14 Week Pregnancy Update

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How far along? 14 weeks (the pictures were taken on Sunday at 14 weeks and 4 days)
Total weight gain: 2 lbs so far! That's 2 lbs since 10 weeks. I was fortunate to be able to keep almost everything I ate down during my first trimester. That being said, I had a really hard time getting anything down. The few things I could eat would make me nauseous after a few bites and I was sleeping so much. I don't weigh myself at home but I'm sure I gained that second pound all in the last week since I can finally eat again! :)

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Maternity clothes: I tried to go buy some maternity jeans yesterday and I almost cried during the experience. The jeans at Target are ridiculous. First of all, they run REALLY big. But they are also really weird shaped. The S size was massively big in the legs... not just the thigh but the entire leg even on the skinny styles. The XS size fit better on my body for the bottom part of the legs and the top part was a little better. The butt part was so weird though, I literally couldn't buy any of them and I tried on so many pairs! So Target is a NO on maternity jeans. At least for me.
But they did have the stretchy belly bands so I picked up a black one and a white one. They also had a kind of light tan color called natural. I tried one on last night and they are really comfortable. Right now I'm wearing them folded in half instead of up over my whole belly.
Stretch marks: Nope.
Sleep: I'd say I'm sleeping almost like I did before pregnancy. I am trying to get to bed a little earlier at night only because I want to be up a little more during the precious daylight hours of winter. I've been having crazy/upsetting dreams this week. One was about being really angry with someone and I woke up feeling stressed out. Another was this nightmare I had where I was on a roof of a tall building and people kept getting too close and falling off and I was freaking out that I'd fall off, too. But I'm a little afraid of heights anyway.

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Best moment this week: I saw my midwife this morning so it was nice to have the confirmation of a heartbeat again. I wasn't really worried about it but it's still nice to have proof since it's still too early to feel any movement in there.
Miss anything? Oh my god! I want sushi so bad. I've become obsessed. I am looking at pictures of sushi and talking to Steve about my favorite kinds of sushi and honestly I'm thinking about it way more than I've even brought it up to him. Ha ha! It's so ridiculous!
Movement: Nope.
Food Cravings: Sushi, obvs. But in terms of food I can actually eat I have been wanting tons of fruit lately. I think my last grocery trip was half fruit.
Anything making you queasy or sick? The smell of eggs cooking. I can eat them if I get them out somewhere but when they are cooking in my house I hate it.
Gender: Nope.
Labor signs: Nope.

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Appendix scar!

Symptoms: Energy is back for real! Also, my growing midsection.
Belly button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy.
Looking forward to: I've got two more shopping trips planned this week to go look for pants. I guess that could go either way but I'm currently remaining hopeful because it's either that or cry. :)

If you have any suggestions for actual stores that carry maternity jeans PLEASE let me know what has worked for you! I know you can get tons of stuff online but I am not here for the trudge-through-city-snow-to-ship-back-returns life. Also, I live in a place where there is actual cold winter so I can't actually survive the next two months just in leggings.

Thanks for reading!
:) Alice


  1. I'm pretty sure I bought mine at Burlington Coat Factory in Natick - they had a maternity section there and I wanted to spend as little on clothes as possible! I was pregnant last winter too and mostly lived in leggings and dresses. Gap leggings are the beeeest, worth 25 bucks or whatever they were and lasted until I gave birth (and after!)

    1. I did get a couple things at Burlington Coat Factory! I went to the cheap places first and then broke down to go to the Destination Maternity at the Wrentham Outlets. I'll have to check out those Gap leggings though! Thanks! :)