Well heyyyy there, first bump update for baby #2! Considering I started these at 9 weeks with Lucas, it looks like I’m already following suit with slacking on baby #2. Sorry, kiddo!
At any rate, despite the fact that I was feeling slightly like death the night I had Jay take these photos (Tuesday night, and still today, thanks to a crappy cold that has taken over my entire upper body), here we are.
So if anyone tries to tell me I’m “glowing,” I’m calling you out. Either that, or it’s likely just my nose still running. Regardless, I was a hot mess and it was a rough day…
But anyway. It’s SO interesting to see the differences this time around. My bump at 15 weeks with Lucas was MUCH smaller…this one looks more similar to how I was at closer to at least 18weeks with Lucas?!
Baby is just over 15 weeks today and is about the size of an apple.
HERE’S WHAT ELSE BABY HAS BEEN UP TO THIS WEEK:
- He/she is about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at about 2 1/2 ounces.
- His/her legs are growing longer than the arms now, and he/she can move all of the joints and limbs.
- Baby can sense light. If I were to shine a flashlight at my tummy, baby is likely to move away from the beam.
- He/she is forming taste buds.
AND HERE’S WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING WITH ME THIS PAST WEEK:
Weight gained: No idea, but I’ll tell you that I’m completely uninterested in knowing. It’s funny, because I was reading my 15 month update with Lucas, and remembering all of those crappy, awful feelings you have when you start to put on some weight around your midsection but don’t necessarily look pregnant yet. It’s a tough time, right?! I was feeling that way around the 11-13 week mark this time around, just because your clothes don’t fit right, but you certainly don’t look like a legit preggo.
I’m fairly positive that my desire to want to eat only carbs and sugar for about 6 weeks straight has contributed to some additional weight gain in the first trimester, but whatever. It is what it is, and I’m sure things will balance back out at some point. This time around, things are FLYING already, so rather than focus on silly things like the weight gain, I’m trying to focus on remembering that I’m actually pregnant. Because there are certainly times I forget since I’m so busy with Lucas/work/life!
Workouts: FIVE this week! And I can’t even beginnnnn to tell you how good it feels to move again. The first trimester was ROUGH this time around (as you already know), and I barely worked out at all. It wasn’t until about 12-13 weeks where I started finding my mojo again. Right now, I’m mostly doing some 21 Day Fix workouts + PiYo, and an occasional kickboxing or barre video here or there. I took yesterday off, since my running nose probably wouldn’t allow me to get very far, but I’m hoping to get back in the game again soon!
Symptoms: Not too many, really. My boobs hurt like CRAZY and I still get an occasional wave of nausea here or there. But for the most part, most of the major symptoms I was experiencing from weeks 6-12 (nausea, heartburn, headaches, dizziness, constipation) are much better.
Food Aversions: I still really can’t do much coffee, although some mornings I try. Fish does not sound at all appealing. And not that it’s food, but I’ve been having a really hard time swallowing my prenatal vitamins at night. They make me want to gag!
Food Cravings: Sweets. Like donuts and muffins and cinnamon rolls and cookies. And anything with melted cheese. And avocados. Oh, and lemonade. Can’t. get. enough. lemonade. these days!
Sleep: Not terrible. I tend to wake up once or twice a night to pee, and this cold has been making things a bit more difficult. But overall, I can’t really complain.
Maternity clothes?: Yep. Not solely maternity, but I have worn a couple of tops (the top I wore on Saturday was maternity) and I’ve most definitely been sporting maternity leggings. I have a feeling they will be a wardrobe staple for the next 25 weeks (wow, that seems long…!).
Stretch marks? Not yet…but things are already stretching so quickly, so who knows?! I apply baby oil after my shower every morning and lotion before bed (when I remember) so hopefully I’ll stay lucky for a while this time around.
Miss Anything? Yes. I miss wine quite a bit. Especially on the evenings where Lucas is testing my patience. I also got a craving for sushi the other day which was a bummer.
Fun & Weird Stuff From the Week: There have been a few times where I thought I’ve felt that weird little pitter patter in my belly, but I still don’t know if it’s a baby or something like gas. Ha! I’ve also had a LOT of people guessing gender lately. There have been many girl guesses, but there’s a big part of me that thinks it’s a boy and I’m not sure why. We’ll find out next month!
Baby Items Purchased: None. I feel like I really can’t until we find out the gender…because if it’s a boy, then we’re basically golden.
Looking Forward To: My next appointment is this Friday, and I’m looking forward to hearing the heartbeat. After that, I’m really just looking forward to Christmas with family!
Questions for the Moms:
- If you’ve been pregnant more than once, did you notice any significant differences between them?
- What did you/do you miss most while pregnant?
- How soon did you feel your baby move? How would you describe it?