Yes folks, it's true. We are expecting a lovely addition to our family. This photo was taken after our last appointment which was on or around 15 weeks...
Pay no attention to my lovely hair do...
I did not tell you guys sooner because we had some issues with consistency around dating. My EDD according to my last period was March 3rd, but my first ultrasound said March 17th. Then I went in for my 12 week appointment and there was no heartbeat via Doppler, so we had to have another ultrasound, which dated me at March 22nd. All of this really freaked me out, but my midwife reassured me that everything was fine and last Wednesday we got a solid heartbeat. The position of my uterus was consistent with 15 weeks, so we're going with March 18th as an EDD. Not that it really matters... anytime in March is fine with me. :)
I really just feel fat right now, to tell you the truth. I was really unhappy with this photo, but Hutch assured me it was lovely and would do for Hump Day Bump Day. Although my uterus is poking out from my pelvis, my bump is mostly everything else just being moved out of the way. My tummy also has a nice little W shape to it from my previous pregnancy with Miss Gaia, so from the front I really feel as if I look rather unattractive. I'm trying to be joyful, because I really am, but this second time around I'm just so self conscious about my appearance. Oh well. I'll get over it.
How far along? 15 weeks or so
Total weight gain/measurements: + 6 pounds. I don't know if that's good or bad...
Sleep: I am so sleepy during the day so I wind up staying up really late most of the time due to all the naps throughout the day. I have some issues with my hip though and so I wind up being really uncomfortable.
Maternity clothes: I dug out my old ones last week and I'll be getting some new ones soon.
Stretch marks? Hopefully I'll not get nay new ones this time.
Best moment this week: Scheduling my 20 week ultrasound :)
Miss anything? Having the option to get wasted at parties. I'm not much of a partier but I'm sad to not have the option. I want to more now that I can't more than I did pre-pregnancy.
Movement: I felt some flutters the other day laying on my tummy in the bed, but it could have been just gas. Hehe.
Cravings?: Taco Bell. All the time. Also, those pretzel lean pockets... specifically the jalapeno chicken ones.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Random things like dish water and soup... but nothing consistent.
Labor signs: Lets hope not.
Symptoms: Sleepiness, irritability, and my version of pregnancy mask which is this annoying dark patch on my chin.
Belly button in or out? In, but if I press down on the surrounding areas I can make it pop out. It's very entertaining actually.
Rings on or off? My non-wedding ring is still on. I had to move it to my middle finger last year though, so if my fingers do swell I'll just move it back to my ring finger.
Happy or moody most of the time: Moody and sad sometimes...
Baby related purchases?: Haven't planned on shopping yet, but I did make a baby registry on Amazon.
Looking forward to: My family cruise on October 14th. :)
Anyhow, I'll do these updates for the most part after my appointments. So it'll be every month, then every two weeks, then every week as we get closer to the end. Oh and before you ask, we'd like a boy but we're keeping it a surprise! We might do a gender reveal baby shower, but we haven't figured that out either.