Tuesday, May 20, 2014

14 Week Pregnancy Survey- Baby O #3

Wow! I have really been a blog slacker this pregnancy so far, but life is busy at home with two kiddos! :)  I have taken some belly pics, but not every week.  I am hoping to try to blog at the least, every other week from now on.  Also, I cannot believe I am in 2nd tri already!

How far along? A little over 14 weeks.
Total weight gain/loss: So I am weighing in around 156 lbs. right now.  I haven't really gained any weight so far this pregnancy. I think I have actually lost some since we have been so active. But I am good with that, since I started out about 15 lbs. heavier than when I got pregnant with Gray and Nora. At this point in my pregnancies with them I was still about 5-10 lbs. smaller than I am right now.
How big is baby?  Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he'll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb.  Baby is 3.5 inches long and the size of a lemon.- Baby Center
Maternity clothes?  Not yet, although I do have to do the rubber band trick with my pants now.
Sleep: It is great if I take half a unisom, but since my nausea went away I have been trying to not take it anymore. If I do not take it I seem to wake up several times, toss and turn and have weird dreams! I usually go pee once around like 2 am. 
Best moment this week: Having Nancy's surgery go really well, my last MOPS meeting for this year, I just love my table! And Saturday Gray and Nora went to a birthday party and Chris and I ate out (ALONE!) at Chipotle and walked around a few stores. It was nice!
Other best moments since I am "catching up":   Telling some friends and family and seeing their expressions, and YES this baby was planned! Finishing my Beth Moore Study, Esther, which was awesome!  Playdates with friends.  Our Florida trip to see family. Nora learning to walk. Not having migraines this pregnancy, woo hoo!!  Shelly and Jon's wedding. Mother's Day!
Movement: Nothing yet :)
Food cravings:   So this pregnancy has been totally different than the last two. Despite my nausea in the first tri, I have craved healthy foods, especially salads and V8 which I love to drink for snacks etc.  I have never craved those before, in fact, when I'm pregnant the though of salad usually disgusts me.  Also, I have craved both salty AND sweet foods, so nothing cliche here. I love them both. I do not know what to think about this!
Food aversions:  Mushrooms which I normally love, and some things have tasted funny to me, like a salsa I usually enjoy.
Gender: Not sure and this pregnancy it will be a surprise! I have always said that if we ever had one of each and were blessed with a 3rd, that it just made sense to have it be a surprise. Be have both boy and girls clothes, so we do not need much to be ready for this baby. Besides diapers :P  But anyways, Chris of course wants another girl. I would love both!  I am currently feeling it is a boy though for some reason!
Names: I still love a lot of the names I liked when I was pregnant for both Gray and Nora, so we will see!
Labor Signs: Nothing thank goodness!  
Symptoms:  Exhaustion ;) and occasional nausea still, if I have a day where I tend to over-do things.  
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off?  Still on
Stretchmarks? Yes, from before :)
How are you feeling?  Just tired mostly!  And elated still...and excited!  I am so happy that we will be having a "Thanksgiving Baby"! So cool.
What I am looking forward to: Our 20 week ultrasound, just to make sure that all of the organs look great etc. Praying for a HEALTHY baby, most importantly! 
What I miss:  Having a lot of energy, but I have a feeling I won't be having that again for a few years, haha!!
Weekly Wisdom:
  A lot has happened over the past few months.  Regarding life in general, I choose happiness, love, and joy. We are so blessed to have this life we live, I refuse to let negativity let me forget this!
Milestones:  Making it to the second trimester! Happy to be here and not feel nauseous anymore.  It is bittersweet to know that this is most likely, Lord willing, my last pregnancy!
Pregnancy Moments with Chris and others: The only thing I can think of currently is that people have been telling me lately that I have "popped"!

Belly pic post to come!

1 comment:

Rachel and John said...

YAY for 3rd babies! Can't wait to follow along again!