Fourteen weeks pregnant!

Fourteen Week Update

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We are fourteen weeks and three days pregnant today!   Officially in the second trimester!  I almost feel guilty for how good I feel since many suffer so much in early pregnancy.  I was sort of bracing myself to be sick and nauseous, sure my luck had run out since there was so little nausea last pregnancy.  With my two children, I was fine with my son and sick with my daughter so I thought maybe I’d be on an every other pregnancy nausea plan.  But I feel fantastic and not sick at all.  I was pretty tired for the first two months but seem to be just fine now.  I’m sure being OFF THE MEDS helps with that!

This isn’t my favorite time to post belly pics because my belly is not all baby like later in the pregnancy. When I am not at a lower weight, my body carries a lot of my excess chub in my belly, which is just fine, it just isn’t so clear what is baby and not and it feels weird showing it all off.  I am starting this pregnancy about twenty pounds heavier than before I was pregnant with Eileena.  So, I post these pictures well aware that it is not all baby BUT I am excited to say that I am showing!

11 weeks


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Right at twelve weeks, I swear I felt the baby move.  It was a quick flutter in my lower abdomen.  I haven’t felt it since then so now I’m doubting myself but it was exciting none the less.  I can feel my uterus inside me especially when I’m laying down or stretching.  My breasts are filling out and a little tender in good pregnancy fashion.  It is time for me to go dig up the maternity bras.  So far my appetite seems to be the same.  No big cravings or changes in that department.  My mood is normal and I haven’t really had any big crazy feelings.

So basically, I’m having a most dreamy pregnancy. I’m super excited and feel so privileged to be pregnant with Marce and Chris’ baby again!

This is what’s going to with the baby right now, according to Baby Center .  It’s all pretty AMAZING if you ask me!

How your baby’s growing:

This week’s big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he’ll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you’re having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb.

In other news: Your baby’s stretching out. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces. His body’s growing faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, his arms will have grown to a length that’s in proportion to the rest of his body. (His legs still have some lengthening to do.) He’s starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over his body. Your baby’s liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it’s doing its job right — and his spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you can’t feel his tiny punches and kicks yet, your little pugilist’s hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active.

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Ten Week Ultrasound

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Strong Betas!

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We are pregnant!!!

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