14 Weeks

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I finally got around to purchasing a mirror and working on creating a chalkboard to document baby Stern’s progress. I didn’t have any luck, I think all the DIY spirits were working against me. The paint streaked and created lines on the first coat; I tried a different brush on the second coat, which seemed to help, but when I went down last night to start writing on it the chalk pulled the paint right off the mirror. I nearly cried. 😦 I’ve been working on this for a week and want to start using it so badly. So, that board is going in the trash and to move the process along, I’m just going to buy an actual chalkboard and get these creations moving.

Horrible fail on the painted mirror…
failed chalkboard

Here’s a week 14 mirror picture, promising next weeks will be a little more creative!

14 weeks

How far along: 14 weeks!
Total weight gain/measurements: 7lbs
Maternity clothes: I have a pair of maternity jeans that I started wearing a few weeks ago when this little belly popped and I have to say they are the most comfortable things ever
Stretch marks: None, yet
Sleep: Sleeping great, except for 2am wake ups to pee
Best moment of this week: Scheduling our gender reveal!
Have you told family & friends: Yes!
Miss Anything? Lunch meat – like subs and hoagies
Movement: not yet
Food cravings: anything salty – Doritos, cashews, Chipotle, Sun Chips
Anything that makes you queasy or sick: Greasy food
Have you started to show yet: Yes, little belly popped out about 2/3 weeks ago
Gender prediction: I have no idea, not even a feeling. Although Dan and my mom keep referring to the baby as a “him”
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Feeling the baby move 🙂 and Spring Weather

If you saw my post earlier this week, we’re starting to put together ideas for the nursery. Pinterest has my head spinning with way too many cute ideas and what I thought would be an easy Craigslist pick for a refurbished dresser, has turned in to a multi-state man hunt for the perfect piece of furniture. Dan and I are headed to Virginia this weekend and our crossing our fingers we find a treasure that will fit perfectly in the nursery.

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