I apologize for the headless picture. It was either that, or no bump picture. (Michael was not thrilled!) We ended up having a very lazy day yesterday and I did not take a shower. While I tell everyone else "all pictures are blog worthy", the same is not true for me! :) I was not going to put up a messy haired, no make up, full face of zits picture. I'm sure you all understand! :)
How Far Along: 15 weeks
How Far Along: 15 weeks
Size of baby: Baby is the size of a naval orange
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +6 total. I gained back the 2 1/2 pounds I had lost last week. I'm OK with that. To me (in the privacy of my own bathroom!), I think my stomach has changed drastically within a week. I'm thinking by the next week or two I will have "popped" and everyone else will see it as a bump and not fat! :)
Maternity Clothes: regular shirts and sweat pants, maternity pants
Gender: I am still thinking it's a boy.
Movement: None yet
Sleep: It was not good this week. It's been pretty good up to this point. I don't know what happened. I would wake up multiple times a night (and not just to pee)... be exhausted, but not be able to fall asleep... wake up at 3:30 in the morning and not be able to go back to sleep. Ugh! I got a few good nights sleeps in this weekend. I hope it continues.
What I miss: Having more choices of clothing to wear
Cravings: Honestly, I'm a little upset that I have yet to have a craving. I feel a little jipped. I mean, that's all you hear about pregnancy. Don't get me wrong, I am very happy that I have skipped out on some of the normal pregnancy symptoms--morning sickness, being an emotional wreck, acid reflux, etc. But I wouldn't mind one normal symptom. I think cravings sounds like a good one. No. I have absolutely NOTHING!
Food aversions: Nothing really
Symptoms: acne, weird dreams, boobs growing!, always blowing my nose and usually it's bloody (is that TMI?)- I am so thankful I read about that ahead of time. It would have freaked me out a little. I think I've had one bloody nose my whole life. The books say bloody noses can be common. I haven't had a full on bloody nose, but you get the picture. Apparently it's because all of your membranes are changing and your nose is a membrane. I talked with a few moms and they had no clue what I was talking about. Of course I'd get the weirdo symptom!
Surprises: I am surprised I don't miss coffee. Before I got pregnant, I anticipated having major caffeine withdrawals. (Yes, I know caffeine is allowed.) Before I saw my Dr. for the first time, I skipped caffeine all together just to be safe. I honestly didn't miss coffee or soda. I think I had like two decaf coffees in that time. After seeing my Dr. I think I got two regular coffees (by regular, I mean my drink from Starbucks... not straight up coffee!) I ended up dumping half of each one down the drain. It just didn't taste good to me. Or I'd get full fast. Since then, I haven't had one and I don't even want one. I use to drink at least one a week.
Best Moment This Week: Walking around Babies R Us with Michael. We just sort of looked at what they had, talked about a few items, and picked up a few things out of the clearance bins. We haven't done too many baby related things yet, so it was fun!
Fun purchases: A king sized bed!! It's not necessarily baby related, but it sure is nice. My very generous mother-in-law gave us money to get one. We wanted one for a few reasons, a) MORE ROOM, b) more comfort and c) now we have a bed for people to sleep in when they come and visit. (And we are expecting many visitors because of the baby!)
Milestones: ??? making it another week?