15 Weeks:

I’m going to go straight to the pic, because it’s THAT exciting!

It's worth taking the extra moment to zoom in on her face... seriously.

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.


6 responses to “15 Weeks:

  1. LOL! I think that cat looks more pregnant than you still! 😉

    • I know!! The sad thing is that she’s on a diet that’s been going well. Yes, she’s LOST weight. And my bump seems to have gone down a little. hmmm… I’ve been having what feels like lots of teeny tiny side aches all over my torso, so I guess things are… settling? Haha, is that possible?? Oh well. Still in my jeans for now, so I’ll go with it!

  2. When you finally do go shopping, try not to buy a TON of clothes for your munchkin. You get so many clothes from other peole! Addi didn’t even get to wear some before she outgrew them. Oh, and sleep sacks are THE bombdiggity for baby to sleep in…they make 2am diaper changes a cinch!

  3. Can’t WAIT for the sleep sacks! I’ve also heard that it’s allll about the zippers. I don’t get it- seems like snaps would be easy too- but I figure it’s something I’ll say, “Oooohhhhh… THAT’S what they were talking about!!” Still have held off on the clothes shopping. I’m sure it’ll get harder once we know the gender. =)

  4. You’re not stealing Apple’s thunder are you and announcing her pregnancy on your blog? Just wanted to clarify… Ha! Ha! You’re looking good mama and I can’t wait for Christmas dinner with you, Luke and the little gremlin.

  5. So excited for you and Luke! (And Nana (Tutu? Granny? haha) Paula too!) Congratulations!
    Note on baby clothes…..seems manufacturers do not give enough thought to closurers..zippers, snaps, buttons, etc that are on the BACK of all those cute little outfits……..those adorable little babies shouldn’t have to lie on any uncomfortable hardware with their tender new skin…….and sacks with drawstrings are great!

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