"Your adorable little fetus 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 (thin, downy hair) is growing all over the body for warmth."
How far along? 14 weeks
Baby’s Size: a lemon! I actually picked one up and held it in my hand at the grocery store to get a feel for the size. Amazing! Keep growing, little one!
Total Weight Gain: same as last week, up four pounds
Gender: I have a feeling it's a boy (again). The baby dreams have returned- and in almost all of them, we have a son.
Sleep: Getting better at sleeping on my side- a pillow between my knees helps.
Symptoms: Well... I'm not constipated anymore. I have the opposite problem. Grrrrreat.
Best Moments this week: Fourth of July- my husband was grand marshall of the Joburg parade, and then we had a party at my dad's house where we lit off fireworks. I loved being surrounded by all the kids (and can't wait until someday we'll have a bunch of OUR kids for holidays like this!) I'm very pround of my husband and all he has done for this country.
Food Cravings: JUICE. After going this whole pregnancy drinking glass after glass of water every day, I'm now starting to crave fruit juices. Don't worry, though- I'm still drinking PLENTY of water, too.
Food Aversions: Pancakes. I've never been a huge fan to begin with, but we had pancakes for breakfast this past weekend, and I could hardly stand the smell of syrup. I've always hated syrup, but the smell is nauseating now.
What I miss: Loose waistbands.
What I am Looking forward to: Flying out east to see the rest of my family in a few weeks.
Milestones: SECOND TRIMESTER, woo-hoo! I now have less than a 1% chance of having a miscarriage. What a relief. This is supposed to be the feel-good trimester, too.