How far along: 14 weeks, 1 day!
Baby size: A lemon. 🙂 Some sites say an orange. “At week 14, your baby is 3.4 inches and 1.5 ounces, she/he’s almost doubled in weight since last week and keeps on growing.”
- He/she’s probably sucking his/her thumb and wiggling his/her toes in there!
- The kidneys are making urine, and his/her liver and spleen are doing their jobs, too.
- And he/she’s growing lanugo, a thin, peach-fuzz-like hair, all over his/her body — it will help him/her keep warm!
Symptoms: Frequent urination, still some fatigue, stretching and other sensations in my hips. Nothing too noticeable or a bother though. Yesterday was strange – I almost threw up as I was getting out of my car to go to work. Then I got really nauseated last night and almost got sick again! It felt like motion sickness. I haven’t really had that, so it came as a suprise (especially at 14 weeks). I know some people getting morning sickness at all different stages though. I’ve been lucky so far, so we’ll see how it goes. 😉
Food Cravings: Veggies!! Still Lucky Charms, too. There’s a lot more variety of things I like now. Like I mentioned in my other post, this cravings section is just for fun. I don’t live off of my cravings. I eat healthier now than ever, probably!
Emotions: I’ve been tearful, happy, and relieved ever since last week – all those great appointments and wonderful news. I’m thinking ahead to the future, but also trying to savor every moment right now. I don’t want this to go too fast! I don’t feel as worried as I did before. Like this week, I don’t have an ultrasound, but I am totally fine with that. I have really come a long way.
Weight: Holding steady at 3 lbs total (scale at work). My OB’s office scale says 2 lbs total. I thought I had gained another pound a couple weeks ago (so 4 lbs total), but I lost it again. Must have been water weight. I am right on track weight-wise.
Something I’ve done to prepare for baby’s arrival: I did start a registry, but I have only added a few items. I’m not sure what we need. I also want to wait until we find out spot’s gender to put a few more specific items on there. I need to research some items, as well. I can’t believe I started a registry!
What I am most excited about: Seeing spot next Thursday the 28th! Finding out the gender (hopefully) at that appointment! And my 18 week anatomy scan is now set up for 3/21/13 with the MFM specialist! It still blows my mind that all this is happening. I’m so thankful and excited! I’m definitely feeling more shock again since hitting the 2nd trimester. There are even more emotions now that this is becoming even more real. But it still doesn’t quite seem real, LOL! It’s hard to explain how it feels to realize I’m not dreaming.