Sunday, September 30, 2012

14 Weeks--Little Navajo

I will try to do something a little more flattering with my hair next week.  I just wanted to start updating for record keeping purposes.  (Oh, and for BigBro and SILSheena--so they'll know how things are going.)

How Far Along: 14 weeks

Size: Little Navajo is the size of a lemon.

Gender:  About five weeks before we know.  Favorite is convinced it's a girl, and I get in trouble if I call "her" a "him."

Movement: Most of the books I've read say I won't feel the baby until I'm closer to 20 weeks, but I cannot wait for that part.  At night, I pay attention just to see if I can feel anything going on in there.

Sleep: Like a log, dude.  I'm generally worn out by 8pm, and have to work to stay up any later than that.  I've also noticed I don't have to wait to go to sleep at night.  That happens pretty quickly.  Even frequent restroom trips aren't deterring my sleep patterns.

Maternity Clothes: Not yet, though I'm rocking rubberbanded pants like no one's business.  A friend from work loaned me a few pairs of pants; however, I can already tell my short-waistedness is going to plague me right into pregnancy, too.  Most of my shirts are fairly loose so I'll be able to wear most of them for a while.

Symptoms: Sickness is starting to pass or become less frequent.  Bathroom trips have picked up in frequency.  Heartburn is more of a concern now than it was in the past.  I definitely still have to watch what I'm eating because my gall bladder is still fairly sensitive to certain things, and I really have to avoid the Hazelnut coffee at church.  It used to be my favorite, but now the smell sends me into convulsions.  Oh, and an uncontrollable urge to clean my pantry this week.  My mom assured me that was probably hormonal.

Aversions: Weird smells, meat in general--chicken especially, movie popcorn (so sad!), PICKLES!, coffee

Cravings: Apple cider, baked potatoes (mostly because they don't upset my gall bladder), milk (and I'm not a milk drinker)

What I miss: I'm so grateful to be pregnant.  I can't think of one thing I should be missing.

Feeling toward pregnancy:  I'm a little surprised I'm still so body conscious.  I thought once I started showing, I would be so excited, but I've found that I still look at myself in inches to lose as opposed to babies gained.  I'm still down several pounds since we found out, but I feel like I never physically looked like I had lost weight, and now everything is relocating to my belly. Favorite promises me that my stomach never stuck out this much.

I'm really hoping this feeling passes quickly.

Best Moment this week: A few girls at work commented that I look like I'm showing.  Most days, I just can't believe I'm getting this experience so their comments almost made me cry.  I'm just so grateful. 

Oh, and then getting a text from SILSheena saying she almost bought a baby dress but BigBro told her she needed to wait until ultrasound confirms Little Navajo is a girl.

Annndddd, listening to my parents tell people they are going to be grandparents.  All of it has been awesome.
What I'm looking forward to: Officially purchasing a crib, picking out material so mom can start on bedding and finding out if Navajo is "for sure" a girl. 

I'm leaning toward a red/aqua nursery regardless of gender, but material patterns will definitely change according to gender. And it's been really fun to talk about name choices. 

A gender reveal party. 

I think I'm looking forward to everything.  I never thought I'd get to do this, so everything makes me super excited.


Established: 2008 said...

Yay! I love that you're showing and I'm the teensiest bit jealous!

Anonymous said...

You are beautiful and look so happy! I love the update ~ keep 'em coming!

With my first I craved frosting {something I otherwise HATED}, potatoes, and meatballs {was a vegetarian before pregnancy}. And I ate like a man. I big, burly, ravenous man. :)

Sheena said...

Thank you! I'm SO happy!

Kristin said...

WAIT WHAT!!!!!!???????? YES! OMG, I swear you were in my google reader but when you commented, I realized I hadn't read your blog in ages (dang reader won't let me unsubscribe from blogs but apparently unsubscribes me w/o knowing). Soooooo exciting! A million congrats. This honestly just made my day. God is so faithful!!! Praying many blessings on you three. xo

Amber said...

BABY BELLY!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, I'm yelling.

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

A lovely, wonderful time of life. Glad you're able to appreciate it all.

Ms. Mathemagician said...

You are the cutest!