Tuesday, February 16, 2010

At 14 Weeks

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am now roughly the size of a barge and Baby Snider is about the size of a lime. I think this is deceiving since I look like I'm carrying at least a grapefruit, if not an eggplant! The weight is getting to me a bit. I feel heavy. It's hard for me to stand up after I've been sitting down awhile and it's hard for me to go to sleep at night because every position I lie in makes one of my limbs fall asleep. Also, my face is fat. Which has nothing to do with falling alseep. I just don't like my face being fat.

Baby Snider's new favorite thing is to make Mama feel like her uterus and/or belly button is about to explode. I realize that my uterus has to stretch, because before Baby Snider took up residence there it was only about the size of a pear and by 14 weeks it's the size of a melon! But I didn't realize the stretch would be so painful. I avoid touching my belly button altogether.

But overall I've been feeling better. My mood has completely stabilized, much to my relief and that of my poor husband. Seriously, the craziness scared me. I still suffer from morning sickness a couple mornings a week, but for the most part I'm over it, which is really, really nice. The tiredness is also past, which is really, really, really nice!

I'm trying to make myself exercise because I'm out of shape from 3 months of laying on the couch and eating. But there's so much snow still that walking is very difficult. I have a t-tapp dvd, but I'm lazy. I need to get on the ball, I know, or I will regret it when it comes time to push this baby out in five months.

No more cravings. In fact, I don't even feel like eating most of the time, which is weird because I was constantly starving during the first trimester. I have to remind myself to eat and drink these days because it just doesn't occur to me most of the time. At the very beginning I was super excited about an excuse to eat meat all the time. But I must confess, I'm kind of meated out now. I just want to eat a huge plate of pasta with butter and salt on it!

That's all for now, folks!


  1. looking forward to a little Baby Snider!

  2. That's precisely it -- "get on the ball"!! Do you have an exercise ball? I found mine to be invaluable during pregnancy, especially my third trimester. Sitting on any other thing was so uncomfortable for me. Plus, you can use it to, you know, exercise. It's handy!

    Also, I hope you won't be so uncomfortable for m uch longer. I found that my belly would be tight and uncomfy and then I'd grow and it would stretch and then it would repeat. Drink lotsa water!

    Grow, baby, grow!!

  3. I love your outfit! It's cute! (And I also love all the books you have stacked around you on the floor but that was not the point of this post now, was it?)

  4. Stephanie McAllisterFebruary 16, 2010 at 8:39 PM

    Just wait until s/he starts fluttering around and kicking you from the inside out as if your uterus ws a soccer ball or something...

  5. LOVE your outfit and you do not look like a barge, lady! :P
    I love reading about your pregnancy... its awesomesauce... I like to use that word now... THANK YOU! ;)


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