How Far Along? 15 weeks and 4 days 12/15/11
Symptoms: Itchy belly, itchy nipples, barforama, super sense of smell
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I went down a lot last week which scared the hell outta me, but went back up, I’m now my pre-pregnancy weight again, but my belly’s poking out. This kid is draining me somehow and taking all he needs to grow. He can drain me dry, as long as he’s healthy I don’t care one bit. I’m sure I’ll start gaining very soon.
Sleep: It’s already uncomfortable, not only because John elbows me in the head every night, but because left and right sides both don’t stay comfortable for long. I just want to lay on my back 🙁
Food Cravings: warm ham and cheese sandwiches on english muffin, orange juice, huge glasses o milk (This hasn’t changed)
Best Moment This Week: Finding out Embry is a boy!!! And seeing his cool spine!
Movement: I swear I felt him move in me the other day. It was like a “blip”. Then yesterday I felt this lil bubble type movement down there. It’s hard to explain. My family doesn’t believe me. They say it’s too early, and that it was gas….but….I’m a gassy mofo, I know what gas feels like, and this was not the same. I can’t wait to feel more movement and have Embry’s kicks be strong enough for John to feel too.
Labor Signs: None and hopefully not for a while!
Gender: Well, he’s a bouncing baby boy!! My dreams were wrong, but my prediction from that first boylooking ultrasound pic was correct. John’s really happy, he secretly wanted a boy even though he’d pretend he didn’t care.
Belly Button In Or Out? Innie…but sadly….it’s seems a lil shallower than it used to be sometimes 🙁
What I Miss: pooping, my fave jeans, they’re 100% unwearable thanks to my waistlessness and belly, and I sorely miss sushi.
What I Am Looking Forward To: The January anatomy scan. Making a registry with boyish items on it, gaining weight and having a real belly. Oh and picking a name for Embry.
Milestones: I don’t think I hit any milestones this week besides finding out gender.
Weekly Wisdom: Napping almost all day every weekend is perfectly fine 🙂 I feel not one ounce of guilt.
Is there anything that you can share with me from when you were at this stage in your pregnancy?