Fourteen Weeks: 1.7.14
Photo thoughts: Huh, I feel like the bump is much bigger in real life compared to this picture. Next time I need to eat a huge meal and THEN show it off to you.
Size of baby: A lemon, who can suck her thumb already. So freaking adorable.
Cravings/Aversions: Give me all the food. I have hit a point when I'm starting to get worried about gaining 40 lbs+ and am pretty sure I'm already packing it on like a pro. Having an appetite again, not working out much at all last week, and coming off the Christmas festivities means that I'm feeling like a fatty. But I also have the foresight to realize this is nothing and I'm going to get about 82 times bigger than I am now. Lord help us all.
What I'm loving: Feeling baby taps (!!), eating, marveling at the bump, hearing baby's heartbeat with the doppler which is now around 155 bpm.
What I'm anticipating the most: 20 week US is rapidly approaching although not yet scheduled (but apparently I already scheduled it by now with the other pregnancies, so maybe I will call tomorrow!). Thinking a lot about how we will find out the sex of this babe and of course, making sure everything looks healthy in there at the big US.
Miss anything? Alcohol, of course.
Worries: That this is all too good to be true somehow. Still sort of in denial, I think.
Differences between pregnancies: Pretty similar to Cecelia's 14 week post, and Truman's post wasn't that far off, either. Headaches, bigger boobs, tired, appetite that won't quit...sounds right to me!
How I'm feeling: Not quite as energetic this week. Always hungry. A few horrible headaches happened, always on work days. But on days when I drink a cup of coffee (usually only when I'm home) it seems to be better. All the more reason to stay with caffeine, I guess.
Sleep: Lots, and I have even napped a few days recently. Baby must be sucking a lot of energy of me lately.
Movement: Yes! Officially loving the baby kicks. This is around the time I felt CC move, Truman wasn't until 15 weeks. It's mostly when I'm laying down and not constantly or anything, obviously. But still the best feeling ever.
Boy or Girl: Haven't listed this one before since I had no preference and no intuition. But I have had two very vivid dreams about giving birth to a baby girl. Maybe it's just because Cecelia is my 'baby' right now and I feel like this might be CC's sister growing inside my belly. A boy would be wonderful, too, but I'm thinking girl. We shall see soon enough!
The Bump: High and shockingly big, relatively speaking to other pregnancies of mine. Still no comments from strangers so I'm sure it only seems 'big' to me at this point. Definitely fluctuates in size throughout the day, biggest in the evenings and after meals.
Milestones: Pulling a few key maternity clothes from the old storage bin. It's time, my friends, and I have no idea what I will do when the weather turns nice again. I only have winter maternity clothes and hate the thought of buying new stuff for a few months. Good thing it won't be warmer than 9 degrees here for a solid 6 more months, it seems.
Also, finally took the plunge and started talking about names with Nate. I've been compiling a list of my favorites for a few weeks now, but was way too nervous to broach the subject with Nate. He likes to shoot down my absolute FAVES and then I get sad/hormonal/irritated. But I was pleasantly surprised this time around when he didn't hate all of my picks (some of them, yes). This makes me think maybe we can actually choose a name without coming to blows for this final baby! (Slightly dramatic, but it was really difficult to pick Cecelia's name last time).
Best moment of the week: At my company's Christmas party last weekend, I was pondering the fact that I was the only sober person in the room. And then the baby started kicking and all I could do was smile. I felt overwhelmed with gratitude for this pregnancy. I just cannot believe I get to do this again. That I have our third child growing in my belly. That we get to meet another human being that will be a huge part of our lives. There is so much to anticipate in the next few months and yet, just being here in this moment with my little/big 14 week belly is enough to keep me overwhelmed with happiness.