Wednesday, July 25, 2012

15 weeks and some belly shots

No, not the kind  of belly shots you do off of your friend's stomach at a seedy college bar.

I'm now 15 weeks pregnant. That sounds so... surreal. I didn't think I'd ever be here. But, here is where I am.

CLOTHES
I no longer fit in any of my pre-pregnancy pants. Luckily I'm still rocking the dresses. I'm loving that I'm in this tweener stage during summer... bring on the sundresses! But there are some days I want to wear pants... and really, that's a struggle. I have no shirts to wear to work, and one pair of maternity pants that fit me. I own two pairs of maternity pants, but one pair is still too big.

SYMPTOMS
Overall, I'm feeling pretty great. The only thing that is a bit irksome is that I'm finding it difficult to get comfortable to sleep. I spend my nights tossing and turning. And it's not due to pain or any real reason... I just can't seem to get comfy.

Also, I'm still having crazy vivid dreams. And often I have a handful a night. I always seem to wake up in between them. That also doesn't help with me getting some solid rest. Sometimes the dreams are scary, sometimes just bizarre, sometimes sexual, and sometimes nice. Last night, I dreamed that I gave birth to a baby girl. But, I don't read too much into that, as I've already had a dream of our gender scan, and it was a boy.

I figure if that's all I have to complain about, I'm doing pretty well!

WEIGHT GAIN
I've stopped weighing myself (at least for now). I was weighing myself every day, and focusing a bit too much on that. So for now, I'm sans-scale. Last weigh-in, though, I was up 8 lbs. Even if I gain a pound a week from here on out, I'm ok with that. From what I have read, most women don't gain too much in the third trimester. But who knows what I'll do.

BOY OR GIRL?
In one week from today is our gender scan. I'm so excited. I get teary-eyed thinking about the moment when I find out if our little baby is a boy or girl. I'm going to cry buckets at the appointment, I just know it.

As I mentioned above, I've had two dreams about baby, and in one it was a baby boy, the other a baby girl. I think I'm just so excited to know that the topic has made its way into my dreams.

According to the Chinese gender predictors, I'm having a boy. But those Chinese gender predictors are tricky. "Month you conceived" is one of the questions. That seems like an easy question, right? Well, with frozen embryo transfers, do you use the month that sperm fertilized egg? I would assume so. Or do I use the date of conception I use at the doctor's office, which is 6 days before embryo transfer (since my embryos grew for 6 days in the lab). Luckily for me (I guess?), both options are the same, and say boy.

Going by the Mayan even/odd thing, I'm predicted a girl. To determine this, you use the mother's age at conception and the year of conception. If both numbers are even or odd, it's a girl. If one is odd and the other even, it's a boy.

Based on the old wives tale about acne, I'd say I'm having a boy. My skin has been pretty normal so far, with less breakouts than before pregnancy. Of course, this week I had a bit of a breakout, but that's really the first one so far.

I didn't really have morning sickness, so that points to boy.

Baby's heart rate has been above 140 at all of our appointments, which points to girl.

But all of the speculation will soon be over! One week...

BELLY PHOTOS
And finally, here are some belly shots. I dropped the ball during week 13 and forgot to take a photo. My belly is definitely getting bigger, but I don't think I've quite "popped" yet. I think it will happen soon, though!


37 comments:

  1. I absolutely love your progression chart, especially the "oops" haha! Looking great and I can't believe you are already 15 weeks!

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  2. You look amazing! You are blogging less now that you are preggos....I miss your updates:)

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  3. Aww! Look at that little baby bump! You're such a fashionista! Love the stripe dress! Cant wait for the gender scan!!

    Squish

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  4. You're so cute! Can't wait to hear what you're having. :)

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  5. You're belly is so cute at 15 weeks! Looking great :)

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  6. Looking FABULOUS! It's so great that you're feeling good too.

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  7. You are looking absolutely adorable lady! I love it!

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  8. CUTE pics, glad you are settling in to actually being PG. It's so much fun and Maternity pants are gods gift. I miss them. A LOT.

    As far as the gender predictors and "tell tale signs" I say all bets are off and that kid is in your arms. We didn't find out until the delivery but every "sign" (the way I was carrying, acne, etc) pointed to a boy. But I of course I had a girl! The important part was that we all had fun guessing! Can't wait to hear about your scan!

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  9. Love getting some face pics! My dreams are crazy too...it's almost like I'm tired after experiencing them! Glad you are feeling good : ).

