Saturday, January 26, 2013

Week 14: Baby G's first race!

Well, trimester 2 is here!  Time t be more awake!  Time to eat everything in sight!  Sadly, morning sickness is still very much with me, and bueno.  Among other things.  Meh.  Hopefully they come back soon, but I won't complain (much...or loudly.  Promise).  Just one more thing on this journey to sit back and wonder about....and enjoy as much as possible.  But enough about me. (for 30 seconds).  What's up with little g with week? 

Your Baby in Week 14 of Pregnancy

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.

Hmmm.  Good to know my baby's got an active liver and bathroom functions.  That helps in regard to the frat party we all went to last night....nah, just kidding.  Still, a lemon?  Woah!  Starting to get big!  (yeah, Ill be hearing that for the next 20 years!)

Now, onto Momma.  What's going on with me this week?

Total Weight Gain:Two pounds lighter than PP weight.  I know I will gain some day....just not yet.  I feel the need to mention that PP weight was about 5-7 pounds above my normal weight though, so it's not that big of a deal.  No starvin' Marvins.  Or Marvina's. 

My Body:Definitely a (tiny) stomach pooch.  Boobs ever expanding.  Someone need to tape em down (yeah, I did that when I was a teenager.  What can I say?  I hung out with the boys!
Cravings: Peaches, nectarines, and oranges.  This was super helpful in Florida.  You bet I left room in my carry on for a half bushel of navels.  And Tops have nectarines on super sale this week.  I swear I've eaten a dozen in the last 4 days.  Oh yeah, and pizza.  My kid will probably friggin hate pizza!

Sleep: Sleeping really really well this week.  A few nights were broken due to travel, but we're catching up this weekend.  Gotta get that quality sleepin' in while I can!
Baby Items Bought/Received: A few target onesies on 70% clearance, and a slew of baby magazines, and a formula carrier/powdered enfamil from my awesome friend, Heather!  You rock!

Best Baby Moment: Baby G and I ran our first race this week (Sunday's Half Marathon) and it was amazing.  I had a blast, no problems, and I think I felt a little high five and some tiny kick ass at the finish (yes, I'm kidding, but it's still fun!)

Goals:  Project: Baby room.  Time to get all the crap out of our "library", and get painting!  (Greg's job, not mine, don't worry!)  Also, we have names picked out, but are flushing out back up names.  Such fun. 
Worries:  Will I ever gain weight?  (Someone record this for posterity).  So weird to be wondering if I'm at a healthy point, but I go back to my OB on Monday, so fingers crossed!

Looking forward to this trimester.....big changes ahead!! 

1 comment:

  1. yay!! i cant wait to hear what you are having!! your weight will pick up soon!! dont fret it!