I think I'll indulge you all in a typical baby update post. I mean, I am 14 weeks along now!
How far along?: 14 weeks today! I thought it would take a long time, but it's actually going pretty fast!
Symptoms: Just random growing pains in the stomach/abdominal area and some fatigue here and there. I can't really complain about anything else. I've only had a couple hormonal breakdown, but other than that my mood has been pretty normal.
Food: I haven't had any major cravings. Although, I have been devouring strawberries if they are nearby or available with something else. I did crave soda one day. That was weird because I never drink soda.
One weird thing, though, is that I have some food aversions. Nick and I used to always eat Costco's black bean chipotle veggie burgers and now I find them awful. It's so sad!
Belly/body: I'm not quite showing yet, but that's mostly because I just look pudgier. I haven't moved to maternity clothes yet or even a new bra (it's coming soon), but I do have at least two pairs of pants that no longer fit and require me to wear them without being buttoned. But, I will still indulge you all in a baby bump photo.
|See? Just fat :)|
Baby: As big as a "clenched fist". Haha, that just makes my baby sound pretty cool. We also heard the heartbeat last week. It was actually quite exciting. It helps make this all feel a little more real! The baby (sidenote: Nick hates that I call the baby "baby". He says it must be THE baby when I refer to the baby. Silly man) ... anyways, the baby was moving around like crazy when we heard the heartbeat. It got me all giddy!
Excitements: We find out the gender in about 6 weeks. I'm so excited!! It will also be pretty close to my birthday. I have been avoiding going inside of some of the baby consignment shops around here because I'm so limited to what I can buy. I just want everything!
That's about it for now. I'm going to leave you with a totally off-topic question. I'm in need of your advice!
Question: How does a person even begin to start menu planning? I want to try it, but I have NO idea where or how to begin.