14 weeks | Baby #3

Thursday, October 18, 2012


How far along: 14 weeks. [14 with Ezra, 14 with Isaac]

How big is baby: A lemon at roughly 3 1/2 inches. My little baby is busy with thumb sucking, toe wiggling and not so cute, but equally amazing,making urine and breathing amniotic fluid as the liver, kidneys and spleen continue to develop. Lanugo is growing all over the body for warmth.  

Weight gain/loss: I've gained 1lb exactly, although when I first started changing to paleo, I had a total three pound gain, which concerned and surprised me, but it seems my body has adjusted. I feel great!

Stretch marks: Nope.

Sleep: Sleep pregnancy related is just fine . . . sleep with a 3 1/2 year old who thinks 3:30am is morning, not so much.

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: I'm in 2nd tri! YAY! My love for vegetables and salad has returned and I'm loving it. As I mentioned earlier in the week, we're tiptoeing into the paleo diet. Tony has been frustrated with how his body has responded to working out, it's a very healthy diet and I figured since I actually got Tony's cooperation, why not start now? We've been loving it and honestly, I feel so much better about what I was eating. I felt like I was eating "healthy" before, but more or less, doctoring not so bad meals. I've felt a definite change this week for certain. Tony is only beginning day three or so . . . although I don't believe he's abstained from milk, but I can't wait until he feels the same as I do!

Right now, I want a big steak.

Movement: Nada.

What I'm worrying about:The boys have been sick all week. I took them in on Monday and strep came back negative, no ear infections and it's essentially a waiting game. It's just been entirely frustrating how much of an inconvenience it is for both Tony and I to arrange our schedules and for me to whittle my PTO time away. All I keep thinking is "When I quit, I won't have to deal with this." I won't have to think about sickness as an inconvenience and stress about whether I'm getting in trouble at work. Instead, I'll only have to focus on the wellness of my children. I hate that I don't get to just nurture and mother them, but instead it's some big headache. I'm their mother, I'm supposed to be with them! 

What I'm loving: Being pregnant. Feeling blessed. 

Symptoms: I'm pretty much symptom free right now. It's crazy. Thank goodness for the borrowed doppler to keep tabs on the little one's heartbeat, otherwise I'd be a little more of a wreck. 

What I'm looking forward to: We set the date for the anatomy scan, November 26th! It's been so long since we saw baby#3! I can't wait to get a view at our little one again and have confirmation that all is progressing well. From there, I finally came up with how we'll reveal the sex and am really excited about it!

Best moment of the week: Isaac including "the new baby" in his nighttime prayers. For awhile he's forgotten after thanking God for Ezra, but now it's second nature. 


Kristal said...

Can't wait to see what you've thought of for the reveal!!

W said...

Thank goodness for dopplers, right?! I was under the impression that you feel movement with subsequent pregnancies a lot sooner but I have felt zip with this one (unless I'm using the doppler and then I feel little kicks). :)

Randi said...

You look so happy Leah!!


Megan said...

REALLY?! That's all you're going to tell us about the reveal!?! :)

Love this so much!

Julia Goolia said...

Yay second tri! I am with Megan---throw us a bone about the reveal. I cannot freaking WAIT!


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