Monday, March 19, 2012

Pregnancy Highlights

This post is a little early. I'm having leg cramps this morning and can't sleep, so after walking a bit I decided to go ahead and put this up. So be sure to check out this post also! It's all about what's coming for the blog. I'm happy to have everything good and organized on here, before the baby's arrival. It will hopefully, make the transition easier when the time comes for him/her to get here.

How Far Along: 14 weeks!

Size of baby: 
your baby's the size of a lemon!

At week 14, your baby is 3.4 inches and 1.5 ounces, he's almost doubled in weight since last week and keeps on growing.

Baby Development This Week:  
  • He's probably sucking his thumb and wiggling his toes in there!
  • His kidneys are making urine, and his liver and spleen are doing their jobs, too.
  • And he's growing lanugo, a thin, peach-fuzz-like hair, all over his body -- it will help him keep warm!
Maternity Clothes: Regular clothes and belly band for jeans.

Gender: Unknown, we find out April 20. The rest of the world will probably find out April 21/22. I'll explain that below. :)

Movement: He/She is moving, no kicks yet. I'm waiting patiently, as possible! (I've thought I felt something, but I know I'm looking for a distinct feeling and I'm pretty sure I haven't felt that yet.)
Sleep: Sleep is not as easy anymore. I've gotten some of my energy back and between that and the leg's hard some days. :/
What I miss: Judge me if you must, but I miss a glass of wine. I also miss not having to worry so much about hydration. (Which I just read maybe why I'm having the leg cramps in the first place, also could be that I'm lacking in sodium. I'll believe that when I see it!)

Cravings: I'm not really craving anything. When I eat I usually want something salty. I have to beg this kid to let me eat something sweet. I'm pretty sure that means it's a boy. ;) OR that he/she is just like his/her father before he married me, which is kinda scary! ;)

Symptoms: Leg cramps of doom! Minor aches and pains, my body is growing and making room for our growing baby.

Best Moment this week: John and I came up with a plan for how to share the gender of the baby with the grandparents. We are super excited. I won't say anything other than what they already know, which is we are going to have dinner all together on April 21. This is part of the reason why we are not telling the world on April 20, plus when I found out I was pregnant...John and I were so excited that we told family immediately. I think it will be nice for just us to know for a day and a half. :)


  1. OH MY GOSH! I am so happy for you!!!!! I'm a bad bloggy friend for onlky finding this out now but SO HAPPY FOR YOU!

  2. April 21 cannot come soon enough ;) ONE MORE MONTH. YAY!!

  3. Congrats!! Very excited for you but sorry about your leg cramps!! What a bummer!!

  4. Glad you are doing well...other than the cramps.

    We are sooo excited to see you guys- 2 & 1/2 weeks!

    In other news, Daniel and I are officially allowed to start trying again. We'll let you know something when we do. :) I feel good about this!

  5. Oh my goodness! I am so glad we got back in touch! I can't wait to follow along on this wonderful journey! I am so happy for you.


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