This week was definitely different than the last 13. I wake up for work at 7am, shower, get ready and by 7:45am I am seriously STARVING. I never used to eat breakfast before I found out I was pregnant, but obviously since I did I started incorporating it into my daily routine at work. My stomach literally growls out loud on my drive to work. I am bringing so many little foods and finger foods to work, my co-workers probably think I’m insane (not literally, they’ve known since the first day I found out lol – had to tell them). My packing usually consists of a banana or strawberries, a tangerine, a blueberry muffin, a fiber bar, salad with cut up buffalo chicken fingers for lunch (my new obsession since you can’t have cold cuts), and pretzels or some other snack (and can’t leave out that our Office manager buys Reeces Peanut butter cups just for me – it’s my new daily obsession after I eat lunch). Then I get to work and half of the time end up ordering lunch out anyways – plagues of working in an office near really good food. I feel like I already ate a lot before (my fiance’ can vouch for me on this one), but now I feel like I am definitely eating more (and I stay hungry!) I got my 2nd sushi craving this week (Mexican roll, minus the fish eggs ew). – hope I didn’t defy any preggo foodie laws by eating shrimp twice. I drank decaf a few times last week too (coffee for the first time in 9 weeks I think?) – I think it made me more tired than having nothing. My work days are starting to feel longer and longer and longer. I started getting this weird pain in my lower back, by my kidney. I have no idea what it is but it kind of went away two days later. Best is yet to come – I started using Palmers body butter stretch mark cream and a new pre-natal vitamin 5 days ago. Two days later I started getting really really itchy. I told my fiance’ and of course guys don’t believe anything – “You can’t be allergic to either of those.” I was so itchy that I couldn’t sleep (on my stomach, sides of legs, the under side of my arms). I woke up with little bumps that were super itchy the next day. I called my doctor’s office and left a message for the nurse. My doctor called me back (not the nurse, kind of a pleasant surprise) and he said that if it doesn’t go away, it could be this thing called PUPPP. I don’t even feel like explaining it because it has the dumbest name and acronym ever, but it’s basically a rash that you can get while pregnant that comes and goes as it pleases. I stopped taking the new pre-natals and stopped putting on the body butter. It seems like it’s starting to go away (I hope?) Great news is, for all of you non-preggos and for my next kid – I + you will already know every single thing that can possibly go wrong, be wrong, seem wrong…UGH!
I also filled out the Chinese Calendar and the prediction was a boy! I know everyone says those things are a crock of s***, so we will have to see 🙂 My friend did the ring trick when I found out and it said boy also…Stay tuned! I am going to bribe my doctor on Monday when I go to see if I can get an ultrasound – if not, I am definitely going to an ultra sound place. My fiance’ and I are impatient lol – and plus, shopping is my obsession.
UPDATE: Went to the doc today (1-20-14), got the good news that the blood results showed Danny wasn’t a carrier, which I posted more about in my last post. At the doc’s office, he used the doppler to hear the baby’s heart beat. After a whole minute, I didn’t hear anything – of course my anxiety kicked in and I started freaking out to the doctor, asking WTF can’t we hear the heartbeat? He said sometimes it takes 5 minutes to find it. Danny started video taping and the doctor finally found the heart beat (the doctor laughed and told Danny to take of my priceless pale, nervous face)…Thank god I have the calmest, old school doctor… ever. Who needs all of the modern gadgets anywayssssss? – I just need someone who can deal with me lol (not easy).
How far along? 14 Weeks, 4 days
Total weight gain/loss: 2 lbs, none from the last visit (110 –> 112lbs in total)
Maternity clothes? Nope, still in my regulars
Sleep: it’s actually been cooler outside and we’ve been sleeping with the windows open, so a teeny bit better overall!
Best moment this week: my girlfriends knowing that every Tuesday starts a new week in the preggo world for me…persistently asking for an updated belly pic each week haha 🙂
Miss Anything? Sleeping lol, still turkey sandwiches, now Brie and goat cheese!
Movement: Not yet
Food cravings: Mexican sushi rolls
Anything making you queasy or sick: not really right now
Have you started to show yet: Definitely more than before
Gender prediction: Boy
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Happy or Moody most of the time: Now that I feel relieved, I think I can start being happy!
Looking forward to: Feb 24th when we find out if the little peanut is a boy or girl!
But really, preggo or not preggo, who could resist this delishesness?? 🙂