Tuesday, January 22, 2013

14 Week Bumpdate

The Bump:
These pictures keep getting worse. It's been a rough couple days with nausea, vomiting, and the worst headache of my life, so this is as good as it's gonna get today! ha!

It's becoming a more distinct "bump" and getting a little harder to hide!  Luckily, I'm still able to wear all of my normal clothes, and I think it'll be awhile before I'll have to switch to maternity.

 Now I can feel my little baby bump just about all of the time when I'm laying down.  It is the coolest thing ever to feel it!  It's just a little firm bump.  I can especially feel it if a cat is laying on my stomach pushing on it.  And I'm almost 100% sure it's not my bladder this time. Ha!

I'm officially in the second trimester!  That means I should be entering the "honeymoon stage" of pregnancy.  I'm still waiting to feel a ton better, since I'm still struggling with morning sickness on a fairly regular basis.  Also, now that I've reached the second trimester, my chances of delivering a healthy baby have gone up.  I wish I could tell you that I didn't worry about miscarriage during the entire first trimester, but that would be a lie.  I struggled a lot with fear and doubt after waiting so long to get pregnant.  So entering the second trimester feels like a giant relief.

  • nausea and vomiting.  Yes, still. The nausea comes and goes, and it's definitely a million times better than it was!  But it's kind of annoying that I felt so much better for 2 weeks, and then the morning sickness came right back.  I am trying to patiently wait for it to pass completely!
  • Fatigue seems to be back worse than it ever was before, but I think that's because I started class last week.
  • Still very emotional. I watched The Help on Saturday, and basically bawled through the entire movie.  
  • I've had some weird pains and pinching feelings in my abdomen, which I think might be round ligament pain??  I have no frame of reference, so I'm not sure if that's what they are or not.
  • I had a major craving for a cheeseburger on Saturday.  Luke picked one up for me on the way home from town, and it was like the best thing I'd ever eaten. I inhaled it.  Maybe I just really needed some protein?
  • Again, most food in general.  I'm still nauseous about 60% of the time, so not much sounds good. Dairy is probably my biggest aversion right now.  And water.  Unfortunately, I am so grossed out by water right now.  I have to force myself to drink it.
Fun stuff:
  • The baby continues to be spoiled already!  Aunt Moey and Uncle Luke got him/her these cute Ohio State onesies:

  • And Raeann, a friend from church who is a fellow Malone alum, gave us this adorable bib!  I told Luke I would love for our kids to be the biggest Ohio State fans ever, but to pick a nice, Christian school like Malone for college. Ha!  Either way, the baby will certainly be set with college gear!  Now I just need something from The University of Akron!

Hopefully next week I'll say that my morning sickness is totally gone, and I've entered the "honeymoon stage!"  I really am looking forward to all the second trimester will involve, including a real baby bump (looking pregnant, and not just fat!), feeling some little flutters, and learning the gender!


  1. Aw, so cute! I hope you start to feel better soon - that stinks that you're still feeling sick. :-/

  2. You look great! Hopefully you'll soon start to feel as great as you look! And I've found some amazing sites for maternity clothes that don't cost a fortune! One of course is Old Navy and the other is http://www.pinkblushmaternity.com/default.aspx - A friend of mine is a couple of months ahead of you and these have been her two favorite sites!

  3. You are looking great, Mama! I hope you are feeling better soon! I'm a new follower, and can't wait to follow your journey! :) XO!


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