Baby Bump…Weeks 15 + 16

Here is the latest in my pregnancy diary….While I do these posts mostly for my own recollection, I hope it’s helpful for all the other pregnant ladies out there to see what I’m going through, too! 

How Far Along: Currently 17 weeks but these are the details from weeks 15 + 16
Maternity Clothes? Still living in my black maternity leggings with tunics or long cardigans!
Stretch Marks: Not yet!
Sleep: I still haven’t had to break out what my husband calls the “life raft” but have to sleep on my side with a pillow between my knees. I also get up at least once a night for a bathroom break!
Best Moment this Week: Feeling what I think are the first movements of the baby in my tummy! Also, hearing the heartbeat at my 16 week check up is a sound that never gets old! This time it was 155, so a bit slower…could that mean boy?
Miss Anything: I miss not feeling tired, but I guess we accept exhaustion for life the moment we become a mother. 
Movement: I started feeling little baby flutters at the end of 16 weeks!
Food Cravings: I am still really into Zebra Cakes and Oatmeal Pies as my special treats. 
Anything Making You Queasy or Sick: I still find certain meats repulsive, as well as water (if I’m feeling nauseous) or milk. 
Gender: Still 75% sure it’s a girl but should find definitely in another month. 
Labor Signs: N/A
Symptoms: The overall nausea subsided around week 14, though I still threw up at 15 weeks when I got too hungry. I thought my exhaustion was getting better until week 16….I don’t think I have EVER been this tired…but I think that may have something to do with a certain (almost) two-year-old who happens to be VERY ACTIVE! I am also having some back issues and have had to start doing some physical therapy and exercises to get it feeling better.
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: Feeling the baby really kick…and having AJH finally understand that there is a baby in my tummy!

Here’s a little progression to see the bump growing:

More to come in a few weeks!

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