The Life

Updates From My Uterus

Ok, so let’s discuss the past 4 weeks.

Current week: 16

Weight gained: 3lbs

Symptoms:  Way better than the last few months.  I am getting dizzy less often and I don’t need to eat as frequently.  Thank god.  The day I had to steer Mini into the toy aisle at Publix and lean on my cart scrounging for cracker crumbs in my purse so I wouldn’t pass out and hit the floor was a pretty dark day.  Clean up in aisle 3.  I am getting rather obnoxious daily headaches.  I say they are obnoxious, well because they are.  I never really get headaches, so to have one on a daily basis is driving me nuts.  My energy levels are definitely coming back.  Don’t get me wrong, I still need to sleep 11 hours a night.  But it’s a far cry from the 15 hours I was requiring around weeks 5-11.  It doesn’t help that I hang out with a 2 year old all day.  A 2 year old with more energy than a trio of hyenas with a case of redbull.  And just as loud.  Oh shit, that explains the headaches…

Cravings:  Candy. Candy. Candy.  Sweet, sour, gummy, you name it.  It’s kind of weird.  I always liked candy, I mean who doesn’t?  But now…I neeeeeed candy.  Either Baby J is going to be super sweet.  Or I am slowly encouraging the development of early onset diabetes.  Pray for a sweet baby.  Thanks.

Clothes: I am still buttoning my jeans up.  I feel like the belly band is going to make an appearance in the near future.  I’m loving maxi skirts.  They are seriously like the dressed version of yoga pants.  Mike finds it necessary to ask me if I worked out every time I wear my yoga pants.   And every day I say no.  Now I just walk around in my maxi skirts and let people guess…gypsy?  orthodox?  seriously trendy pregnant girl?  They probably just assume what I am already feeling… damn she looks comfortable in her yoga skirt.

Thoughts:  Kind of freaking out, I’m not going to lie.  I was definitely shocked to find out I was having a boy.  I was just expecting to have a girl.  Now that the shock is wearing off, I am getting used to the idea.  Not used to the idea of Pee Pee Tee Pee’s.  Did I even say that right?  Can someone please explain that.  Better yet don’t.  I am wondering what it will be like for Mini to adjust to having a baby in the house.  I am incredibly excited to make her a big sister.  I just worry about how she will react when the “baby boy” in my belly is actually a little brother in mama’s arms.  She is so used to me alone all the time.  With Mike working so much and being far from family, it is definitely the Mini & Mama show.  All day every day.  This new addition is going to shake things up a bit.  I know she will do great though.  It’s me I’m worried about.

Forgive these pictures for being so strange looking.  Baby J is a definite houdini.  I predict the hard, definite bump will show up next week for good, no more coming and going nonsense.   Right now it’s a tiny bump in the morning and a full blown bump at night…

{ And forgive that I never stand the same way…makes its ridiculously hard to compare…I’ll work on that, OH and the fact that my crappy Iphone takes the most embarrassingly blurry photos known to man }




Week 14



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  • Reply
    Nancy Gambino
    October 10, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    I just saw you and your belly did not look that big at all! What happened????

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    Aunt Karen and Uncle Gabe
    October 12, 2013 at 8:40 am

    I like the last picture best. Perhaps it’s because I see your face! :). xoxoxoxo

  • Reply
    October 13, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Love the bump! Keep the updates coming 🙂

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