*I apologize for the low quality "bathroom bump selfie..." I promise next week will be better!
How far along?: 15 weeks :)
Size of baby?: An avocado or 4-5 inches and 3-5 oz
Total weight gain?: 3 lbs as of two weeks ago at my last appointment...probably at least 10 by now, especially after all of my holiday eating and snacking! 😳
Sleep?: sleep has been decent, besides having to wake up at least once or twice to go potty! But I'm able to fall right back to sleep, so it doesn't affect me too much! I'm in bed by 8:30, and I'm up by 5:45 to workout before I start my day. I also take a 20-30 minute nap when Madden naps every day so this really helps with the exhaustion!
Maternity Clothes?: I didn't buy any when I was pregnant with Madden, but I had just lost 50 lbs, so I was able to use a lot of my "fat girl" clothes to get me through...this time around (since I don't have any of those clothes left) I've only bought maternity leggings and one pair of jeans because any other preggo girl I've talked to has sworn by them. And boy oh boy, let me tell you...they are AMAZING! I am living in them, paired with boots and pre-pregnancy tunic tops and long fitted tees and tanks with cardigans. And will be until late spring! :)
Stretch Marks?: Nope! I didn't get any with Madden, so I'm hoping I'm lucky this time around too...but I did lather up with bio oil and Palmer's Cocoa Butter every night before bed last time, so I will start doing that very soon! Prevention is key!
Best Moment this Week?: Moving all of the baby furniture into the nursery and getting it arranged the way I want it! I still want to paint and decide on a theme, but to see the once empty room across the hall full of baby stuff, makes my heart soooo happy!!
Have you told family and friends?: Yes!! We told our immediate families (Parents and siblings) over Thanksgiving when we were 10 weeks by putting together a "I am thankful" shutterfly book from Madden. Where the last two pages included "I am especially thankful for...Baby!!" It was quite the hit! We then waited to make the big announcement to the rest of family and friends until the weekend before Christmas. Such a fun time!!
Miss anything?: Ha! Honestly, Aaron and I had a date night on Friday and when we were done with dinner and it came time for dessert (I always make room for dessert) ;) I had a major craving for a chocolate martini!! Man oh man, I've never wanted one so bad in my life! But other than a random yummy cocktail, I don't miss too much else!
Movement?: As a matter of fact, right before I started this post, I just sent my hubs a text saying this:
Food cravings?: I have been LOVING me some clementines (like I eat 4 or 5 at a time) and honey crisp apples...I also am on a big cereal kick!! In fact, whenever the hubs is traveling for work, it's been pretty typical of me to have a couple bowls for dinner! Loving cinnamon toast crunch and lucky charms a lot right now!
Anything making you queasy or sick?: Not anymore!! The first few weeks I couldn't come close to eggs or anything pumpkin...which was very sad because I am a HUGE pumpkin lover!! But now we are good to go!
Have you started to show?: well...I've got a little bump, but most people can't even tell...I'm in the stage of "I just feel bloated like a stuffed can of biscuits" and I hate this stage!!
Gender prediction?: actually, I thought my prediction was boy all along...but Aaron is dead set that it's a girl. And now, all of our friends or any family that we know that are due around us are ALL having boys, so someone is due to have a girl, right? I honestly do not care either way! And we won't know either way until the little nugget joins our family on his/her birthday, as we aren't finding out!!
Labor signs?: heck no!! Let's hope this isn't a question at all, since we will have a scheduled c-section!!
Belly button in or out?: in, for now, but I know it will pop out because it totally did with Madden!!
Wedding rings on or off?: On!
Happy or moody lately?: if you ask my hubs, he would honestly tell you that I've been extremely happy lately...As that wasn't always the case! I think that now that the news is out in the open, I feel sooo much more excited about this all!
Looking forward to?: my appointment next week...I love getting to hear the babe's heartbeat and making sure everything is still thriving inside! :)
Until next time...