14 Weeks

Alright, I haven't quite figured out how I'll do these updates, but here is the first one!

How far along? 14 Weeks {see my first 14 week update here}
Baby Size: A lemon
Total weight gain/loss: Once again, I am down about 5 pounds {ironic that I finally lose those pesky 5 pounds now!}.  I've actually had a stomach bug that turns out to be a possible case of listeria.  We got an email from our local grocery store saying that a batch of peaches we recently purchased was exposed to listeria...peaches of all things!  I called my doctor yesterday morning and they have put me on antibiotics as a precaution.  Google is a terrible thing when you think you might be sick...and this has scared me quite a bit!  Fingers crossed and prayers that this everything is ok!  Have any of you had a listeria scare?
Maternity clothes? No.  This dress is from Old Navy!
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: Sleeping well except for a nightly call to el baƱo.
Best moment this week: Entering the second trimester!
Miss Anything? My appetite!
Movement: Sometimes I think there might be a little flutter here and there.  I'm excited for that feeling again! 
Food cravings: Sweets more than anything...have been enjoying Panda Puffs for breakfast!
Anything making you queasy or sick: I mentioned it before, but taking my prenatals on an empty stomach pretty much guarantees I'll get sick.  But otherwise, it's been much smoother sailing this time around.
Have you started to show yet: Um yes, I feel like I'm already much bigger this time around.  
Gender prediction: Really no clue!  Originally I thought that since this has been an easier start, maybe it's a girl, but then I think that's my body just being used to the whole pregnant thing this time around.  Plus I feel like I'm giving into cravings {ie: lots of bread} a lot sooner to avoid the queezy feeling.
Looking forward to: Feeling better and entering the glorious second trimester!
Differences this time around: One thing I will say, is that I just LOVE pregnancy hair and noticed how full and non-oily it is this time around.  Before, I didn't really think I had pregnancy hair but then I had Ethan and it all fell out and man, was that a sad day.  So I am full-on embracing it this time around.  OH and another thing...I am pregnant at almost the exact opposite time...being pregnant during the summer and due in the winter.  Should be interesting to see how dressing the bump goes as we enter the cooler months.

Whew!  So there you go!  I will say...it's fun to see how I was with Ethan versus now.  Maybe I'll keep them up!  ;)

xo natasha


  1. Love reading these updates!! But I know how you feel about writing them... I'm 38 weeks pregnant and doing bi-weekly updates which means less pictures to pose for ;)

  2. I love these updates! Oh right you'll need a bunch of new maternity clothes since it will be cimpletely different seasons this time!

  3. oh no! hope you are feeling better soon and no risk from the possible listeria! You do look fantastic and yes, pregnancy hair is amaze... until you hit the stage i'm at 7m pp and you sprout the horns!!! LOL

    1. The dreaded horns..... after all we go through and that's how our hair repays us!

  4. Love this ! I am also 14 weeks pregnant. Ethan is about 6 months older than our son. I always loved reading his updates and your favorites .. Made me feel like I knew what was coming. Congrats :)

  5. I was SO paranoid about catching listeria while I was pregnant! Hope you're feeling better soon!

  6. so glad to hear that you are feeling better now! I saw a story on the news this morning about the peaches!! crazy. can't wait to see more bump updates! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  7. eeeek cant believe from peaches but glad you're feeling better now love xo

  8. You look great! So scary about listeria, praying antibiotics take care of everything!! Congrats again!!

  9. Oh geez, scary about being sick, good thing you were on top of it and let your doc know. Hope you are feeling better!! You look great!! I know the feeling though, that belly tends to just 'show' right away on #2, it seems (for me). Ugh. :)

  10. You look great!!! Glad to hear you are feeling better!

  11. I am soooo happy for you! Can't wait to see your cute baby bump grow!

  12. you're just too cute! i found out the sex of blair at 14 weeks!!!

  13. Such a cutie bump! Yikes about the Listeria! I just heard about that today too.

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

  14. I hope you recover soon! Glad they were able to get you some medicine :)

  15. How scary about the listeria! That's why they don't want you to eat sandwich meat without heating it up first. Glad you're feeling good and can't wait to find out if you are having a miss or mr!!

  16. You look beautiful Natasha! You're glowing already. I'm sorry you were sick. I ate a bunch of those peaches from TJs, too. Glad you are feeling better! So fun to follow along on your 2nd pregnancy.

  17. You look stunning! How scary with the listeria - reading online will just terrify you! Hopefully it was just a coincidence and maybe some ongoing all day sickness? I lost "those last 5 pounds" when I got pregnant with my second too in the beginning. I hope you feel better!!

  18. Holy scary!!!! I'm sure everything will be fine. It's a horrible feeling though worrying about it. I hope you get back to feeling better soon! You look fabulous :)