Friday, December 7, 2012

Week 15

So, here I am in my fifteenth week of pregnancy. Crazy this much time has already passed... Also crazy that we find out the gender in less than a month! AHHHH! Not sure I'm ready for that quite yet!

Weight Gain/Loss: Hmmm, I don't weigh myself in between appointments. We'll go with 0-2 lbs for now.
Maternity clothes? While my regular pants continue to fit comfortably and button, I have worn a pair of bright red maternity jeggings I purchased because they are cute. They have a stretchy demi-panel. I am not quite ready for full panel yet; I can't hold them up. Still wearing all of my regular tops, sweaters, jackets, and workout gear.

Sleep: Still sleeping good and not quite as worn out at night.

Best moment this week: I seem to have gotten a little energy back. Not much, but I'll take it!

Hearbeat: 170 at 8 weeks, 154 at 12 weeks.

Food cravings: Cereal, oranges, bananas, salads, tuna melts from Phil's Deli.

Food aversions: Depends on the day.

Gender: Still no idea. Less than a month until we find out!

Pregnancy symptoms: Round ligament pain, occasional sciatic nerve pain.

Exercise: Continuing with my regular classes at the gym. This week, I did Zumba, two Cycle Strengths, and the elliptical. Still keeping up.

What I miss: Raw sushi.

So, not a whole lot has changed since I last posted. I have another appointment on the 17th. I'm sure I'll have more to report after that!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Dream

The gender of this baby is really throwing me for a loop. This pregnancy has been a little different. But all pregnancies are different, so I'm not reading anything about gender into that. 

With Branner,  I was convinced that I was having a girl. Probably because I thought I would know what to do more with a girl. I am super girly. Plus, their clothes are cuter, so wishful (shopping) thinking. Now, I'm scared I won't know what to do with a girl because I'm just so used to having a boy!  I mean, I have shopping for clothes for either gender down pat, but the rest of it? I'm in boy mode. Ever since having B, I've had the thought I'll be a "boy mom." Now, I'm completely unsure if this will be the case.

The day of B's anatomy ultrasound, I had a very vivid dream. In this dream, during my ultrasound we found out the baby was a boy. Lo and behold, that's exactly what played out. I keep waiting for my epiphany about this baby. Hasn't happened yet. It almost did last night, when I had a vivid dream about the birth (via c-section, so even though my doctor thinks that is the best option for my situation, and I have been 99% sure I agreed, now I'm conviced!). However, I woke up and realized that after the entire birth played out, no one ever mentioned the sex of the baby!

Almost everyone except one of my clients and my childhood BFF think I'm having a girl. I'm not convinced either way. Our anatomy scan is January 2nd, and we're going to do a very small reveal. But, until then, what's your guess?! I'm seriously going to be shocked...boy or girl!