Monday, September 1, 2014

Long overdue update!

I feel like this update is long overdue but I've been too lazy/sick/busy to do it:

I'm growing a baby! Ultrasound due date is February 27th, last period due date is March 1st. My midwife wants to go by the later one in case I am overdue so we have more time for natural induction, but I mentally go by the February one so I seem further along. I can do that, right?! And really, it's only two days so WHATEVER.

I was excited for about three days after finding out, then got extreme morning sickness (really hyperemesis gravidarum which is way beyond morning sickness) and lost all contact with the world. It's been all sorts of awful and terrible, but things are finally getting better. I will have a long detailed gruesome post about the bad stuff, but for now I wanted to share some positive things that are going on via an easy survey!

How Far Along: 14 weeks 3 days

Weight: -24/+6 (Pre-pregnancy was 149lbs, lost 30lbs and was down to 119 at the lowest)

Sleep: Finally good! For a long time I was on a backwards schedule and would be up all night and couldn't fall asleep until the sunrise. It was horrible! Now I wake up for class early (around 6am to have time to eat and get ready slowly) and get up by 10am on days I don't have class/work, and try and get to bed by 10, but it's usually a little later.

Cravings: Lychee! All day long. I also eat cans upon cans of olives and beets. Corn on the cob. And COFFEE. I stick with decaf.

Silly Things Vince Said: He's been getting worried over the silliest of things, and the other night he was talking about how we should get in the habit of not buying so much food, or we won't have room when the baby comes. I think he doesn't realize it won't need real food for quite a while, and even then it's minuscule amounts. It is extremely cute to see him get so mad at me because I'm not worried about it.

Movement: None yet, but I'm not far off! I'm nervous because some hyperemesis women say it makes their nausea even worse, so I'm really hoping that doesn't happen.

Wedding Ring On or Off: Off because my fingers are way too skinny. I had no idea my fingers could lose weight, and same with my feet - shoes are too loose!

Best Moment of the Week: Vince realizing that a baby belly is starting to form. Now he can rub my belly and not feel weird about it!

Looking Forward To: Learning how to put in IVs in nursing school this week! We have an entire morning dedicated to it.

What I Miss: Being able to poop. Constipation is real, folks, and my anti nausea meds I'm on makes it even worse. I jokingly say that I want to eat something with gluten just so things get moving! (Though that will never happen.)

Milestones: Officially being out of the first trimester! Depending on who you listen to, some say the second trimester starts at 12 weeks, other 13.3 weeks (because 40 divided 3) and others say 14 weeks. Now I'm in the second trimester, no matter who you talk to.

Belly Picture: 13 weeks 5 days


  1. Oh my gosh Steff, congratulations! How exciting ^_^ you both must be so thrilled! I'm so jazzed for you guys!

  2. I love that picture on the right! The baby is streching his/her legs!

    I'm so glad your morning sickness is getting better, and I hope you get to feel the baby soon. It is such a happy, exciting feeling!

  3. Congratulations!! I'm glad that you're starting to feel better and can't wait to hear more updates as you go along!

  4. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. Hope the sickness passes.

  5. YAY! I’m so glad you’re feeling well enough to blog!!
    What is Lychee? Or what does it taste like, I guess… and do a good job learning about those IVs! Nothing is worse than being poked thrice with poor results! =P

  6. Oh wow congratulations! Lychee is a pretty great thing to crave, I could seriously eat it all day every day.

  7. 1. THANK YOU for being so kind and amazing to me on my blog. Seriously. I'm a terrible blog friend, but I'm trying so hard to catch up. 2. Dammit, you are adorable even pregnant. 3. YAY, you're pregnant!!! I keep trying to email you, but your blogger profile doesn't have an email attached, so I write these witty responses to your comment and they always get sent back to me and I shake my fist at the computer. 4. Do you know what you are having yet? Are you going to find out? EEK! So excited. :) xoxo

  8. I figured you were just too busy/sick to respond! I know you used to respond, so I was like, 'Hmmm. Whatever.' haha

    My email should be updated! It's srprideau @ gmail . com just in case it isn't for some reason.

    We don't know yet, but will hopefully find out on Monday! So excited about it!