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  10. You look fab! I also hit 15 weeks today and my belly looks about the same. Also having crazy dreams and having a hard time getting comfy at night. I caved and bought two pairs of maternity capris, a jean skirt, and a black pencil skirt. So much comfier than squeezing into my regular clothes. :)

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  11. I just had my gender scan this week (at 20 weeks) and it was funny just how off the old wives tales were! I have no acne, shiny hair, carrying low, Chinese calendar said boy...and I'm having a girl. It's so fun to do all the tests, though! :)

    I've been getting by with the belly bands - have you tried any of them? Definitely not fitting into my regular pants anymore!

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  12. You look beautiful! I can't wait to hear what you're having next week!

    I was in maternity pants by 14 weeks but I'm a lot shorter than you so there's less room for my LO to grow.

    -waitingwomb

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  13. Yea 15 weeks! I know you are excited for the gender scan. It's not for everyone, but I had a little gender reveal "party" for my family. My family had been so supportive through all our IF struggles, I wanted to thank them by sharing the reveal with them. At our appointment, I asked the tech to keep all the "revealing" shots away from us (like we could tell anyway) and put a note as to whether it was a boy or a girl in an envelope. That evening, we had a dinner for the soon-to-be grandparents and aunts and uncles. I answered the old wives tales questions, then everyone voted whether they thought it was a boy or girl, and then we opened the card. It was really special. And that way, we focused on whether the little bug was healthy during the actual sonogram.

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  14. You look amazing and beaming! Love the photos. I just bought my first maternity dress this past week. I'm mostly in yoga pants. I can't say whether I've popped or not but everyone says I look like I stuck a basket ball up my shirt. Its definitely not hideable.

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  15. You look fantastic and so happy and amazing!!
    OOOOO I can't wait to hear what the gender is!!! Hopefully LO cooperates and shows the goods ;)

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  16. You look adorable! Congrats on making it to 15 weeks! Seems like time is flying by!

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  17. I can't believe you're 15 weeks already! You look fantastic. Cutest pregnant lady ever! Can't wait to find out the gender!

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  18. I wish you were in WA so we could shop together. I need more maternity wear myself. I think our bumps are pretty comparable! I still have to get my 16 week done! You look really amazing!

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  19. Great progression photos :) You look great!

    As for weight gain... I lost weight in the first trimester, and didn't start gaining until the second. In the third trimester I gained 1-2lbs a week! Everyone is different, some gain in the first and some don't. Some gain a lot at the end, and others don't. It really depends on your body. Try not to worry about it. Seriously, as long as your doctor isn't concerned then there's no worries there.

    As for getting comfortable... I remember that! It may get worse... have you tried a body pillow? That helped me a ton.

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  20. Hi! I don't comment too often,but wanted to tell you you look friggin' adorable!! Going through this transition period during the summer rocks (God-willing I will be 15 weeks in September and hopefully will be able to still do sundresses,maybe with leggings)

    Sorry about the insomnia, it sucks. I wish had advice to give you because I would take it myself (its 4:30 am here as I write this)

    Congrats on the 15 weeks!! Btw, looking your pics, you scream "having a girl" to me, I'm not sure why!

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  21. My guess is boy!!!!!

    And you look awesome!!!!!!!!

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  22. You look amazing! I can't wait until your appointment next week--so exciting!

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  23. I can't believe it's already time for you to find out boy or girl!!! We haven't even had enough time to speculate over how you're carrying your bump as you haven't popped yet! ;-)

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  24. You look amazing! Congrats on reaching 15 weeks! your bump is progressing nicely! :)

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  25. Cute!!!! Congrats on 15 weeks!

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  26. Tiffany (blue ocean)July 27, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    You look skinnier in your 15 wk picture...but the weight looks like it's all in your belly now! That's a great belly! I say girl! You look like you are carrying high and out. I did with my girl :)

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  27. i was horribly sick and I had a boy...I carried high and out and it was a boy...whatever baby bean is you look wonderful! so happy for you!

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  28. I am so excited for you! I can't believe you're 15 weeks already! You look so cute in your belly photos, you're glowing! I love it!

    I am guessing boy! ;)

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  29. Love LOVE the belly shots!! You look so cute and happy in all of them too, it gives me a huge smile on my face! As for tossing and turning in your sleep, did you buy a pregnancy pillow yet? I reccomend the snoogle, I got mine at babysrus. I swear that thing saved my life. Don't skimp and just get a body pillow, its not the same, you need the top and bottom curve part. Rant over.

    PS did I mention how happy I am for you????!!!!

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  30. Those belly shots are way better than the ones in college.

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  31. YAY for belly shots! You look so cute!

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  32. http://aworkinprogressla.blogspot.com/July 30, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    love the belly shots!!! You look like you are carrying so well!!!

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