Thursday, August 4, 2016

Pregnancy Update: Week 14

 
Hello second trimester!
 
How far along? 
14 weeks
Baby is now the size of a:
lemon
Total weight gain:
This weeks midwife appointment revealed a 1 pound drop from the last visit. With the initial loss of 3 pounds, and then gaining 2 pounds back, one of the two gained has been loss. Which seems strange to me as my belly is really starting to grow. I think it is muscle loss due to not lifting so heavy anymore.
Sleep:
I sleep fairly well at night. Occasional hip pain wakes me up to move positions. The need for naps during the day seems to be lessening.
Exercise:
Still the same. Twice weekly weights, walking 3 days, and yoga in between. With yoga being the favorite for my sore hips.
Mood:
Better. I have not had as many angry outbursts. Overall, joyful.
Cravings/Aversions:
No real cravings to speak of. But I have not been in a meat mood for while now. More of a bread, veggie, and carb mood...
Symptoms:
Some occasional nausea, fatigue (though that is better), and hip pain began this week.
Maternity Clothes:
I have the one pair of capri's I wear a lot. Trying to just wear more elastic waistband skirts.
Worst Moment of the week:
Having blood drawn, and blacking out right after, and throwing up too. Not the first time for that to happen during a blood draw. And unfortunately, it probably will not be the last.
Best Moment of the week:
Hearing our little ones heartbeat (you can hear for yourself on my Instagram). I could seriously listen to that ALL day. :)
Looking forward to:
Getting prepared for teaching K-3 again.

What has been a joyful moment for you in your life this week? Is there anything you are looking forward to?
 
 Have a wonderfully blessed week everyone! Thanks for stopping by!
Angel
 

8 comments:

  1. Angel, I am *so pleased* for you and Justin and baby! I love reading your updates and I love that you heard the heartbeat -- isn't that a delightful sound? I could listen to it all day as well! (In fact, I have a friend who offered for me to borrow her doppler machine I want to *so* bad but I'm afraid I'll always be listening and never getting anything done so I haven't taken her up on it yet!) ;)

    I'm sorry about your blacking out and throwing up. Have you always reacted that way or is this something that came with last year's visits? :(

    And I love that you're teaching again! How fun!! I'm a little jealous since I won't be teaching this year; the school wasn't able to offer me maternity leave and I couldn't take unpaid maternity leave since it would be too difficult for them to hire subs during my absence. So, I decided to let go of my teaching position; I plan to continue substituting which is something I am excited about! This week was a little emotional as I cleaned out my desk and files, put away lesson plans, and began preparing the library for the next teacher.

    Some joyful moments this week? Having a wonderful weekend at home with Dalton, window shopping together while I looked at baby stuff, and my starting on the baby's room. Oh, and our car has finally been fixed so that is exciting! :D

    I'm looking forward to having some great friends over this weekend for "cereal night" and games (lol!) and my mother-in-law coming to visit for the day.

    Sorry I left such a long comment! ;) Love and blessings to you and your little one!


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    1. Thank-you for your comment Frannie! And it is such a delightful sound. I know I would never get anything done if I had one of those dopplers! :D

      I have always had a hard time with blood draws (light headiness primarily). But it seems that has gotten worse, with blacking out and a huge drop in blood pressure since last year. And when I smell anything that reminds me of chemo sessions or hospitals, I show signs of PTSD. Panicking and wanting to run as far away as I can.

      Oh, I am sorry you will not be returning to teaching this year. I had not planned on returning. But last years teacher will not be able to return, and they needed someone to step in. I will be only teaching until Christmas. We decided it is best I have that month or so leading up to birth to rest and prepare. :)

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  2. Oh, dear Angel! I was just thinking and praying for you this morning... My heart is SO glad to know that all is very well with you and Little One! Ah, before you know it you'll be snuggling this blessing, all soft and sweet, close to your heart! Babies are true gifts, aren't they? Oh, you must be excited to begin teaching again - I am sure you missed it...
    May the Lord continue to carry you through this pregnancy and give you joy...how wonderful to be preparing for the role of being a parent! Thank you for sharing these updates with us...it is a delight to follow your journey, friend!
    With blessings, love and JOY to you, dear Angel!
    Kelly-Anne

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    1. Thank-you for your sweet comment Kelly- Anne! And for all the prayers! :D

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  3. Aww! Isn't it fun when you start to show a little? I'm so excited for you and I love these updates! I can't remember if you've said before, but are you finding out the gender?

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    1. It is so much fun, and makes it seem even more real! Yes, we will be finding out on our 20 or so week ultrasound. I know I could never wait! :D

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  4. Look at that adorable little belly! So happy for you! Enjoy

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    1. Awww... Thank-you Amy! I will enjoy! :D

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