Friday, March 30, 2012

Week 15

Apple (weight)

4 inches long, 2 1/2 ounces

Baby Changes (Source:
Her legs are growing longer than her arms now, and she can move all of her joints and limbs. Although her eyelids are still fused shut, she can sense light.

Best Moment this Week
Not pregnancy related, we went to the farmer's market last Saturday. I really enjoy going there & checking out all the things people are selling. We bought some yummy produce & pesto that I made some good meals out of this week. We also bought me a mom car! We sold the Corolla a few weeks ago & just bought me a 3-row SUV. I love it!

3 more weeks!! It's been hard to "connect" with this pregnancy since Elliot keeps me so busy, so I'm ready to know who is in there, & I think it'll help it be a little more real for me!

I don't THINK I'm feeling anything yet. I've wondered a few times, but nothing certain. I had felt Elliot by now last time, so I'm hoping that means his little sibling is a bit smaller than he was!!

Food Craving
I have had some crazy cravings this pregnancy - more so than last time for sure. This week, hmm... pickles (so cliche), hummus, Mexican food (have yet to fulfill that one) & barbecue (Josh's fault for mentioning it recently). I also just discovered that after a lifetime of never drinking milk because I think it's gross, I do enjoy drinking vanilla coconut milk! Crazy!

I'm sleeping pretty well right now. I had some nights of insomnia last week, but they went away & now I'm falling asleep fairly quickly & only waking once for a potty break. I do wake up on my back sometimes which hurts, & I'm really, really tired in the mornings & it's hard for me to get up. I am still napping every day during Elliot's nap.

What I am looking forward to
Knowing who we are baking in there! We also have some fun travels coming up - a weekend with friends, then our 5-year anniversary trip! Those will be so great.

Exhaustion is the most prominent for sure. Nausea that comes & goes, occasional back pain, huge aversion to water (again!) so it's hard to stay hydrated.

Friday, March 16, 2012


How does the mom of a toddler spend the first trimester of a pregnancy?

6:30-12:00: survive
12:00-2:00: nap while toddler naps
2:00-6:00: survive until husband gets home
6:00-9:00: slowly crash (especially after toddler's bedtime)
9:00-6:30: sleep (minus some potty breaks).

Basically, not blog. Or do much of anything else that doesn't have to be done!

Now that I'm starting to feel a little better, & it's not a secret anymore, hopefully I'll be able to post every now & again. I haven't yet decided if I'm going to do the weekly pregnancy reports - if I do, it's not because I actually think anyone's necessarily interested, but just for my records.

This pregnancy has been similar & different than my first. I have the same aversion to water & coffee (though a little stronger this time - it's really hard to stay hydrated) but not peppermint (phew!); nausea during week 6 was way worse than it ever was with Elliot, but I think it has tapered off a little quicker; & instead of having to force food down my throat because everything sounds gross, this time, I get random cravings for not so great things! Chinese food, Chick-Fil-A, root beer, brie - & if I get it right when I want it, it's the most delicious thing! I didn't experience that last time for sure.

The first trimester still went by slowly (I'm not sure it's possible for it to go quickly when you feel bad & just want to know everything is okay) but I have definitely been more distracted & not as focused on being pregnant this time - I can't be! Elliot keeps me very busy. It's also a little easier this time, knowing kind of what to expect. There is also a little more acceptance of all the yucky pregnancy things because I truly know that one day I will be normal again! There is some comfort in that for sure.

We (hopefully) find out the gender in 5 weeks! I think that'll make things a little more real for me, when we are able to put a name to this baby. We think it might be a girl, & we definitely want one (Josh would be the BEST dad to a girl) but who knows! We will be good with either one since this, God willing, is not our last baby.

Elliot has been sick with a fever for the last three days. Some of the day he acts completely normal, & sometimes he gets super grumpy. It's been rough, honestly, staying at home all day for this long. He hasn't been sleeping very well, so neither have I, which is why I'm going to end this thing now & get a little shut eye before Elliot wakes up!