But beyond my anxiety - I thought I would share my weekly pregnancy updates with you all. Enjoy and get ready for my overwhelming dose of brutal honesty; pregnancy style.
Easter basket from my in-laws with a sweet surprise from my Mother-in-law! Thanks Carol for the books! I love them!How far along? 14 weeks...4 days. Feeling huge but realizing I am SO NOT....yet.
Baby Size: A lemon. 3 inches long and about 1.5 ounces. And according to my What to Expect when you are Expecting book - about the size of a fist! So neat. I also learned from my numerous apps that the baby is now able to pee - which TOTALLY explains all the trips to the bathroom as of recent. And that it can now suck its thumb. I mean come on...adorable.
Total weight gain: As of my appointment 2 weeks ago I lost 5 pounds, but I am going to just say 5 pounds right now to even it out. Ugh.
Maternity clothes? No, not yet but I starting to consider looking into it...
Stretch marks? NO, gosh NO. I have been ferociously using Cocoa Butter for stretch marks everyday, almost twice a day.
Sleep: Sleeping...ok. I did invest in the world's greatest pillow, the bumpnest (mine is the blue peacock pattern) to assist me in sleeping on my side since I am a back and stomach sleeper. It helps but I am up once or twice at night for a pee break. Super annoying but necessary.
Best moment this week: So far, it has been watching my sweet husband build our new outdoor table! I can't wait to show it to you, it is really amazing! I have been outside with him enjoying the beautiful spring weather and helping, or not helping, whatever.
Miss Anything? Wine. Humph. This nice weather has made me miss it more than ever. We belong to a wine club at a local winery - so we have ALL THE WINES piling up in our dining room just waiting for me... ;)
Movement: Not yet! But as I told B yesterday it just feels like I ate 4 burritos and can't digest them. Disgusting but true.
Food cravings: Pickles...I know - pretty generic craving right now but I have been craving that juice flavor along with gummy bears and cheese. But thanks to my husband "looking out for my body after baby" as he puts it - fruit has topped the list. ;) Love him....hate him. Hate him...
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not this week. I started eating vegetables again! YAY!
Gender: Don't know yet...waiting, patiently.
Labor Signs: Oh lord, NO.
Symptoms: Lower back pain, but if I start to feel lethargic I try to sneak a workout in. I have been going back to the gym and starting weight training there and at home as well. Squats and weights are your friend during pregnancy just lower your weights to make it adaptable for the baby!!!
Belly Button in or out? In...please, I am 14 weeks.
Wedding rings on or off? On - I have had no swelling to this point and I think I can keep that at bay.
Mood: Really good. I am getting over my anxiety and embracing pregnancy for all its worth. Because before I know it, it will be over and little gummy will be here (a nickname for the baby curtsey of my best friend, Ashley)
Looking forward to: My bump looking more like a bump and less like all the cheeseburgers... ;) Oh and a good friends wedding next week! Should be so fun!
These little updates could be fun. Looking forward to sharing this journey with everyone!