Monday, December 6, 2010

14 weeks

Before I get started, a quick update on Luke.  Last night I went to check his temp at 11:30 before I turned out the lights it was 102 again.  Cody gave him meds and then checked him before HE got in bed at 2- it was normal!  But I had set the alarm to get up at 4 to check it (when the meds had been wearing off-3 hours after administering) and it was trying to climb again.  101.  Not really high enough to need Motrine, but I didn't want to to get higher after I was alseep again.  More meds.  When we got up at 8 he was still normal!  Yay!  About 10 (right at 6 hours after administering the Motrine) it was back at 101 so I gave him more just to be safe.  Late this afternoon it bounced from normal to 100 and everywhere in between, but I let it go and checked him every 30 minutes to make sure there was no sudden spike.  As of bed time it was normal.  Please let this be over!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 14 Weeks- hello second trimester!  I'm so glad to see you!

Size of baby: a lemon

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Are you ready for this?!  I didn't gain any since my last appointment!  I'm still holding at 2 lbs total, which is a total miracle to me since my belly obviously gets bigger every day.  While I'm thrilled that I didn't gain any weight, I'm still worried about the fact that my circumference is growing so much so soon and what that might mean for stretch marks in the long run.  I'm hoping the growing slows down and just starts firming up in there (it's still squishy enough that I can comfortably sleep on my tummy) so that I don't blow it on the marks.  I didn't get any with Luke, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed with this one.

Maternity Clothes: Yes and yes on the pants.  I'm about 50/50 on wearing maternity and regular...regular fits great in the hips but not so much around the tums while maternity is still big all the way around (PARTICULARLY in the hips...did my hips really get that wide?!)  Shirts are also hit and miss.  Button downs are bulging at the buttons but maternity is still a little big.  Welcome to the awkward in between phase.

Gender: I still want my second boy.

Movement: This time I'm positive I felt some fluttering a couple of times, but it was very faint.  So looking forward to this part!

Sleep: Normal.

What I miss: Oddly enough, this week it was champagne.  I don't drink it a whole lot, but this week I was jonesin for the bubbly.  So I bought some sparkling grape juice and it's chilling as we speak.

Cravings: Whatever happens to be on tv at the time.  I've been very susceptible to advertising this week.

Symptoms: Been getting dizzy some.  I told my dr. about it on Friday when I had my appointment and she asked me if I was drinking enough water.  I'm supposed to be drinking more to help the dizziness.  But I haven't.  Shhhhhh.

Best Moment this week: Seeing my sweet little black and white Flicker on the screen- and it actually looking like a baby!   And setting the date for our big sonogram for January 6th!

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