How far along: 15 weeks and 5 days (It is hard to get pictures when Tom is not home to help!)
Sex of Baby W: We wont find out for another month.
Weight gain: I am down to a total 4 pound loss.
Size of Baby W: A hass avocado or a yellow canary
Maternity clothes: I do wear the belly band almost every day because I can’t button most pants. I have worn a couple maternity tops this last week, but I can wear most of my winter clothes still with no problem since they are roomier. I did have one of my students ask if I was pregnant because she could tell I did not “look” the same. She said it much nicer, but basically she insinuated that I was fat.
Baby items: I didn’t buy anything this month, but I wouldn’t be surprised if there are some Christmas gifts coming baby’s way this weekend. I told myself I couldn’t buy anything else until we know the sex of the baby.
Stretch marks: Nothing yet. I really need to do a better job of applying my lotion though. Whoops.
Belly button in or out: Still in. I have a feeling though that this pregnancy will differ from George’s that eventually it will be out. It is flattening out a lot faster this go around!
Sleep: My sleep is going pretty well. I do usually have to wake up at least once to pee, but I generally don’t have any issues getting back to sleep. I am also sleeping on all sides but my belly at this point.
Best moment the past few weeks: George went with me to our 13 week ultrasound for all the testing. First of all, he was an angel while there. Secondly, he waved to his little sibling when he saw them on the screen. I about burst into tears right there. Then he insisted on having his own picture of the baby which he then carried around ALL day that day.
Worst moment the past few weeks: This last Friday we had some really bad freezing rain, and I fell at our sitter’s. I have several bruises on my face and legs as evidence. Then it took us almost an hour to get out of her neighborhood due to all the ice accumulation. Thanks to her neighbor’s kindness we got out without getting hit! All a miracle really since I watched a Fed Ex truck take out two mailboxes as it slid too close to comfort right at me. Getting stuck in the car is one of my worst nightmares. So being an emotional wreck after falling and then making no progress on an icy street was not my best moment this month. But on the plus side, again George was an angel through this whole ordeal.
Miss anything: Blogging. I just do not have the energy to devote to it and get stuff done around the house after George is in bed. Heck, most days, I don’t have the energy to do stuff around the house.
Cravings: Still marinated mushrooms–I eat 4-5 jars a week. My appetite is all over the place. I am just hungry all the time, but things will sound good one minute and then not the next minute. My boss makes fun of me daily because every time he passes my office I am eating something different.
Movement: I think I felt some movement on Sunday at church. It’s still hard to tell if it is the little canary or just my stomach doing it’s rumbles on it’s own.
Symptoms/how I am feeling: I am just exhausted, and the holiday madness doesn’t help either. I have been having some belly pains, but every time I ask about them, they say they are normal. My doctor said that it is just my uterus growing, and it is more common when I haven’t moved in a while. I get them mostly when I am sleeping, so that make sense. I have had a little acne, but no where near what I had with George. I guess there is still time though. It’s weird to say, but here lately I honestly forget that I am pregnant for most of the day. I remember with George, I was consumed by the pregnancy. This time I think I just have so much more going on and with not having appointments every two weeks it is easy to just keep going on as usual. Hopefully here soon with this ever growing belly and some movement in there, it can be more in the forefront!
Looking forward to: This Christmas. George is at an age where he doesn’t quite understand the meaning but everything is so magical. It is fun to watch everything through his eyes. This year we are also starting some traditions for our family which I am excited about.
You can read about George at 15 weeks here.