Tuesday, November 12, 2013

14 Weeks

How far along: 14 Weeks-Second Trimester!!!! (Depending on what you read and who you talk to, 2nd Trimester is between 12-14 weeks. I'm going with 14 weeks so there's no question!)
How big is the baby: The length of a lemon-3.4 inches
Weight gain: Seemed to be about 2.5 until I had the Stomach Flu of Death (otherwise known as the Independence Plague) this weekend. Now I am back at original weight.
Doctor/Medical Stuff: None to report. Except the Stomach Flu of Death that had me incapacitated from Friday night until Sunday afternoon. When my fever kept going up Saturday night, the OB got a call and the really nice doc on call told me to take Tylenol every 6 hours. I don't like to take anything, but a fever is no bueno during pregnancy so I did. (Also, PSA, if you are pregnant, don't Google "pregnancy and fever". Trust me.) Luckily after 2 pills it went down and didn't come back up!
Clothes: Regular clothes still! 
Sleep: Mostly normal. Last night all the baby things ever were running through my head so it was hard to get to sleep.
Movement: None yet. No matter how much I concentrate!
Food/Aversions: None pregnancy related. Sunday when I was recovering from the SFoD I was STARVING and only ate plain pasta (upgrade from toast and jello Saturday night). Glad to be back on regular food today. 
What I miss: I guess not thinking about everything I eat. I've always eaten pretty healthy. But now I'm always "Hmmm...was that enough protein? Did I get enough calcium?" I just like to give this baby the vitamins and nutrients it needs! 
What I am looking forward to: Telling my students. Is that silly to be excited to tell preschoolers? I have a couple girls that are going to go baby crazy. I will probably wait until around Christmas, maybe even after if I can hide it, because May is VERY far away for a 4 year old. 
Oh! And This: The wife of Adam's friend had a home fetal Doppler she said I could borrow. I had thought about buying one in the early stages of pregnancy, but knew I would make myself crazy with it. But when she offered it, I couldn't say no! We got it last night and I found the heartbeat right away! (I remembered where the nurse found it. Very low still. I know a lot of people try really high). It was so fun! And I could record the sound on my phone to share with family! I may not have waited for Adam to try it with me though. Really?? What do you expect?? That's like leaving me in a room made of cheese. No will power. He enjoyed the iPhone recording though! I made a deal with myself that I would only do it once a week.