Pregnancy Update – 14 Weeks

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I was very good at keeping my pregnancy diary last time, and I think it’s about time I wrote down a few words about The Baby. I am struggling to think of a name for The Baby, so The Baby will have to do for now.

First, a reflection on the trimester that was. The first three months looked a little like this:
tired.
emotional.
sick.
repeat.

I have been much more nauseous with The Baby than with Pebble, and found myself existing on crackers and juice for quite a while. But only certain kinds of juice. I had strong, sudden cravings for things which, once satisfied, disappeared completely and I never wanted to see said foods again. I particularly remember salad rolls, fish and chips, vegemite, peanut butter, apples, milky bar and pasta sprinkled with cheese.

Things I could not eat at all: roast dinner, ice cream, milk chocolate, and anything with flavour or texture. And TEA. I didn’t have a cup of tea for three months.

Now things have changed a little. I can cook again, and I’m lusting after Atlantic salmon, vegetables, fruit, chocolate coated honeycomb, anything drowned in Thousand Island dressing, milk, yoghurt, hot dogs (sadly an unfulfilled craving), and pizza. Not just any pizza – Pizza Hut Bacon Double Cheeseburger. It was my favourite when I was a teenager. Strangely I also craved this when pregnant with Pebble!

In other news, I am huge. I remember desperately wanting my little pregnancy bump to appear with Pebble, but this time I certainly haven’t had to wait very long. And it ain’t little.

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{14 weeks pregnancy – 2 pregnancies}

Please excuse my daggy trackies and sour face in the first photo. Clearly I’ve at least learned to smile in the last three years. Kind of. Both of these photos are taken at 14 weeks pregnant. O.M.G.

I am very happy to be feeling much better now that we’re in the second trimester, I almost feel completely normal. So normal that I have called my doctor to tell her how normal I feel, all worried like. She reacted about the same way as the nurse at the hospital on day 6 after Pebble was born…. I buzzed them in to ask if Pebble was ok because she seemed so quiet and sleepy and, well, happy! {after days of crying, I might add}. Oh dear.

Let’s hope that we continue to have smooth sailing for another few months, thank you very much. After that I may need a crane to lift me out of bed in the mornings.

How different were your pregnancies? Do you know the number of a good crane operator?

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19 Comments

  1. Made me laugh reading this and remembering mine!! After 2 miscarriages I was showing with Poppy at 5 weeks and my neighbour guessed. Haha!! Cravings were different, had morning sickness like I couldn’t believe (fainting at work, unable to eat, constantly wanting (but not fulfilling) a desire to vomit – I was sure it couldn’t be morning sickness as, surely if people felt that bad each house would only have one child).
    Anyway although I didn’t have the slap face, swine flu, whooping cough scares of the first pregnancy, it certainly wasn’t easy. I was in a ‘tuby

  2. Made me laugh reading this and remembering mine!! After 2 miscarriages I was showing with Poppy at 5 weeks and my neighbour guessed. Haha!!
    Cravings were different, had morning sickness like I couldn’t believe (fainting at work, unable to eat, constantly having (but not fulfilling) a desire to vomit – I was sure it couldn’t be morning sickness as, surely if people felt that bad each house would only have one child).
    Anyway although I didn’t have the slap face, swine flu, whooping cough scares of the first pregnancy, it certainly wasn’t easy. I had things picked up in pregnancy that had to get monitored (Poppy’s kidneys and low fluid level) was in a ‘tuby grip’ early on (yet overall less weight gain than with the first one) and a few other things that are too scary to mention.
    Let’s just say 2 is definitely it for us :)
    After all the differences and my headset thinking ‘surely this must be a boy, it’s been sooo different’ – nope, another bubby girl. But hey, I wouldn’t have it any other way. (thanks for letting me purge xx)

    • Yes, I remember seeing your little bump early on and wondering. So sorry that you had to go through two miscarriages to get your gorgeous Poppy. She was meant to be. Ugh, fainting at work! That’s certainly not fun! Our first pregnancies came at a crazy time with all those illnesses, didn’t they? It was madness, thank goodness we both made it through with our gorgeous girls. I have no inklink just yet, except to say that in my second trimester now I almost don’t feel pregnant at all (just very podgy in my midsection LOL).

