted to sleep and nurse most of the week and had no interest in eating.  He had moments where he was himself and would yell and giggle, but they weren't as frequent as they normally are.  It was sweet to cuddle a lot with him, but I felt so bad that he felt so crummy.  He's still not 100% but he's almost there.

Another memorable moment this week was realizing I only have 3 weeks left in my class that I'm taking this quarter!  Yippee! And yes, that means that I'm a part-time student, full-time employee and full-time mom.  Holy Moses, when do things start to slow down?

Next appointment: I go to the dr. today at 8am, so I'll update this when I know something.


Stephanie said…
Glad you are feeling good for the most part! I love the colors you've picked for the nursery. I'm sorry little man has been sick lately, but I've heard as they get older parents selfishly enjoy all the cuddles they get b/c it seems like that's the ONLY cuddles they get anymore.
Many congrats, loved reading your story and look forward to following along!

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