14 weeks pregnant and starting to show!
I can’t believe I’m already almost 15 weeks pregnant. Well, 14 weeks 5 days today, but who is counting… That means that we are only one month away from being halfway there which means that time is flying.
Pregnancy brain makes me say these confusing things sometimes.
I’m so excited!!! Italy while pregnant was fun. I have so much to share on that, but suffice it to say that bambino craved some pretty delicious things…
At the same time, I was still nauseous. I thought that at 14 weeks, which is the beginning of the second trimester, my nausea was supposed to disappear with a dramatic poof.
Liars again. Why does everyone keep lying to me?
The first few days of our Italy trip were pregnancy heaven. My nausea went away and I was so happy. I took off those ugly sea bands, ate at whatever interval I wanted, and didn’t even remember to pack snacks in my bag.
It was shortlived.
I got really nauseous again, and it is still here, but I’m pretty sure it’s my own fault. It seems like when I do too much and am tried I get really nauseous, and I definitely pushed myself to the max on our trip. It was worth it. I’m suffering now, but it was definitely worth my punishment. It is interesting that I am starting to understand how this new alien body works and am learning to not fight it. If I need rest, I must rest.
I am out of breath so fast these days. Even a walk up the stairs or a few minutes walking too fast and I am panting like crazy. I couldn’t have predicted how my body would react to being pregnant, but everything is really different. Pregnancy is not easy, at least not for me, but it isn’t hard either… it is Different. I have to relearn everything and it is fascinating.
In happy and exciting pregnancy news, I’m starting to show! Like show show, not just bloated belly at night! I wake up and there is a definite little pooch. If it was summer and I was in a tight tank you would definitely notice, but since it is still chilly it is under wraps. I am trying to wear clothes that hug my new belly just to show it off, which actually isn’t that hard since I’m already outgrowing my wardrobe. I love starting to look pregnant.
Comparison pics (you can click to view larger):
13 weeks in Rome:
14 weeks in Trieste while trying on jewelry:
On our trip I had a blast asking questions about pasteurized cheese or how big a fish was (to try and determine if it was high mercury or not- some of the fish in Italy we don’t even have here) and then saying because, you know, I’m pregnant. Every time I said those two words (in Italian of course) I would smile like a really goofy girl on her first date with her long time crush. It was pretty ridiculous. I was also mildly offended if the person barely said anything about it. I kind of fell in love with the girl in the Motivi store who couldn’t stop gushing about how exciting it was that I was pregnant and on this trip with my husband and cousins and how much fun I must be having. It’s fun to share the excitement!
Our baby is now the size of a lemon which is incredible! Big growth spurt over the last week.
Random Facts of the Week:
Overall weight gained: ~2 lbs
Weight gained in Italy: 0 lbs
Number of cones of gelato I had while in Italy: at least 7
Crying fests: 3? One big one during Gina & the pilot’s reunion video
Food cravings: watermelon (can’t wait for summer), mozzarella sticks, a grilled cheese with fries and a strawberry milkshake (will be ordering in RI on Sunday), really hard pears, lemony foods
Amount of exercise: 0, unless you count walking or laying on the couch exercise
Number of weird pregnancy things that started this week that I had no idea about and will never discuss publicly: 3
Number of pants that fit: 2, both leggings
For more pregnancy posts, check out the PhillyBaby tab on the left sidebar of my home page!