Well my first update happened around 12 weeks so it's been almost a month. Monthly updates are better than nothing, right?
I did this questionnaire a few times with the twins so let's bring it back from the vault.
How far along? 15 weeks, 5 days
Total weight gain/loss: 8 lbs. Yowza! Even with a 4-year break, my body remembers this whole pregnancy thing quite well and I feel like it's sort of showing off at the moment. My bump is bigger with this child than it was with two. My mom likes to remind me it's because I'm old.
Maternity clothes? Maternity jeans for sure! I'm still wearing non-maternity leggings and joggers but they're getting a bit snug. Most of my tops are pretty loose (flannels, boho style) so I should be good for awhile.
Stretch marks? Nope!
Sleep: The sleep is great. The waking up three times a night to go to the bathroom is not my favorite. Michael is closer to the bathroom and I told him as of next week I'm taking over his spot. Walking alllllll the way around the bed is just too much at 3 am. ;) I still take a short nap almost every day but my energy is slowly returning.
Best moment this week: Hearing the heartbeat at my appointment last Thursday! It took my doctor a while to find it but she was laughing from the start so I wasn't too worried. When we finally heard it (such a great sound) she said, "I couldn't find it because this baby won't stop moving. All of the noises you heard were kicks - it'll have no problem keeping up with its siblings."
Movement: I don't think so. I've felt some flutters that may or may not be the baby but I'm not certain. Can't wait!
Food cravings: Where do I begin? Cake. Brownies. Dill pickles. Cottage cheese. A lot of JUNK. I had Taco Bell for the first time in years and then I had it two more times that same week. Could not get enough!
Anything making you queasy or sick: I still have to make sure I'm eating every few hours. If I go too long I start feeling pretty gross (and then no amount of food makes me feel better).
Have you started to show yet: Absolutely (see above). I'm large enough that a few girls actually touched my stomach at a birthday party last weekend. You know it's a sizeable bump when people are that confident.
Gender prediction: I'm almost positive it's a boy. We find out in three weeks and I can't wait! We have two names we love for each.
Belly button in or out? In. Remember how I had umbilical hernia surgery to fix my poor belly button? I did that because we were DONE having kids - whoops! The doctor said there is a chance the mesh will keep it in place but I don't have high hopes. I imagine I will have an outie by 20 weeks. Sigh.
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Happy or Moody most of the time: I feel like I'm just overly emotional. I'm very happy - wouldn't say I'm too moody - but I cry at the drop of a hat and Michael knows to approach with caution, especially if there is a sweet commercial on tv.
Milestones: Having a complete stranger congratulate me on my pregnancy; first flight (to Chicago!) for the baby
Jude & Sloane's Responses: The kids are so excited for this child. Sloane talks and sings to my stomach and Jude loves to give it hugs and kisses. Sloane says she can't wait for it to "pop right out" so she can babysit. They make this entire experience so much fun for us. They also ask if it's awake or asleep and if I say it's sleeping they whisper and play quietly. Needless to say, this baby sleeps A LOT. ;)
(Juno & Bleeker at a benefit last weekend! 15 weeks)