Monday, March 26, 2012

15 Week Notes

I have seen these pregnancy notes on a few other blogs and thought they would be a great way for me to keep track of/remember my pregnancy. Life moves so quickly and I forget things so easily. I tried to keep a journal when I was pregnant with Connor, but didn't write in it consistently. I haven't even gotten around to BUYING one yet this time, let alone found any time to write. Maybe doing it electronically will be easier for me.

How far along? 15 weeks (16 tomorrow) March 26, 2012

Maternity clothes? Yes, unfortunately.

Stretch marks? No

Sleep: Pretty well. I am waking up less frequently to pee, which is good! Although my energy level has increased in the last few weeks, I'm still ready to head to bed by 8:00 or so every night.

Miss Anything? My morning coffee. I had to stop drinking it when I was feeling so crappy. Now I have it on the weekends, but not during the week because it still occasionally makes me feel nauseous/shaky during the day.

Movement: I think I am feeling it sometimes when I am sitting or crouched down (bent at the waist squishing the baby), but everything I read says I shouldn’t be feeling it yet, so who knows.

Food cravings: No cravings, really, and my aversions are going away. I made chicken fajitas this week! I haven’t been able to deal with raw chicken since the beginning of January!

Gender: Not sure, but at our 12 week ultrasound Mike and I both thought BOY.

Labor Signs: None, thank goodness.

Symptoms: PLUGGED EARS. I hate them. They have also started ringing occasionally. Lovely.

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: The moodiness is also getting better. I am more teary than usual, though.

Looking forward to: Nine days until our next ultrasound/appointment! Hopefully the little bugger will cooperate so we can find out the gender. We should also get our blood test results that day (the right ones!) so we will know more what we’re dealing with in terms of the platelet antibody issue.

Other news: Connor climbed/fell out of his crib for the first time this week. We told him it must be time to get a big boy bed, and now he has asked multiple times a day for his new bed. I guess we’ll be shopping for a toddler bed next weekend! We were going to have to transition him anyway before the baby comes, but he is just so little...I can’t imagine him in a bed. I know I baby him too much—he’s almost 2 ½ , but I’m just having issues dealing with the fact that he is growing up. I should be grateful, because when to transition him into all these types of things has been a cause of stress for me since I found out we were expecting another one. Like everything else he’s done in his life, Connor is making that decision for me. He’s such a good boy. I’m really blessed with that one! Now if only he would potty train himself, we’d be golden!

Also, even though we've been talking with Connor about the baby and reading "Big Brother" books, I wasn't sure if he really "got" it. On Saturday I said "Is mama's tummy getting bigger?" and he said "Baby in there!" Then we talked about all the things he would do for/with the baby and he seemed pretty excited. I'm happy to know he at least somewhat gets it, so it won't be a total shock to him.

Take care! Julie

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