I was quite lucky that I really got to miss out on morning sickness for the most part! I was plagued by nausea and extreme queasiness from about week 4 to week 9 or 10. I had a lot of advice to keep crackers around and once I did that, if I felt a little nauseated, I would eat a few Ritz crackers or saltines and I would immediately feel better. I did have your typical "I gotta throw up" outta nowhere episode once, so I didn't escape unscathed from the morning sickness beast; plus, brushing my teeth always made me dry heave and gag a bit - which was just miserable.
Around week 12 I started getting bad headaches. No where near as bad as the migraine I had in week 8 when I became stranded an hour away from home because I couldn't see to drive. Luckily, I have a wonderful husband who came to get me and a wonderful friend who lived near the rest stop I was stranded at and let me park my car at her house for a few days until we could come back and retrive my poor little Saturn.
At 10 weeks, I was told that since I was overweight, we wouldn't be able to hear the heartbeat via Doppler, so I didn't get to hear little Squido at that appointment. However, at week 13, I was finally able to hear the sound of my little one. It was the most magnificent experience of my life. I'm hoping to be able to record it for J-dubs at my next appointment so he can hear it too! At my 13 week appointment, I also got a 'bonus' ultrasound! I had this stabbing pain in my side and my ob thought it might be a cyst. So we did an u/s just to make sure. Turns out it was just Round Ligament Pain, which is common during pregnancy as your ligaments are stretching out and your uterus is getting bigger. BUT - I did get to see my tiny baby and see the heart just beating away. I didn't get a good profile shot, as Squido was squirmy, but I saw that big ol' baby head and I literally saw his/her heart beating. It was like a little drum It was beyond amazing.
I also scheduled my BIG ultrasound that will tell us if we're having a boy or a girl! We'll know on June 5th, and I am SO. EXCITED. Once we find out, we can start decorating the nursery!
So, on to the stats:
How far along? 14 weeks, 1 day
Total weight gain: -11 pounds
Maternity clothes? Sometimes! I ordered a lot from Old Navy, but they are still a little big. I am mostly in sun dresses.
Stretch marks: None so far!
Sleep: Sleeping pretty well, I am waking up a few times a night. Sleeping
Best moment last week: Seeing & hearing Squido! It was amazing!
Miss anything? I have never wanted a tequila shot more in my life.
Movement: I have felt a few flutters, but nothing substantial yet... I have a few more weeks before I feel kicks!
Food cravings: Still craving grilled cheese sandwiches.
Anything making you queasy/sick: Not really.
Gender: We'll know for sure in 6 weeks, but I think it is a boy!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Most of the time I'm happy but I have had many moody moments!
Looking forward to: Our June 5th appointment to find out what we're having!
I will really try to take a picture tonight and upload it tonight!