Pregnancy Update: 14 weeks

8 Oct

I’m officially in the second trimester! The baby has grown to be the size of a lemon. I celebrated yesterday morning by throwing up for the first time during pregnancy. I think it was caused by drinking tea on an empty stomach? It was kinda weird – I have a lot of energy in the morning so I was tidying up the house and all of a sudden, I felt sick. It lasted for about 5 minutes, I puked and then I was fine – but I made sure to eat something so that it didn’t return.

On Thursday, I ran almost a full 3 miles. Even though I’m still ridiculously slow and have to stop and walk every once in a while to keep my heart rate under 150, it felt great to get out there. It reminded me of why I love running – I love getting outside and I love how even a slow jog feels like a good workout.

I bought two pairs of maternity pants at the used maternity store on Saturday. They cost half of what I would pay for new pants so it was definitely worth going there. The lady said they get new stuff in all the time so I plan to go back.

The rest of the weekend was spent car shopping and room organizing. We bought a bunch of totes and filled them with all the stuff that was in the dresser that we’re putting in storage. Progress towards the nursery!

Side note on cravings: I used to prefer sweet things over salty any day of the week but now, my tastebuds are completely reversed. I would gladly pass up chocolate to eat potato chips. It’s so very strange.

Also, if I hadn’t discovered that I can still eat cooked or vegetarian sushi, I would be very sad. We have eaten it more often during the past 3 months than we did before. Probably another result of the salty tastebuds.


My week of workouts:

Su: 1.55 mile walk

Th: 3 mile jog

Sa: 20 min Pilates


Symptoms: 1 episode of morning sickness, face acne (though it’s improving)

Cravings: cucumbers with French dressing, egg sandwiches, sushi, licorice, POTATO CHIPS, nachos

Weight Gained: same as last week (5 lbs)

2 Responses to “Pregnancy Update: 14 weeks”

  1. natalie @ will jog for food October 8, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    You look great! I just hit 14 weeks yesterday too 🙂 I go between salty & sweet alot. Yesterday it was salty… All I wanted to eat was Pirate’s Booty!

  2. alamandy October 8, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

    Reblogged this on A Mother in the Midst and commented:
    Ahh, those fun days of “celebrating” with morning sickness.

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