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08 July 2007 @ 10:39 am
14 weeks!  
Yes, its time for the weekly iVillage email post.

You are now 14 weeks pregnant!

You open the refrigerator door, only to be greeted by the nauseating smell of garlic. But you love garlic. Or rather, you did. Now all sorts of smells seem unappealing at best, and gut-wrenching at worst. What's going on? It might be hormones, or it might be your body's way of keeping anything that may be harmful to your baby out of your system.

Your baby is now about 3 1/2 inches long and weighs about 2 ounces. His or her neck is complete, and your baby even has fingerprints. The ears may not be fully developed just yet, but he or she has been absorbing the sound of your voice since day one so that he or she can recognize Mommy the moment after you give birth.

Okay, the whole smells making you sick thing starts way back when you're first pregnant.  I'm not noticing anything different now.   It is crazy just how much smell can affect you and the fact that you develop a super human sense of smell doesn't help things either.  And weirder still is the fact that sometimes the mere thought of certain foods is enough to turn my stomach.   At  least my boobs don't hurt anymore and I'm not quite so tired all the time.

We've begun renovation work on one of our upstairs rooms to convert it into the new computer room.  Once that's done, we'll convert the old computer room into a nursery.  I'm both excited and dreading this.  The nursery part should be fun, but the rest will suck.  I hate manual labor.

Current Mood: exanimateexanimate
BJ: kenshincoles_lover on July 8th, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)

Yeah, the reaction to the smell of certain foods sounds familiar. ~_^

When I was pregnant (years ago) I could NOT stand going through the meat department of the grocery store, for one thing. YUCK! Also, I couldn't eat some my favorite foods. I *love* watermelon but it gave me heartburn after about two bites & fruit juices were on the no-no list too. T_T
The upside of all that was the fact I started liking foods that I had never cared for, like broccoli, lentil soup & cauliflower.

Keep us posted on how you're doing, okay? A word of advice - get as much sleep as you can before the baby comes. ^_^

evilkat_meow: froggyevilkat_meow on July 8th, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC)

It's funny, fruit seems to be one of the few things that doesn't give me heartburn or gas. Everything else is hit or miss. I haven't started having any weird cravings, but I'm craving all the bad things like Boston creme donuts and chocolate ice cream. LOL.

And stay tuned for more updates^^
Jukeboxjukebox_csi on July 8th, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
No lifting anything over 15 lbs. Listen to your body - if you're winded, sweating and/or feeling tired, even if you've only been doing manual labor for 10 minutes, that's a sign to stop and sit/lay down for awhile.
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on July 8th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
Believe me, if there is an opportunity for me to sit down and not work, I'll take it. *is lazy* Thankfully, most of the renovations are cosmetic, so the most strenuous thing I'll be doing is painting and handing my husband tools while he builds something.
rookafrk on July 12th, 2007 11:13 am (UTC)
muh... LJ ate my comment yesterday (that or i clicked the wrong icon >_>).
let your husband do the job and eat the ice cream is my word XD
Must be exciting to prepare the baby's arrival ^^
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on July 12th, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC)
Yummmm....ice cream. I've been eating a lot of that lately. But yeah, its been exciting to start preparing. I'm sure working on the nursery will be a total blast. I can't wait.^^