Good afternoon! I can’t believe I’m almost 16 weeks pregnant! In the first trimester, I felt very pregnant (bloated!) with plenty of unpleasant symptoms. Now, I barely feel pregnant at all, but I know the little one is still in there and progressing along so far! <3 I wake up with almost no bump, but feel like I have one by the end of most days.
Bump?: (Okay, I’m cheating – this is actually the end of 14 weeks but it will have to work! I need to get better with my “bump photos” but bear with me for now 😉
How far along? 15 weeks 6 days
Weight Gained: From pre-pregnancy weight (which I actually don’t know exactly so this is an estimate based on first appt), .. Around 5 lbs!
Workouts: Feeling great still. Strength and cardio are close to pre-pregnancy, with some modifications and avoiding most traditional “ab” work. I’ve dropped the weight a little bit, and upped my reps. Cardio-wise, I feel less comfortable with all-out sprints so I either lower the intensity and extend my time, or I do quick workouts with high energy spurts (but not all out sprints like I could do pre-pregnancy)
Maternity clothes? Some cute shirts my mom found that can pass as non-maternity clothes. Other than that, I mostly wear athletic clothes/capris and some leggings that fit comfortably in the waist area.
Stretch marks?: Not other than the ones I’ve had on my thighs since high school 😉
Sleep: This is probably the biggest struggle for me so far. Especially with some very rude neighbors who wake us up banging on walls in the middle of the night most nights of the past few weeks… Ugh. I’ve never been the best sleeper, so I’m not completely surprised that I overheat and have trouble staying comfortable. Waking up several times a night to go to the bathroom isn’t quite helping.
Miss anything?: Good beers… I love fall and winter beers, but I’ll just have to set some aside until March. haha.
Movement: I think I feel some squirming down near my pubic bone when I lay very still and very quietly! It’s subtle, but not like anything else (such as gas) that I’ve felt before
Food cravings: Hmmm…. Outside of roasted chicken wings from Taco Mac, nothing too strong. I’ve enjoyed a good bit of “The Heat is On” spicy peanut butter by Peanut Butter & Co. (it’s super unique but so good!) on top of rice cakes and by itself the past few days.
Gender: It’s a girl!!!
Symptoms: Sleeping troubles, some bloating by end of night, slight breakouts, and constipation (why wasn’t I warned?)
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy most of the time, but I do get moody due to lack of sleep and school stresses. ::Deep breaths::
Looking forward to: Meeting my little one :); My appointment next week to check in on things!
Purchases: None this week, although my mom got herself a Pack ‘n Play. Haha.
Thoughts/Feelings/Random Musings: Jeremy and I are still struggling with deciding on a girl’s name, but we’re starting to narrow it down!
Also, it’s been fun seeing how excited family & friends are about our big news! We can’t wait to share more and meet our little girl in March!