Hiya Friends! I’m back with another bumpdate. (The 15-week bumpdate with Ethan can be found here.) I wanted to post a little weekend recap yesterday, but poor sleep didn’t help me get a post up in the morning. Getting up with Ethan and then getting up for a midnight snack (so hungry!) didn’t help, but I guess that’s #pregnancyproblems for ya.
As you can see, the belly is seriously bumpin’. I know you’re supposed to show a month sooner with your second baby, but daaaaaaang. My body didn’t waste any time stretching out, and I think a bit more than my belly has grown, yikes!
I know weigh gain is part of the plan, and I’m trying to embrace that. But to be honest, I’m having a hard time with it. I’ve only gained a few extra pounds from where I was at 15 weeks last time, but even just a few pounds can weigh heavily on your mind. (Yes, puns make me feel better.)
Oh well, so far the doc says I’m healthy, the baby is healthy, and we’ll just have to go with it. I’m not even considering giving up my nightly ice cream! (If you’re interested, see a previous post on pregnancy weight gain here.)
How far along? 15 weeks
Baby’s size? Apple (about 4 inches)
Total weight gain: 7.5 lbs (though it’s up or down by the day)
Maternity clothes? I’m still in normal stuff most of the time, but I had to buy new maternity jeans this past week because I washed my old pair with a prenatal vitamin in the pocket. They reeked of fish oil!
Sleep: It was pretty good up until this week. Now it’s suddenly dreadful.
Best moment this week: Seeing my mom for her birthday (She’s visiting for most of the week), and bringing Ethan to Olde Mecklenburg brewery to see a group of friends
Miss Anything? a nice complexion
Food cravings: I’m still into my nightly ice cream, but I’m also loving some spicy foods.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really
Symptoms: A good bit of my energy has returned, round ligament pain, poor sleep, horrible acne
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy but easily frustrated if tired
Looking forward to: my morning off today with Ethan and my mom at the park
And on a side note, I made Angela’s Lightened-Up Sundried Tomato Basil Pesto last night, and it was quite good. I added peas and shrimp because they boiled easily in the pasta pot. Yum!
- What are you most looking forward to this week?
- Mamas – did you gain more the first or second time around?