14 Weeks Pregnant – The Prune Juice Episode! Oh, you know this will be a good one! :) By the way, quick side-note: I have created an Itz Pregnancy tab at the top of my blog (under my header) where I have compiled any and all pregnancy related posts and will continue to do so throughout this magical journey. Just an FYI. Now the good stuff:
Baby Itz: 14 Weeks
Baby’s size? Lemon.
Maternity clothes? Not wearing any yet, though I already know stretchy pants and leggings will be my best friends throughout this pregnancy. <– same
Stretch marks? Nope.
Sleep: Still good. Although Sunday night was a little wonky at the beginning. Usually Jonny and I go to sleep with the TV on. Well, until a point where I sometimes request that itz turned off. It doesn’t bother me as long as the volume is low. Well, on Sunday I had woken up after being asleep for about thirty minutes and the TV was still on. The volume was low, but the light was really bothering me. Jonny said he was still watching, but I literally could not go to sleep with it on. Combine that with the fact that I was overly tired, and I felt like I was about to have a meltdown, like toddler-style. Thankfully, Jonny turned off the TV and I was able to fall back asleep. It was just weird that it bothered me so SO much! Hopefully it won’t become a pattern.
Best moment this week: Um… eating lots of leftover Halloween candy? Oh, pregnancy related? There were still a couple of people who we got to tell that we were pregnant and that is the absolute best.
Miss anything? Working out! I’ve started taking longer walks and plan to do a prenatal yoga class at the end of this month.
Movement: None that I can feel.
Food Cravings: No real cravings, just trying to eat more balanced meals (aka not all carbs all the time!).
Anything making you queasy or sick? Like I mentioned last week, my appetite has just been weird. I haven’t been hungry right when I wake up, so I wait a little while until my hunger kicks in. When it does kick in, itz raging and it makes me feel a little queasy, so I’ve got to find something FAST.
Gender: Too early to tell, and, yes, we’re definitely finding out!
Labor Signs: None.
Symptoms: Here’s where The Prune Juice Episode comes in. As you may know, constipation can be a common symptom of pregnancy. During my first trimester, I was not affected by this at all. Actually quite the opposite, if ya know what I mean. Lately, I haven’t been quite as “regular” as I once was. I wouldn’t say I’m constipated (ugh, sorry, such a gross word), but it wasn’t happening on the daily like it used to. I wasn’t even uncomfortable, but I thought not going everyday was reason enough to get things moving (note: itz not!). With all the wonderful pregnancy books, blogs, and other resources I’ve been reading, I learned that warm prune juice does the trick. I figured I’d give it a try, and let me confirm: IT WORKS! Like immediately! It made me feel a bit crampy and not too pleasant, so I won’t be repeating that unless I absolutely have to. Instead, I’ll focus more on increasing my water, vegetable intake, and fiber. Much better plan.
Belly Button – in or out? In.
Wedding Rings – on or off? On! My hands swell in the heat and do the opposite in the cold. So my rings have actually been loose lately.
Happy or Moody? HAPPY! Actually really, really happy this week.
Looking Forward To: Another ultrasound. I was totally spoiled in that I got an ultrasound every week from 6 – 13 weeks. (Most people only go a couple of times in that time period.) Waiting for my 16 Week ultrasound is taking forever!
Have you ever tried the prune juice trick when you were… stopped up? Other natural remedies? (What a lovely topic, eh?)