I like to take these pictures in the morning. I think it's a true depiction of mommy's belly and just how big I'm getting. I think it's crazy how the minute I drink a glass of water or eat, even a light, breakfast my tummy blows up! However, this week I think I look smaller. That bloating is no joke!
Full disclaimer--I'm not in any rush for the baby bump to arrive. I know a lot of women can't wait and with good reason! But I don't need a visual to know you're in there baby:) I know my belly will pop out with abundant force soon enough, so for now, I'm just enjoying what precious time there is left with my wardrobe and agile body, haha! However, if week 16 arrives and my belly still looks like this, just try and keep me from all things candy bars and McDonald's;)
Symptoms: The past week has been a retreat. I've had a few new ones like blurry vision and clumsiness:) But most everything else has gone away or dulled in comparison. The ta ta's have grown in magnitude though. I am SHOCKED with how fast they blew up! Give it another week and I'll be shopping for a bigger bra! It really is true what they say "The ladies are always the first to go." I've definitely had a lot more energy this week and not so hungry, minus the last few days, lol...Still no morning sickness...
Cravings: Nothing too terrible or often. I can eat anything I want right now and it all sounds delish! I've backed off on my craving for fried pickles and breakfast food. This week really has been great. If I didn't know better, I wouldn't have known I was pregnant. Things seem normal!
Exercise: This week I've done a SMALL amount with weights, which is huge. I think I had myself really freaked put about loosing you if I did the slightest thing. I was worried about stretching too hard, lifting anything that engaged my core, sleeping on my stomach, lifting my arms above my head, etc. In my defense, I did have some spotting and cramping with you last week, but the lab tech was sure to tell me this is normal, especially when its right around the time Aunt Flo should be arriving. Turns out she was right:) So daddy is helping mommy build her arms this week! I figured I can at least have sexy arms while the rest of me gives over to you Baby:)
Weight: I toyed with the idea of keeping this tag out of my updates. I don't know any woman who likes to announce when she gains more weight, lol, but I think it's important to keep yourself accountable to your body and weight while pregnant. Remember, you're NOT eating for two no matter what they tell you. But truth be told, I have no idea what I weigh. The batteries died in our scale and I've been too lazy to replace them. The important thing is I still fit in my clothes! I'll start using the doctors written weight next week, ekk!
According to thebump.com, Baby "G" you are the size of an Appleseed!
I think that is a HUGE jump from the poppy seed you were just last week! You are starting to form major organs like your HEART, kidney, liver and stomach. In the world of systems, you're developing your nervous system, circulatory and digestive.
We go to our first REAL doctors appointment a week from today! I'm to expect all sorts of poking and prodding and questions, oh joy, but it will be good to speak with someone finally and make sure you're okay in there Baby "G".
For now, I bet you're floating around, enjoying all of that space;)