Pregnancy Update- 14 Weeks

Motherhood — By on January 11, 2010 at 4:09 pm

I am officially 14 weeks pregnant today. For those of you who don’t know, this will be our 6th child. I have been wanting to post weekly updates but I have also been a little nervous about it. I didn’t want to feel like I was jinxing myself or something. I think infertility and loss tend to do that to us sometimes. I am feeling way more positive now. We had a nuchal translucency ultrasound last week and the baby looked fantastic with everything measuring as it should. He or she was very active and looked like it was jumping up and down on the ultrasound. It was very exciting!

Being 14 weeks means I am far enough into my second trimester where theoretically any morning (more like all day) sickness should be subsiding by now. I have to say that while it is getting a little better (not all day anymore , just here and there) I can still barely ride in a car without being very sick. I have not had the kind of crippling fatigue that I seemed to have had with all of my other pregnancies which is a huge blessing! It is very hard to run a household and homeschool 4 kids and chase a toddler when you have toothpicks holding your eyes open. My belly is already huge. I was looking at pictures from my 2nd pregnancy (9 years ago) and I am close to the same size as I was when I was 8 months pregnant with her. ugh.

I have also been noticing that I can already start to feel the beginning of the pelvic separation that I get during pregnancy. I imagine I will start going to see my chiropractor in the next week or so on a weekly basis until that baby arrives. Going to her is the only relief I have been able to get in the past. Weekly adjustments also help keep my sciatic pain in check.

My blood pressure was a little higher at my last appointment than it was the previous time. (Maybe because I had all 5 kids with me? yeah, that could be it..) It is a little concerning to me though because I was on bed rest for the majority of my last pregnancy due to high blood pressure. I am hoping that by eating a strict diet, not salting my food and drinking plenty of water will keep my blood pressure down and help me avoid bed rest. I have already noticed that in the last two weeks that I have made those changes, and I have had absolutely no swelling or heartburn. Yay!

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