Friday, June 1, 2012

My Pregnancy Journal: 14 Weeks

Happenings of the Harper Household

I'm linking up with the “My Pregnancy Journal” meme over at Happenings of the Harper Household. I'm excited to start sharing and journaling some of my weekly symptoms and photographing my growing belly!

14 Weeks!

Little man jumped into the shot :)
This week our little "sprout" is about 3.4 inches and 1.5 ounces (about the size of a lemon), having almost doubled in weight since last week. Our little sprout has probably started sucking his thumb and wiggling his toes! The kidneys are making urine, and the liver and spleen are doing their jobs, too. Little sprout is also growing lanugo, a thin, peach-fuzz-like hair, all over his body -- it will help him keep warm!

About me & "sprout" this week….

Symptoms:  I have definitely started feeling some aches and pains - mostly in the top of my belly and toward the bottom. It ranges from a quick sharp pain to more of a dull ache. I was interested to see if that was normal or not and I read that it is normal, since the muscles and ligaments are stretching to accommodate my growing little baby. (Phew! Glad to know it's normal!)

Weight Gain: Sadly, I don't know! Our scale just broke this past week (I hope it wasn't because of me, haha!) Now all it does it make the "thinking" symbol over and over until it turns off. I'll be buying a new one soon. (not that it's a fun purchase to make!) At my last midwife appointment, which was about 3 weeks ago, I was 134.2 lbs, up 9 lbs from the beginning of my pregnancy. Hopefully I haven't gained too much more weight! 

Cravings: During my first trimester I really wanted english muffins with peanut butter and honey with a glass of milk. (oh and burgers were pretty high on my list of "must haves") Now, in my second trimester, I have moved on to wanting english muffins with mayonnaise, mustard and cheese (sometimes with avocado). Cheese and bread products are just so yummy and comforting to me! One day at Trader Joes, I realized I had 4 different types of bread in my cart! (I did put one back) Since the weather has really started heating up, I have started wanting fruit - mainly, cherries and strawberries! Tomorrow is the farmer's market...I can't wait to pick up some fresh, local, organic fruit! Mmm....

Food Aversions: I haven't had too many food aversions. I'm not sure if that's good or not...haha! There have only been a few things that as soon as I took a bite, I spit it right back out. It was either that or throwing up. I figured that if I had such a strong reaction, I probably shouldn't finish eating it! 

What made me cry this week:  I don't cry too often, but since having little man, I definitely get teary eyed or emotional more easily! This morning while I was getting ready, I had the Raffi station on Pandora playing on my phone for little man and the song "Family Tree" by Frances England came on... and I got pretty misty! *sniff, sniff* I love that song!

Medical Stuff: Nothing to report right now. I do have my next midwife appointment coming up on the 4th though.

Thoughts from little man:  Little man loves saying that there's "a baby in the belly" or that he thinks it is going to be a "baby sister". :) He also likes to talk about how he's going to hold the baby, talk with the baby, walk with the baby or that the baby will go in our car. He already has so many plans for the new baby! 
Something I am excited about: My next midwife appointment in a few days, the ultrasound in a few weeks to find out if we're having a boy or girl and starting to feel our little sprout move! So many things to look forward too! 


  1. Your belly is adorable! Congratulations!

  2. very cute pics! :) i wish i would have done more pics along the way of our pregnancy! maybe next time... :)

  3. Thank you! I was actually much better about taking belly pictures with my 1st pregnancy. I have a cute series of the whole 9 months- 1 picture for each month. This time, I'm just starting to take pictures now!

  4. Thank you! I was actually much better about getting tummy images with my 1st maternity. I have a lovely sequence of the whole 9 months- 1 image for each 30 days. Now, I'm just beginning to take images now!