December 31, 2014

Bump Watch: Week 14

How Far Along:: 14 weeks

Size of Baby:: Baby Kemp is the size of a Lemon

Gender:: I predict "she"

Stretch Marks:: Last week, I shared that I had a recipe and that may have been an exaggeration. I do use a combination of lotion and oils; twice daily. The products I am currently using include: Earth Mama Angel Baby Stretch Oil, Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter, Weleda Wild Rose Body Oil, and Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks.

I too purchased, but have yet to use, the Mama Mio Omega Body Buff. We are quickly approaching week 15, and this belly is expanding so I will be adding it to my shower routine very shortly!

Have any other recommendations for lotions and/or oils?

Sleep:: I loved my sleep prior to pregnancy, and not sure that has really changed. I have been 'working' on decreasing my sleep to 7-8 hours/night just so I can be a little more productive.

Exercise:: CrossFit classes resumed this week and I was ever-so excited to recommence strength workouts. Also, during runs I take a few more restroom breaks than before and have been wearing my water backpack during long runs to ensure that I am not dehydrated.

Cravings:: Not one specifically. Now that the holidays are over, I am cleaning up my diet! Happy New Year's Eve!

Miss Anything:: Sushi

Symptoms:: Overly sensitive stomach. I can attest to a lactose sensitivity, but it now is on a whole different level. May consider removing all dairy from my diet, and I truly do not want to think about that reality.

Belly Button In or Out:: In

Movement:: Not yet :)

Looking Forward to:: My mother is coming for a visit next week!

Best Moment of the Week:: I am very blessed to feeling so great and very grateful!

On My Mind:: Narrowing down on the huge baby book list I have saved on Amazon. So far these are the books in my cart: Becoming a Calm Mom: How to Manage Stress and Enjoy the First Year of Motherhood; What to Expect the First Year, 2nd Edition; The Complete Breastfeeding Book: How To Make More Milk - Breastfeeding Diet, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Weaning - The Ultimate Guide For Nursing Mothers, Breast Feeding Made Simple - Limited Edition; Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth; Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About the First Year of Motherhood; The Diaper Diaries: The Real Poop on a New Mom's First Year; Bringing up Bebe, Bebe Day by Day; Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate With Your Baby....

Ok, so that list is overly exhaustive, and I need to sit down and divide them into a few groups as I do not need them all at this moment. I have already read and/or have: What to Expect When You're Expecting and The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy. I am thinking I now should purchase 2-3 books about the first year and breast feeding, but my list is pretty extensive.

Mommas - let me know what books you recommend!



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