Miss Arlie is 11 months old! And I am 14 weeks as of yesterday. Let me tell you, being pregnant and also having a little baby under 1 is hard. Interesting, but hard. I am tired and happy.
I’ll start with Arlie… She is standing on her own, completely unassisted. She has been practicing her sit to squat to stand skill and it is pretty awesome to watch. She loves to squeal and yell and clap her hands while standing, which is scary and hilarious. She is a huge ham most of the time. She has the most hilarious smile that she throws out when she is feeling particularly hammy and it is the best thing ever.
Arlie is soooo close to walking. A couple of times now she has taken some mini steps forward or to the side but no real convincing steps yet. I think we will probably be there in the next two weeks or so and I am a mix between super excited and really terrified to have this happen. She is just not a little baby anymore and that is sad and happy at the same time. Lucky for me this little lady still loves her cuddles and loves and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.
And now… For the best part of this update is that she is finally sleeping through the night. I seriously didn’t think this would ever happen. I think it is a combo of her being older and of me not nursing her all night anymore. My milk is nearly gone so I am only nursing her once per night, which is usually at 5:30-6:30 each morning. This is awesome for me because I NEED sleep right now and she seems to like it too. Her nap schedule is much easier now and I think it is directly related to her sleeping through the night.
Not much has changed in the food department. She is still eating almost everything we feed her. This kid LOVES food and it makes me really happy. I love watching her eat and I love that she will mow down on peas or cheese or meatballs or anything else. Makes dinner time easy.
Now, onto my 14 week update:
I am sick as a dog I haven’t had a real cold in the last three years or so. I’ve had an occasional stuffy nose that lasted a couple of days, but this is a full on cold. I am all stuffed up, sore throat, plugged ears and a really nasty cough. I finally took some robitussin after doing a crap ton of research and I am feeling marginally better, but not a whole lot. I really just want to sleep all day but that’s not really an option for me.
How far along? 14 weeks 1 day
Total weight gain: I am down at least a pound, probably two now. I am sick sick sick and I can’t really eat anything so I have been losing a little weight.
Maternity clothes? I have one pair of maternity jeans that I like and are comfortable right now. I tried to wear a normal pair of jeans this week and it was a seriously uncomfortable experience that will not be repeated. I think I need to go shopping for another pair of jeans.
Stretch marks? None so far.
Sleep: Total crap. I can’t sleep because I can’t stop coughing and I can barely breathe through my nose. Plus, my throat is continually on fire and that is seriously uncomfortable.
Best moment this week: Not sure. Nothing really happened this week. I’m had an appointment on Tuesday and the NP was very nice and sweet. She talked to me a lot about the anxiety and she was very encouraging of me going in every other week until I am more comfortable. Honestly, the vibe at the OB office is completely different this time around. I think it is a mixture of me being more comfortable in asking for what I need and they seem to be much more compassionate as a group. Its strange.
Miss Anything? Sleep. And being able to take nyquill. I wish.
Movement: I felt a little tap/pop early in the week but nothing since then. I honestly haven’t been paying that much attention because all I can focus on right now is how awful I feel.
Food cravings: The only craving I’ve had this week was for potato chips and M was nice enough to fullfill that one.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Kind of a lot of things are making me feel kind of gross. I think this has way more to do with the cold rather than the pregnancy.
Have you started to show yet? Yes, but the bump is slightly smaller this week than it was last week. My uterus is still quite low and almost all my bloat is gone.
Gender: I have girl feelings this week, but that will probably change by tomorrow. I go back and forth all the time.
Labor Signs: Nope.
Symptoms: Stuffy nose, exhausted. Honestly, I don’t feel that pregnant this week which is fine with me. I’m sure it has a lot to do with being so sick.
Belly Button in or out? Still in but shallow. It never really went back to normal after Arlie.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody this week. Cranky and tired. I need sleep.
Looking forward to: I scheduled our anatomy ultrasound for February 4th. It seems like forever away, but we have so many things happening in between now and then that it will go pretty fast. Christmas next week, then new years, then miss Arlie’s first birthday and then only two weeks after that we will find out if Arlie is going to have a little brother or sister. We’ve already picked out names and we decided not to share with the families until after he/she is born, so I have to share here so at least someone can be excited with me. 🙂