I thought some of you might like an update on how things are progressing with my pregnancy. I mean why wouldnt you right? ;)
How Far Along: 14 weeks
How Far Along: 14 weeks
Size of baby: thebump.com says Baby Olive is the size of a lemon this week.
Total Weight Gained: I started at 110.5 lbs. (per the Dr's scale and Wii Fit) and now weigh 109 per Wii Fit. I dont think that's right. I've been eating plenty and definitely have the beginnings of a baby bump. I'm betting Ive gained a pound or two in the last few weeks since I stopped being so sick, though I suppose it's possible that I lost weight when I was sick and am just regaining now.
Maternity Clothes: Not yet, but I have bought some from Old Navy. They were having an awesome sale and I just couldnt pass it up (twice)! I am still fitting into my regular clothes, though I do have to use the rubber band trick (using a rubber band looped through the button and hole to keep them closed) with most of my jeans.
Gender: We find out in 5 more weeks. I cant wait! At first I had a feeling that it was a boy, but in the last few weeks, Im thinking more girl. Last night I had a dream that it was twins, a boy and a girl. Luckily, we know that that there is only one Baby Olive in there! We honestly dont care either way, we just want our baby to be healthy.
Movement: Still too early for that.
Sleep: I thought I was going to avoid the pregnancy fatigue, but it hit me around week 11. Most days I need an afternoon nap and am still ready for bed around 9-10pm. Before week 11 I wasnt fatigued or sleepy at all. I was constantly nauseated, but not sleepy. Ill take sleepy over nauseated any day. I have had some insomnia, but it comes and goes. I have been having very interesting and vivid dreams- tornadoes, people breaking into our house, shark attacks, races and catching large fish are among the most recent ones.
What I miss: Having a glass of wine with dinner, though the craving for wine hasnt really hit me yet. I also havent missed coffee either. For the first 11 weeks coffee was a huge aversion and now it just doesnt interest me. I hope that goes away after the birth. I love my coffee!
Cravings: Mmm.... Sour cream, cereal and fruit right now. I seriously can not get enough fruit. We have apples, oranges, bananas, kiwis, pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cantaloupe and grapes in our house right now. This is a great thing since Im still not digging veggies very much. Early on I was craving cupcakes, cheetos and cinnamon rolls. Good to see my craving are taking a healthier swing.
Aversions: Broccoli, spinach, lettuce, most vegetables unless mixed in with other things.
Symptoms: Lower back pain is the worst. The breast tenderness is disappearing. Dizziness, occasional nausea, peeing ALL. THE. TIME with occasional bladder pain. Nothing major thankfully.
Best Moment this week: Scheduling our gender/anatomy ultrasound, picking out the nursing furniture. Oh, and all the back rubs J has been giving me!