Friday, January 7, 2011

Introducing Lil D {2nd Trimester} {Week 14}

Lil D’s First Portrait

December 1, 2010

Measuring: 8 weeks, 3 days in this picture (about 2cm)

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So even though the New Year and the holidays are over and I am officially into my 2nd trimester (week 14), I want to start from the beginning (or week 4) as it’s been a couple months since we actually “got” pregnant.

Wayne and I wanted to keep it a complete secret this time around. We wanted to make sure we were farther along until we were ready to tell people. Our first time around we told more people than what we should have and in the end we were extremely disappointed and had to break the news to everyone. That was extremely difficult and you can read about it if you check out the pregnancy label. We were fortunate enough that those people that we did share it with were there for us in our time of sadness and it wasn’t ALL negative.

Just as before I started writing this the week we found out because I wanted to keep every moment documented. As I have said before, it has become a journal of some sort as I would have normally blogged about it on a daily or weekly basis. Now I am transferring my journal of the past couple months to my blog. Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I have enjoyed writing it.

This is me and Lil D this week:

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Thursday, 01/06/2011
(week 14)

HOW BIG IS BABY?

Baby's now the size of a lemon!


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I started doing this during week 9 as I saw it on another mom-to-be-blog and I thought it was a cool way to see how everything changes over the pregnancy.

Maternity Clothes: Not yet. Even though I keep saying I am going to get a belly band, I haven’t yet. At this point all my dress pants are sitting below my belly and I have one pair of jeans that fit comfortably.

Sleep: I am still tired. It varies day to day. I have been finding myself waking up in the middle of the night for about an hour or two and then falling back asleep. I always seem to want a nap in the afternoon.

Best Moment of the Week: Monday morning (01/03/2011) hearing Lil D’s heartbeat. So cool! Also, sharing our news on Facebook and sending out New Years cards.

Movement: None that I can feel, but while trying to hear the heartbeat, it was moving a ton.

Food Craving: None. It has been actually difficult to find something that I am hungry for. Food is not super appealing to me. I’m hoping that changes.

Food Aversions: Not a whole lot. Gramma made stuffing for a turkey last weekend, which almost made me vomit. Wayne warmed up left over Mexican food, which totally disgusted me.

Morning Sickness: Not so much anymore. I still experience nausea every once in awhile, but not too much anymore.

Gender: We heard the heartbeat this week and it was in the 150’s. Old wives tale states if it is above 140 than it is a girl, if it is below 140 than it’s a boy. We’ll see.

Symptoms: Constipation here and there, flatulence and being tired. Otherwise I don’t really feel pregnant a whole lot of the time.

What I miss: Caribou. I also really wanted a glass of wine over the holidays. Oh, well. There will be plenty of time for that.

What I'm looking forward to: Feeling better and maybe not being so tired.

You will see more of these as the story of Lil D progresses.

Stay tuned for more posts from beginning to present!