14 Weeks Pregnant

14 Weeks 14 Weeks Pregnant

How far along are you? 14 Weeks! Officially in the 2nd Trimester. I think it’s weird the 1st Trimester is 14 weeks and the 2nd & 3rd are 12 weeks. I personally think they should all be 13 weeks and 3 days per trimester to make it even, but that’s just me.

How I’m feeling: Feeling pretty good, still having some nausea and last week every afternoon/evening was filled with headaches and heartburn {not fun}. We had a pretty busy weekend {with lots of parties} – by the end of everyday I was exhausted and my feet were aching. I’ve been trying to take it easy with this heat too but I have been noticing that I’ve had more energy & I was able to do some cleaning/organizing this week too. I’ve also had some round ligament pains, which the doctor said is completely normal – everything is just moving around and making room for baby!

Total weight gain: Still no real gain from my pre-pregnancy range. I’ve read that during the 2nd trimester you will start to gain about 1 pound a week {for an average of 25-27 lbs during the 40 weeks} so I am assuming my weight will start to pick up a little soon.

How big is baby? Baby Brinks is the size of closed fist! Cool, right? {Also about the size of a lemon} Baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee and suck his/her thumb. Pretty impressive, if you ask me.

Maternity clothes: Did a little maternity clothes shopping this week & got some great deals including my first pair of maternity jeans. Seriously, I don’t know why everyone doesn’t wear maternity jeans all day everyday. They are the most amazing things ever. I am a little sad it’s too hot to wear my new jeans right now because if I could, I would wear them all the time. It’s going to be tough to go back to regular pants, I’m already dreading it!

Stretch marks? Started using Bio-Oil this past week, as the instructions said to start in the 2nd trimester. Honestly, I don’t 100% love it. Anyone have any other stretch mark creams they love? I’d rather more of a lotion than an oil base.

14 Weeks Lemon

Sleep: Up on average 2-3 times a night to pee but I am going to bed pretty early most nights because I am pretty exhausted by the end of the day. In the beginning of my pregnancy I was waking up super early {and feeling sick/needing to eat} but recently I’ve been able to sleep in a bit more, which I am enjoying.

Best moment this week: Hearing the baby’s heart beat at my doctor’s appointment.

Movement: Ever since 10 week appointment, at each check-up the nurse starts off by asking me if I can feel the baby move yet. At first I was completely throw off guard & thought she was joking because I thought it was way too early for that but she was completely serious. I was asked again this week and while I feel things in my stomach all day {gas?bloat?baby?} I have no idea what any of it is. Since every pregnancy is so different, every woman feels things and has different experiences at different points in her pregnancy – so it’s exciting not knowing when these little moments will happen for me!

Food cravings: Meat, Honey Roasted Peanuts, Cookie Dough Milkshake, All the fruit, especially peaches – Get in my Belly.

Food aversions: Chicken {yuck!} – Had some this weekend and almost gagged. Seriously, not into chicken.

Belly button in or out: Charles pointed out this weekend that my belly button is changing a bit – it’s more open {if that makes sense?}, especially at the end of the day/after eating a big meal and I can feel the lower part of my stomach getting a little harder – things are definitely shifting!

What I miss: Sushi. specifically spicy tuna. Yum!

What I’m looking forward to: Having an actual baby bump and not looking like I ate too much lunch! And being able to wear my maternity jeans!

Milestone: We were able to schedule our Anatomy Scan for the end of August which will {hopefully} allow us to find out the baby’s gender. Yes, we most definitely want to know – Pink or Blue!

14 Weeks Preggo

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  • Reply Melissa July 23, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Glad to hear things are progressing well! It must be very exciting to know soon if you’ll be having a boy or girl! Can’t wait to hear!

  • Reply Caitlin July 23, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Mama Mio Tummy Rub is amazing. A friend highly recommended it to me and I love it. Since it gets a little pricey, I use the Tummy Rub and Boob Tube in the morning and Bio Oil a night – at 28 weeks I am still completely stretch mark free!

  • Reply Ashley July 23, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Hi Leslie! I know it’s been years but I check out your blog from time to time and was so excited to see your news – congratulations!! I actually just had a little girl this spring. It’s the best/craziest time you can imagine. Hope you and the babe are doing well!
    Weleda Stretch Mark Oil is the greatest product on earth. I used it every morning and every night for 7 months and not a single mark appeared. amazing.
    Good luck with everything – can’t wait to read your updates!

  • Reply Patty O July 23, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    So happy to read and experience your pregnancy updates! Thanks for sharing all the exciting things that are happening to you daily! You look awesome!

  • Reply Jen July 23, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    You look so cute! I wouldn’t worry too much about the stretch mark cream — they’re mostly hereditary, so ask your mom if she got them. I didn’t use any cream and I got HUGE when I was pregnant and didn’t get any stretch marks. Good luck! <3

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