April 15th, 2013

Bump Update – 14 weeks

Woohoo! I was so consumed with getting through to my reveal, and Min’s wedding, that this week snuck up on me! Sorry for the radio silence, but MIL was in town visiting so we got back from the wedding, cleaned, got the Jeep fixed, caught up on work, then spent time hanging out with her! It’s been crazy busy. But luckily now that I have no excuse you guys can bug me when I don’t update, ok?

14 Weeks (4/15/2013)

How far along? 14 weeks
Baby’s Size: Lemon
Maternity clothes? No, but I’ve bought 3 maternity dresses. All my pre-preg clothes fit but I do pick wisely what fits BETTER.
Best moment this week: Spending time in Epcot with B actually there too, looking at some cribs, getting a sweet present in the mail!
Miss anything? Beer (I know, I know) but my MIL and B enjoyed some this weekend and now one of my all-time faves (Dogfish Head Raison D’Etre) is in the fridge and I can’t have it.
Movement: Nope.
Food cravings: Not really! Just more a fan of eating out than making food.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still have daily nausea but it doesn’t seem to be caused by anything.
Gender: We both really think boy. I’m anxious to find out.
Labor signs: Nope.
Symptoms: Horrible sciatic nerve/hip pain, daily nausea. And (real talk, SORRY) IBS symptoms (per my doctor) so tons of poo-related pain but then my nausea med makes me constipated. Let’s talk about that horrible combo. I feel better overall, but I think it’s just that I’m just getting used to this miserable experience! I am ready to start SHOWING, or feel baby, or know gender, so that I have something awesome to get me past the symptoms.
Belly button in or out? Innie always.
Happy or moody most of the time: Moody. Too much going on means I’m stressed and hard to handle. I’m hoping to relax more this week so I can decompress.
Looking forward to: Showing, which I have complained about a lot the past few days. Also gender- my Twinner finds out tomorrow (and her work Twinner Ash is having a GIRLLLLL!) and I have 6 weeks before I find out, so I am getting antsy. Especially after my recent nightmare…. oy.

Like I said above, I am sick of not showing. After 14 weeks (10 of which I’ve been aware of baby) of not-fun symptoms, I am getting sick of it. I’m looking for something to make it “worth it.” And yes, I KNOW, that when I’m huge and miserable I will laugh at/curse myself for saying that. But right now, I feel more like I’m dying of a strange illness than pregnant. An undeniable bump, or baby flutters, etc, would make it all more tolerable! I promise to always real talk with you guys… this pregnancy thing is amazing, and a miracle, and so exciting, but it’s not all puppies and daisies. I’m hoping since I’m in my second trimester now though that things will start to improve.

And after complaining about not showing last night (left picture) I ate dinner then tried on two new dresses today…. and realized how to give myself a bump. EAT A FULL MEAL!

Big difference, right? (And yes I had to photoshop the counter to get them to both fit in the frame, haha.) I posted on instagram and got a bunch of “you’ve popped!” comments… but I plan to post a new one tomorrow. Of my relatively flat pre-meal belly. It is probably 5% baby, 90% food, and 5% poop. (REAL TALK.) But actual baby bump or not I at least know how to fill out a maternity dress now if I want to.

I should just rename these bump updates “REAL TALK about poop and beer and babies sometimes.” Sorry, not sorry.

That’s about all I’ve got for ya, since it is DWTS night after all! More soon!

11 comments to Bump Update – 14 weeks

  • I love the “real talk” aspect of these updates!

    So, a couple years ago, I had a terrible stretch of stomach issues. Long story short, that motivated me to come up with a new system of talking about what my body was doing, without grossing the weenies out. And, as a result, “attic sick” and “basement sick” were born. And my world hasn’t been the same since.

    (This isn’t to say anything you’ve posted is too graphic. Just a fun, related tidbit!)

  • :( I’m sorry you’re not feeling well and I really hope those symptoms start going away ASAP. You’re looking fantastic, though! I’m so proud of you for losing weight before you got pregnant. My plan was to lose weight while K was deployed…and then I got pregnant just before he left. Just wanted to tell you that i’m proud of you and you look fab! Once that belly pops and you start feeling those flutters it’ll be fantastic!

  • I really hope you start feeling better friend!!

  • That bump looks cute! In a couple weeks it will pop, don’t worry! Even then, what clothes you wear can make you look more or less preggo.

  • kaity

    your ‘bumpdates’ are way funnier and more interesting than others i’ve read! keep the real talk coming!

  • Just found your blog, I’m 17 weeks & love finding other prego mama’s! I love how you’re keeping it real! My bump gets significantly bigger after a meal, which has been kinda funny when I get up after eating lunch with friends and suddenly have a big belly. The second trimester is known for being the best one and it isn’t disappointing so far!

  • Wow, I’ve been out of blog land – congratulations!!!!

  • Seriously love that dress on you. Very cute. Almost makes me want to break the vow I made to myself of only buying maternity pant/shorts this time around. You look fantastic and don’t worry, you will pop soon. Everyone is different and with this being your first pregnancy, it might take a little longer than you expect. I agree with Paula, certain clothes will make you look more or less preggo. I still get questioned even though I could technically have this bambina any time (cross your fingers we make it a few more weeks though).

  • I just have to say: the black and white maxi is SO so cute on you! So sorry you haven’t been felling great lately :( Hope it improves soon!

  • haha “Real Talk” love it! These updates or “bumpdates” are great!

  • Adorbs!

    Where’s that necklace from? Love!

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