Monday, March 4, 2013

fifteen weeks.

Sidenote to my pregnancy posts:  As I post I plan to be completely honest about my feelings and thoughts as we ride this rollercoaster into parenthood.  I plan to use this blog as a way for me to process this journey.  Thanks for taking the time to read.

How Far Along: 15 weeks, 2 days.

Size of baby: Apple.

Sleep: Sleep is still going pretty well.  I'm still able to sleep on my stomach, especially if I put one foot out to prop myself up a little.  I've had a little trouble when I move suddenly though.  I get a sharp pain on the right side of my uterus which apparently is called round ligament pain.  It only lasts a few seconds, but it is awful.  I've been able to get back to sleep quickly afterwards so it's not too big of an issue.  

Total Weight Gain:  My estimate would be about 6 pounds.  I didn't have to work today because of the snow, so I'll weigh myself tomorrow.  Although I struggled for a while with gaining weight, but now I'm feeling okay.  The babe needs nutrients, so I gotta provide. 

Symptoms: The worst is being tired, so I'm not complaining.  My nausea has pretty much subsided.  When I get hungry though my stomach is SO hungry.  That's quickly remedied with a snack :)  I've also started having the round ligament pain, which is awful, but short lived. 

Movement: Nothing, but I've heard other women feel it this early.  I'm patiently waiting.  I am honestly so excited about this part of pregnancy!  I can't wait for John to be able to feel it either.  

Maternity Clothes: Yup.  I bought a few items from Old Navy and I've been rotating them in with my regular clothes.  I have been using my Belly Band, which is great because I don't have to button or zip my regular pants.  It's very comfortable while I'm standing, but slightly uncomfortable when sitting for a long period of time. 

Go-to eats:  I want salads SO bad this week.  I homemade the salad dressing from Olive Garden, which is so good.  I'm not currently having any food aversions.  

Best moment/s of the week:  Your daddy and I got to spend the whole weekend together.  We celebrated a positive change for him at work on Friday night at our favorite place for burgers in St. Paul.  Saturday we got a few more plates for the house because we only had three left and yesterday we got a La Z Boy and a rug.  You won't have to lay on the wood floor now!  I'm feeling like a happy momma because more details are falling into place for your arrival. 

Hardest moment/s of the week: 
There wasn't anything hard about this week.  It's been a great one!

Gender: I was thinking you were a girl last week, but now I'm unsure again.  Your daddy still thinks your a boy.  He regularly calls you a 'he'.  No one else has voiced their opinions either.  The beginning of April can't come soon enough.

What I wish people knew:  Some details about our pregnancy are things we cherish together.  They are what we enjoy thinking about and talking about.  It seems like people believe all of the details about our pregnancy are fair game to ask questions about.

What I’m looking forward to:  I got a snow day today :)  We get to see Hannah and Ethan this weekend.  I also get to hang out with Harper on Saturday. 

Milestones:  You are 4 inches long and weigh almost 2 ounces.  You can sense light even though your eyes aren't open yet.  
To check out my growing baby bump click here :)


  1. Love that you're doing this! It was probably about 22 weeks when I first felt a flutter in my tummy with Helen. The placenta was positioned near my belly button so I wasn't able to feel her as soon as most mommies. Be patient; it's well worth the wait!

  2. Thanks for commenting :) I can't wait! Thanks for sharing your own experience. Now I won't feel so bad if it doesn't happen until later. Hope you're doing well! We should get coffee/lunch soon!