14 Weeks

As I write this, I am officially 14 weeks. Which also means I am uncontesdedly in my second trimester. There’s a lot of disagreement over when the first trimester ends and the second begins. Some say it is at 12 weeks, as that is developmentally significant and your risk of miscarriage drops dramatically. But, the main argument seems to lie in between 13 and 14 weeks. If you divide 40 weeks of pregnancy by 3 trimester, you get 13.33333. So in the most technical of counts you begin the second third of your pregnancy at 13 weeks and 4 days. But people like even numbers, so it is common to round down to 13 weeks or up to 14. I start feeling like I’m in the second trimester at 13 weeks, personally, but I don’t officially count it until, well, today!

I stopped taking my progesterone three days ago, and it seems to have gone well. At some point in the next 3 weeks, we will find out the sex of this baby. I am looking forward to that as I feel a little disconnected from them right now. Since finding out I was pregnant, I have struggled to separate this baby from Easton. Often it feels like he is just gone and will come back in May, rather than this being a whole new person.  But, as this pregnancy progress it has gotten a lot better.

I can already tell that this little one is different from Easton in some ways. At this gestation with Easton, I could find his heartbeat on my Doppler easily. He was always where I had “left him” the time before. While he would wiggle around and kick, I didn’t struggle to find him. That is NOT the case with this kid. By 10 weeks I could hear Easton consistently. Even now at 14 weeks I have to look for some time to find them. He or she is never in the same place, and more often than hearing their heartbeat, I am treated to a barrage of kicks and punches. The exciting side to this is I am starting to feel some of those movements! They still feel like the faintest taps and flutters, but are getting stronger by the day.

We have a gender reveal for family planned for Sunday, I’ll be 15 weeks then. Manley and I found out Monday.  It’s been exciting having this little secret all to ourselves.

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