Saturday, October 23, 2010



How far along: 14 weeks 0 days - Cricket's the size of a lemon! Your adorable little fetus is busy with thumb sucking, toe wiggling, (not so cute but equally amazing) making urine, and breathing amniotic fluid as the liver, kidneys, and spleen continue to develop. Lanugo (thin, downy hair) is growing all over her body for warmth.

Total weight gain/loss: According to the scale - 18 lbs. Eek. But 3 of that was in 2 days...can you say water retention and bloat???

Maternity clothes: Yes. Still have some shirts that fit, so that's a mixed bag. But pants are all maternity or stretchy.

Stretch marks: I think the ones on my thighs from puberty are starting to get worse :(

Sleep: Same old, same old. Tired all the time, but can't sleep 8 hours straight. It's a conundrum. I love naps.

Movement: I am totally on movement watch...hoping and overanalyzing...wondering if it's her.

Cravings/Aversions: Cravings: For the most part it's just a matter of finding something I can tolerate. Aversions: Stinky odors, red meat, and whatever doesn't agree with me on any given day.

Gender: at this point, we have decided not to find out...let's see if we hold steadfast to that! DH says boy, I say girl.

Symptoms: BBs are a bit sore again, but so used to it it's not a problem. Otherwise, alllllll the same stuff :)  Pancho's effectiveness is hit or miss, it seems, based on how bad my head is.  The excessive boogers have joined me, as well as massive chest pimples, LOL.  SEXY!!!

What I miss: Not a thing :) Okay, maybe free access to caffeinated, it's sooooo yummy!

What I look forward to: Movement. I can't WAIT!

Moods: Not too bad this week, actually! 

Milestones: Nothing really this week, just status quo.

Medical Concerns: Still taking my Syn.throid at 50mcg. To be tested again next trimester. 50mg. Bu.talb for migraines, every 6 hours if needed. Stool softeners. And the new addition of Pancho, the Zo.fran pump, which annoying and painful, is helping me FINALLY stop the constant puking. Which is VERY exciting! Because this in turn is helping with the migraines! KNOCK ON WOOD.

Weekly Wisdom: Make sure I get my fluids in because otherwise I am REALLY thirsty in the middle of the night and end up guzzling liquid when I should be sleeping and peeing every hour which leads to VERY interrupted sleep -- me preparing for midnight feedings?

Best moment this week: Realizing that my belly is growing and it's noticeable enough that Hubby asked me about a scar that is normally way INSIDE my belly button, but not so much anymore. It's working it's way to the OUTSIDE of my belly button.  LOL.

Worst moment this week: Still being pretty sick overall, but making some improvement.  Tuesday we went to register, and I have discovered that if Cricket sits on my left side it is excruciating because of the bursitis in my hip.  I got escorted out of Buy Buy Baby.  LOL.  I could barely walk and they made me go home and rest, so we aren't finished registering.  It just frustrates me to not have any way to avoid things like that.  There was NOTHING I could do to make it better, and it took 2 days of lying on my right side to be "okay" again.  This child is kicking my arse!

For your viewing pleasure....week 14 photo :)


  1. That is one cute itty bitty Itzy Bitzy.

  2. Congratulations on 14 weeks! I hope that sickly feeling hits the road soon.

  3. 14 weeks! Awesome! The staying hydrated thing is something I'm still dealing with. Thirsty all the time, but I don't want to drink as much later in the evening because I know I'll be up peeing all night long. The other fun part of this situation is that I am so stuffed up most nights that I end up sleeping with my mouth open, so even if I don't really feel thirsty when I get up to pee, I still need to drink something. Nuts!

  4. Cute pic...what is that white thing on your belly button.

    As the skin on the belly gets tighter and tighter, it feels like the navel is folding out! Seriously...I noticed two moles near my navel that I never seem to have observed before.

    Good going! And take care...

  5. 14 weeks! I hope you can have consistent nights of sleep soon.

  6. I totally have musical notes on a tattoo on my belly too. When I had J, the doctor kept joking that when I got really big, I wouldn't have notes, I'd have a symphony!

    I'm here supporting you...even if I don't comment always. Love you bunches!


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