14 weeks: found a stretch mark. coping.

Well, I just spent 5 minutes plucking hairs from around my belly button.  That’s awesome.

So, I’m officially 14 weeks.  First trimester is completely gone in any sense, I’ve got exactly 26 weeks to go.  It’s a relief, but at the same time, it’s coming with new and exciting (not) challenges.

For instance – I can eat again!  Yay!  Nausea is all gone!  Except… oh, wait.  I can eat again.  SO I MUST EAT ALL THE THINGS.  I think I calmed down now, but last week was… interesting in terms of food.  I feel like I have to eat every hour.  I can definitely limit what I eat, I just kinda exploded before.  And I’m a bigger gal, so my goal is only to gain 20 pounds max.  I was at -6 two weeks ago – here’s hoping I didn’t manage to go past my little morning sickness buffer yet.  😛

My tummy was itchy yesterday.  I scratched it.  I now have a new red stretch mark – my first.  Yay?  I care a little more than I thought I would.  Huh.  Still, I’ll get over it in time.

This week shall bring the visit to the hypertension specialist, which I’m not ecstatic about.  But at least getting on medication will calm my midwife’s office down – they keep spazzing about my borderline high BP.  I don’t blame them.  Still, you do what you gotta do.

This week’s craving is frozen waffles.  I’m not even kidding.  I can eat a box a day.  I at least manage to eat them with protein and fruit, so I stay full for a bit afterward – they’re not particularly filling.  But god, I’m weird.  I thought I was supposed to crave other stuff like ice cream.  That I could take or leave.  Sweets are meh.  But anything toasted with butter is like heaven – bread, English muffins, waffles, etc.  So funny.

We now have the car seat and the stroller – fabulous deal at Target.  I also got a crib bedding set at Marshalls yesterday for $100 off of the original price.  It’s a super cute gender-neutral one that’s bumper-free, meaning it came with a patterned sheet and a sleep sack and minky blankie instead of bumpers.  That’s awesome.  I have a pile of clothes from Goodwill, including more sleep sacks (those fuckers are $20 apiece at the store!  I paid like $2 for each) and some more receiving blankets and long-sleeved onesies.  I may be shopping a bit too early, but it’s a lot of fun, and I can take advantage of sales.

Now, if I can just stop rewarding myself for finding a great bargain with a fucking cheeseburger on the way home, we’ll be golden.  🙂