14 weeks

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

13 weeks
and still tired
Today am 14 weeks and 3 days. I've finally hit the second trimester and feel as though I've joined the world again. My energy levels are up, most of my weird food cravings/aversions are over (although I still desperately wish it was okay to eat french fries with every meal. yummmmm. Never before have fried potatoes tasted so feakin' good.) and the nausea has passed. This pregnancy has been SO different than my first:

- Nausea. I had very, very little morning sickness with Landon. Like maybe 4 days of slight tummy upset. This time I had nearly 6 weeks of near constant queasiness. I only lost my cookies once but I felt as though I was suffering from a constant hangover, and the only thing that helped was eating at least every two hours and eating lots of fat and grease. And not the good-for-you fat either: the bad, fried, coat-your-mouth-in-film kind of fat.

- Food Aversions/Cravings. With Landon I couldn't stomach chicken or eggs and I craved citrus and spicy Mexican food. This time I couldn't stomach vegetables (except those fried potatoes!) at all, until two weeks ago when I got a major craving for salads. Meat hasn't bothered me and I've craved breakfast foods - eggs, sausages, bacon, waffles, bagels, pancakes, etc. - more than anything else. And I've wanted to dip everything in a deep frier. Thank goodness we don't have one.
With both babies I've craved ice-cold coke.

- Exhaustion. It's been bad this time and for weeks I've gone to bed before 9, but I have to say I was actually more exhausted with Landon. Being in front of a computer last time allowed me to think about just how tired I felt while this go-around I've been too busy chasing my 2 year old.

- Skin. Landon gave me beautiful skin. This baby is causing pimples. (That's okay baby; I still love you.)

- Bloat. Pop me with a pin and I'll go twirling around the room. I have been sooooo much more bloated this time around. It's finally easing up a bit.

- Asthma/Allergies. Both pregnancies have exasperated my allergies and my asthma which is a bummer.

- Emotions. The first trimester of my first pregnancy brought out my mean side. I felt negative towards everyone: everyone was annoying and I was incredibly anti-social. This time I've still been a bit anti-social, mostly b/c of the queasy tummy, but I've been incredibly weepy. The tears flow much, much more freely than normal and my skin seems to be paper-thin these days.

I've had many friends guess that I'm having a girl since my pregnancies have been different, but I'm just not certain. I was absolutely sure Landon was a boy from the moment I found out I was pregnant. These days I can't seem to decide. One days I'll be convinced I'm carrying a girl but the next day I'll switch. Landon's no help. He insists the baby is his "sister" but if you ask him if the baby is a girl or a boy he always says "boy". (And no, we've already checked for twins!) I guess we will just have to wait a few more weeks to see.

3 comments:

Mrs. Cheerio said...

How exciting! I'm so happy for you!

Jessica Roy said...

And the belly pics start! So thrilled. :) Sending you lots and LOTS of love!!

Jessica G. said...

Love the teeny tiny belly!!! And I was convinced I was having a boy because my pregnancies were so similar so you never know. Can't wait to hear what you are having though.

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