Wednesday, August 22, 2012

14 weeks

I really, really didn't want to post any pictures of me...but it's for the baby! LOL ;)
(since you can't really read the text -darn, here it is:)
*baby is the size of a lemon: 3-1/2 inches, 1-1/2 ounces
*new tricks: baby might be sucking his/her thumb
*cravings: not much...chocolate shakes & peaches
*symptoms: still nauseous most of the time, energy and motivation are starting to come back. horrible headaches this week. still taking zofran.
*highlights of the week: Left the house for the first time in 2 months AND got back on Pinterest again!
After losing around 18 pounds total during the "terrible time." I am back up about 5 pounds this week. Motivation to do anything but sit on the couch is increasing. I certainly have a bump. I don't think my bump was even close to this big until around 17 weeks with Barrett! I wish I had belly pics from earlier weeks, but this pic here is the first time I felt like taking any. I haven't worn makeup, jewelry, hair products, etc. since July 5th...that explains my pale, scary look here. Sorry :)

With Barrett I think I started taking belly pics at 6 weeks, I was so excited (and not quite as sick). But this time around, I haven't felt like taking any pics until this week. AND I certainly have been picture-ready in the last 8 weeks. I haven't worn anything but t-shirts and yoga pants for the last 8 weeks, so I'm not even sure if I would still fit in my pre-pregnancy clothes, but I feel huge! My belly is certainly jetting out. Not that it was flat before though! I was still losing baby weight from Barrett--haha! 

I wanted to try and wear the same shirt every week, but I'm not so sure this shirt will stretch that far. We'll see. My belly might be hanging out the bottom by the last few weeks. You know..."fat guy in a little coat."

This week has been full of ups and downs so far.  Just when I think I'm in the clear, I have a horrible day. BUT I'm trying to just stay positive and be thankful for the "good" days! A few weeks ago, I never had any of those.  I'm still on Zofran. Supposed to take it every 8 hours, but I've started skipping the evening dose. I usually feel really good in the morning and early afternoon, but evenings are not so great. For some reason when I do take that late dose, I always end up getting sick within the hour. I don't know why, but with this pregnancy that Zofran has just not been working as well. It's frustrating! With Barrett I remember I quit taking the Zofran by 17 weeks, so I'm hoping before long I'll be able to get rid of that!!

* Looking forward to leaving that house again tomorrow night for Barrett's meet the teacher night at school! Gonna have to do some work to make myself presentable! Right now B and Daddy are out shopping for his school supplies. I really wanted to be able to do that with him, but I just couldn't risk getting sick in the middle of Wal-Mart! 

* A highlight from today: I made a new photog friend online! We are going to swap family sessions this Fall! I'm looking forward to shooting her family in October, and she's going to do family/maternity pictures for us in November! It's so fun to meet other photographers that are sweet and have a similar style to mine.  It got me excited to start planning wardrobe colors and styles. Something for me to do while I sit on the couch all day.  Our friends Dac and Alisha (On the Wall Photography) that usually do our family photos in the Fall are expecting their first baby in November, so they'll be a little busy this year!! I get to do a maternity shoot for them in October-yay!! But told her I'd find someone else to do our family session. It might be a little challenging for her! 


  1. You still look like a glowing mamma! Congrats, Laura! Such a beautiful family!

  2. OMG your hair is SO long! I don't remember ever seeing it this long! You are just glowing!

  3. ahhh, you're back! I'm so glad! You DO look great all considering. I cannot even begin to imagine what you've been through. I thought my first 13 weeks was always rough just puking a few times a day...but this sound absolutely INSANE! I am so so sorry your body and pregnancy just don't get along well. Just think how worth it that little one will be! I hope you start to feel better soon! Love this picture idea!

  4. You look beautiful!

  5. Glad to hear that you are feeling a bit better. Hopefully things only get better from here. I don't know how you do it with being so sick during pregnancy. I only have annoying side effects like a constant metallic/sour taste in my mouth all day (even at almost 24 weeks), but still an not a fan of pregnancy. Speaking of sickness, I know that you were sick with Barrett, but were so much more sick this time so I think you are having a little girl. :) And, I know what you mean about the belly on the second one. With Gabe I was barely showing at 23 weeks, but this time I've felt huge for like 2 months already despite the fact that I've been working out 5 days a week since Jan 2. Guess those first babies just stretch us out. :) Anyway, looking forward to continued updates now that you are feeling better!

  6. I think you look great! That orange color looks great on you~glad you are feeling better. Take care.

  7. I think you look great! Hope you get better with everyday! I love you!


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