  3. Both my pregnancies were pretty good … #1 was text book. I had morning sickness over the Christmas period when I was still trying to hide the news from everyone (Mum suspected something was going on), morning sickness ended by 9 weeks. Pregnancy #2 was a little more trying. I threw up between 2 and 10 (yes 10) times every single day until I was 20 weeks … I also caught SWINE FLU at 13 weeks which made me bed ridden for 2 weeks. Baby was fine, and so was I in the end.

    You look wonderful Kylie! :)

    • Mum’s always know, don’t they? I remember swine flu was in it’s peak when I was pregnant with Pebble, I had several children in my class with it! Scary stuff, but thankfully I never caught it. And thank goodness that after all that your beautiful little one arrived safe and sound x

  4. Get those feet up!! No more photos of you standing, we want to see you sittling, lounging, lying or reclining!! Good to hear all well though and hope you sail through this trimester.
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    • If only you could see me now Seana, I’m not sitting much at all! This Organised Housewife challenge has me doing all kinds of things. I am LOVING my house right now and enjoying that tired feeling at the end of the day that comes from hard work, and not just pregnancy! I will enjoy this second trimester while it lasts :)

  5. Pregnancy #1 for me was, like Amy, very textbook: morning sickness ended at 12 weeks, hardly showed til about 20 weeks and bub was born one day after his due date. Pregnancy #2: I was sick til about 18 weeks, spent week 12 til 16 worrying about abnormalities due to a high risk nuchal test and amnio, then bub was born a week early after scaring me half to death and not moving for a few days. The biggest difference though was baby boy was born by emergency caesar and baby girl was a VBAC – my greatest achievement.
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    • I am so glad that I haven’t had to wait until 18 weeks to get over this sickness, and also relieved that our nuchal was fine. I should really stop worrying about things. I just want to start feeling bub move now! I’m at that “I just feel fat” rather than “pregnant” stage.
      I’m really hoping for a VBAC this time around, I had an emergency caesar with Pebble too.

  6. Firstly, can I just say that you look beautiful. I love baby bellies.

    I’m so happy to see this pic of you. I popped out incredibly early with my second too. At 29 weeks, I am constantly being told by friends and strangers that I’m huge. Most of them look concerned. I started to worry.

    It was really nice to see a normal pregnant belly. Makes me feel better.
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    • We can be belly buddies together :) It is nice seeing some realistic bodies out there. Last time I was pregnant I bought a Cosmo Pregnancy mag and that just made me feel awesomely depressed. All those perfectly tiny bellies and bodies in bikinis! I’m healthy and feeling great in my second trimester, I’m just going to enjoy it from now on.

  7. Hi, visiting your site via Picklebums linky.
    Sadly I only had one pregnancy (twins), but I LOVED being pregnant and am sometimes sorry I didn’t do it again. My sister is now pregnant with her second, though, and her tummy in first and second pregnancies looks much like yours!
    On the other hand she is much more relaxed and confident this time round and I’m sure that’s true for you too.
    Enjoy it!
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    • Oh good, I’m glad I’m not the only one with a big belly second time around :) I am really hoping I’ll be a lot more relaxed this time, I was quite a stress head first time!

  8. Oh I just love reading pregnancy posts… I miss being pregnant, well some of being pregnant!

    My three pregnancies were all super different, and yet in one way all the same.

    The first time around I hurled every day till the day the twins were born. Which wasn’t that long since they were born 11 weeks early… I missed the whole last trimester!

    With my middle I spewed every day till he was born… which was forever as he wasn’t born till 42 weeks!

    With my third I spewed every day till he was born, but I had a total handle on it by then and hardly noticed the vomiting till others pointed it out. In fact my whole last pregnancy just sort of happened while I was busy doing other things… come to think of it so did his birth! LOL
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    • Oh my goodness Kate, I can’t even imagine that much vomiting! I think it’s hilarious that you barely noticed it with pregnancy number three :) I am lucky to have only thrown up a couple of times so far with both pregnancies, it’s just the constant nausea in the early months that is horrible. Sometimes I wished to throw up, if only to see if it would make me feel better (probably not!).

  9. I had a crisis of faith at the last minute and almost scheduled a caesar. I’m so glad my OB made me remember my true intention and after that I went with the flow. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you want to talk more about a VBAC!
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  10. Oh look at you, you look fabulous!
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  11. I craved McDonalds Cheeseburgers both my pregnancies. Now I can’t stand them. Odd isn’t it.

    love the comparison pictures. What a brilliant idea.
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