Sunday, July 25, 2010

14 weeks and belly pictures

Another week has gone by. Wow. It's 14 weeks finished. I'm feeling well, I think I'm regaining a bit more energy (no need to nap before dinner) but I'm still getting up for a pee in the middle of the night, I thought some fairytale said that in the second trimester the peeing was less? Ah well, it's certainly less during the day, but in the evening I seem to have to go more often.
Headaches also gone for over a week now (sshhhh....just in case!) I'm sure I had a combined effect of coming off the steroids and the pregnancy that didn't help.
One thing that is definitely only hormones related is my mojo....oh my word, I don't think I've been this turned on since I was a teenager! I got more comfortable that it's not harmful for the pregnancy but I seem to enjoy foreplay more than the rest...we'll see how we get on, it may just be that I still have to adjust a bit.
Also I'm doing some pregnancy exercises from a book including the Kegel's as apparently it is never too soon to start! Hopefully I'll be doing some pregnancy yoga also, I haven't found a suitable teacher yet which is also convenient, but I'm on it.

And now for your joy I'm posting a series of belly pics since I started taking them at 9w (11w is missing as Mike was away), I think I'm showing quite a bit and I'm gaining too much weight in my opinion (like 0.5kg a week...so over a pound) but what can I do? I'm hungry!

36 comments:

  1. You are growing beautifully!

    The peeing at night should lessen, maybe not the moment you hit 2nd trimester but soon. After having a bladder of steel all my life and never ever waking up to pee, I was up 4-5 times during the 1st trimester, not at all 2nd, and back again to a couple of times the 3rd once there were two babies sitting on my bladder (though eventually I didn't always make it in time). Once you're able to resume sleeping continuously through the night, enjoy it -- it may be several years until that happens again! ;)

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  2. YAY! So glad that things continue to go well for you!

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  3. Yaay for belly pics!! Thanks for sharing!! You look great and the bump is growing so well! About the night peeing, I thought the same thing but around 16 weeks it kind of stopped only to have come back at 28 weeks. Enjoy every moment!

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  4. Love seeing that beautiful bump grow :)

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  5. You look awesome Fran!!! What a cute baby bump!!!!Thanks for sharing the pics. Regarding the peeing, I do so many times a night and I'm not even pregnant so can relate and will be prepared for this part of pregnancy to some degree.

    xoxoxoxox

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  6. Stunning pics, you are looking so good! I pee ALL day and at least 3x a night and before I could go a whole night and not get up. I feel if I dont go Ill wet myself...Never had that before.

    Im also putting on 500g a week now, Im hungry all the time and Im actually sick of eating.

    I also suffered alot with withdrawal headaches, just drink lots of water which doesnt help point 1 above.

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  7. GORGEOUS! Elvis is doing its thing just the way as intended! YAY!

    Big hugs.

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  8. Nice - that's a cute lil (growing) bump! :)

    The pee'ing thing never really completly stopped for me w/ the twin PG - though it def reduced in the 2nd tri. Make sure you get all the sleep & mojo you can in the next few months. :)

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  9. Wow, that is a very pronounced bump! Lovely progression and I'm so glad you are here, Fran!

    By the way, I also had TERRIBLE headaches coming off the steroids (including a 6-day migraine). And I can imagine that pregnancy hormones thrown in on top made quite the concoction. Fingers crossed that all that is behind you.

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  10. I love the belly pics! Look at Elvis go!

    The peeing should let up in the second trimester. Never fear though, it will be back in the 3rd. ;)

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  11. Love the belly pics!!! I know exactly what you mean about the mojo! Ha! Unfortunately for us we have been on a hiatus since the beginning because of us having twins. :-( Oh well, as long as these babies are healthy and growing that is all that matters. :-)

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  12. Happy ICLW - I LOVE belly pics, so I'm glad I stopped by! Must live vicariously, you know! You are gorgeous! Congratulations and much luck.

    -Kakunaa (#78)

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  13. Wow...what a super cute pump :)

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  14. You have such a cute figure - it's going to make your growing bump look beautiful! I love that you wear the same outfit so the change is quite obvious. I bet you have that second trimester gow about you, and Mike will stand to benefit! Love to you, Fran.

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  15. Really great photos Fran!!!

    So nice to see your baby bump growing and even though we can't see your face in the photos can imagine your mile wide smile from being in a much safer place in this pregnancy.
    xxx

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  16. Dear Fran,

    I am here to say I like your style.

    Your comments are always so positive without sounding coated in sugar. They are honest and thoughtful.

    I am so glad I came here to see your belly! Right on, Momma.

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  17. LOVE the belly pics! You look wonderful!
    Love,
    Maddy

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  18. Loving the baby bump! You look so cute!!!

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  19. Congrats on 14 weeks! Love the belly shots, I'm glad you shared them. It's nice to hear that things are moving along and that your headache appears to be gone.

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  20. You already have a baby belly, that's so cute! Congrats on 14 weeks, and enjoy the mojo ;)

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  21. Glad to hear you're feeling better :) Love the belly pics!

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  22. What an adorable bump you have!!!!

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  23. glad your headaches are gone. Elvis is a cute little peach.

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  24. Great pictures! And I lovet that you are wearing the same thing in each of them. It really shows how much you have changed.

    And good for you and all that mojo! I'm sure your husband is loving it! Enjoy it now, because I've heard that it disappears later. :-)

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  25. what a cute little bump....Man all of you girls are skinny minnies:) That is seems like all the Prego girls blogs I follow:) I feel like my bump is a little to big for only being 9wks...thinking maybe its more chub than baby:)

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  26. You look great! Enjoy the increase in mojo...

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  27. Oh look at you mommy!! So cute.

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  28. LOVE the belly pictures! I'm so happy for you and come here to "check on you" often! I was just telling my husband yesterday about you and little Elvis :)

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  29. yeah!! Yeah!! Yeah!!! Was blog hoping and came across your blog. So excited!! congrats.

    I am also going through infertility. I have been in the battle of seven years. I have done it all....years of infertility treatments, IVF, 3 failed adoptions...and so on. It is one of the hardest things I have had to endure. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you and this journey. I found you just through blog hoping.

    I have just started my own blog. It is not about my journey, or how to get pregnant, or all the methods out there. It is more about "keeping the hope" for you, others, me, and just anyone. It was started after a very long emotional blog on my family blog. someone read my blog and started a facebook group called "Keeping the hope for you." It was for my friends and family to keep the hope of me while I did not have the energy to do in myself. So hence my blog...http://keepingthehope4you.blogspot.com

    That is what the blog is about...helping everyone and anyone who either wants to keep the hope for them or a love one. keep our spirits up while we ride with roller coaster. I hope you stop by. I would love your comments, ideas, and thoughts.

    keeping the hope for you.....Amanda

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  30. You look great!! So happy for you!

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  31. Just wanted to let you know that Dublin IS DEFINITELY on our list :)

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  32. Your belly is looking very cute!

    Congrats!

    ICLW #27

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