Ok, let me preface this. I am so not the cutesy type or enough of a planner to have Brandon take my bump pictures with me holding a sign giving you all the stats. So you may have to get used to selfies, ha! Also, let’s just go ahead and put it out there that the shirt will most likely be coming down as I get further along. 🙂

How far along? 14 weeks + 2 days

Baby’s size? About the size of a peach or a lemon. Around 3 1/2 inches from crown to rump.

Total weight gain/loss: So far I’ve gained about 6 pounds. My weight naturally fluctuates a good bit from bloat and I put on that six pounds right at the very beginning of pregnancy. It has just stayed the same since. I do think it was a lot of bloat at first, but now I think it has just transitioned into actual weight gain if that makes sense because I don’t feel as bloated anymore.

Maternity clothes? Nope. My favorite pair of jeans still fit, so those have been getting a lot of wear. Otherwise, I am using the good ol’ hair elastic around the pants button trick so that I can wear my pants unbuttoned. My tops & stretchy clothes all fit fine.

Sleep: A-ok! I do have to wake up around 7am to use the restroom, which ends up being a nice natural alarm clock.

Best moment this week: We bought a fetal heartbeat doppler to check in on Baby’s heartbeat at home once in a while. (Because I’m a paranoid mama already.) We’ve used it three times in the past week, just for about a minute each time. I was able to let my mom hear the baby’s heartbeat, which was awesome!

Miss Anything? I have to admit. Tailgating at these Clemson football games would be a little more enjoyable with a glass of wine! Also, at the game in the cold pouring rain, I got so hungry for a hotdog, but couldn’t get one at concessions because of the nitrates.

Movement: Not yet, I don’t think. I’m so afraid I’m going to miss the flutters I could/should be feeling at this point and mistake them for digestion or something!

Food cravings: The only thing that’s new for this week is caramel apples, which sent Brandon on his first grocery store run for cravings! Still craving fruit. Also grape juice, which I split with water!

Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope, thankfully.

Gender: We still don’t know, but could find out as early as next week. We may wait until 16 weeks just to be sure. Brandon won’t tell me what he thinks we’re having because he thinks it will be the opposite of what he thinks! I really thought boy at first, but I swear my intuition has been telling me girl for the past month or so. Goes without saying, but we of course would be overjoyed with either—just praying for a healthy baby!

Symptoms: Headaches and sleepiness. The headaches are happening pretty much every single day—and they are bad. I absolutely hate taking tylenol, but I have to have it almost every day once the feeling starts or else I’m miserable. Otherwise, I feel great other than still being exhausted. It’s NOTHING like it was in the first trimester. I want to say I started getting energy back at about 11 weeks, but I still don’t feel like my old normal self. Naps are still my friend.



  1. October 7, 2015 / 1:35 pm

    Your symptoms/weight gain etc sound just like mine! So for that reason, I'm guessing girl! 🙂

  2. October 7, 2015 / 5:15 pm

    Peppermint essential oil is great for headaches, just make sure it's high quality oil.

  3. October 7, 2015 / 8:02 pm

    Congratulations!!! Enjoy the journey, such a fun and special time! I had the daily headaches too and my OB suggested taking a magnesium supplement. So check with your OB to see if the can recommend some supplements to help. We were at the Clemson game also…what a crazy exciting day!

  4. October 7, 2015 / 9:00 pm

    So excited for you! Looking forward to following along.

  5. October 7, 2015 / 9:26 pm

    Congrats ! I follow you on Instagram and was beyond thrilled for your news !!!

  6. October 7, 2015 / 11:31 pm

    You look great! I am 19 and a half weeks and just started being able to feel flutters this week. Most say 16-30 weeks so it should be coming soon for you! I still haven't gotten my energy back. That's not much encouragement and I don't know if it will be coming back at this point. Although it could just be that my usual 12 hour work days are too much now. We went to a private ultrasound place and found out our gender at 15 and a half weeks. It was a really great experience. The technician is a full time sonographer for a hospital and does this just nights and weekends so she was very knowledgeable and really took the time to show us what everything was and explain why certain measurements were good signs. I learned a lot and it was just a cool experience. Our doctor confirmed it this week at our anatomy scan but that was just so much more formal. My vote is find out early! Hope your pregnancy continues to go well and excited for you!

  7. October 9, 2015 / 4:24 am

    Ugh pregnancy headaches are awful. And don't worry about missing the initial flutters (which I think most first time moms do) – you will have MONTHS of your insides getting kicked and elbowed to keep you from being able to fall asleep 🙂

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