Thursday, February 5, 2015

Bumpdate: 14 Weeks


Due Date: August 5, 2015

How far along? 14 weeks 

Total weight gain:  6 pounds...no change from last week. Phew!

Stretch marks?: No. I've still been using my mixture of St. Ives lotion with collagen elastin and Bio-Oil ...and my always-thoughtful friend Megan got me this fabulous kit for expecting mamas that will hopefully help prevent those ugly stretch marks!



Symptoms: No major changes from last week. Again, I'm so incredibly thankful for how smooth and easy this pregnancy has been so far. 

Maternity clothes?: Not yet.  I've ordered a few "flowy" {non-maternity} tops to wear with my normal slacks and the BellaBands. All of my fitted dresses have been relocated to the {unreachable} back of my closet so I don't get too upset in the mornings when I'm trying desperately to find a "loose dress" that comfortably fits. Outside of work, yoga pants/leggings are my best friend!

Sleep:  I think I am starting to get a little bit of energy back...even just ever so slightly...I'll take what I can get! The naps over my lunch hour are no longer a requirement, but I'm still going to bed pretty early at night.  I only have a couple of weeks left to sleep on my back, and then I'm going to be in trouble. I know I'm going to have to order one of those fancy pillows to help me sleep on my side, but I'm wondering if I need this one or this one? Any advice/recommendations would be very much appreciated! 
Help! Which pillow do I need?!!?


Cravings: FRUIT! You know, the expensive kind that is already pre-cut for you at the store? Watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew. Those are my current obsessions! 

Food Aversions: Still not loving grilled chicken. A couple of times this past week, I've thought something sounded delicious, but by the time it was ready to eat, I was totally uninterested. Seems like my appetite is now riding the same roller-coaster as my emotions!

Mood: I've been happy for the most part {or at least that's the way it seems to me!}. Anything baby-related will likely bring tears to my eyes. I'm still cranky in the mornings, but I don't think that has anything to do with being pregnant. #notamorningperson  

Gender: We'll know by next week...CANNOT.WAIT!          

Best Moment of the Week:  Realizing how many  friends I have that are pregnant at the same time as me or have recently had babies. It's pretty comforting to know these girls know exactly how I'm feeling and aren't annoyed {or at least cover up their annoyance very well} with my endless questions.

Worst Moment of the Week: It's  gotten cold again in Texas, and I'm not a fan...so that has pretty much eliminated my evening walks around the neighborhood that I was enjoying last week. Bring on spring...SOON!

Miss Anything? Fitting comfortably in my clothes! I'm at that awkward stage between my pre-preggo clothes and maternity clothes. I'm trying to just take it in stride and understand "this is part of it"...but I've come to dread the task of finding an outfit to wear each day!

Looking Forward To: This most definitely hasn't changed since last week...still can't wait to find out if we're having a BOY or GIRL


14 Week Bumpdate