Thursday, May 17, 2012

Pregnancy #2: 14 weeks

14 weeks
Sorry about the weird focus...self-timers can be hard with no remote! 
And compared to 14 weeks with Lizzy: 

How far along: 14 weeks. I missed a 13 week post last week because Lizzy and I both woke up with a cold/bad allergies on Thursday morning. I just wasn't in the mood to take a photo of myself :)

Size of baby: A lemon...about 3.5 inches long, and he or she just about doubled in size since last week!

Weight Gain: -10 pounds by my scale.

Symptoms: I had my first pregnancy migraine yesterday, which I successfully combated with caffeine...which is obviously not the normal recommendation for either treating migraines or for caffeine in pregnancy, but as my OB told me, it's one of the only available options at the moment, and an occasional increase in caffeine isn't going to be too bad. Other than that, I'm still just EXHAUSTED. And this is not pregnancy related, but I'm COVERED in bug bites, which obviously isn't very pleasant.

Overall though, I just can't get over how different this pregnancy is than my pregnancy with Lizzy. Some moms I know have told me that their pregnancies with boys were totally different than their pregnancies with girls and visa versa. It'll be interesting to see if that's the case, or if it's just different this time around.

Exercise: Ugh. No. I hate that I'm not exercising more. I *want* to be. But I'm so tired and so overwhelmed with trying to do basic cleaning and cooking, that it just hasn't happened recently, and I'm kind of irritated with myself about it!

Clothes: Still mostly regular stuff. I have a few maternity things that I've tossed into the mix, mostly just for variety than anything else.

Cravings/Aversions:Not really.

Movement:Nope, but I'd LOVE it if I were feeling some before my 16 week appointment...that way I could feel more comfortable going without Justin since it's just a regular check-up (he came to every appointment last time around). But, I know that with likely having an anterior placenta again, that may be wishful thinking.

Worries: Today, I'm feeling pretty at peace, which is obviously not of my own doing. Thank you Lord.

Milestones: According to Baby Center:  "Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb!" The Bump also adds that he or she is growing lanugo, the little peach-fuzz that keeps babies warm in utero. 

Best moment of the week: Getting to see both my mom and Justin's mom on Mother's Day was nice! And even though the house wasn't clean as I had asked, I still got to take a nap...which is again nice.


  1. SO SKINNY. I'm a little jealous about your negative 10 pounds. I'm up 19lbs now, much higher than I was with Eme at this time :( : ( GAHHHHH. You look awesome!

  2. You look beautiful!

  3. Hi :) love your blog! i've not commented before, but i had to on this post. girl! give yourself a break for not working out. i had zippy energy the first 4 months of my pregnancy, but since then i've made it to the gym no less than 5 times a week. i'm 36 weeks and still going strong! your energy will return :)

  4. I right there with you -wondering if the completely different pregnancy will mean a boy this time. You look gorgeous! Even if you aren't feeling the best - that dress is so pretty.

  5. You look beautiful!!! Not tired at all.

    I had bad headaches too during my pregnancies and my doctor gave me strict orders to head to Starbucks for some caffeine the second I felt one coming on. I did NOT put up a fight ;) Doctor's orders!

  6. You look fabulous, Meredith! That's a cute dress, too!

  7. What a pretty picture!

    It is funny how different your body reacts each time you are pregnant. With my son I had very few symptoms. Just tired a lot. With my daughter I had many symptoms and was sick a lot. Weird!

  8. mere, you look WONDERFUL! i can't believe you've *lost* weight. i'd gained 15 lbs+ by that time ... omg! heee hee. so excited for you guys and can't wait to find out if it's a boy or girl :)

  9. Hope you feel that bean sooner than later! And my two pregnancies with different genders haven't been that much different, really---not super sick with either one, but extremely tired with both. That first trimester is no joke, hoping you are rounding the corner soon! Hang in there!

  10. You look great! Love the dress!

  11. You look beautiful! It's so funny you say that about the bug bites not being pregnancy related. Once I got pregnant I suddenly seemed to become a magnet for them, Brent would get none and I'd be covered. I assumed it was just from all the increased blood flow! I have not been able to exercise like I hoped and that has been hugely disappointing but the sacrifice has been well worth it. :) I can't wait to get back out there with her once she's here!

  12. You look really great Mere! And I totally fell off the workout bandwagon for a good length of time when I was exhausted and sick. I picked back up around 19 weeks and have been going strong since. It was hard to make myself go to the gym that first day, but after that, I was so glad to be back in the swing of things. You'll get there girl!

  13. You look great friend! LOVE that dress! :)

  14. I too, LOVE your dress! You look great!

  15. You have described everything very well. Wish you 40 weeks pregnancy.


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