Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Belly Pics & Weekly Quiz

This is so fun!! I LOVE being pregnant and watching my belly grow!! I am so grateful for this gift.

5th Week (My Baseline Figure)

15th Week!

I got the following quiz from some fellow bloggers and decided I would join in the fun by answering the questions once a week. Here goes...

How far along: 15th week. I have never been happier!!!

Total Weight Gain: 6 lbs...Looks like a lot more to me, but I'm not complaining!! :)

Symptoms: Nothing bad. I've been very lucky. I am hungrier these days and I get out of breath a lot easier than I used to but that's not a big deal. I had some back pain from weeks 7-9 but that has gone away completely. Overall I have been feeling great this whole time. All smiles here!

Maternity Clothes: Absolutely!! In the pictures above, I'm wearing yoga pants and a t-shirt...the only clothes I used to wear that still fit me. I would never go out in public wearing these now, so I've made the switch to maternity pants and tops. They are very comfortable much more flattering.

Stretch Marks: Nope...I've started using lotion on my belly every day to keep the skin supple. I hope that I never get them!! We'll see......

Sleep: I sleep very, very well. (Except I get up to pee about 3-4 times a night, but this can't be helped.) I've moved a body pillow into our bed which really helps keep my knees comfortable. In all honesty, I feel that I should never complain about my comfort at night since Ben and I purchased a Tempurpedic mattress a couple years ago. They really are as amazing as the advertisements say they are. It was worth every penny!! After owning the bed for over two years I still look forward to crawling into it each night. Ok, now that I am starting to sound like those commercials I'll move on to the next question.

Best Moment Last Week: Our 14 week ultrasound!! Watching the baby move around and listening to the heartbeat is so incredible. I am so in love with our baby already!!

Movement: YES!! Only a few times here and there for the last couple weeks but they are unmistakable baby flutters. The best way I can describe it is this: Imagine the feeling you get when your eyelid starts twitching involuntarily. Well that's what it felt like to me when I first felt it. I thought my uterus was twitching involuntarily and then it hit me!! "That's my baby moving....the uterus doesn't twitch like that on its own!!!!" Since I've never felt anything like it before, I knew exactly what I was feeling!! Similar to gas pains? Yeah right!!! They are completely different!! And WONDERFUL. It makes me smile all day after I get that sensation. I love it!!

Food Cravings: Whole grapefruits...I love to peel them and eat each piece individually! Also PB&J sandwiches with a big glass of milk. I find this one weird cause I used to never like them...even when I was a kid. And the next one many of you will think is totally weird, but it is actually something I did eat when I was a child...Cream cheese and pickle sandwiches....haha....yum!! My cravings have been all over the board....these are just a few recent ones I can think of. We'll see what I'll be putting together next week!

What I miss: GOOD Wine!! I have always enjoyed cocktail hour, so skipping that is one thing I really do miss. But it’s totally worth it. I'll just appreciate a great glass of wine that much more when baby comes!!

What am I looking forward to: Our next ultrasound...of course!! Every glimpse I get of our baby is magic to me!! Our next one is March 19th (I'll be in my 20th week) so I have some waiting to do....

Milestones: I'm not affraid all the time!! Ever since our last appointment when we got confirmation that we made it through the first trimester with flying colors I have been able to relax a bit. I am gaining more and more confidence that things will be ok. I'm learning to trust that this pregnancy is strong and that we can believe that we are finally 'normal.' I'm ENJOYING my pregnancy instead of being paranoid!!

How is Daddy? Just as excited as I am. He is very protective of me and our baby. He won't let me do things like shovel snow and is always asking what he can get for me. He is also eager to learn the gender, but he's much more patient than I am. I couldn't have asked for a better husband...I know he will be an amazing father!!

That's it for now...thanks for reading!! :)


  1. I can't wait to see an updated baby bump pic!! I will NOT be having any of those for a looong time - my regular belly looks like I'm pregnant! hahah...but seriously...
    I'm so glad everything is going so well! And I love your reflection on the whole process so far. It is such an exciting time and you have all documented right here. XOXO

  2. Awww....your belly is SOO cute!!! You are all belly. Adorable! Love the questions idea! I can't wait until I am out of the first trimester!!!! Gosh, it seems like just yesterday you got your BFP!

  3. I am also obsessed with cream cheese! I seriously eat it for breakfast, lunch and Dinner (although, I havent tried it with pickles!) you look great! good luck!

  4. Ahhhhh, what a gorgeous baby bump!!

  5. I do this checklist in my journal every week :) I especially loved your milestone and daddy entries :) I'm so glad that you're feeling more secure and laid back about it. Gender scan next time, huh? WOOHOO!

  6. Aww, I loved reading your update quiz! Isn't it fun to do? And the belly pics are great! You're looking good, Mommy!

  7. I love these kinds of updates!! You are for sure looking pregnant.

  8. Aw love the belly shot! This is a cool little "interview" you did. Maybe I'll snag it from you at some point. I haven't had any cravings at all, but my mom has this specific brand of pickles that I ate tons of when I visited TX and it was the first food I really enjoyed post-queasiness. Yum!

    Isn't the baby movement cool?

  9. Priscilla,
    I wanted to sincerely thank you for your comment on my blog. It's rare that a pregnant post IF'r comments, I guess they figure they made it and are onto the next part of their life? Anyway, thank you. Your blog is so great, I love love love the slide show. I try very hard to capture the process on my blog in photos for those who haven't been through this or are about to. Your blog is a great source of inspiration. It sounds like you are so happy and I just am so happy for you.

  10. So cute! Your 15-week bump gives me hope that mine isn't far away either! :-) I noticed more bump than pudge for the first time today, so hopefully it isn't far off!