*** I am going to try to follow as close as possible the same outline as I did with Eli's pregnancy. I will also try to compare the two pregnancies. Something new I want to try is to give each week of the pregnancy I one word synopsis. This weeks word is peaceful.
The Peaceful Week
|iphone pic at the party|
|Backyard snow fun!|
Baby Milestones this week: The baby is now busy with thumb sucking, toe wiggling, (not so cute but equally amazing) making urine, and breathing amniotic fluid as the liver, kidneys, and spleen continue to develop. Lanugo (thin, downy hair) is growing all over his or her body for warmth.
Best Moment of the Week: Hearing baby's heart beat with Mike. We heard it at 10 weeks but just for a couple of seconds. This time it was ultra clear. God is good.
Obsessions of the Week: Trying to get back on a schedule! Hoping and praying for somewhat of a normal life again!
Symptoms this Week:
Downer: Has nausea just set in? Isn't that supposed to be a 1st trimester symptom? I threw up twice this week! Like 3 days apart. Once in the morning and once at night. Hmm? Hoping this doesn't stick around!
Upper: My 1st trimester symptoms have mostly disappeared! Praise God! I've been able to get off my lazy bum now that I have my energy back and at my OB appointment I had lost four pounds since week 10. Yay! Because I was 5 lbs heavier than my last pregnancy at that time. Not, like I want to be losing weight when I am pregnant. But, I really started to balloon!
Epiphany of the Week: Funny, this is the same as my last pregnancy's 14 week post: Swimming. I met my dad at Legacy Park so Eli could have some fun splashing around in the children's area and I could swim a few laps. It was de-light-ful!
What I'm Most Looking Forward to next week: Christmas! My first and likely my last Christmas as a pregnant lady!
Biggest difference this time around? I was already taking complete advantage of my Chiropractor. I'm so sad because I do NOT have Chiropractic coverage on Mike's insurance. Boo! Hoo! Hoo! I LOVE chiropractic care and it did wonders for me in my last pregnancy. I'm not sure I'll survive this one if I get the terrible pains I got with Eli around 20ish weeks. We'll see. We may just have to tap into our savings so I can get some relief. Also, I was working full time with Eli and now I am a stay-at-home-mom who subs one-two days a week. Honestly, I get more rest when I am subbing. Teaching is hard -- subbing (for me) not so much. A relaxing day in a profession I love!
Week 14 Belly Pics:
Didn't capture a picture this week but I have one for next. :) Trust me the bump was there! I feel so HUGE this time around! I feel like I started showing from the moment I found out and it has just gotten bigger, and bigger!
Thanks for following our little babe's pregnancy story! As always, keep praying!