Baby Bump…Weeks 13 + 14

I saw this checklist on a few other maternity blogs and thought it was a god way to cover all of the bases of the pregnancy week by week without having to really form complete sentences….which, as previously mentioned, can be very difficult with “pregnancy brain!”

How Far Along: 14 weeks

Total weight gain: about 4-5 lbs
Maternity Clothes? I’m already wearing maternity jeans, though they aren’t exactly fitting the same as last time. I think my belly might be higher this time, which is actually a blessing since I carried AJH extremely low, which was super uncomfortable. The dr. told me that I would probably carry lower each time, but let’s hope that’s not the case! I’m pretty much already living in low-waisted leggings…anything else cuts into my stomach and makes me uncomfortable. 
Stretch Marks: Not yet. Luckily I never got them last time, so I hope that doesn’t change!
Sleep: So far so good. I’m already sleeping on my side, but haven’t had to break out what my husband calls the “life raft” (pregnancy pillow) yet!
Best Moment this Week: Hearing another fast heartbeat of 170 at my 13 week check-up. 
Miss Anything: Being able to fit into my favorite jeans!
Movement: Not yet.
Food Cravings: Sugar, but not really desserts…more like foods from my childhood, such as Frosted Flakes, Pop-tarts, and Zebra Cakes. 
Anything Making You Queasy or Sick: I find certain meats repulsive. 
Gender: 75% sure it’s a girl
Labor Signs: N/A
Symptoms: Weeks 10-13 could be summed up with “starvexhausea” (starving, exhausted, nausea) but week 14 has been looking up! I finally took my sea bands off today, and felt pretty good unless I was hungry. The second I get hungry I start to gag so I try to keep lots of snacks on hand. I’m still pretty tired, but can make it through the day without a nap (if I have to!). 
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: My bump getting bigger…I can’t wait for it to look like a real baby and not just a few extra pounds!

Here are the latest pics of the bump…

Compared to Pregnancy #1…
I’ve gained the same amount of weight, but this bump seems higher and bigger!

Little miss AJH wanted to help with the sign!

More to come next week!

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