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14 Weeks Pregnant!

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Woo Hoo… We’re officially in the 2nd Trimester! I couldn’t be more excited about that. This last trimester has been rough and that’s putting it mildly. I was plagued with morning sickness. It started at 6 weeks pregnant and only got worse. I won’t be crying to see that go.

At 14 weeks this little baby is measuring approximately 3 1/2 inches crown to rump. It’s producing urine and has it’s own little fingerprints. So exciting!!!

I am thrilled to welcome the 2nd Trimester for a few reasons…

1.  No more nausea!

(As of today I’m still a little sick off and on but nothing compared to the last 8 weeks.)

2. Finding out the gender!

(Everyone who knows us is highly anticipating finding out whether we’ll be adding another princess to our family or a prince for the first time. Me too 🙂

3. Being able to exercise again!

(With adrenal fatigue and pregnancy hormones exercise hasn’t happened. I am super excited about starting back)

4. Feeling the baby move!

5. Eating without feeling awful afterwards!

6. Being able to use my oils again!

(With how sensitive my sense of smell is and how bad my nausea has been I have only been using Thieves. I miss my oils soooo much and can’t wait to be able to use them again!)

7. Using toothpaste again without wanting to vomit.

(My morning sickness and toothpaste aversion was so bad this time that I resulted to brushing my teeth with straight baking soda. O.O There are no words really. I’ll just say that it was better than not brushing my teeth at all.)

Physically

I am still really tired but I honestly think it’s the adrenal fatigue more than the pregnancy. I’m making sure I rest during the day even though I’m not much of a napper. I’m an active mom. I like to be doing things, not resting. However, I also know my body’s limitations and right now it’s taxed from my adrenals not functioning.  Growing a baby taxes my body even more. On top of resting most afternoons,  I’m also making myself a large cup of Organic Green tea and Organic Rose Hips each evening. This has helped give me calm energy for the rest of the evening and night which I so need. Typically I would have been using my MATCHA but I don’t know how safe it is while pregnant since it’s higher in caffeine. I miss my MATCHA. It’s all worth it though!

Headaches have been common with me lately. I don’t know whether I can blame those bad boys on hormones or allergies. Either way, they’re not so fun. We’re in the throes of harvest season and we live on a small farm surrounded by other farms. Typically I would use some peppermint essential oil for relief but right now peppermint is not on my list of favorite smells.

Other than that I can’t complain. I feel pretty good until night time. And then I crash. lol  🙂

Emotionally

It’s not news to anyone close to me that I’ve had a hard few years, this one included.  Considering the stresses I’ve encountered just this year, like being infected with black mold, diagnosed with severe adrenal fatigue and thyroid issues, the loss of a baby, the loss of an aunt and my mother, I’m doing really well. I can only attribute how well I’m doing to God and my husband. After losing a baby at almost 19 weeks pregnant I am always very aware of how much each day is a blessing. Every time I hear this little ones heartbeat or look into the smiling faces of one of my beautiful daughters or my husband I am thankful to God for another moment to have each one of them in my life.

Maybe I’m happy through all the mess because I have learned to be thankful.

Today I am thankful for all the blessings God has put upon me, including the little baby growing inside of me.

Here’s to 14 weeks and praying for more! 🙂

 

 

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