Week 14 of pregnancy brought my first maternity purchases, a milestone as C called it: maternity jeans (skinny cropped jeans in indigo, since I'm short they aren't cropped on me and I hope to wear them with riding boots in the fall) and a top from GapMaternity and a stretchy tummy tube so I can still wear my pre-pregnancy pants. I don't need the jeans or the top yet but both were on clearance and I know I'll be needing some bigger jeans in the fall so I picked them up early (and on sale as maternity clothes are pricey!)
Over the weekend, we attended a family wedding in WV. So great catching up with my family and talking to my cousins who've already had babies and getting advice from them! I'm blessed with a LARGE family so there are many who have been down this path of pregnancy before us. I will say that hanging out with a bunch of folks who were lucky enough to enjoy some wedding cocktails while pregnant isn't so fun. I was ready to go by the night's end. We were also able to catch up with some of my old roommates, which was so nice!
Pregnancy Symptoms: I don't really have any food aversions but veggies are still not my friend and I have to force myself to eat them. I do eat a lot of fruit and try to sneak veggies in when I can. I've always been clumsy but pregnancy has made me drop everything...including my phone multiple times! We ordered a new heavy duty phone cover from Otterbox for my iphone to help it survive pregnancy. Max and Lila are enjoying my case of the "dropsies" and are on standby in the kitchen for clean-up duty. I'm also experiencing forgetfulness and left my purse in church after the wedding....not so fun as we had to go back the next day.
Last night I laughed as C and I both got into bed with our baby books. I'm reading "The Happiest Baby on the Block" which addresses crying and sleep cycles. I'm about three chapters in and it's very informative so far! Chris is reading "Be Prepared, A Practical Guide for New Dads", which he's finding comical (that's good, I guess!).
I would say the #1 question we are getting (after how am I feeling) is if we are going to find out if the baby is a boy or girl. At this point, we are leaning towards no...but haven't made a final decision. Either way, I want to do a gender neutral nursery. I'm a planner by nature so I think it would be really nice to know so I could be prepared with clothes for the first year before the baby comes but I know it will work out. We think the surprise will be really fun! Our friends Alison and Steve did a gender-reveal party with their families and said it was so fun finding out the sex surrounded by family so maybe we'll think about something like that.