How far along: 15 weeks, 1 day!
Baby size: An orange or a pear by some sites. 🙂 “The average fetus at 15 weeks weighs 2.5 ounces and measures 4 inches — and his/her proportions are becoming even more normal, since his/her legs now outmeasure his arms.”
- You probably can’t feel it yet, but he/she’s squirming a ton!
- He/She might even be hiccuping in there.
- He/She’s making lots of progress: her joints and limbs can all move now.
Symptoms: I’ve been gagging out of the blue sometimes lately. I don’t really feel nauseated, but sometimes I cough or I smell something and it makes me gag suddenly. Brushing my teeth usually causes that, as well. No puking (yet). Feeling great though! Just peeing a lot and feeling kinda tired, as usual.
Food Cravings: I have been on a pickle frenzy again this past week. I ate quite a few in the beginning, but then I began to prefer pepperoncinis or spicier things. I tried fried pickles for the first time last weekend, and OooEmmGee! They were amazing. I won’t make a habit of that though. Still loving lots of veggies, too. I also want to eat more meat now. I had a slight aversion to it in the beginning. Especially chicken (which is weird because I LOVE chicken normally), but now I like it again. It still looks gross when it’s raw though, lol. I’d rather not be the one to cook it..
Emotions: Great! I’ve been in a wonderful mood. Things are going so well, and I’ve been able to relax more. I do still get tearful easily. I think it’s partly hormones but partly because I’m just happy and so excited.
Weight: 3-4 lbs total. Seems to fluctuate between the 2. I haven’t gained any since like week 10, I think. My docs say that’s totally fine.
Something I’ve done to prepare for baby’s arrival: Nothing really this past week, other than preparing for the gender reveal party and I also bought a couple new maternity tops, bras, underwear, and comfy yoga pants. I feel so much better in bras that fit! Wow, what a difference. And I can’t believe how much “the girls” grew already, LOL.
What I am most excited about: Of course, seeing spot TOMORROW (Thursday) and finding out the gender!! I keep wanting to cry thinking about it. There aren’t even enough words to describe how I feel about it! And I can’t wait to tell everyone!! I still wish I could share it with you all sooner than March 9th, when we have the party. I can’t risk one of my family members seeing it though. Another big thing I am soooo looking forward to, is feeling movement! I cannot wait! 😀 I don’t think I’ve felt anything for real yet. I have an anterior placenta, so it may take longer.
Belly pics: It’s growing! 😀 This is the first time you can see it from the front. No one has noticed that I’m pregnant yet. My scrubs at work kinda hide it. All my main coworkers already know I’m pregnant. I’m waiting for someone else to notice. I’m looking forward to my bump being unmistakable! 🙂 I think it will be soon.