September 26, 2010

14 weeks.

This week has been interesting.  I thought I was over the nausea (I mean, I am in 2nd trimester right?), so I stopped taking my vitamin B-6 and Unisom that I had been taking to manage the nausea.  Bad choice.  On Monday night I got sick, and then Tuesday I ended up staying home from work, because I was so nauseous I had to lay down or else I was on the verge of puking. :-(  At least I know how much misery the B-6 and Unisom saved me from!  I am feeling better now... at least I am not nauseous.  However, I did pick up a head cold sometime this past week.  I am having difficulty breathing through my nose and my head feels like it is in the clouds.  So, I am using the saline nasal rinse, vaporizer, and breathe right strips to help me get through since I can't take any meds.  Yuck!!!

I am super excited, because next weekend we are going to IKEA with my parents to pick out some stuff for the nursery!!  Yippee!!  After reading a lot of reviews, I decided to get a large dresser for the room in place of a changing table, and get our rocking chair from there.  It is WAY cheaper, and people who use their rocking chairs (called Poang chairs) seem to really like them.  Plus - it could easily be used in a different room after baby (although, I anticipate needing it for a nursery for quite a few years).

Anyway... we made it through another week successfully. :-)  I keep waiting for the belly to grow, but I don't feel a ton different from 13 weeks.  I figure in the next 2-3 weeks I'll be doing some growing for sure though.

Today's date: September 26, 2010

How far along: 14 weeks

Total weight gain: Mmmm... it fluctuates throughout the week.  I was up about 1.5 lbs today, but it could have been the chocolate peanut butter pie I ate. :-)

Size and growth of the baby: Your baby's stretching out. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces. His body's growing faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, his arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of his body. (His legs still have some lengthening to do.)

Sex: Gender ultrasound is scheduled for November 10!

Maternity clothes: Wearing maternity jeans (soo comfy), but still wearing regular everything else.

Sleep: Sleeping good.

Best moment(s) of the week: Hmm... maybe not puking and feeling more normal on Wednesday? :-)

Movement: I felt a little *tap tap tap* yesterday... and I don't think it was gas?... haha.  Not sure what it was, but I like to think it was a little nudge from the baby.  I haven't felt anything since though.

Food cravings/aversions: No aversions!!  (yay!)... but I've been eating toast with home made strawberry jam like crazy.

Morning sickness: Feeling good with the exception of Monday and Tuesday.

Symptoms: Fatigue, headaches, expanding belly.

Labor signs:
Way too soon.

Belly button in or out:

What I miss:
Nothing right now.

What I'm looking forward to:
Looking pregnant and gender ultrasound on November 10!

What's going on this week:

This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he'll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb.  He's starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over his body. Your baby's liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it's doing its job right — and his spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you can't feel his tiny punches and kicks yet, your little pugilist's hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active.

1 comment:

  1. Very fun post! I was very sick also with both my pregnancy's. I actually threw up the day I had Zeke! I hope yours passes son and you start feeling better.

    I love IKEA, and using the dresser for a changing table is smart. We have Zekes changing area on our dresser and its handy. Plus you could put all the diapering stuff in the top drawer...with cloth you will need the space!