Fourteen weeks

Taking a vacation from everything. Including belly pics.

Date: May 21, 2014
How far along: 14 weeks
Fruit size comparison: A lemon.
Maternity clothes: My awesome cousin just gave me ALL her maternity clothes–I’m talking a giant super dufflebag overflowing with clothes–so even though I probably don’t technically need them, I’m enjoying trying them out. 
OMG, why do people hate on maternity clothes? They are the most comfortable ever! Right now I’m by the pool in a maternity swimsuit, which is both flattering and super customizable.
Sleep: Vacation = 1-2 naps a day, plus a full night of sleep. I think my body is making up for the exhausting first trimester 10-hour days by easing me gently into the second.
Either that, or this is just how I want to act on vacation. I feel like Alpha Mom sums up Week 14 pretty well:

I spent all day telling anyone who would listen about HOW MUCH BETTER I WAS FEELING, OH I HAVEN’T THROWN UP IN DAYS AND I REALLY FEEL MY ENERGY RETURNING. Then I returned to my hotel room after dinner and proceeded to yak up everything I’d eaten that day. And then I went to bed and slept for 12 straight hours.

It’s like the 1st trimester still has a little bit of a hold on my stomach and my brain, and won’t quite let go yet.
Craziest dream: I was in an episode of Parks and Rec. Leslie and Ben were fighting because it seemed like he was cheating, and he had to retrace his steps to prove that he wasn’t. I said next to Crazy Craig and got advice from Ron Swanson. Best dream ever!
Best moment this week: Hanging out with my Huzzz in the Bay Area after spending 3 weeks apart. Saturday we went for a short hike and flew kites (because apparently that’s what people do on windy days in San Francisco) and Sunday we took a day trip to Santa Cruz … More sealions than expected but disappointingly low number of carnies. Guess we still have to go to Iowa this year for our carnie love.
Sickness: Feeling great. Non-dairy stomach feels almost normal and energy level is finally starting to surge again. The biggest problem is the dizziness, but if I just stop standing up so quickly I should be fine.
Cravings:  I’m in California. So obviously I want all the avocados in sight.
Miss anything: Nothing insane.
Looking forward to: Enjoy the last few days in California, then heading to Colorado for a few days!

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