Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Pregnancy: Week 15

Baby Size: Between 4 inches and 4.5 inches; about the size of a navel orange!

Maternity Clothes: Um yes. Definitely. I am one of the unlucky women who have gained weight all over - not just in the belly. It's a real shame, but I am trying to just remain confident in myself and know that my body is just one sacrifice, out of many, that I have made, or am making, for my baby.

Movement? I could've swore that I felt something the other day, but everyone says that movement isn't felt until around week 16. I can't wait! Just one more week until I can (hopefully) feel this sweet soul kicking inside of me!

Food cravings/aversions? I want sour patch kids every day. No wonder I've gained weight.

Nausea, vomiting, or sickness? I feel so perfect that it's not even funny. The Lord has BLESSED me.

What I miss: I miss being skinny(er). I feel bad saying that. But, it's true. I have felt very insecure during my pregnancy. I have never weighed so much, and I feel like it's weight gain ALL over my body; not just my belly. I wrote an entire post about my insecurity but I haven't posted it yet mainly because I don't want anyone to take it as if I'm complaining. I am so blessed by this child. I am starting to realize how many sacrifices that I will make for this child from here on out. I am totally fine with it all though. I praise God for this miracle.

Symptoms? A few. Sometimes my gums will start bleeding out of the blue (which is apparently due to the hormones in my body). So I have been trying to brush more frequently. Also, I have no idea if this is related, but I blow my nose every morning now, and one nostril is always bloody. So weird.

Best moment this week? On Thursday morning, around 9 or 930 am, I might just be bawling my eyes out due to pure joy. That's when we get to see our baby next, and also find out the gender (hopefully!). My hubby hasn't been to a ultrasound with me since the very first one on October 29th, so I am very excited for him to see his child, which just so happens to be inside my belly. OH I HAVE GOOSEBUMPS.

Gender: Since the Gender Scan is on Thursday, I am just gonna guess boy for the sake of guessing. We'll see if I'm right. I would be (completely beyond) thrilled with either gender. Trust it.

Sleep? Sleep has just been okay. But I ordered this baby and it should arrive on Thursday. P.S. I am ticked off. I paid $99 for it, and now it's on sale for $79. If I were y'all, I would order one STAT!!!! Normally I don't pay full price for anything, but I searched up and down for a coupon and never came across one. I just caved and purchased.

Daddy-isms: My favorite thing that Ross does is kiss my belly. It's seriously so cute.

What I'm looking forward to? I am looking forward to my baby growing bigger and healthier by the day. 

Prayer: Holy Father, I love you so much! I am so grateful that you fulfilled the desire of my heart to become a mom. I pray that my baby knows exactly how much I love him or her. I also pray that I never forget how much you love me. I am overcome by you, Lord! I also pray for anyone suffering from infertility. I want to lift their names up to you, God. I know you can heal any fertility issues. I also pray for my friend, Laura, who just recently lost her baby growing inside her belly. Lord, please comfort her and let her always know that you will fulfill the desires of her heart too. Thank you for everything God. I am overwhelmed. You are amazing.

9 comments:

  1. Aww sweet girl! I gained weight VERY quickly too! It's those darn progesterone shots! I felt so insecure too and wrote a blog post too about it! Haha But like you said, the sacrifice is well worth it, and once you have baby, you will lose MOST of it! I'm almost back to pre-pregnancy weight. Ten more pounds to go, I'm just waiting for my body to go follow suit! I just feel bigger everywhere even though the weight has gone down, but it's ok, we have our baby now! :)

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  2. Sweet girl, I just live reading these updates because your love and thankfulness to God just shines through! Praying for continued growth of your little!

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  3. Love the pregnancy updates! What a wonderful Christmas season this is going to be for y'all! Next Christmas that baby will be in your arms!

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    1. You just made me so excited. Can't wait to hold baby in our 2015 picture!!!

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  4. Gave me goosebumps too, the whole thing is just miraculous isn't it! I'm going to throw out a boy guess too ;)

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  5. You are beautiful and glowing!! I can't wait to see your gender reveal!

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  6. I feel you on the insecurities. I've gained weight everywhere as well! I do have that cute basketball bump in the front but I also got the junk in the trunk! Try not to worry about it so much. Your husband will love you no matter what and probably doesn't even notice! Mine loves the changes my body has gone through. The baby makes it all worth it :)

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    1. Thanks for your encouragement! I am trying not to be so hard on myself. After all, the prize at the end of it all will be well worth it!

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    2. The nose is related! I hadn't had a nosebleed in years and I had several while pregnant. Also, my nose would run quite regularly while eating. I know it's a fairly common thing for people but it had never really happened before for me (and hasn't continued like it did while pregnant). I am sorry you are feeling insecure, friend. Try not to worry though I know that is easier said than done!

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