Sunday, October 17, 2010

15 Weeks and Counting

I am 15 weeks pregnant now! The past few weeks have gone by really fast for me. I had a routine exam this past Wednesday. It was pretty uneventful, the heart rate was in the 160's and I'm measuring right at 15 weeks!

My Dr., Dr. Susie, predicts that we are having another girl. I thought that was interesting considering at first I was 95% SURE we were having a boy. For some odd reason though, that feeling has gone away (and it really isn't because of Dr. Susie's prediction). I guess we'll know in about 2 months.

My 20 week ultrasound is already scheduled for 3 weeks from this Wednesday (I'll only be 19 weeks then, but close enough). I can't wait to see baby again. We won't be finding out at that time if we're having a boy or girl. We've decided that we will find out, but not then. I came up with a fun idea (if I do say so myself) to have the ultrasound technician write the gender down and put it in an envelope. Then we're going to give that envelope to a friend and have that friend go out and buy a gender specific outfit and wrap it for us. We will open the wrapped gift on Christmas day. I think it will make Christmas extra special this year!

There's really not much else to report at this time. My only concern is how big I already am! I became HUGE while carrying Ellie and I'm already SOOO much bigger. I'm seriously a little scared. I brought it up to Dr. Susie and she said I should expect to get bigger sooner since this is my 2nd pregnancy. Oh great! Check the proof for yourselves:

Here I am pregnant with Elliana at 15 weeks:


And here I am pregnant with baby #2 at 15 weeks:




Here's my pregnancy stats:

How far along: 15 Weeks and 5 days.

Size of Baby: Baby is 4 inches long from crown to rump and weighs about 2.5 ounces (about the size of an apple).

Total Weight Gain/Loss:Umm... yeah, I can't believe I'm actually going to share this but I'm already up 8 pounds. Scary.

Maternity Clothes: Oh yeah. I couldn't fit into my non-maternity clothes if I tried. I guess I can wear a few stretchy non-maternity shirts but I definitely have to wear maternity pants.

Gender: 20 week ultrasound is right around the corner but we'll be finding out on Christmas day!

Movement: A little flutter here and there. I'm still anxiously awaiting the time that I get to feel baby move on a daily basis. That's my favorite part of being pregnant.

Sleep: It's getting much better. My energy has returned now that I'm in my 2nd trimester and I don't have to get up and eat in the middle of the night anymore. :)

Symptoms: 1st trimester symptoms are mostly gone. Now I just get to feel baby move every once in a while. I still have a VERY strong sense of smell which isn't always a good thing. :)

Best Moment This Week: Feeling my first really strong movement from baby.

What I'm Most Looking Forward To: More movement from baby, the 20 week ultrasound, and maternity photo shoot. My sister Jenn inspired me to have professional maternity photos done.

I guess that's it. I'll definitely keep posting updates on here.

7 comments:

Courtney said...

Finally a belly picture!
I really don't think you look that much bigger than you did with Ellie, I already told you most of it's in your head though. =)
I think you're a cute pregnant lady

Sarah said...

um ya, I think you look the exact same size in both pregnancies... Our little Autumn's heartrate has always been in the 160's if there's anything to the old wives tale, but what a fun way to find out!

Mindy said...

Christine,

You LOOK AMAZING! I am so tired of mean people making pregnant women feel bad about their size...sorry, had to vent that! Be proud of that pregnant belly! You are doing exactly what you should for this little miracle and you look great. We are praying for you!

Mindy and Elias

Kendra said...

Looking good--fun idea for finding out the gender! And I can't wait to see the maternity pics...when are you having them done?

Dareth said...

You look fabulous!

I love getting to read about your pregnancy. It makes me feel not quite so far away.

Hugs to you guys.

Michelle said...

Christine- You've been on my mind a lot and I just want you to know I'm so excited for this pregnancy and often pray for you guys! I think the pics are sooo cute! Congrats!

Erin said...

A pregnant belly is something to celebrate, and you look AMAZING! What a cute idea for finding out the gender...it makes for an awesome Christmas gift!

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