Tuesday, May 6, 2014

My Big Fat Belly 2.0 - 14 Weeks

How far along:  14 Weeks, 5 Days

Symptoms:  Nothing major other than I’m really starting to show now.  I did notice during our trip to Las Vegas that I do NOT do well flying in a plane.  Landing makes me extremely nauseous.  Justin was already in Vegas when I got there and was driving around the airport waiting to pick me up, but once I got off the plane, I had to go sit in the bathroom for a good 15 minutes before walking any further.  I just needed to be stationary.  We only have one more trip planned that involves me flying before baby gets here so I’m hoping it won’t be too bad.

Maternity Clothes:   I had a massive growth spurt in weeks 13 and 14.  I can no longer wear my size 4 jeans so if I wear jeans, I’m wearing my 6’s and I have to have the ponytail holder and/or belly band on to wear them.  Though if you live in Alabama, you know it’s starting to get HOT.  My shorts don’t fit the same way my jeans do so my normal shorts are just no good.  With Carter, I never owned maternity shorts because he was due in December.  I wasn’t big enough to need them when it was hot (I was also working at my job then and would wear dresses if I needed to-definitely not wearing dresses while hanging out at the house with Carter).  Before going on our trip to Vegas, I went out and bought several pairs of maternity shorts because the highs in Vegas were in the high 80’s/low 90’s.  So basically, as of now, if I wear shorts, it’s maternity shorts.  If I wear jeans, it’s my size 6’s with the ponytail holder or belly/band. 

Weight Gain:  I’m at a little over 6 pounds right now and I’m hoping that it will either go down a pound or so or at the very least not to gain any weight in the coming week.  I gained a little fast while I was in Vegas from all the fabulous eating :)  It’s actually right on track compared with Carter at 14 weeks, so if I keep going like this…my guess is that I will gain the same amount of weight as I did with him, 36 pounds.

Sleep:   Sleep is normal.

Cravings/Aversions:   None.

Gender:  Still thinking pink, but obviously will be thrilled for either.  Cannot believe it’s less than a month away before we find out.  I’ve already purchased the gender reveal party invitation, I just need to go print it and mail them out.  

Exercise Routine:   Week 13 and beginning of week 14 exercise was jacked up.  Between all the trips to Tuscaloosa when my dad was in the hospital followed by this trip to Vegas, I barely worked out (which contributed to the 2 pound weight gain).  But I’m at the end of week 14 now and I’m picking it back up and getting back to normal.

What I Miss:  Nothing right now!

What I’m Looking Forward To:   The next appointment is our 16 week appointment and that will be May 18th.  After that is the big ultrasound where we’ll find out the gender and that will be May 30th. 

Pictures:  Here I am at 14 Weeks (at the top of the Stratosphere in Vegas):

14 Weeks

And for my own purposes, here’s week 13 (I had time to take a picture, just never did a blog for the week):

13 weeks


Allison said...

Oh my goodness, you look adorable! Glowing!! I'm so excited for you guys!! I'm hoping for pink because girls are just SO fun, but I know boys are fun too. Healthy baby is really all we want, right? I'm praying for you friend! Take care!

Allison said...

You look so great! I can't wait to find out if it's pink or blue!!

Fiona said...

Looking wonderful!! :)