Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Why HELLO 2nd Trimester! 14weeks!

Can you believe these pictures?  Hard to believe that THAT is inside me! Wowzers!
  • I've been having really restless sleeps at night. This is a real sheity predicament as I always considered myself in an enviable position when I would tell people how amazing and restful my sleeps are. Now, SUPER RESTLESS! Argh! I even know when i'm restless because I wake up, but go back to sleep, but wake up over and over again! Argh!!!! Funny though I have enough energy for work, and even stay conscious during my entire 8hr work day (however this is not the case when I am in a big group meeting, i'm ready to sleep within 10 minutes- very embarassing)! 
  • i'm pretty sure i've gained some width around my abdomen, but nothing too exciting.  In my opinion, I still look like I ate too many donuts!  I'll take some pics this weekend.
  • complexion is not THAT great
  • I've been waking up with this ache in my lower abdomen like a direct line from my navel to my pubic line.  The ache goes away within 20 minutes or less.  Maybe it's the ache of a growing fundus?
  • Tried Kraft's Cesar salad dressing, tastes awful!  Wonder why?! I always enjoyed Cesar dressing
  • Intermittent constipation continues! Ugh!
  • Ate some Kadoya sushi at the beach, maybe 4-6 pieces of 16.  It was SOOO GOOD! I felt no aftermaths, so I think i'll be eating some more sushi but in moderation
  • i've told more people at work just because i'm really feeling inspired by all the growing bumps.  Haven't told the boss yet though, but I will soon enough
  • I bought a pair of black maternity pants- they're just so comfortable!  But, i'm still able to fit into my old pants (not denims) so I haven't exactly worn them yet.  Speaking of denims, i've stopped wearing my belt- yet another illustration of the growing waist line.  Denims fit well without the belt, with the belt, plenty of muffin top and discomfort when I sit.
  • Lastly, I can't say i'm constantly tired (which i'm not), but I still find myself ready for naps after most outings or most activities involving moderate energy exertion.  All I need to do is lie down on the couch and i'm ready for sleep, if not passed out within minutes- but still able to wake myself up.  I'm sure this is contributing to my crappy sleeps at night, but I just can't help it!
What does I-am-pregnant say about 14weeks?
You are now in your second trimester! Your baby's crown to rump length is 3.2 to 4.5 inches long and he weighs approximately 1 ounce now. Your baby is about the size of the average fist.

Now that you are into your second trimester, you may be starting the best part of your pregnancy. You will probably start to feel more energetic and you may get the `pregnancy glow`. Your uterus is beginning to swell week by week and you can follow its progress by locating the top of the uterus. The position of the top of the uterus will continue to gradually move up your abdomen, from beneath the pubic line to above your navel. Maternity clothes are probably necessary now. You might also experience hemorrhoids, which are painful dilated blood vessels around or inside the anus.

At this time, your baby's face is becoming more developed. The cheeks and bridge of his nose appear and the ears move from the sides of his neck to much higher on his head. The eyes continue to come closer together. A big development from this week onward is the development of lanugo. Lanugo is the fine hair that grows over almost your entire baby. The hairs grow in whirled patterns that follow the grain of his skin. These patterns later give way to your baby's fingerprints. The lanugo will be shed before birth and replaced by thicker, coarser hairs. Your baby's thyroid gland has matured and starts to produce hormones. If your baby is a boy, the prostate will appear and the ovaries descend from the abdomen into the pelvis in baby girls.  Your baby has eyebrows, but no eyelashes. Fine, light hair also begins to grow.
How my life is changing according to BabyCenter:

How your life's changing:

Welcome to your second trimester! Your energy is likely returning, your breasts may be feeling less tender, and your queasiness may have completely abated by now. If not, hang on — chances are good it will soon be behind you (although an unlucky few will still feel nauseated months from now).
The top of your uterus is a bit above your pubic bone, which may be enough to push your tummy out a tad. Starting to show can be quite a thrill, giving you and your partner visible evidence of the baby you've been waiting for. Take some time to plan, daydream, and enjoy this amazing time. It's normal to worry a bit now and then, but try to focus on taking care of yourself and your baby, and having faith that you're well equipped for what's ahead.


  1. Yay! 14 weeks! I can't wait to see a baby bump! :)


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