Weekly Pregnancy Update: Week 15


Hi there!

I hope you all are enjoying your holiday weekend! I know I am. We spent the last few days in Charleston celebrating my birthday (I’ll be writing a post on that soon!) and we’ve enjoyed a pretty relaxed weekend. I’m looking forward to all of the festivities July 4th brings – especially now that we live within walking distance of downtown, where all the fun happens 🙂

Something else exciting happened recently you guys! *DRUMROLL PLEASE*

We found out the gender of baby #2! 

We are BEYOND thrilled and can’t wait to welcome our baby boy this December! I get emotional every time I watch that video – goodness gracious. 

I figured I’d fill you all in on the latest and greatest in my pregnancy update below.

Pregnancy Updates:

How far along? 15 weeks 2 days
Total weight gain/loss: I’m still 2lbs down from my starting weight
Maternity clothes? No
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: It seems to have gotten a little better lately! I wake up around 3am a lot of mornings and stay awake until 4-4:30 but then am usually able to fall back to sleep until 7 or 7:30 – thank goodness.
Best moment this week: So many good moments! Finding out the gender of our little one, celebrating my birthday, a trip to Charleston…
Have you told family and friends: Everyone!
Movement: I think I maybe/possibly/potentially have felt some flutters within the last couple of days. I can’t wait to feel our sweet boys strong kicks!
Food cravings: A bagel topped with egg whites and cheddar cheese has been breakfast every. single. morning. I’m still in the mood for fruit juices and have to drink a glass a day. I’ve also been in the mood for salads topped with warm grains (weird I know!) – I typically top my greens with quinoa or wild rice. Other than that, no major cravings happening.
Anything making you queasy or sick: *Knock on wood* my queasiness seems to be taking the back seat. I still gag pretty easily but in terms of the horrible afternoon nausea I was having, that’s mostly nonexistent right now (thank God!). I still can’t handle the scent of our dogs and bananas. Bleh. 
Have you started to show yet: Some days I feel like I’m humongous, other days I feel like I’m not showing at all. 
Gender prediction: My prediction of boy was correct!
Labor Signs: No, no, no.
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: I’ve been more emotional lately but I think I’m mostly pretty happy 🙂
Weekly Wisdom: Learning to let go of unnecessary stress.
Milestones: Entered my 2nd trimester and found out the gender! 




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