This isn’t a joke.
I’m currently 15 weeks pregnant and baby is due on the 17th February 2017!
Surprise everyone 😉 I bet you were wondering why I went a tad radio silent on you all. Well, now you know why. It turns out that being pregnant does that to a person. I haven’t had my head in a toilet, but I have been sleeping a lot. Probably as much as a cat. Maybe more.
This was the biggest shock of my life, but I can tell you that it is the best shock of my life. Everything has changed and everything will change more, but I’m happy.
It has been a roller coaster. I would be lying if I said that I have loved every moment of it, but I am rolling with everything that comes. I never thought I would have kids, so I’m making the most of this. This could be my first and last baby or it could be the first of many, many more.
I guess time will tell 🙂
If I’ve learned anything, it would be that sometimes you can’t plan everything. Some things just happen and sometimes they turn out to be the best thing.
How far along? 15 weeks today! Only 25 to go.
How big is the peanut? Baby is now the size of an avocado or an éclair or box of crayons or a yellow canary. Take your pick. Either way, she/he is definitely getting bigger!
Total weight gain/loss? I haven’t stepped on a scale in a while, but I’d say I’ve gained 2-2.5kg. That means that I’m now somewhere between 46-47kg or 101-103lb.
Maternity clothes? Not yet, but I am living in my leggings.
Sleep? Terribly. I get up a couple of times a night because the cat is needy…and my bladder is shot. Already. Apparently it only gets worse. I am not looking forward to that.
Best moment this week? Telling my friends and family members that didn’t know! It has been so fun to see their reactions 🙂
Symptoms? Tired. So, so tired. I’ve also had headaches on and off for a while, but they seem to be getting better. If it wasn’t for the absolute exhaustion, I wouldn’t know that I was pregnant. I really don’t feel pregnant. It is so, so weird.
Movement? Still too early. I can’t wait to feel it though 🙂
Food cravings? Chocolate milk. I would be happy if I was only allowed to live on chocolate milk for the rest of my life. I also want sushi. However, I don’t know if I want sushi because I’m not supposed to eat it or because I’m actually craving it. I did talk to my parents and we’re going to be making homemade sushi for dinner one night! I guess I can count that as a win.
Food aversions? Bananas and eggs. There’s just something about the smell that gets me. I can’t stand it.
Gender? It’s still too early to tell, but I think I’m having a little boy. I was talking to my friend yesterday, and he said that he was convinced he would have a son, too. He ended up with a daughter. I can honestly say that I don’t have a preference. I just want to know!
Labor signs? Nope 🙂
Belly button in or out? Definitely in 🙂
What I miss? Sushi, feta and all the deli meat I can eat. I’m probably being overly cautious, but I’m a first time mum.
Now that is going to take a little getting used to. What do you expect?
What I’m looking forward to? I’m hanging out to find out the results from the NT test. The ultrasound tech and my midwife seem convinced that everything will be fine, so I’m not stressed. Other than that, I am hanging out to find out the gender! I have a midwife appointment on the 13th, so hopefully I’ll be able to book an ultrasound soon afterwards.
Bump? It’s more bloat than bump. I’m also missing that pregnancy ‘glow’ that people talk about.