Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Well, here I am at 15 weeks. As I mentioned last time, this pregnancy as been so different in the sense that I am paying so much less attention to it. And I have been BAD about doing things like taking my prenatal vitamin. I am hoping now that we are back in Minnesota, and I have a little more time on my hands, I will be able to focus a bit more on this baby.
The Baby: Is about the size of an apple. A smallish apple.
Weight gain: I've gained about 3 pounds, give or take.
I’m Feeling: I feel fine, physically. I am showing big time, and I hope people can tell I am pregnant and don't think I have a huge beer gut. I've had a few people I know ask me if I am pregnant, which I think is rather gutsy of them.
Cravings/Aversions: I would kill for a Reuben sandwich. I have been craving one for weeks. The aversions are basically gone. My appetite is good, but I am not as ravenous as I was during the first trimester.
What I'm enjoying: Having a bit of down time after the craziness of the move. I am excited to start seeing friends again, too. Since we've only been here for a few days I haven't seen anyone yet.
What I'm worrying about: Okay, at the risk of sounding crazy, I will tell you this. I have been super paranoid that something is wrong with the baby. I have no basis for this. I look pregnant. My body is changing in other pregnancy-related ways. But. I can't feel the baby move yet. I just keep thinking something bad has happened to it. Maybe it is just the stress of the move? Luckily, I have an appointment with my new doctor on Monday. (Actually, she is a Certified Nurse Midwife, not an OB.)
Movement: Still too early for this, but hopefully next week?
Clare: The move has caused her some anxiety. She has been very clingy. She loves seeing her grandparents, but always wants to know where Mommy is. She hasn't been sleeping well, either. I haven't heard her at night, but she is very tired during the day. She has her own crib here, but I think she is just adjusting to the new place, too.