We’re Pregnant!

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I have to apologize for my absence. We are embarking on a new adventure in 2013… A new little one is due to arrive possibly by the end of June.

So here is my pregnancy update:

On Christmas Day, I was 14 weeks and 2 days.


So far I think I’ve already gained 10 pounds… I know!! Maybe I’ll slow down in the second trimester??

I quickly outgrew my normal jeans – all in the areas the baby is not. Thankfully, I have a few pairs of ‘fat’ jeans that will do the trick while my belly catches up to my backside.

I have a small bump, but can still hide it in baggy sweaters. I am certainly bigger this time compared to the same week with Aidalyn.

At 9 weeks, the baby’s heartbeat was over 170. At 14 weeks, the baby’s heartbeat was in the 150’s.

So far I have had nausea since 6 weeks along – plus throwing up (yuck!). At almost 15 weeks I’m still throwing up more than twice a week, but it is getting better.

I can eat sweet foods easier than savory. I crave childhood comfort foods which is probably more psychological than cravings. My nausea is better if I can stomach some protein, though. I always have enjoyed sweets, so I am having some sweet cravings like ice cream & cookies – no sour cravings. I had a strong aversion to meat for a few weeks.

I’ve been able to use my elliptical machine a few times a week since I’ve had more good days. I had so many days early on from being sick to fatigue that I could barely sit up straight – thankfully those days are past.

I’m having a very hard time being around food that is being cooked – Mainly from the smells and my sensitive nose.

I’ve only thrown up once while changing a diaper, and since then Adam has been my hero and changes Aidalyn’s diapers when he is home. He is also helping so much with food and food prep.

I’m more sensitive now. I never cry and now I’m tearing up at sweet commercials. Probably more moody too (Adam would know).

My face is also having some breakouts – which I hardly ever have a pimple… So frustrating! I’m normally very cold natured and seemed to have warmed up a bit.

One thing that is different is my sinuses seem more stuffy and I’m more sensitive to irritants. I’m sneezing all the time!

Secondly, I am able to see exactly where the baby is almost every morning since 9 weeks along. I’ll have a bump usually on the left side, and the baby will move once I put my hand on them.

What tricks have I learned??
Peppermint tea can sometimes help with nausea. Mints and gums really help too.

Fruit, as much as I want to eat it, is too acidic and I throw it up or it upsets my stomach in the least.

Being hot is not helpful when feeling nauseated.

My regrets are that because I’m so sick and have difficulty eating what I know I should, I haven’t been able to eat as healthy as I would like. My cod liver oil makes me throw up : ( which I know is so important. I try to take it as much as I can, but I know I will start feeling better soon.

What I’m looking forward to?

My next ultrasound is next week when we should have a guess for the baby’s gender!!! You can leave guesses in the comments.

Thanks for reading!!

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  1. How wonderful! I am delighted for you. I’m so sorry that you’ve had so much of feeling sick, but we’ll hope that doesn’t continue. I’ll be so eager to read what the sex of the baby is, and to hear names! In the meantime, just take care of yourself and your precious family. oxo

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