Thursday, August 4, 2011

Baby is an Orange at 15 weeks, 25 weeks to Go! EGADS!!

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OMG that looks like a HUMAN! Seriously...why hasn't it sunk in yet!?
  • Well let's see, i've been sleeping AWESOME lately.  I wonder why the change?
  • No baby dreams yet...I want baby dreams!! A while ago Gene said he had a dream that our kid had a round head like mine and looked like Charlie Brown...LOL! Apparently it was a boy, but I think he just thinks it was a boy because he wants a boy (no comment)
  • i'm still wearing my regular clothes but really they're kind of tight around the waist and upper pelvic crest area.  Not tight like i'm bursting, but tight that it won't let up for the rest of day like it should after hours of wear. No tightness around the boobs (though they look amazing), or the thighs though.  Just localized in the waste and upper bum area
  • I still feel like I look like i've eaten too many donuts, so perhaps I should start wearing some pretty maternity clothes and NOT HIDE. I think some pregnancy clothes really make you feel good about your shape rather than regular clothes that just do nothing but make you look and feel bloated
  • I appear to have gained all of 1 (one) pound according to my scale
  • my bathing suits from my April mexico trip are tight...my scale is probably broken
  • lots of people at work know now...yay!  We like to joke that the ice water machine is culpable for these pregnancies haha.  Surprisingly, once they find out, no one has make comments like, "I thought you were gaining weight." Or, "I thought you were looking horrible lately."  Thank you kind nurses!!
  • One person was allowed to feel my belly, I think that's all i'll let for now
  • I tried to locate my uterus, honestly, I still don't know WTF i'm supposed to be looking/feeling for?!
  • Haven't felt that "flutter" feeling that signifies the baby moving
  • I haven't started talking to the baby yet...but Gene has ...he likes to do some Arithmetic with the kid (no comment)
  • I get dyspneic going up stairs- really makes me feel out of shape! But this is normal
  • The all bran buds battle continues ...baby doesn't like All Bran Buds! Mamma don't like being constipated!! LOL!
  • Gender ultrasound Aug 29th!
What does I-am-pregnant say about 15 weeks?
Your baby's crown-to-rump length is approximately 4 inches and she now weighs approximately 1.75 ounces. Your baby is close to the size of a softball and you can easily tell that you are pregnant now! If you wear maternity clothes or a swimming suit, other people will be able to tell that you are pregnant also. You can probably feel your uterus about three to four inches below your bellybutton.

If you do not yet have a due date, your doctor can easily determine an accurate due date based on the measurement of your baby's head. This is done by an ultrasound examination. Your doctor will be discussing upcoming tests and procedures with you around this time that are able to diagnose or confirm birth defects and other abnormalities.

Your baby is growing at an amazing rate and looking more like a human every day. Because your baby's skin is so thin, you are able to see blood vessels through the skin. Lanugo hair covers your baby's body, but it will be gone when your baby is born. The hair on the eyebrows and head continues to grow. Some babies are born with little or no hair and others have a head full of hair! If you have an ultrasound at this point, you might be able to see your baby sucking its thumb. Even though the eyes continue to move to the front of the face, they are still widely separated. Your baby's ears look like normal ears and continue to develop externally. The bones that have already formed continue to get harder and retain calcium. The baby is very mobile and flexible at this point. She can bend her arms at the elbows and wrists and she can also make a fist with her hands.
How is my life changing (according to BabyCenter):

How your life's changing:


You've probably gained about 5 pounds by now (a little more or less is fine, too) and are well into the swing of your pregnancy, but you may still be surprised by an unexpected symptom now and then. If your nose is stuffed up, for instance, you can probably chalk it up to the combined effect of hormonal changes and increased blood flow to your mucous membranes. This condition is so common, there's even a name for it: "rhinitis of pregnancy." Some pregnant women also suffer nosebleeds as a result of increased blood volume and blood vessel expansion in the nose.
Don't be surprised if you and your partner are feeling a little stressed out these days. Many pregnant couples worry about their baby's health and how they'll handle the changes ahead. But with physical discomforts on the wane and energy on the rise, this is also a wonderful trimester for most women.

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