Pregnancy Update: Weeks 13-14

12:04:00 PM

It's officially the second trimester! YAY!  Baby boy has been growing, and BOY can I tell!  Here is my 13-14 week update.   I will try to stick to updates every 2 weeks.

How's mom?  

Nausea has eased up and now it's more of an annoying mosquito in the background than a bee sitting on my arm.  Basically, I'm managing.

The exhaustion, however, is another level.  It probably doesn't help that I've had ~70 items ordered this past week on my store, Begonia Rose Co.... but they say entrepreneurs are the only people who work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week.   Sounds about right.  Luckily my husband has been a LIFESAVER and eagerly helps me every night when he gets home from work.

I gained 3 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight. Maybe it was the McDonald's double hamburgers or maybe it was the Girl Scout cookies, but I'm realizing that these pounds are here to stay.  It's slightly uncomfortable since I've weighed the exact same for about 8 years, but I'm mentally adjusting.

I officially have two stretch marks.... on my butt.  I'm telling myself that these were preexisting from my days of gymnastics, dance, and sprinting.  Regardless, I'm now using coconut oil all over every night after I shower.  Hashtag booty gains?

My favorite pregnancy craving that I could eat for EVERY meal is Panera's "Chinese Citrus Cashew Salad with Chicken."   Get it before it's gone, people! It's incredible.  Order the sauce and the dressing on the side because otherwise it comes with a lot.

My little baby bump has grown a lot, but I'm still wearing my non-maternity clothes... barely.   I am so excited for the weather to warm up so I can pack up my jeans.    I'll probably regret saying that when I'm 8 months pregnant in July.  However, I did just purchase two dresses from Asos maternity that I am super excited about! They're both midi-length and I think I'll be able to wear the blue one postpartum, too, since it's super flowy.  Great deals, too!   Check out the red dress here and the blue dress here. 

How's baby?  

Baby boy is now the size of your fist!  WOW!  Other apps say he is the size of an apple or a peach, roughly about 3.5 to 4 inches long.   His weight doubles every week.   Holy buckets!

Baby boy is also moving a TON and I felt him rotating around for the first time!  It made everything feel so much more real.   I told my husband it felt like rice krispies snapping, crackling and popping all at once.   I cannot wait until my husband can feel him, too.

Baby's body is now becoming more proportional with his arms and legs lengthening.  He is also testing out his facial muscles, making faces and even sucking his thumb!

What are some 2nd Trimester goals?  

1.  Remember to pray for baby boy throughout the day.

2. Focus on nutrients and food groups.

3.  Get back in the gym now that I'm not as nauseous.

4. Get more sleep so I can do #3.

5. Plan a romantic trip with my husband.

6. Shop for great deals on baby gear.

7. Sign up for classes on infant care, breastfeeding and child birth.   We will probably take these early/mid-3rd trimester.

Mama Dylan 


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