Tuesday, February 24, 2015

15 Weeks!



Do you SEE all the texture in my hair? I washed it Sunday morning, put in curl cream and sea salt spray and this is how it looks on Tuesday. Yes I am most definitely telling you I go DAYS without washing my hair, as wavy/curly people should. My style today was: flip it upside down and mess it up a bunch, flip it back over and take the picture.
**And yes, I am thrilled to be pregnant, that's just how my face looks!**

How far along? 15 weeks

Weight gain: As I mentioned before, I lost 6 lbs at the beginning of my pregnancy and since losing those 6, I have gained 1 lb. So I am "up to" 115 lbs.

Maternity clothes? I am putting a ponytail holder through my jeans still and wearing regular shirts as well. Last night I ordered a few new maternity items from thredUP that I will be transitioning into very soon. My growing bump is quite sensitive to tight pants so most stay-at-home days I am in sweats.

Sleep: I have always been a night owl, and that hasn't changed. I am no longer waking up with scary dreams like I did in the 1st trimester. Lately I have been waking up early for a potty break and then not being able to go back to sleep. This morning I had my cereal in total quiet. Ahh!

Best moment this week: I attended a "Meet the Doulas" event for my local doula service. There, I learned all about what essential oils will help me in labor and postpartum and sat down with several doulas who wanted to know my interests for this birth, listened to my horror stories of Roman's birth and postpartum, and encouraged me to take my birth into my own hands and stand up for what I want despite the fact that I will be using an OB in hospital (which tends to lead moms to be pushed around when they want a natural birth with "hippie stuff" involved). Although I crave this kind of experience, I am not typically around other moms "like me" but it was great to see 2 moms nurse their babies with covers, 1 nurse uncovered, moms babywearing while up doing tasks, and to have oils diffusing throughout the room. At the end of the meeting, my name was drawn to win a free baby wrap similar to the Moby, which was something I had just put on my registry!

Worst moment this week: toddler nap boycott

Miss anything? No.

Cravings: Chocolate, cheerios, salads

Symptoms: On Sunday I was in pretty bad pain across my hips and pelvis so I spent most of the day laying down on my side. I was also very fatigued that day and thought I might be low on iron. My skin is also very terrible. I always heard "girls steal their mother's beauty"-- well obviously that's another wives tale because boys do it too! Given, it's winter, but my skin is overly dry, I have bad break outs, uneven skin tone, and can't seem to match any foundation to my skin.

Looking forward to: The anatomy scan at 20 weeks! We already found out his gender, but this will assess his health and growth which of course is the most important thing to us. I'm looking forward to showing more because right now few people can tell I'm pregnant. And on a more personal note, I am ready to get out of this apartment and into our house because I CANNOT listen to our noisy upstairs neighbors stomp any longer. Every night when I'm trying to go to sleep, I listen to them stomp like  600 lb sumo wrestlers (and no they aren't actually big) and dream of snarky notes I will leave them when we move out. I will probably not actually do that because it's the epitome of passive-aggressive, which I tend to do enough of already!

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