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Sunday, August 25, 2013

14 Weeks

Good Morning and Happy Sunday! We're back for week 14 with a necessary change of scenery. Welcome to our office/guest room.

See that bump? That's mostly baby, with probably some French fries mixed in, too. I am definitely seeing some rounding out compared to last week. Wearing something without a waste band and striking the customary pregnancy pose is probably helping my case.

This week, the baby graduated from peach status and is now the size of a lemon. (I guess the GMO peaches I am used to seeing are not what those Bump folks had in mind? I always thought peaches were larger than lemons.) Also, I didn't want to throw anyone off and/or blow-dry my hair, so I'm rocking the same hairstyle as last week. 

Total Weight Gain: We are at around 7-8 pounds right now, meaning I haven't gained much since my appointment a week and a half ago. I read on another blog that your first trimester weight gain is more closely linked to the size of your newborn than any other trimester. I consulted Dr. Google and we found this study confirming. I was expecting it all along (Will and I were both big babies - close to 9 lbs) but now even more. And I am afraid, very afraid.

Cravings: Homemade kettle corn in my Whirley Pop! There is only a quarter cup of sugar in a whole huge batch. That's less than 200 calories of sugar, so I consider this a relatively healthy indulgence and partake in it accordingly. Will likes me for it, because I can't eat a whole batch by myself. YET.

I still crave sour gummy worms, but I haven't indulged. I did finish off a bag of salt 'n' vinegar kettle corn chips in three days (oops).

Aversions: None, really.

Exercise: Met my goal of three workouts this week. Two long walks with the dogs (one in 91 degree heat - why, Florida, why?) and a 3 mile jog. Lots of squats! I'm finding that I'd much rather walk 3 miles in an hour than run 3 miles in 30 minutes these days. I'm so sad to see my love of running disappear, but if I'm "listening to my body," it's telling me "I don't like this! You should stop and walk. It's not you, it's me." I feel like I have to pee the whole time and my hips get really achy.

Strange Observations:
  • Related to my exercise notes, I have lots of soreness and achiness in my abdomen and back. I thought that didn't come until the third tri! Lots of twinges, too. I think I'm experiencing round ligament pain. At least my ab muscles aren't as sore as they were before.
  • My nails are growing like crazy! I heard this happens during pregnancy. Can my hair follow suit now? Having serious haircut regret.
  • I now officially cannot kneel and sing at the same time at Mass. I will faint and it will be awkward for all involved! Okay, mostly me. I get so out of breath. It's like if my body isn't moving, my heart doesn't understand it needs to beat faster to keep me conscious. 
Other Highlights:
  • We got to meet my cousin's new baby on Friday! {Click the Instagram tab for a pic and a vid.} He is so adorable! It makes us even more excited to meet our lil' guy or gal. I don't even hold it against him that he immediately farted on me once he settled into my arms. Will thought it was me, which was Will asking for it I guess because Will ended up getting the worst of it when I passed little cousin Matthew over to him. 
  • That same cousin unloaded a huge amount of maternity clothes on me! ("I knowwww!") I held out as long as I could to wear maternity clothes, but WOW, was I missing out. I never ever want to wear real pants again. The ability to tuck in your shirt is entirely overrated. Many of the items were a little too tight on me, so I am shipping a big box of clothes to my sister in Arizona. 
  • Our nosy neighbor asked us on Friday as we were walking our dogs if we were having a baby. And so it begins. (If I could turn back time I would probably give her a crazy look so that her heart skipped a beat before excitedly telling her that yes, we are!)

Daisy joined in the photo shoot fun for some WIWS shenans. {Linking up with FLAP.}

Shirt - Old Navy, Maxi Skirt - Motherhood Maternity, Necklace - old J.Crew, Sandals - Marshalls, Dogs - Tri-County Humane Society. 

We attended the Saturday vigil Mass yesterday. (So, I'm actually 13 weeks, 6 days in the photos, forgive me, forgive me!) We discovered that a priest that sometimes visited our parish in Miami will now be regularly giving Mass as "Weekend Assistance" at our home parish where we live now (further north). He is a treat, and even taught law at a neighboring law school, so we are pretty excited about the new addition. FOR EXAMPLE, he compares Christianity to a long, rocky road that we are climbing to get to Heaven. Therefore, after Mass it's appropriate to eat what he calls a Rocky Road Sunday. It must be THREE scoops of vanilla Blue Bell ice cream (we are Trinitarians, after all), topped with hot fudge, powdered malt, warm cashews, whipped cream, and a cherry on top. In all his Masses we've attended, he has never once failed to mention Blue Bell ice cream. Monsignor Anderson also says there is no broccoli in heaven. We like him. 

High fives for ice cream!

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At August 25, 2013 at 4:46 PM , Blogger Kallah Oakes said...

You are gorgeous.
I think I have the same necklace.
Laughed at the GMO peaches - I def had that reaction to manyyyy of The Bump's fruit/veg comparisons.
I can't wait to see Sunday pics w a baby in those arms! Will be here before you know it (though I know it doesn't feel like that right now!)

At August 26, 2013 at 8:38 AM , Blogger Stephanie said...

You look amazing! It's funny, kettle chips were a huge craving of mine in the beginning, too, and they're something I never really cared about beforehand. I'm a new follower and am loving your voice and reading all your baby updates! I think, actually, that we went to the same high school =)

At August 26, 2013 at 12:27 PM , Blogger Sarah Joseph said...

The Bump always confused me. "Today your baby is a pumpkin! And this week he is a piece of broccoli." What? Ok, not that extreme, but I definitely was as confused as you.

Love your outfit! I didn't invest in any maxi skirts my first time around, but for my second I definitely will!

At August 26, 2013 at 1:31 PM , Blogger melody said...

I lived in maxi skirts during my last pregnancy because they were so comfy... and you look absolutely darling in yours! Congrats on your little baby. :) Bumps are not at all scientific. I've had 8 (including a pregnancy loss) and I always thought mine just looked like extra french fries.

At August 26, 2013 at 3:47 PM , Blogger Theresa said...

Thank you! You really can't go wrong with a stretchy maxi skirt, whether baby is the size of a pumpkin or a piece of broccoli ;)

At August 26, 2013 at 4:10 PM , Blogger Designer Jules said...

You look so cute and comfortable...that is the name of the game.

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