I’m going to go straight to the pic, because it’s THAT exciting!
How far along? 15 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 2 1/2lbs… Up 4lbs from 3 weeks ago!
Maternity clothes? Bought a few things, but not wearing any yet. Putting it off as long as possible.
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: Sleeping well- this is the first week I’ve slept on my back since week 7! Might as well enjoy it while I can.
Best moment this week: Starting back on my headache preventative after the midwife promised me it was okay. This is day three of great sleep and no headaches!
Miss Anything? Sushi. I practically begged the nurse midwife to allow me some of the good stuff. She wouldn’t budge. *sigh*
Movement: Nope, not yet!
Food cravings: I made chili dogs for dinner the other night- not near as good as Sonic, but doable til I can get to the real deal.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really- cooked seafood still does it to me every once in a while.
Have you started to show yet: Oh yes. Now acquaintances are staring at my belly. Giving it the “is she?” eyeball… =)
Gender prediction: Still leaning towards boy, but everyone else is leaning towards girl. Even my subconscious- That dream is sticking with me. We don’t know what Ruby will predict. 😉
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! Still very sleepy, with a hint of crazy thrown in to keep Luke on his toes.
Looking forward to: Getting my Christmas shopping/wrapping/mailing done!! Longer term: finding out the gender of our person. =)
Surprisingly, no felines, humans, or fetuses were harmed in the taking of this photo. Apple has actually just taken up residence on my lap. For the billionth time this morning. Lots of warm belly to rub together…
Little Geronimo or Oceana is exercising his/her little airways- allowing for lung development. His or her legs are growing longer, and s/he is more proportional by the day. They can also sense light. Eyelids are fused shut, but apparently I can shine a flashlight up to my belly to tick off my little person. Not like I would do that… Maybe I’ll bring a flashlight to the next ultrasound.
Turns out we won’t find out the gender until mid January. In general, it isn’t a big deal. The baby is either a Gertrude or a Cecil. Finding out sooner doesn’t affect this. In fact, it helps us avoid shopping for a little longer (generally a good thing). And it gives us time to work through all of our gender predictions prior to the Great Reveal.