Survey Says: 15 weeks preggers

Thursday, July 25, 2013

So hard to believe that I will be 16 weeks along tomorrow and so close to the halfway mark.  The belly really popped for me this week.  As tiny as it is it definitely took on an even rounder shape sticking out far enough so that many people have started to notice.  Yay for that!  It is nice to be recognized for being "pregnant" and getting out of the in-between stage.

So here is this week's flashback:

Survey says...
Written Thursday, July 25th

How far along?: 15 weeks and 6 days

Total weight gain/loss: .8lbs. from last week.  From my first weigh in at 6wks until now, I am up 2.8 lbs.  Not too bad considering if I only gain 1 lb a week from now til the end, I will be right in the range the doc wants me to be in.

Maternity clothes?:   I bought my first pair of leggings and work maternity pants last week and now I understand what all the hype is about.  So comfortable!  I did buy a few work dresses too that were on sale so the maternity clothes pile starts!  And an FYI… has A GREAT collection of maternity wear at a great price.  I am able to wear my normal pants with a belly band and my normal shirts are good for a little while too but getting just a tad uncomfortable.  Is it sad to say I could see myself wearing my SUPER comfy maternity leggings forever!  I don’t want to part.

Sleep:  I have had a ton of growing pains this week so sleep is 50/50.

Best moment of the week: Someone at work noticing the baby bump!  I am finally getting there J  Since last week I have popped a lot more.

Movement: Not yet.  They say there is a possibility to start feeling little flutters between 16-20 weeks so I CAN’T WAIT!  The real kicks, that Russell will be able to fee, won’t start until a little later.

Food Cravings:  I was all over the place this week.  I wanted fruit, anything chips, and Italian sausage (so freaking weird).  Oh and I had been eating BLT’s like it’s my job for the past 2 weeks.

Gender:   Man now I am thinking BOY.  I just need to stop.  

 Belly Button: Still in J

Stretchmarks?:  No but the growing pains and stretching are making me itchy.  I was told not to scratch my belly or it will cause marks.  Anyone know if this is true? 

What I miss:  Summer salads with blue cheese on it.  Can’t have the blue cheese according to the “no no” list from the doc because it is an unpasteurized cheese.

What I am looking forward to: Usually you can find out the gender between 16-20 weeks and I have an appt at 16 weeks on Monday but the doc said I probably won’t find out until my next appt at 20 weeks.  (Deep down I am hoping that they get a clear shot on Monday and we can know already)  This momma is getting impatient. 

Weekly Wisdom:  Little babe is the size of an apple J  And babe is starting to move his/her face muscles and grimace and wince!  And their tiny organs and nerves are starting to function.

Milestones:  Finally getting a “noticeable” bump.  I am creeping out of that “man she let herself go” phase.