How am I feeling?
I am feeling not pregnant at all, and hence I have been worrying about whether the baby is okay. I always feel this way between 13-16 weeks. I am out of the first trimester, so all those annoying, but reassuring, symptoms are gone, all my clothes still fit, and it's too early to feel the baby move yet. I am just looking forward to some baby flutters! I thought I felt something the other day, but it only happened once, so I'm not sure if it was baby.
On a happy note, my energy is back! I think I accomplished more last week than I did during the entire first trimester. Which is a good thing, with all the Easter and Clyde's first birthday party stuff coming up over the next couple weeks!
As for cravings - the only thing that consistently sounds good is still vegetables. I also had a bowl of spaghetti this week that tasted better than any spaghetti I have ever had in my life (and the sauce was from a jar, no less). Food has been generally disappointing though. Something will sound like it might be good, but then I try it and it's just. . . okay.
How is baby doing?
Baby is 3.5 inches from head to rump (or about 5 inches from head to toe). That is a big, little baby! I look at my stomach and have a hard time believing there is a baby that big in there already. Baby #4 is busy growing peach-fuzz hair and maybe sucking his/her thumb. I even found this cute video of a 14 week old baby clapping their hands. So adorable! It is just incredible, what unique little individuals babies are, even at such an early age.
As for my baby specifically, I am pretty sure he/she is tucked back in my uterus pretty far. Between the heartbeat sounding so quiet last time and the fact that I am not having trouble buttoning any of my pants yet, I think he/she is hiding toward my back! So I wouldn't be surprised if it took a little longer to feel movement, but I'm still hoping for something soon.
Update! I take that back, as I was editing this post, I felt a little nudge in my lower abdomen, and I am almost positive it was the baby! Oh my goodness, I love that feeling.
What have I been doing for baby prep?
I haven't been doing a whole lot to get ready, since Derek is still working on remodeling our upstairs bathroom. The house is a wreck! I was wanting to buy the crib a month ago, to get a head start, but now I'm glad I didn't because it would be buried beneath tile, and bags of grout, and bathroom fixtures.
What am I wearing?
Still all my non-pregnancy clothes, and I probably will be for a while. I am stocking up on maxi dresses! I am thinking they will be nice and airy for being pregnant during the summer (I have heard the horror stories), and I can wear them when I'm not pregnant too. I am going to try to avoid buying maternity shorts if at all possible.
Dress: Forever 21 (similar style)
Cardigan: Target (similar style)
Earrings: Target (similar style)
Belt: Forever 21 (similar style)
Shoes: Target (similar style)
Next appointment in two weeks!
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