Today, I am 14 weeks pregnant. And I think, that no matter how you count your trimesters, I am officially in the 2nd trimester now, by all counts. As I've already mentioned, I have already been feeling much better these past couple of weeks. I still get cases of "pregnancy brain" quite often, but that's no big deal. (Mike is the one who accidentally put the ice cream away in the refrigerator, not me - I haven't ruined anything...yet!) I'm still not really showing too much. My belly seems to expand and shrink depending on how much I've eating. I can still button my jeans if I want to, but when I'm sitting down, I prefer to just use the Bella Band to hold them up. I LOVE my maternity shirts - they have a lot more belly in them than I need right now, but they are super comfy! I am really feeling my round ligaments stretching a lot now. If I roll over too fast I get some pains on the side of my pelvis. They are the worst when I have to pee really bad though!
Baby is about the size of a lemon now. He or she is able to do some thumb sucking, toe wiggling, and is now making urine (Mike was totally curious and grossed out by this!) and breathing amniotic fluid as the liver, kidneys and spleen continue to develop. Lanugo (thin, downy hair) is growing all over the body for warmth. His or her body's growing faster than the head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, his or her arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of the body.
Supposedly I should be getting more energy now, and my boobs are supposed to stop hurting so much (yeah, right - they are hurting more again!) My belly should pop out any one of these days now. I'm still waiting for the day when it's actually obvious to other people!
I have been slacking on my exercise these past several weeks due to the move and all the craziness at home. I know that I really need to keep at it though, and now that I'm feeling a bit better and a bit less tired, I really want to get back into it. I have heard so many great things about prenatal yoga, so I think I'm going to give it a try. There is a class on Saturdays right near my house, so once we get back from vacation, I'm going to give it a shot. I'm really looking forward to it. Exercise + preparing my body for giving birth = awesome!