Saturday, December 1, 2012

15 Weeks

So excited to be fifteen weeks today. If only baby would make more of a belly entrance into this world. It will come, it will come.  I know its a little early to be saying this, but I have been feeling a lot of "bubbles" in my belly! I can't help but wonder if I am feeling kicks?!  The past few weeks I have had to remind myself that I am pregnant.  I am feeling so normal (minus being crazy lethargic) that I have had all of these crazy thoughts running through my head. I am talking crazy stupid y'all.  These crazy stupid thoughts have gone as follows:

What if I'm not pregnant?  Am I pregnant or just getting really fat?  I HAVE been eating really bad! OMG maybe I should take another pregnancy test... Andrew would be so annoyed that I would be dumb enough to take a pregnancy test at 15 weeks. Maybe I just will take one secretly?   This is stupid, I am pregnant. LINDSAY YOU ARE PREGNANT!

YUP.  Pretty sad huh? I made a realization about myself this week.  I have realized why 95% of the time I am such an optimist on the outside--because on the inside, I am constantly worrying myself of all the possible negatives.  So, I find it much easier to focus on all the positive things in life.

Just to reassure everyone (more importantly myself) I ordered a fetal doppler online about a week and a half ago.  I was so excited when I first heard baby's heart beat! I couldn't wait to show Andrew. IT WAS SO EASY!  ...too easy.  When Andrew heard the "baby's heartbeat" he helped me realize it was my own heartbeat.  DANG IT! I had no idea that I would be able to hear my heartbeat in my stomach! The human body is so amazing.  It took a while but sweet Andrew was so patient and spent the time with me to help find baby Barnes' actual heartbeat. It was TRULY amazing. No worries, this time we were definitely sure it was baby's because we felt my pulse at the same time and baby's heartbeat was almost twice as fast! Such a sweet and beautiful sound.  So goodbye pregnancy tests and hello fetal doppler.  I am sure Andrew is relieved that I wont be wasting anymore money (at least for a few years) on those pricey tests.

Alright before I give all the answers away in this post above, here is the weekly (or biweekly for now) survey:

How far along? 15 WEEKS! (There is just something about "5"s that I LOVE. My birthday: 05-05. Baby's due date: 05-25.  Andrew's Birthday: 05-28.  05's are just great so 15 weeks exciting for me. )

Total weight gain: Ugh, I REALLY don't want to talk about it, but since I am trying to participate in all these questions so that I can look back and remember... I don't want to say. ::DEEP BREATH:: 7 pounds!  As soon as I stepped off the scale the other day I got on GOOGLE and searched "Normal weight gain 15 weeks pregnant".  From what I read, most girls have gained 5-7 lbs by this time in their pregnancy. WHEW! I understand that weight gain is inevitable, normal, and healthy during pregnancy, I just want to make sure I do it at a normal rate and don't lose control!  From what I read, at this time in my pregnancy half a pound to a pound a week is very normal.

Maternity clothes? Well, surprisingly my jeans STILL FIT.  I think that are "hanging" on me a little lower but they fit without me feeling uncomfortable.  My running shirts are a little higher making me feel uncomfortable about my mid-drift showing while I run.  I think it is almost if not about that time to purchase some maternity clothes. I keep thinking about that Modern Family episode where Gloria is bulging out of her tight clothes and in denial. Maybe I am in denial? I know I am not bulging out NEAR as bad, but I foresee purchasing maternity clothes in my near future.

Stretch marks? Nope.  So grateful for stretch mark cream.

Sleep: The usual.  I get up once or twice a night for restroom breaks but other than that... sleep pretty well.  That is, until the sun begins to rise and my cat thinks it is her life calling to be the most annoying cat in the world.

Best moment this week: Feeling little bubbles in my tummy. Oh and we have officially picked both boy and girl names!! The announcement will come with the gender reveal! :) 

Miss Anything? Surprisingly I haven't really missed alcohol this week.  I think I am finally getting use to not having a glass of wine or margarita every other day. 

Movement: As I mentioned, bubbles.  It could be gas... no telling. I have a feeling I will be feeling movement in the next few weeks.

Food cravings: Hasn't changed. Cheeseburgers, cheeseburgers, cheeseburgers. But the usual... I just don't eat them but like once every other week.  I always want one but never follow through. (See the Youtube Veggietale tribute I posted below this survey. Yes, I have every word memorized. I don't know why but I always have loved children's music. This is an all time classic!)

Gender Prediction:  PEOPLE-- IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:  We MIGHT find out the gender at our appointment on MONDAY!! I am not sure when I will announce it on here, but as soon as my family knows, you bet I will announce it on here!

Labor Signs: N/A

Symptoms: FATIGUE & round ligament pain <--it always hits unexpectedly, and boy is it painful!

Belly Button in or out? In.

Wedding rings on or off? On.

Happy or Moody most of the time: HAPPY! Life is just better this way. 

Looking forward to: Finding out baby's gender this coming week. So ready to give baby a name instead of the thousands of nicknames we have already given it.  Oh and ready to stop calling Baby Barnes an "it".

So now I leave you with one of my favorite songs that I think is very appropriate with my continuous single food craving--Cheeseburgers.  Enjoy.


  1. I feel like a stalker commenting on every post, but I am so excited...and CANT WAIT to find out boy or girl and get a name!!! Super super excited! And I had the little "bubbles" all the time too until the first real kick...there is nothing like it!

  2. Please keep commenting. You and my mom are the only two people that do. lol I wish more did! :) I can tell a lot of people read it though, so that makes me happy! I love reading your blog too! How early did you feel your first real kick?

  3. :) With Ryan I felt it at 16 weeks and with Emma at can tell when there is a definite kick vs just the little flutters...and then when other people can feel it it's even more exciting!

  4. :) I'm loving it, too, Lindsay. I'm so excited about Riley Grace. She's already WELL loved!