Fifteen Weeks & Counting – Cartoon from BabyGaga.com
For the most part fifteen weeks feels a lot like fourteen weeks. My morning sickness is gone, my anxiety is not. It did feel remarkably alleviated after my post last week – all of your comments put me remarkably at ease, just knowing that my feelings were normal. I’ve been pregnant before, but never with a non-first, you know? It’s different. I also talked to my husband that night, which I realize now that I hadn’t really done and it was nice to hear that – guess what – he’s nervous about this, too. And he can’t even blame his hormones. Poor guy. But of course, the anxiety hasn’t left – I still feel it – I just also feel a small comfort in knowing that it’s kind of maybe normal.
So, anyhoo, this week BB Blah Blah is now 4 inches long and weighs about 2.5 ounces, making he or she about the size of an apple (now you know how long I was capable of lasting with this whole ever-growing name thing – about 15 weeks and seven or eight name changes).
BB’s legs are growing longer than his or her arms now, and he or she can move all of their joints and limbs. Although BB’s eyelids are still fused shut, they can sense light. If I shine a flashlight at my tummy, for instance, BB’s likely to move away from the beam. Smart kid. BB is also forming a sense of taste right now, or you know taste buds. Lastly, if I had an ultrasound this week it would be conceivable (though not at all guaranteed) to find out whether or not BB is a boy or a girl, which would make writing this posts way easier. Alas, I am not having an ultrasound this week, so that will have to wait – and you will have to suffer through many more gender neutral posts for awhile longer.
Babycenter.com estimates that I’ve probably gained about 5 pounds by now, and they say a little more or less is fine, too. Well I wonder how they’d feel about the fact that last I checked (Tuesday) I’m still losing weight. I’m not really sure what to do about that. I’m trying to eat my recommended calorie count and don’t come too far under most days. Granted, I am working out almost daily right now, but I don’t see how not exercising could be good for me. I have a doctors appointment tomorrow where I plan on bringing that up – worst case scenario, maybe I’ll pick up a tub of lard after the appointment. Or some REAL ice cream – maybe this frozen yogurt is just too dainty for me now? I am, however, showing. Like a lot. So maybe all my weight loss is in excellent non-baby related areas. That’d be cool.
Anyhow, I think that’s about it. I have a possible girl’s name picked out – actually two possible names. If the baby is a boy? I’ll be drawing names from a hat. Seriously, no clue. I already found the perfect boy’s name and used it, you know? But, then again, we had the same problem in reverse last time – the perfect boys name with a few back ups and not one girls name we really honestly felt comfortable with – so maybe it’s a sign? That’d be pretty sweet.
Alright, dudes, I’m out of here – time to go play with my kid or something. I’ll see you next week for Week Sixteen – or you know, later today for whatever else I decide to blog about today.