Thursday, March 18, 2010

Little Lemon

How far along?
14 weeks - hello second trimester! I find it so hard to believe that I am 1/3 of the way through already.

Total weight gain: I don't know - I don't own a scale so doing these weekly weight gain updates is somewhat difficult.

Maternity clothes? I have a good start on my maternity wardrobe. A good friend sent me a box and bag of her clothes to borrow and I did some shopping on the weekend and on Monday. I have started wearing some of the clothes occasionally but am still wearing two of my normal pairs of jeans and some of my normal tops. I went through all of my clothes and packed up a bunch of things that are already getting snug to make room for the new things. And by packed up, I mean, piled on my bedroom floor. I keep meaning to make a trip to Walmart for a Rubbermaid bin that I can denote as the "pre-preg bin" but I haven't made it that far yet.

Sleep: The extreme fatigue that I was experiencing during early pregnancy has, thankfully, tapered off. I am no longer battling droopy eye syndrome in the middle of the afternoon or struggling to stay awake past 8 pm at night. I'm feeling much more energetic and more like myself.

Best moment this week: Finding out that I have received a spot with the local midwifery clinic and that I am no longer on the wait list. The FD and I went to an information session together on Tuesday evening and my first appointment with them is booked for next Thursday! I called very early in my pregnancy but it is hard to get in with them, so I was 5th on the waiting list. I quickly moved up to 2nd on the list and last week, they told me they had a spot open up for me. I am very excited because I have always felt strongly that I would want midwifery care for my pregnancies and was feeling fairly disappointed when I found out that I might not be able to have it. I am so excited to meet my midwife next week.

Movement: Not yet. I am so looking forward to this, though.

Gender: No idea, but I still keep saying HE. The FD says that I will be very surprised if/when our son is born with girl parts! :)

Labor Signs: Nope.

Belly Button in or out? Innie

What I miss: Nothing really.

Weekly Wisdom: I feel odd giving weekly wisdom. I don't feel like I am very wise. I am just taking this one day at a time and learning as I go. Maybe some of you other preggos or moms can give me some wisdom as I enter the 2nd trimester?

Milestones: Reaching the second trimester. Starting to get a bit of a tum tum.


Brittany Ann said...

Aww! Glad you got your midwife! I feel the same way about midwifery model care!

And yay for energy! I was worried about you making it through LOST!

Jenn said...

oh hi there little lemon cramp!! how exciting!!

This Texas Momma said...

Yay! I'm soo soo soo very happy for you that you got in with your midwife! I know how important that was to you. And that's great that your sleepiness is going away. Gotta love the second trimester, it really is the best one!

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe that you are already 1/3 done your pregnancy! That Cramp is going to be out of your belly and into the world in no time!

Brooke said...

does going to a midwifery clinic mean you don't get drugs when the time comes?

Taryn said...

You don't own a scale? really? Wow.

Glad you got into the midwifery program. I am excited for you.

Jackie said...

Can't believe you are already in your second trimester. Glad to hear it's going so well. :)

Holly said...

It always amazes me how fast other people's pregnancies go! It sure didn't feel that fast when I was the pg one.
This is the fun time...shouldn't be too long before you feel the first little flutters :)

Gina said...

Yay for getting into your midwife! I just started feeling movement in my 14th week but I was about 18 weeks before I felt Logan move. At first, it's pretty inconsistent...I hadn't felt baby move this time in two days but she/he was doing fine when I had my checkup, so don't panic when it first starts and you only feel it here and there. You'll love it when it happens!

SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said...

yea for the midwife!!! How exciting.

And, wonderful that you are now in the second trimester :)

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

A sweet little lemon - certianly not a sour one! So happy to hear that things are going good. Do you have any nursery plans?