When Life Gives You Lemons… 14 Weeks

We are officially into the 2nd trimester!

Since our announcement a couple weeks ago, the baby has gone from a lime to a clementine to a small peach to a large lemon! I have another doctor visit this week with one of the OB’s at the practice.  This is a new one for us to see but I’ve heard really nice things about him – from people I personally know, not just online reviews.

We have another fun announcement this week – we adopted a sweet puppy this weekend!  We are working on a new name for him – I am hoping “Obadiah” will take hold.  He is a mutt and I’m totally in love with him!  He will be joining our home permanently on Saturday and I can’t wait!

Sickness – There has been some confusion about whether I really had morning sickness or not.  I honestly have not.  However, I have caught a couple bugs (respiratory/viral) that have kept me from church a couple times. I had no idea that being pregnant actually depressed my immune system.  I almost feel like the baby-powers-at-be thought I was getting off easy with no morning sickness and decided to hit me with other stuff.  Oh joy!

Other symptoms – My digestive system has been really out of whack.  Since coffee makes me sick to think about drinking, I have had to up my fiber intake to balance out my “going.”  I’m not always successful and I feel like I’m on a roller coaster of not being able to go and being able to go too well.

Cravings – Nothing wild and crazy.  This baby makes it pretty obvious to me what foods will not fly, and thankfully fruit has been a safe bet throughout.  I’m not a fan of most veggies right now so I’m trying to get my veggies through fruit smoothies – Bolthouse blends are amazing!

Baby stats – Baby can yawn, hiccup, and swallow. The arms and legs are fully formed, and toes are separated. The pattern of folds in the ears are nearly formed, but hearing is still not established.  Does this mean I don’t need to play Mozart yet?

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