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.


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.

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.

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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