Baby Update Week 15

You know, this whole pregnancy thing is a very surreal experience.  I mean… you don’t really feel any different than normal you, but at the same time you don’t really feel like you. I know… profound huh? This is one of those weeks that I really feel pregnant.  If you can’t tell by the picture… I definitely have a bump now.  Although can I say, I don’t know if it is the angle or the lunch I had, but I don’t feel like I really have as big of a bump as that picture shows.  But since I picked it out of the 15 or so pictures I made Reese take of me Sunday… it is probably more accurate than my mental image of myself. (although I’m still going to claim bad lighting due to sleeping through the good lighting hours to take this picture… I am really ready for it to stay lighter longer!)


Alright, weekly update time:

Week 15 Recap


Baby’s Size: an avocado (or a grenade if you follow pregnant chicken’s weekly updates)

Baby’s Progress: Baby can now hear! And baby is about to double in weight and add several inches in length.  Baby is also pumping 25 quarts of blood a day… which feels like an enormous amount considering that baby is currently 4.5 inches long.

Weight Gain: 0lbs… and somehow this feels like an accomplishment! Back to my starting point… although part of me is wondering what that whole bump thing is made of since I haven’t really gained any weight, but DEFINITELY look pregnant!

Sleep: Other than my nightly trip to the bathroom, I am sleeping pretty well, although I can tell that rolling over to the other side is going to be a huge chore in just a few short weeks/months, so I’m trying to enjoy the sleep while I can!

Milestones: I bought and wore my first pair of maternity clothes- a pair of black dress pants. And speaking of, I’m going to add a new category–favorite clothing item of the week:

Favorite clothing item of the week: definitely the black dress pants (these from Loft) because I love the combo of petite pants for my short little legs and the awesome stretchy band to hold them up.  Although I’m sure I’ll get tired of them by the end, I’m a fan right now!

Symptoms: Right now my only real symptom is that I tire out much faster than I used to… I’m hoping a little exercise in my future will help with some of that, but for now I’m just trying to do what I can do!

Workout: I bought a new DVD… does that count? I plan on starting it this next week, so hopefully next week will have a more productive answer for this question.


  1. Emily Webster says:

    Yeah! I am so glad you are feeling better, Thank you for these awesome updates. Since I can’t be with you everyday (this needs to change) I love that I can read these updates. Let me know if you need anything!

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