Weekly Pregnancy Update – 14 Weeks

How far along: 14w0d

Baby’s size: 3.98 inches, 2.47 oz., about the size of a pear.

Total weight gain: Up 2.8 lbs. from egg retrieval as I gained 2 lbs. in the last week.  I’m going to blame Thanksgiving 🙂

Maternity clothes: Same as last week, still in a mixture of regular and maternity pants, but most of my shirts and sweaters still fit me fine.

Stretch marks: Um, so get this…  I think I have some on my hips.  I have to assume they are more from gaining the weight from the fertility meds, as I haven’t really gained much since actually getting pregnant.  I kind of freaked when I noticed them.

Sleep: Had a few good nights of sleep lately, but it’s certainly still hit or miss.  I’m a stomach sleeper and I’m definitely feeling more uncomfortable when I do try to sleep on my stomach lately.

Symptoms/Feeling: I was too scared this weekend to skip the Unisom and B6, so not sure if I’m technically still experiencing nausea or not, as I feel pretty good for the most part on the meds.

Best moment of this week: When the nurse called last Wednesday morning to let me know our baby GIRL is healthy!  The MaterniT21 results showed no abnormalities.  So relieved.  And ecstatic it’s a girl.  Let the buying begin!

Miss anything: Breathing.  I feel like I’m so stuffy the past few weeks, and all I do is blow my nose!

Movement: Still too early, but looking forward to it!

Food cravings: Saturday for lunch I finally found my Hardee’s Hot Ham & Cheese.  So good!  Otherwise, no real cravings lately.  Still eating lots of oranges though.

Anything making you queasy or sick: As long as I take the Unisom and B6 I’m pretty good.  I do still gag sometimes when I take my vitamins…  Something about those.

Have you started to show yet: There is definitely something there, but I fear I just look fat, not pregnant.  Maybe it will be more pronounced in a few more weeks.

Gender: Apparently my instincts were right, it’s a girl!

Labor signs: Good God no!

Belly button in or out: In.

Wedding rings on or off: On.

Happy or moody most of the time: Yesterday I was moody.  Eric and I put up the tree, and there is just something about men…  Why do I feel like he kind of half-asses everything?  Like he will help me with the tree, but I have to go back and make it all pretty.  Maybe it’s a guy thing!

Looking forward to: Honestly, getting a little further on this house building project.  I’m anxious to finalize plans and actually start building so we can get a timeline in order.  The not knowing when we are moving is driving me crazy.  I’m still confused about what to do for a nursery in our current home.  Hopefully in a few more weeks I’ll have a better feel for how next year will go.  I just received a draft of the lower level this morning, but I’ll post separately with some of my thoughts.

Purchases for baby:  Oh gosh…  Way too much to mention with all the awesome Black Friday deals.  Although all purchases were made online, as I’m not that freaking crazy!  Basically anything marked as reserved from my registry was me…  Next big purchases will be the car seat and stroller I think.

Eric’s reactions:  Eric had a huge smile on his face when he realized our baby is a girl.  He and I both had last Wednesday off work.  He left early in the morning to run errands before the nurse called me at 7:36am to share the news.  I quickly ordered pink flowers to be delivered to my mother and then headed out to pick up a couple of cute girl baby items.  During my shopping rush Eric text to see if I wanted to meet at Village Inn for breakfast.  (What a place to share the news…)  Eric was already seated when I arrived, we quickly ordered and then I handed him the shopping bag of items.  He seemed a little confused at first, but then pulled out the pink pacifiers and with a huge smile on his face asked, ‘it’s a girl?’  That maybe wasn’t exactly how I always pictured telling him, but it’s certainly memorable!

13 thoughts on “Weekly Pregnancy Update – 14 Weeks

  1. Love little girl stuff!! I hope you online shop through ebates!!!!

    My husband doesn’t want anything to do with the christmas tree, which is probably just as good. At least I don’t have to go back & re-do it all. 😉

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      1. haha!! Yep – all for the babe!! Are you going to have a baby shower? I bet people will buy things for you too!!
        Ebates is the only way to shop online as far as I am concerned!

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  2. Great idea with sending your mom flowers! How fun! I did the tree this year by myself, men don’t do decorating well, and that’s ok. It’s a woman thing, I’m certain. I’m glad you are having fun shopping! Yippy! 🙂 XO

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  3. Yay so exciting!! I can’t wait to find out the gender. Three more weeks for me!
    How long will you be in your current place with baby? If less than 2 months I’d honestly not worry about a nursery and just keep baby in the room with you. Bella slept in her rock n play in our room for her first 6 weeks of life and a lot of people do it much longer than that!

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    1. I’m honestly not sure. Sounds like the builder wants a full 12 months, which puts our house not finished until December, which is 6 months after baby is born. I considered staying in our current house until then and just have my husband move for work. Otherwise we’d had to move shortly after she’s born to an apartment or condo and then move again next December. Neither is ideal.

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