You are 14 weeks and 5 days old now. I’m trying really hard to write these updates on each of your weekly pre-birth days but I’ve been kind of bad about doing it on the day. Hopefully next week I’ll be better.
We’re eating a lot more now baby. And I guess that’s a good thing because it means you’re growing. I’ve heard people use the excuse “I’m eating for two” before but someone else ruined the news for me before I even became pregnant with you… They told me that doesn’t mean I get to eat an extra 2,000 calories… But more like 250. It’s ok though, cause although some times it feels like it, I’m not sure if we could eat that much if we tried.
Speaking of eating, you’re making me eat the craziest things lately. This week we went shopping at Target and all of a sudden you told me you wanted a hot dog. I tell ya what Spawnie, that was the best tasting thing EVER! I felt like we were in heaven eating that hot dog.
And you’re not going to believe this, but you wanted another hot dog for Christmas dinner! Your daddy thought I was crazy but I told him it was what you wanted. So we drove to 7/11 and got a hot dog. It didn’t taste as good as the other one though, and I’m going to be honest, I didn’t feel that good after eating it. I hope you liked it though.
I’m excited every Friday when I get an update from BabyCenter on what you look like now, and how you’re developing.
This week you can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck your thumb! Your kidneys are producing urine, and I’m sorry to say it, but you’re now swimming in it… You will be until birth. You can grasp, too! I can’t wait until you’re grasping on to my fingers.
From your head to your bottom, you measures about 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and you weigh 1 1/2 ounces. That’s what BabyCenter says at least. M iPhone Ap says you now weigh 2-3 oz and are the size of a navel orange!!
By the end of this week, your arms will have grown to a length that’s in proportion to the rest of your body! I’m really excited about that too since the next time I see you you’ll look like a real little baby!
Your hands and feet are more flexible now too and I wish I could feel all of your little kicks and punches!
You’re getting so much bigger now that my stomach is starting to stick out. No one at work really believes I’ve gained weight but when I wear certain clothes you can totally tell my tummy’s getting bigger.
You have no idea how excited I am to feel you kicking in my tummy, to have your daddy feel it to, and of course I’m most excited to meet you! We both are!
Last night we watched a movie called The Business of Being Born. Your dad got grossed out quite a bit, but we talked a lot about how we’d like to bring you in the world. We’re hoping to make it a personal experience with the three of us, but we’re mostly hoping you’ll get here safe and sound.
I love your daddy so much and every day I look at him I study his face and wonder what features you’ll get from him. We love each other so much and we’re so excited to welcome you to our little family! Oh, and Snoop is excited to meet you too. He can tell you’re in my tummy. I know it cause he’s always acting funny.
Sweet dreams little Spawnie, your mommy loves you!
***Question of the Day: How long was it before you felt your baby kicks from the insite then outside?***
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I'm a part-time journalist, full-time wife and mother striving to make the world a better place and inspiring others to do the same. This is the space where I share my journey in making the most of every day.