Wednesday, June 25, 2008

14 Weeks

WOOOO Feeling MUCH better-2nd trimester wonderfulness has definitely arrived (*knock on wood*)!!! Tons more energy and little to no morning sickness:) I'll post pics tonight.


You open the refrigerator door, only to be greeted by the nauseating smell of garlic. But you LOVE garlic. Or rather, you did. Now all sorts of smells seem unappealing at best, and gut-wrenching at worst. In fact, nearly 85 percent of pregnant women have at least one food aversion. One explanation, according to researchers, is that food aversions peak when hormones are fluctuating. As you progress through the second trimester, and hormones stabilize, your aversions may disappear. And while aversions to coffee or alcohol may be your body's way of preventing you from consuming anything harmful to the baby, aversions to healthy foods should be treated differently. No, you don't have to force-feed yourself the detested item. Instead, find a palatable alternative that offers similar nutritional value.

You can ask Ben-I want to vomit on Sunday mornings when he drinks coffee at church. The smell of the coffee brewing doesn't bother me, its the coffee breath that gags me LOL


Your baby is now about three-and-a-half inches long and weighs about two ounces. His or her neck is complete, and your baby even has fingerprints. He or she is beginning to move around in the amniotic fluid, which, by the way, replenishes itself every three hours. Fetal movement, or "quickening," can occur as early as this week, so be alert for fluttering sensations in your belly. If you can't feel them, however, don't worry, they're more likely to occur between the 18th to 22nd week. In subsequent pregnancies, fetal movement usually is felt earlier.

The flutters have started this week! In the evenings it is sometimes more than fluttering. DEFINITELY feeling the stretching and growing going on!!!

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