Tuesday, September 9, 2014

13/14 Weeks

Never let it be said that I only showed you my "highlight reel" and not the grungy, scary reality, because here it is folks.  13 weeks after a long day in the sketchy work bathroom.  

Perhaps we should start with the differences between baby 1 and baby 2.  Baby 1 - you get weekly updates complete with every burp, toot, and doctor's appointment.  Baby 2 - you maybe get one update a trimester (I'm sorry baby 2, I'm trying for you) and you barely remember your doctor's appointment because Baby 1 thought that either a) he was going to get a shot while you were there or b) they were going to kill mama and cart her away, never to be seen again.  So there was a lot of screaming and crying, despite PB's best efforts at distraction via fruit snacks.  

But now that we are past the "you don't really look pregnant, just maybe like you drank a lot of beer and ate a lot of pizza" stage, I'll try to be better about updating.  And remembering.  And not ignoring you, baby 2.  We do love you so! 

What Fruit are you? Baby is the size of a peach this week! Too bad my belly is MUCH LARGER than the size of a peach.
Due date:  March 10, 2015 
How far along:  14 weeks
Gender:  PB swears it's another boy because most of my symptoms have been extremely similar.  Me? I'm still leaning girl...but I'm much less convinced.  I don't know! I'd like another boy, honestly, but we will see on October 10!
Total weight gain/loss:  I've kind of yo-yoed in the past week but as of today, I'm up about 1.5 pounds from pre-pregnancy weight.
Stretch marks: No, but the belly has started itching from time to time so I busted out the Bio Oil and Palmer's Stretch Mark Cream.
Swelling: None.
Maternity clothes: Ohhhh are we ever in maternity.  I can still slide into non-maternity shirts but it just looks really weird and like I'm a big fatty so I prefer to wear the tighter maternity stuff at this point.  
Belly button: In for now.
Sleep: I've been passing out on the couch by 9pm.  It's really cut into my tv habit! So don't tell me what happened on the end of Big Brother last episode because I still haven't found time to watch it after I passed out during our initial viewing.
Food cravings:  Those have calmed down a lot.  I still want subs occasionally...and now that I'm in a fall mood I've been buying pumpkin everything (but I do that when I'm not pregnant so I don't know that that's a craving).
Symptoms:  The headaches have been killer in the past couple weeks.  I haven't gotten more than 4 or 5 but when I have them, they're terrible.
Movement: I haven't felt much of anything yet, but maaaaaybe a few flutters I could classify as movement? It's starting to be uncomfortable to lie on my belly at this point because I can definitely tell there's a baby in there.
What I miss:  I would love to have a Harvest Pumpkin Ale, especially since teachers eat free at the wing place on Tuesday nights and that would go SO well with some spicy wings!
What I’m loving:  That my job is a bit lower stress this year.  I don't go home every day feeling like I want to run away.  
What I’m looking forward to:  I NEED to find out.  Boy or girl.  Right this minute.
Best moment this week: Taking Ira to the fair! He loved the pumpkin funnel cake, the fried fish, the spinning pirate ship ride, the train (until it broke down), and all the animals.  He especially liked the "puppies" (large goats in the petting zoo).

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