14 weeks, 2 days...or if you believe the doc's measurements, 13 weeks exactly, but frankly, I like my dates better.
I've been AWOL from this board for a few weeks, hope you'll forgive me for being a fair-weather friend. : The pg update here: I'm wearing maternity duds because they're more comfy than anything else, but I don't feel like I look terribly pg yet, just pudgy. My skin looks great, my migraines have pretty much left (thank goodness, I was having 1 a day for a while, YUCK), but I'm so so SO tired still - where's the 2nd trimester energy? And I'm still gagging at every little (imaginary?) smell. I've only thrown up once (icky kitchen trash), but the gagging is driving me nuts. Diaper changes are awful. What was I thinking, getting pg while I still have one in diapers?
I hosted Thanksgiving this year for the first time ever. I've never roasted a turkey before, stressed out over it, and it turned out perfectly, yay! We had my MIL, FIL, and BIL all staying here for most of a week, plus my parents, sis, and youngest bro came for T-day dinner. Full house!
Christmas preparations - I need to get those cards under way, I have blanks and I'm stamping them...you know, because I don't have enough other things to do. I have some Christmas shopping done, but lots left to do.
WOW to the mamas who are feeling kicks! I thought I felt a few squirms last weekend but then things calmed down again. I still occasionally think - hey, wait, what was that? But then it's gone. Hopefully in a week or two I'll have more kicks to smile about. I'm really looking forward to that.
Cristina, hope you're feeling better soon!
AmiBeth, yikes to your sister's case. I'm so sorry your family is going through all of that. I hope things can be resolved as easily as possible. I also hope that Colby's health problems can be treated soon. I hope the new CF info can help with Colby's problems, and that your new baby is totally healthy.
Tish, good luck on that paper!
QOTW #1 - buying for baby? So far I have bought a few dipes because our NB stash was just too small last time around. I also just gave in to temptation and ordered an adorable Hanna Anderssen one-piece sweater for next wintertime, my little treat to a baby who will otherwise be dressed in mostly hand-me-downs! OK, the treat was more for myself. I don't need much more *stuff* for this baby, we're really pretty set, although I would like a good breast pump.
QOTW #2 - weight gain? I lost 10 with Griff and then gained 21 after that. That actually worked pretty well - I was slightly overweight to start with, so losing 10 lbs was actually not a bad thing, the weight gain after that was very steady. Actually, my midwives were begging me to gain more, but my metabolism was just whirring away! I was eating tons and tons of healthy food (and, um, quite a bit of ice cream) so it's not like I could try much harder to gain weight, sheesh! After Griff was born I was at my pre-pg weight already, then went another 10-15 lbs down over the following 9 mos. Very nice. Unfortunately I gained a lot of that back (stress and no exercise) in the year following that, so I weighed more pre-pg this time that pre-pg with Griff. Sigh. At my last appt I had lost 3 lbs, not surprising. My next appt is 1 1/2 weeks away, so we'll see where I stand now. I'm hoping my body has a nice weight gain pattern like last time. I felt good for most of that pregnancy and wouldn't mind another just like it!