Sunday, January 26, 2014

Babies Bump and 14 Week Update

As I'm here to document and write about my 14th week of pregnancy, I have to pinch myself.  I can't believe that I am so lucky to be on this side... to have somehow escaped the absolute horror of infertility.  This weekend I read and received some really sad news from some of my favorite blog friends.  Their news has paralyzed me.  Infertility is so unfair.  I've mentioned before how, now that I'm pregnant, I feel out of place in a way.  I know the feelings that infertility causes: the hurt, the pain, the sadness, the depression... But now... I don't know.  I guess now, I just feel like I'm different.  I'm not going through infertility anymore, praise God, but those feelings are still so very raw.  My heart is so filled with joy and thanks for the two amazing gifts I've been given.  But, my heart is also so flooded with sadness for my friends who are still enduring their brutal fight to make it through this beyond unfair part in their journey to mommy-hood.

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14 WEEKS LOOKS LIKE THIS:
 
 
How far along?  14 weeks 3 days
Total weight gain?  Still, as of my last doctor's appointment, I'm up 4.5 lbs.  I'm not weighing myself at home, so my next weigh-in will be at my next doctor's appointment, which is on Tuesday.
Maternity clothes?  I'm still wearing leggings.  I've come to find that maternity tops are great for their length.  I wore a non-maternity dress this past week to a work meeting and also wore a pair of tights... I've never been so uncomfortable in my life!  Is there such a thing as maternity tights?!  I need to buy myself a pair... or three!
Stretch marks?  Not yet.  I've recently heard that Clarins lotion is better than cocoa butter.  That may be my next purchase.
Sleep:  I noticed that I have started waking in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom.  The nights that I don't cause me to shoot straight up the second I wake up to make a run for it.... And then, it's tough to choose what to do first... vomit or pee!
Best moment this week:  Hearing super strong heartbeats on my Doppler!
Miss anything?  I'm still missing what it feels like to walk around without the feeling of vomit sitting in my throat.  But again, this is something that I still wouldn't trade for the world.
Movement:  I thought I felt something earlier this week... little flutters.  But, it absolutely could have just been gas or air bubbles from having just eaten.
Food cravings:  Still none.  I'm still longing for the day when I crave something healthy though!

Anything make you queasy or sick?  Most things make me feel sick.  The mere thought of chicken sends me into an oblivion.  I can't even continue with this thought...
GenderLOVE my BOYS!
Labor Signs:  None yet and I'm beyond grateful for that!
Symptoms:  Still nausea, linea nigra, some ligament pain on my left side in my hip/upper leg area and the nasal congestion.

Belly button in or out?  In.
Wedding rings on or off?  On when I'm out of the house, off when I'm in the house.
Looking forward to:  My next doctor's appointment on Tuesday!

27 comments:

the blogivers said...

I love that these bump-dates are showing up in my feeder from YOUR blog!! Makes me smile every time!

Amanda said...

I agree with Allison: bump photos of you in the blog reader bring me such joy! I really hate all this vomit talk though… this has got to end! The babies want pizza and ice cream and I don't know, other pregnancy things like pickles! Hope this nausea mess ends soon! Love you, friend!

Elisha Kearns said...

Could you look anymore stinkin' adorable?!?! So excited for you!!! I'm so glad you are on "the other side" but I know I will soon be there too :)

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Ashley said...

You look great!!! Glad things are going soo well!! Hard to believe we were just wearing infertility shoes, it still breaks my heart knowing others struggles, I wish there was more to do about it!!

Lesley said...

I'm so happy for you..and I so understand. I too made it to the other side.. But it took years, 6 figures, and letting a dream go and pursuing DE.. But best decision ever. I felt somewhat strange and knew how others felt that weren't there yet. LATHER on the cocoa starting now. I oiled up like a pig from day 1, and escaped stretch marks...and I got them at 14 when I grew fast... And I'm only 108 lbs. I love reading your blog... It makes me happy

Caroline said...

You are too cute for words :) xoxo

Kimberly Q said...

You look great! There sure are maternity tights and they are great - but not as great as any and all maternity pants!

Megan D said...

I have been HORRIBLE about keeping up with blog reading, but as I read this I'm crying tears of joy for you and praying you will continue to be able to enjoy your pregnancy as much as possible! Such an answer to prayer!!!

Melissa said...

You look adorable. So cute. So happy for you! :)

Mrs. Lost said...

You look great! Feeling great is just around the corner. :)xoxo

Hoags and Kisses said...

Love the bumpdate! 14 weeks looks fabulous on you! Praying you start feeling better this week and can't wait to hear about Tuesday's appointment. xoxo

Sarah said...

Ugh... your bump is WAYYYYY cuter than mine!!! And don't you love having a doppler at home? I think it's the BEST! Here's to hoping the sickness starts to fade away soon!

Erika said...

TOO cute!! I hope you feel way better soon...and some real kicks!! That will be so amazing!!

dspence said...

So glad everything is going well!

Sally said...

Gorgeous!

Stock up on Gap maternity leggings (and pull them off as tights, I say :)) They are the BEST and I still wear those all the time......waaaayyy better than any normal leggings. In fact I just bought another pair of the maternity ones around Christmas time.

shay said...

Your bump is so cute!

Anonymous said...

You look fabulous! You can try mama bee belly butter. I love it and it's 100% natural:)
Julia

Emily said...

Happy 14 weeks! I hear you on the leggings... Whoever invented them deserves an award! :)

Meanttobemommy said...

A friend of mine is 8 months pregnant and got maternity tights at h&m and loves them.
Ps you are so adorable and your blog is great.

Suzanne said...

Happy, happy 14 weeks!! You looks fabulous!!

kharini said...

You look adorable!

suebear53 said...

The joy in your face and your written word makes me so happy for all of you!

Em said...

You could not be any cuter!!!! And two boys! How exciting!

Betsy said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!

Betsy said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! This makes me so happy! This blog has helped me more than you know!!! You are such an inspiration to us all!!!! Keep the updates coming!!

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

You wear pregnancy well. You're glowing and I love seeing so happy with your beautiful boys growing strong. You deserve to be a mama and make it to the "other side". XOXO

Amber said...

I love your bump dates and I can't express enough how happy I am for you!

 
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