How Far Along: 15 Weeks today!
Size of Baby: An orange
Gender: We are only about a month away from finding out. I don't do baby gender neutral crap, so we will definitely be finding out. My brother and sisters are very much Team Whatever Gender They Are. It's fun to listen to them. I go back and forth on what I'd like to have first. I'll just be happy with a happy and healthy baby come 25 weeks from now.
Names: Ha! Hahahahahahah. Well, where do I start with this? As far as our boy, we're pretty much settled on a name and have been for some time now. It's everything that we want in a name for a boy - a strong name that easily transitions to a nickname with family background and even a historical reference. But our girl name is very much up in the air. It's not that we don't think about it or talk about it, we just haven't found the one name that we just love that would fit all the criterion we have.
One thing we do know is that we aren't telling the name until we introduce the little dude or dudette to everyone at the hospital.
Weight Gain: For long time readers, you know that I spent the better part of two years losing 70 pounds through Weight Watchers. I was headed toward my last loss and then I got pregnant. And I also started studying for the bar. Hello stress eating and not really having anything that sounds good in small town America! I also didn't exercise when I was studying during the bar because I couldn't justify the time lost, even though looking back now, I should have taken the time for myself. When I don't work out, I gain weight. So I'm up. I know that this is going to be one of the hardest things for me during pregnancy.
Thankfully, we are out of our ghetto-crummy-ass apartment that some day I'll tell the story about soon. We will be in a much safer, cleaner, and nicer area and I'll be able to hit the gym daily for a good power walk. I don't think I'll be running because my back is really out of whack right now and I've known runners that have been out due to a back problem for awhile and I'd rather re-train this fall once my baby is here with my Bob stroller. But eating healthy, having a routine, and going for my daily walk like a boss will get me back on the right track, I'm sure.
Maternity Clothes: I'm up a bra size already. I don't really know if that counts, but my weight gain has mainly been to my boobs. I'm also in some older jeans of mine with a rubber band but that's only because I hate being restricted right now. If I could live in pj pants and a t-shirt with no bra and it be socially acceptable in the real world and not just at Wal-Mart, I'd seriously consider it at this point. I'm not huge by any means, things are just uncomfortable.
Nursery: Like I said, I don't do gender neutral and so I'm proving to be very picky. I have a very specific vision in mind and it doesn't include green or brown or animals. When I have a gender, I feel like things will come together.
Movement: I haven't had any movement yet, but our little gummy bear was moving like crazy on our ultrasound a month ago and he or she has a very fast heart rate. We shall see!
Symptoms: I was really nauseous up until about the week after the bar. I'm still really super tired too. I also have a freak for a nose currently and for awhile, my brother, husband, and dad couldn't wear cologne because it made me so woozy. I've figured out that as long as I eat regularly, I don't get sick. I've also been a serious bloater. I honestly, think half of my weight is water weight. The other half is in my boobs which are huge. And I've pretty much had all the symptoms. I'm a hot hormonal mess.
Sleep: I am not sleeping well. I toss and turn all night. Get up to pee and usually give up around 7:30/8am. I also get a nap in every day that's pretty good sleep, but still, I'd give anything to sleep well and hard one night before this kid gets here.
Cravings: There hasn't been any consistency to what I've craved, but when we were in Florida a few weeks ago, we hit up one of those fro-yo places and the tart flavor tasted like everything I'd been trying to find for weeks wrapped up in a bowl of heaven.
What I miss: Alcohol and not feeling like a whack job. I'm pretty in control person so having my hormones all over the place is NOT fun for me. I am sure I'm not fun to a lot of people around me either, but I hate that I don't feel like myself. Also, just for clarification purposes, I'm not a huge drinker, but there have been some occasions when I've missed out on not participating...like law school graduation, National Margarita Day, and the night after the bar was finished. Oh well, I can always celebrate in a few months!
Best Moment of the Week: Hearing the heartbeat last week. It was really cool to hear that there really is someone in there. I know I have all the symptoms and signs, but confirmation that cannot be denied is also a really amazing thing.
Looking forward to: Our new apartment and getting settled into a routine.
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