Pregnancy Update: 14 – 17 Weeks

*This post is super delayed since I’m now at 20 weeks 😉

2ndtrimester

14 Weeks

Baby’s size: Lemon

Baby’s movement: I can’t distinguish between flutters from baby’s movement or gas bubbles… LOL!

Total weight gain: 5 lbs!

Pregnancy symptoms: They aren’t joking when they say 2nd trimester comes with headaches! These headaches are a killer!

Food love: Still loving fruits, I have moved away from berries to bananas and nectarines. I also discovered Rita’s like a mile from our home, this is going to be trouble!

Food hate: I haven’t had any strong aversions lately..

Sleep: As usual, random dreams are still happening every night.

Currently living in: Still surviving on non-maternity clothes!

3 pros of this week: [1] Entering 2nd trimester! [2] A little pop of my belly! [3] Feeling very loved by our family, friends and coworkers!

3 cons of this week: [1] Nonstop headaches for two days straight. [2] Rainy/gloomy weather this week. [3] Steve being sick.

Looking forward to: My growing belly!! Grow Baby, grow!

15 Weeks

Baby’s size: Orange

Baby’s movement: Okay, so at times I was convinced that I could feel the flutters of Jelly Belly moving, but from my last Ultrasound result, it looks like I have an anterior placenta which means my placenta is in the front not towards the back by the spine. So this means that it’s harder to feel the tiny baby moving, because I have an extra layer of protection in the front. Looks like I’ll have to wait until Jelly Belly actually kicks to feel anything.

Total weight gain: 6 lbs

Pregnancy symptoms: My headache is still on and off, and man I have major sinus congestion. I’ve never had sinus congestion in my entire life, and my eyeballs feel like they are going to pop from the pressure 😦

Food love: Okay, so don’t judge, but I’ve been having bacon, egg and cheese on a bagel for breakfast every morning…

Food hate: I’m pleasantly surprised that I don’t have much aversions to food, except hard-boiled eggs. I still don’t like them.

Sleep: Can we say insomnia? I mean I’m exaggerating a bit here, but I can’t fall asleep as early as I used to anymore! I’m going to bed at like midnight these days!

Currently living in: Still surviving on non-maternity clothes!

3 pros of this week: [1] Steve and I finally finished watching Game of Thrones Season 4! [2] Coworkers noticing my bump! [3] Putting away winter clothes!

3 cons of this week: [1] TMI warning: my normal poop schedule is messed up. I normally relieve myself in the morning, as soon as I wake up, but lately it’s been flip-flopped. I now go to the bathroom right before bed! [2] Pregnancy brain! [3] Super busy week at work.

Looking forward to: Turning 29 next week, last year of my twenties!

16 Weeks

Baby’s size: Avocado

Baby’s movement: I swear I felt something! TWICE! I was asking other mommies-to-be on a forum about how baby’s movements feel like at this stage, and there were many descriptions. i.e. butterflies, fish brushing up against your skin, popping, gas bubbles, tennis ball rolling in your tummy and etc. I was laying in bed, and I felt this pressure in my uterus, felt like something was pressing, like rolling a dough almost.. I’ve never felt it before, and I’m pretty sure it’s not gas. I felt the same feeling twice in two different days, so I’m going to believe that it’s Jelly Belly playing. 😉 Feels surreal!

Total weight gain: 7 lbs

Pregnancy symptoms: On and off headaches per usual; nosebleed – it’s not a full on dripping blood, but whenever I blow my nose in the morning, I see blood.

Food love: Nothing new.

Food hate: Nothing new.

Sleep: I tried sleeping on my side, because some books say I should start now. I’m a back sleeper, so first time trying to sleep on my side was tough! I woke up multiple times at night. My solution? I bought a pregnancy pillow on Amazon! The brand is Leachco. Can’t wait til it arrives!

Currently living in: Still surviving on non-maternity clothes!

3 pros of this week: [1] Feeling Jelly Belly for the first time! [2] Jelly Belly can hear our voices now, and Steve and I have been talking/singing to the baby a lot 🙂 [3] Hearing the strong heartbeat again at the doctor’s this week. [4] One more, because it was my birthday this week, and Steve took me out to dinner then drew me a bath!

3 cons of this week: [1] Round ligament pains. [2] Breaking out again! [3] Temperature dropping to 30’s at night!

Looking forward to: Welcoming a possible new change in our lives!

17 Weeks

Baby’s size: Onion

Baby’s movement: I’m feeling subtle movements more and more now!

Total weight gain: 9 lbs

Pregnancy symptoms: Constipation which led to having hemorrhoids. I know this is TMI, but I’m trying to keep it real on my blog, and this is what’s happening in my life right now. My very first experience with hemorrhoids, and it ain’t pretty.

Food love: I had a craving for white chocolate covered pretzels the other day, and y’all know chocolate ain’t my thang.

Food hate: Nothing new.

Sleep: So at the doctor’s appointment last week, it was confirmed that I do not need to worry about sleeping on my side until another 4 weeks or so. Hallelujah! I got a little more time on my back until, I’m forbidden. But, my preggo pillow came in, and it’s seriously life-changing. Now, Steve wants to get one for himself! Silly man.. 😀

Currently living in: Still surviving on non-maternity clothes with the help of Ingrid & Isabel’s Bellaband in black and white to stretch my luck a little further on wearing regular clothes! Also, I had to buy new undies, because my derrière is getting bigger along with my hips! I have graduated from xs/s undies to m size undies! Bring on the apple bottom! 😉

3 pros of this week: [1] Small weekend road trip to North Carolina! [2] Exciting news about Steve. [3] Buying our very own domain! (Did you notice the domain name change?)

3 cons of this week: [1] Hemorrhoids. [2] Awful situation in Baltimore. [3] Anxiety from possible life changes in the near future.

Looking forward to: Certainty on possible new changes!

-m

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