Spena Baby Week 14!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and Happy 2nd Trimester to me! The illustrious 2nd tri has arrived and let me tell you, it has already been good to me. Starting in week 13 the vomiting has gone away and the nausea has lessened and lessened with every day that passes. I just ditched my PSI bands a couple days ago and aside from a “witching hour” that hits every day around 5 or 6 and lasts for an hour or two, I’ve been feeling almost normal again. All the praise hands, y’all! I’ve been praying that I would be able to enjoy Thanksgiving meal and that I would be able to enjoy food while we’re in Europe, and it looks like that will be able to happen.
Check it out! A comparison picture! The first bump picture I ever took was at 14 weeks with Abigail, so, here you go 🙂 Abigail above, new baby below.
Weight Gain | Still hovering at +2, but lets talk again after Thanksgiving and a trip to Rome, eh?
Symptoms | Growing pains, gas(oh my word WHY so much gas), falling asleep on the couch, and feeling sick around dinner time.
Cravings/Aversions | No cravings yet, but the aversions are lessening. I ate a few strips of bell pepper this week and it was the first green thing I’ve been able to stand in….about 6 weeks. I might have cheered as I ate it.
Missing Most | Eating normally, but it looks like that will be back soon! And I’m really really looking forward to a celebration margarita sometime in June 🙂
Size Of Baby |
3.5 inches, 1.5 oz.
Sleep | Decent. I’ve been able to stomach sleep so far, but our first night at my parents house on their bed(I guess it’s firmer than ours?) I woke up about an hour later and felt like I was dying and that all of my organs had been officially smushed. So, I think stomach sleeping is on it’s way out and the cursed side sleeping is on it’s way in.
Still crazy dreams.
Clothing | And with week 14 brings the uncomfortable sensation of needing to unbutton my pants every time I try to sit down. Maternity pants. I’m comin for you. Once I find some on sale this weekend. Fingers crossed for that!
Purchases | I’m DYING to know what little person is in there because Mama wants to SHOP. But no, no purchases. Hopefully just a couple maternity things this weekend 🙂
Gender | The fact that I’m not still hugging the porcelain throne and sick out of my mind has me 100% convinced that there is a boy in there. In the picture above of me at 14 weeks with Abigail, I had barely choked down Mother’s Day lunch AND it was the first thing I’d eaten in weeks, so yeah, super different this time around.
Although, if it is another girl, I like her more than Abigail already.
Just kidding.
Looking Forward To | Leaving for our trip on Sunday morning! I’ve been super scared and nervous about going, but now that I’m feeling a little better I’m realizing that it’s because I was SO worried about being miserable far away from home. As long as I can feel like I do today while I’m over there, it should be all good 🙂

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  1. I am so glad you are feeling better! When do you find out the gender? We find out 3 weeks from today on December 18th and the anticipation is killing me!

  2. So honestly, I saw that first photo and thought to myself "wow, she has changed a lot lately". Not in a bad way at all, I just notice a difference in the photos.

    Umm… Europe? Rome? I need details as soon as you get back!

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