Week 14 is here! It was actually here Sunday, but I am the worst at taking pictures. I always tend to forget. This is something I am going to get better at. As for the quality, I was told to have them taken before Marcus goes to the gym, rather than after. I guess his muscles are too fatigued after to take a steady picture – noted! Better pictures to come for the next bump post – maybe I’ll do it without the post workout look.
Before I get to myself, here is what is going on with Baby Baum (BB) at 14 weeks:
BB is now the size of a lemon! Considering one of the very first updates I read was when he or she was the size of a poppy seed, a lemon seems huge!
He or She can on its thumb, wiggle its toes, making urine, and breathing amniotic fluid as the liver, spleen, and kidneys continue to develop
Lanugo (thin, downy hair) is growing all over the body for warmth
What’s going on with me:
Weight Gained: I think I am at about 5 pounds total, which is about 10 lbs from where I was before drastically reducing my exercise to get pregnant in the first place.
Workouts: I was able to get in 4 days of running this week, and 2 strength sessions. Unfortunately, I didn’t get in any yoga or swimming – woops! I already have yoga on the schedule for today, and hope to get to the pool tomorrow and then a day this weekend. I got in a 3 month mileage high run on Sunday – close to 5 miles! We had an amazing breeze and low humidity, so I took advantage of it. It felt so nice to be able to run more than 3-4 miles again. I was completely whooped the rest of the day, but was so thrilled about being out for a little bit longer than normal.
Symptoms: The second trimester energy surge is still hiding out somewhere, and I am definitely looking forward to it showing its face soon! For me, as long as I get good rest at night, and get in a nap here and there, I’ve been pretty good. I definitely crash pretty hard at night, so I am nearly useless after dinner. Otherwise, just the normal pregnancy stuff – sore boobs, random breakouts – ya know, the fun stuff!
Food Aversions: Most meat, unfortunately. I just can’t seem to stomach it lately, unless of course it is tossed in batter and deep fried –> trying very hard to stay away from that though! I’ve had a few completely vegetarian days in a row, which I am not a fan of. I tend to get stomach cramps when I don’t eat enough protein, and I feel like that has been happening. Hopefully this aversion will be on its way shortly.
Food Cravings: Salty, salty, salty! Specifically, potato chips! I was bad and bought a bag of Ruffles over the weekend and probably shouldn’t have. I have no self control right now, so I really have been keeping them hidden so at least I don’t walk by them and just grab a handful or two.
Sleep: Its been great, except for last night. I just could not get comfortable. I sleep on my stomach when I am just falling asleep, and then tend to roll to one side or the other. Obviously, I’ve had to change this, and I have not been liking it much. Even when sleeping on my side, I can’t find a comfy spot. I am really starting to be aware of my stomach now, which is making it a little tricky. A couple of nights ago, I got up 4 times (!!!!!) to pee, but luckily, that is way out of the ordinary. It is usually only once or twice each night.
Baby Items Purchased: Nothing has been purchased for the baby yet (and probably won’t be for a while), but I now own my first pair of maternity shorts and belly band! Something I hadn’t expected was how quickly my butt and upper thighs would be growing. I’ve only gained the 5 pounds, but whoa baby – I am certain my weight has been redistributing! I pretty much can’t fit into any of my pants anymore. I have picked up a few elastic waisted skirts that I can wear now and post baby, so at least I have a few things to wear. I plan to hit up a few places this weekend and hopefully find a few more bottoms. I haven’t had much luck so far, but am hoping that will change this weekend!
I am still working on exactly what I want for the nursery, so I have been pinning like crazy! We plan to start working on it in October, so we have some time. Knowing what I want ahead of time is key so hopefully we can find some deals
Miss anything?: Ohh sushi – so very much! I really need to go have a fix of some cooked sushi, just to fool myself a bit. Also, I wasn’t a big drinker before getting pregnant, but I do find myself missing the occasional glass of wine, mostly in the social setting. Going to happy hour and parties just isn’t the same at the moment!
Any good places I can find maternity clothes? I’ve checked a couple of places and really haven’t had much luck!