I’d though about skipping the updates this pregnancy, but then I realize how much I like reading other people’s as well as how great it is to look back at the check-ins from last time.
Here I am at 13 weeks
And then again at 14 weeks
It’s nothing sort of crazy how much bigger the bump is this time around. I had always heard how fast it can be 2nd time around, and this is definitely no different.
Before I get to myself, here is what is going on with Baby Baum #2 at 13-14 weeks:
- BB is now the size of a lemon! I can definitely tell – this belly is getting bigger
- He or She can suck on its thumb, wiggle its toes, make urine, and breathe amniotic fluid as the liver, spleen, and kidneys continue to develop
- Lanugo (thin, downy hair) is growing all over the body for warmth
What’s going on with me:
Weight Gained: I am honestly not sure where I am at this point. I think its about 7-8 lbs or so. I am definitely up a bit more than last time
Workouts: I am doing my very best to run 3-4 days a week and then get in 2 days of strength training. Some weeks are better than others, but I am pretty happy with the workouts so far. I am just hoping to keep up the running throughout my pregnancy. It hasn’t been as easy this time around, so if it gets too much tougher, I may have to throw in the towel. I’m just not ready to do that yet.
Symptoms: I had a pretty rough first trimester – a lot of morning (or all day) sickness and I was beyond exhausted. Luckily, I am feeling really good these days. The sickness is gone and energy is starting to come back. Hopefully it’ll be back in full swing soon!
Food Aversions: At this point, nothing! During the first trimester, I felt like I didn’t want to eat anything and then one day, it just went away. I am doing my best to eat healthy and stay away from too many hamburgers 😉
Food Cravings: Salty – just like my 1st pregnancy with Grant. This really isn’t a surprise because I tend to lean to salty foods all the time.
Sleep: No problems here yet. Over Thanksgiving, Grant had a cold which really killed the sleep. But now that he is better, I have no problem sleeping straight through the night. I don’t have to get up and use the bathroom all the time like I did when I was pregnant with Grant, so that is a very nice change.
Baby Items Purchased: Nothing at all. We have everything we need from when Grant was born, so I don’t plan on buying anything. We are going to move Grant into a big boy room after he turns 2 and reuse his nursery for the next baby since it is gender neutral (somewhat).
Miss anything?: Wine, definitely wine! And sushi of course – the cooked sushi just isn’t the same. I am missing running effortlessly for sure. It’ll be a while until that happens again, but its all worth it for the little baby in my belly!
Do you know the sex? Nope! We didn’t find out the first time and we won’t be finding out this time either!