Monday, June 4, 2012

15 Weeks (6/1/12)

How far along? 15 weeks 

Size of baby: 4-4.5 in. and 1.75 oz. About the size of an orange

Weight gain: 3 pounds. I feel like I have gained 20!

Maternity clothes: Still the bellaband with my jeans and occasionally a maternity shirt but their still too loose.

Stretch marks: Nope. Rub, rub, rubbin that cocoa butter lotion on twice a day

Sleep:SO much better since my awesome siblings got me the boppy body pillow. That thing is my best friend. Still waking a few times a night to use the restroom though. 

Symptoms: Occasionally cramping but doctor said that's just everything stretching and growing and completely normal. Gotta make some room for that growing baby!

Best moment this week: Hearing the heartbeat today! 152-156bpm

Movement: Nope. I'm dying to feel it

Food cravings: There wasn't anything this week I HAD to have. I might have made Derek go get me an ice cream sandwich Friday night but I haven't been too demanding besides that night.

Gender: June 29! Derek is determined it's a boy and I am completely clueless since hearing the heartbeat today and it's not as high anymore. Doctor said 120-160bpm is normal for this time so technically I am on the higher end but she said not to believe the high heart rate means girls and low heart rate means boy. So today I am saying boy.

What I miss: My jeans being able to fit! The bellaband works pretty good but I would rather be able to button my jeans. Don't think it will be too much longer before I bust out the maternity jeans.

Milestones: In 2nd trimester. 25 weeks to go!


  1. I found your blog on Kelly's Korner!

    Congratulations on your sweet little one! I'm due a few weeks after you on December 6th! Since our due dates are so close, I'm looking forward to reading about your pregnancy journey!

    Congratulations, again, and best of luck! :)

  2. You look so cute! Both of my boys were 'high' and Claire was actually a little lower than them but not too low so I don't really trust that test. You should try the string test with the pencil, thread, and needle. I bet you start feeling flutters within the next week or two!

  3. I'm not sure I mentioned this to you before, but I preferred the bella band with maternity jeans over using it with my regular jeans. It was just more comfortable and seemed to hold the pants up better. And actually I had a couple of maternity tanks that I liked better than the bella band, made by the same company. I think I have two white ones and a black one. If you have any interest in using them let me know, I can bring my maternity clothes box over and you can go through it!

  4. I did the same thing as Ashley, when your bump isn't huge but too big for regular pants. I was so excited to b in maternity clothes the first pregnancy and the second I was holding on to regular clothes as much as possible!

  5. Thanks girls! I will have to try the bella band over my maternity jeans because their still too big. I know they'll be more comfortable then my jeans though! Megan, I am trying to hold off as long as possible on the maternity clothes. Ashley, I might take you up on the maternity clothes. My sisters selection isn't as big as I thought.