Baby #2: 14 Weeks

I know it seems like I'm posting bump updates all the time, but it's because I keep getting behind! I am exactly 14 weeks today and I'm hoping to stay on top of these from now on. I know they can get a bit repetitive, but I didn't do them every week with Emerson and I've always wished I would have. So, I'll try to continue doing them weekly this time around. :)
As I mentioned in my post on Monday, I'm having to use my tripod to take my bump pictures now and, as you can tell, it's not really going so well. If they aren't blurry, then I've cut off my head, my feet, or some other important body part. So bear with me and hopefully I'll get better as the weeks progress. For now, this is the best I could get! :)

How Far Along: 14 Weeks

Size of baby: About 3.5 inches

Total Weight Gain/Loss: +4 No change this week but I already feel like I am "filling out." The bump still grows as the day goes on and I feel pretty big by the end of the day!

Maternity Clothes: Not yet but most regular pants and shorts are no longer an option. 

Gender: Still debating an elective scan in the next few weeks... Eeeek!! I'm still leaning strongly towards girl but I was completely wrong with Emerson so I have to take my intuition with a grain of salt. W

Movement: A little bit here and there.

Symptoms: I'm still feeling really good. The bouts of nausea are happening less often and the vomiting is almost completely gone. It's been amazing! I was looking back over my posts with Emerson and around 16 weeks I mentioned a return of morning sickness. I'm  just praying that it's not the case this time around.

Most of the aversions are still there but I can finally tolerate coffee again. For about 6-7 weeks just the smell of it made me so sick. Now I am enjoying my one cup every morning again.

Sleep: Pretty good. I haven't been napping so I'm usually exhausted by 9:00. I'm in bed before 10:00 most nights and I've been sleeping until about 6:30 every morning. I definitely can't complain.

What I miss: my husband

Cravings:  I've been eating these egg white english muffin sandwiches every morning. They are so amazing and I feel off if I don't have one. I've also been drinking chocolate almond milk with ice every night. I know. I know. So weird. But don't knock it until you try it!

Best Moment This Week: Having more energy and being able to accomplish quite a few things. Up until this last week I've barely been keeping up with the housework, much less anything else. Now that I'm feeling so much better, I'm finally tackling my miles long to do list. I feel like I'm also getting back into my groove when it comes to working out. I'm not doing anything too crazy but I'm just trying to stay somewhat active if I can.

Shopping: I did buy a few maternity items today. I got two dresses and a pair of capris. I can wear them now and I think they have plenty of room to accommodate me as I grow.  I haven't done any shopping baby wise but I have been researching strollers. There are just so many options, I can't decide what I like. I've also found a boy nursery "theme" and color scheme that I really like but nothing for a girl that I love. I can't wait to start decorating!

Tammy said...

You are looking great! Good job on the tripod photos -- even if you don't think they're perfect, you will be happy you have them. I couldn't get enough dark chocolate almond milk every night (with graham crackers) when I was near the end of my pregnancy with Joey. It was better than drowning my face in a bowl of ice cream, lol! And it has more calcium than regular milk, so win/win!

Mandy said...

You look beautiful like always sweet friend!! Happy 14 weeks today!! :) So happy to hear that you're finally feeling less sick these days. That has to make things so much easier, especially with Jesse gone. Hey- 2 weeks down girl! ;) I totally vote to have an early anatomy scan- go for it!! And I can't wait to hear what "theme" you have picked out for a boy!!

Emily Powell said...

don't apologize for the bumpdates! It's your blog...do what you want! You look great as always :)

Megan said...

What you miss made me tear up. Im sorry. This will be reality to us shortly after Norah is born.

Also you look amazing!! And glad the sickness is finally going away!! I have zero patience and loved paying for the elective ultrasound!!

Megan said...

LOVE the bump-dates! You look great! Iced chocolate almond milk actually sounds really amazing- yum!

It's A Love Story said...

Love ! You look great mama!

Paula Lynch said...

You look so cute. Yes on the early scan. Can't wait to see nursery ideas.

~Dawn~ said...

You look amazing - I can't wait to find out if it's a boy or girl!!

Natalie said...

You look great!

Beth Ann said...

perfectly adorable!

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