^^ I’m holding the pictures of the baby upside down. Oops! I guess that’s what happens when you’re taking a picture with a tripod and self timer, press the button in the camera then run to get in position for the photo, while also trying to wrangle a 1 year old who just wants to crawl off the bed. Ha!
We are so excited to announce that we’ll be expecting baby #2 in May! Hazel obviously doesn’t understand what’s going on but I know she will be a great big sister. She absolutely loves kids and has three baby dolls that she plays with, snuggles, and kisses…and then she usually throws them on the ground, so hopefully she’s a tad bit more gentle with her baby brother or sister. Hazel and the baby will be about 20 months apart in age, and I can’t wait to watch them play together when the baby gets older. I just love seeing the baby in our ultrasounds and can’t wait to start feeling it move.
First Trimester Update // 15 Weeks
Size: About the size of an apple.
Weight Gained: 4 lbs. I have a feeling I’ll gain more with this baby than I did with Hazel. It’s so hard to find time to workout now.
Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, and so so so tired. I started feeling nauseous at 6 weeks and I still have days where I feel nauseous all day long, although they’re fewer and farther between now. This pregnancy has definitely been more difficult than my first. With Hazel, I felt nauseous and tired from 8weeks-12 weeks, but I never actually threw up and although I felt tired all day long, I was only nauseous in the morning. I also had more time to rest so that helped with the tiredness. With this pregnancy, I have been throwing up quite often. At one point, I had to get an IV of fluid because I was so dehydrated. I couldn’t keep anything down and had to pull over on the side of the road to throw up on my way to get the IV and on my way home. I have also been sooooo tired all day long. I’d get a 1 hour burst of energy after putting Hazel to bed, so that is when I’d clean the house or do whatever I’d been procrastinating. Luckily, I’m getting my energy back and I only throw up about once a week now. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that I’m taking some over the counter medicine recommended by my doctor to help with nausea. I don’t like to take medicine, especially when pregnant, but my doctor reassured me that it’s the most mild form of nausea medicine and there have been a lot of studies that show that it’s safe for the baby. I tried not taking it last week and I was sick all day. I guess taking the medicine is better than being dehydrated from throwing up.
Wearing Maternity Clothes?: Yes, I can still fit into my regular jeans but they’re not super comfortable and I have maternity jeans, so I figured why not start wearing them so I can be comfortable? They’re not the full panel kind so they work with a small bump and also with a big bump 🙂
Movement: Not yet…well, I’m not really sure. I have felt little flutters but I can’t confidently say it’s the baby. I feel like it’s too early to feel anything so it’s probably just my belly rumbling. But at my last appointment, they said my placenta is at the back which will make it easier for me to feel the baby move. And I’ve been told you feel movement sooner with your second pregnancy. I can’t wait until the baby is big enough for me to feel all the kicks.
Food Carvings: Ice water (normally I like room temperature water) and sparking water (which I normally don’t like). I also had a lot of food aversions when I was at the peak of my nausea and only wanted to eat bagels with cream cheese and sausage biscuits, and occasionally a fruit popsicle. Oh, and spinach dip. But I’m starting to eat more like a normal person now.
Boy or Girl?: We’ll find out soon! I have my gender ultrasound today, but won’t be finding out for a couple more weeks. We’re going to do a smoke bomb gender reveal. My best friend, Jordan, is coming to my appointment so she’ll find out the gender and then order the correct smoke bomb color. She did that for Hazel’s confetti gender reveal (you can see the video from hers here).