Wednesday, September 9, 2009

15 Weeks (and pictures)

Early morning of our first Dr's appointment, July 16 :)
7 weeks, 1 day (not showing yet)
Sunday night, September 6 (my birthday!!)
14 weeks, 4 days
It's late and I want to be in bed in about 10 minutes and I still need to get the sheets off the line and onto the bed... hopefully it didn't dew yet!

Things I am very thankful for:
~ Good food to eat!!
~ Very comfy maternity shorts that my sister gave me for my birthday a couple weeks ago. They have been a life-saver! No more rolling down the elastic waist-band of my regular shorts.
~ Feeling pretty good overall. I am tired and hungry much more often, but I feel lots better than I did when I was going through morning sickness.
~ Finished with the First Trimester! Yay!!!
~ Getting to hear the baby's heartbeat at the last appointment. Very sweet. Amazing. Mind boggling. God is so good.

Things I'm not enjoying:
~ Not being able to sleep/lay on my back starting pretty much now :( I'm not a hard-core back sleeper, but I do enjoy it.
~ Getting up in the night because I have to pee soooo bad, and when I go it hardly seems like it was worth waking up and getting out of bed for... and I know it will only get worse!

Things I can't wait for:
~ The next ultrasound, just to see our baby again :)
~ The next Dr. appointment (on the 18th) when I'll hear the heartbeat again :)
~ Feeling the baby move. Hopefully this should happen in another couple weeks!!!

Baby is about 4 inches long from crown to rump and weighs about 1 3/4 - 2 1/2 ounces (2 different sources, 2 different weight suggestions). His legs are growing longer than his arms now and he can move all of his joints. He's also moving amniotic fluid through his nose and upper respiratory tract, developing the air sacs in his lungs. (I'm using the masculine term here even though we don't know if it's a boy or girl.) His tastebuds are forming and he can sense light, even though his eyelids are still fused shut.


Sally said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! You look great! I'm glad you feel good too. I'm also really glad you're enjoying this pregnancy. I enjoyed reading this, and now I need to go exercise.

Michaela Dunn Leeper said... [Reply to comment]

AW! You are precious! Love the pics.

Jenn said... [Reply to comment]

You look fabulous!! I was always amazed at how a human actually formed inside of me. It truly is a miracle!! Until they started poking me in the ribs and wading in my bladder ....