Thursday, April 28, 2016

Baby Bump: 15 Weeks

15 sounds like a solid number, right?? Well, technically I'm 15 weeks & 4 days. But about a month from now, we'll know whether little Baby C is a boy or a girl (19 weeks)! I'm totally thrilled to know what it is, because frankly I'm tired of calling our baby an "it" & also, I just want to buy things for him or her. So because I said I wanted to document stuff more, I decided to do a 15 week update.

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Baby: 
According to my 2 baby apps, Baby C is the size of a navel orange OR a hass avocado which is about 4.5 inches, 2-3 ounces. Not sure if that has any significance or importance to you but it puts things in perspective I guess (haha!). One of the apps that I have though is cool because it has the size of Baby C's hand right now. I love seeing it grow!

How I feel: 
I'm feeling great. Is that crazy? People keep asking me "How are you feeling?" like I should be feeling horrible. Maybe I'll feel bad later or maybe a future pregnancy will be worse, but so far this one has been pretty awesome. I'm tired, like all the time, but I'm pretty confident that's normal. I mean, I'm growing a human being for crying out loud. Also, my back hurts every now & then if I stand or move around too long.. But other than that, I think I'm in good shape.

Food: 
I love food. Always have, always will. I had some nausea in the first trimester, but none so far in the second. I don't really think I've had "cravings." Things just sound better than others to me which I feel like that's the way it's been my entire life & how most people are. Mexican food may be the one potential craving I've had. The only way I figure that is because I keep suggesting it anytime we go out to eat. And if you know Andrew, he's totally thrilled with me suggesting Mexican food all the time.

Clothing: 
No, I'm not in maternity clothes yet. My baby bump is JUST starting to form. Which I feel a little self-conscious about because I feel like I should have a bigger bump than I do. I've always worn loose fitting clothes because I hate when things are tight on me. So I think I'm going to be able to fit into all my clothes (with the exception of pants) for a good while. In my head (which may not be reality), I think I may be able to get away with not buying anything labeled "maternity" except for jeans & shorts. Who knows, maybe this tiny bump will be gigantic by the end of this summer. Until then, no, I'm not buying maternity clothes. I don't want to spend the money until I have to.

Emotional Support:
Andrew is awesome. He's super excited for our baby to arrive. He's made sure to take good care of the two of us (Baby C & myself). Andrew & I are both anxious to find out the gender of our baby next month. Andrew thinks it's a girl. I think it's a boy. From our friends & family, we've had mixed reviews on the topic of who thinks it's going to be what. Either way, I'm totally content with what Baby C is. My mom has been great to check on me & help me with stuff (she's absolutely thrilled to be a grandma!). And all of my friends have been there to support & love on me. I've got lots of people giving me helpful tips & advice. Most of the advice I've really taken into consideration &/or listened to. So more advice is openly welcomed. And if I think your advice is lame, I probably won't tell you, so no worries to you ;). With all of that being said, I'm super thankful for my close family & friends.. Andrew & I are both only children so our children won't have aunts, uncles or first cousins. I have plenty of honorary aunts & uncles which makes me happy. And I'm super thankful for all of those wonderful people who will claim Baby C as their own family member even if it's not related by blood.

My next check up is quickly approaching & then before we know it, we'll do our next ultrasound! Do you have any tips for me as I'm in my 15th week, approaching my 16th? :)




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