In case you missed the first 14 weeks, you can check it out here.
I’ll usually post these weekly updates on Tuesday/Wednesday but because we’re playing a bit of catch up this week, it’s a bit late.
Of course there are all these adorable templates out there to follow but I like to do my own thing. Shocking, I know. So I gained a solid pound since last week, so I’m up to 125lb now. I technically started at 123lb, but I went down to 120lb so let’s just say I have gained 5lb so far. As most of you guys know, I deal with stress by running (no shit) and January and February were fricking insane. Maybe even literally. So, I know I ran a lot but I am dedicated to staying healthy and active this pregnancy which means I had to work hard at maintaining my weight through the first trimester, and then by gaining weight now, which I’m doing, which I’m proud of.
Here’s a 15 weeks pregnant belly pic:
Just for fun, here’s a picture of what I looked like at 15 weeks pregnant with Callum (I weighed right around the same here too):
Bathroom pics are so gross, I’m sorry. It’s all I’ve got. But look at the difference in belly size! And evem my boobs were bigger! I had a subchorionic hematoma with Callum (11cm long, 3cm wide) so maybe that was it. Who knows.
I didn’t crave wine or beer or ANYTHING in the first trimester. It’s not even that I was nauseous–it was just like I had a biological block to it the same way that I wouldn’t reach for a tool box to nibble on a pack of screws. But now that I’m in the second trimester, I’ve really got a hankering for a ceasar. Or a Corona. Maybe even some red wine. I never ate raw sushi so I obviously haven’t missed it much. And I’m pretty sure I acquired the antibodies for taxoplasmosis from cat litter like, 30 years ago when I had a zillion cats. So it looks like the baby and I will survive this pregnancy just fine.
My biggest worry is where the baby will sleep. Callum moved himself into Katie’s room onto a bed beside hers, and he’s had the best sleeps of his life in there. This arrangement won’t last long, but it’ll do for the baby’s first few months when she/he sleeps in our room.
Okay, one more thing. I can feel the baby move ALL THE TIME. It’s so cute. How do these things never cease to amaze me?
For some reason, my running didn’t change much at all during the first trimester but it’s just starting to feel different in the last couple of weeks. I can’t hit the same paces I used to hit, and I work a lot harder to run, period. My resting heart rate is up to the mid 50s from the mid 40s, and my hips feel loose from the hormone changes. Nothing hurts, but I’m just being cautious; I stop and step down off curbs rather than just jumping off, and I run lightly with smaller steps than pushing hard through speed workouts.
I think that’s about it!
What do you think you’d miss the most if you were pregnant?