How Far Along: 15 weeks J
How Big is Baby: the size of a naval orange (4.5 inches long); I must have had the wrong size last week L
Sleep: sleeping great! No pregnancy insomnia. In fact, I have the opposite problem. On Monday night I fell asleep on the couch before 8. Wes woke me up and we both went to bed at 8:15. That is a new record for us. I remember being tired last time around, but I just don’t remember being this tired. I don’t know if it has to do with my earlier start time at work or having Emma but sometimes I am just exhausted. Also, still sleeping on my tummy J.
Diet/Cravings/Aversions: I still hate the smell of regular coffee. Some people make it at work and I want to tell them to STOP- it makes me gag. I am trying to eat more protein because I am literally hungry all of the time.
Symptoms: heartburn. Seriously? It’s not supposed to start this early. Maybe this baby will have a head full of dark hair like me? There is always hoping J. Also, I can just feel my body starting to slow down and taking longer to recover after taking long walks (or really cleaning the upstairs).
Movement: Yes, I really think I felt the baby this week! One day after lunch, I leaned forward at my desk and my belly was touching my desk and I felt the flutter, I leaned in a little closer and felt it again. I have felt this same flutter for the last two days just a couple of times a day.
Gender Prediction: my mom had a dream that the baby was a boy! It was a funny dream. In the dream she couldn’t believe that we were having a boy and told us that we couldn’t have a boy because we didn’t know what to do with a boy. So maybe this baby is a boy? After I told my husband that story, he asked me if I cared either way what the gender is- and the answer is I really don’t have a preference. Anyone that knows me, knows I wanted a girl so badly with Emma. I would jokingly tell people that I had to find out the gender because I would need the next 20 weeks to recover if we were having a boy. This time I feel so differently about it. I would love for Emma to have a sister. But I would also love for her to have a brother. Seriously no preference this time around.
What I am worrying about: not nearly as much this week. As a follow up to last week’s worries, Wes did a few “fake” heart attacks this week. Turns out Emma just laughs at him and moves on J
What I am loving: that my belly bump is growing. I really think I look less like I gained 10 pounds and more like I am having a baby now J
What I am looking forward too: I know this is way far ahead, but I have already been daydreaming about breastfeeding our newbie. In case you didn’t know, I am 100% pro breastfeeding.
Best Moment of the week: Wes painting Emma’s big girl room J a clean upstairs- it feels great not to be drowning in paperwork anymore!