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my pregnancy: week 15

by Heather

Awww I’m so glad it’s Friday! It’s been a long week, as I mentioned on Wednesday, but we made it. 🙂

While the work week was long, the week of pregnancy just flew by! Today we’ve switched from the bright yellow lemon to the plump and round orange!

How’s baby growing?

Your growing baby now measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at about 2 ½ ounces. She’s busy moving amniotic fluid through her nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in her lungs begin to develop. Her legs are growing longer than her arms now, and she can move all of her joints and limbs. Although her eyelids are still fused shut, she can sense light. If you shine a flashlight at your tummy, for instance, she’s likely to move away from the beam. There’s not much for your baby to taste at this point, but she is forming taste buds. Finally, if you have an ultrasound this week, you may be able to find out whether your baby’s a boy or a girl! (Don’t be too disappointed if it remains a mystery, though. Nailing down your baby’s sex depends on the clarity of the picture and on your baby’s position. He or she may be modestly curled up or turned in such a way as to “hide the goods.”) — from babycenter

With each of these new fruits I put it up next to my stomach and think, is there really a baby the size of that in there? I guess I just think my belly would pop out more if there was an orange in there.

How am I feeling?
Great! While I do feel mentally exhausted when I get home from work, that was a pre-pregnancy thing too. It’s amazing how making it to the second trimester really brought all my energy back.

I do have to admit I’ve been a tad bit more stressed than I’d like lately. Not about the baby though, just work stuff and feeling like I have a lot to do in so little time. Glad we still have 5 more months before baby will get here so there’s no stress about getting ready for him/her yet.

We had our 15 week check up last Friday. Compared to the week 11’s appointment, our first one with the mid-wifes, it was much quicker. No tears this time though. :). After going over some questions we got to hear the heart beat! After that we scheduled our next appointment which will include another ultrasound. The big find-out-the-sex-ultrasound. January 6th cannot get here fast enough!

How I’m moving

Yesterday I totally should have started day 1 of the keep your core strong workout. Ummm I just plain forgot until I got into bed…. whoops! No worries though, either tonight or first thing Saturday morning it will happen. I’ll be sure to report back how it goes.

And to get a better picture of my weekly workouts, here’s what I did the past week:

(last)Friday: went to morning pump it ~ full body strength training (60 mins)
Saturday: rest day, walked for 25 mins
Sunday: ran 30 minutes
Monday: taught an impromptu 30 minute circuit class
Tuesday: rest day
Wednesday: went to morning pump it ~ full body strength training (60 mins) + taught body pump (60 mins)
Thursday: taught cycle (50 mins)

I feel amazing after working out. It’s such an energy boost! The only time I do feel a bit tired is after running. I took a short nap after I finished running on Sunday, but maybe I was just sleepy?

What I’m eating
Sweets! They really are an every day thing now. If it’s not cookies or cake (homemade by me of course cause I don’t like my sweets too sweet!), it’s a handful of chocolate chips or chocolate mug cake. I’ve got a sweet tooth that just won’t quit. Not that I’m really fighting it. 😉 Sweet are delicious, and tend to just be once a day.

Other than sweets, I’ve been eating lots of egg (like always), tacos, quiche, tuna sandwiches, fruit – loving pears lately, cucumbers, overnight oats as my afternoon snack and peanut butter. All Heather approved foods :).

I even made pot stickers (with Jacobs help too!) filled with yellow split peas over the weekend. We really liked those, plus I froze the extras for another time. Jacob suggested I add cheese in them next time. Of course he wanted cheese, that boy is obsessed with it!

The only thing that really sounds gross to me is yogurt. I have no clue why bit it makes me want to gag. Weird.

Random bits

  • How far along: 16 weeks, 2 day
  • Number of days I’ve been pregnant: 113
  • Number of days to go: 167
  • Total weight gained so far: 10 lb
  • Pairs of pants I rotate through: 3
  • Shirt I really want for myself: twoforfitness… too cute!
  • Number of birth stories I’ve read: 3 (Jens, Ashleys and Emilys)

Here’s to a great Friday and weekend!

Mamas or mamas to be ~ When did you find out the sex of your baby?

4 more weeks (at 20 weeks) and we’ll find out!

Everyone ~ How many kids are you hoping for and what boy/girl combo?

I see us having 3… but who knows, maybe 4? And I’ve gotta have at least 1 boy and 1 girl! We won’t stop till we have both… maybe. 😉



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Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries December 9, 2011 - 8:30 am

you are just so cute. i’m glad you’re feeling great and enjoying your pregnancy. i love these updates!

Allie December 9, 2011 - 8:33 am

Glad to hear you hve your energy back 🙂

Annette@ EnjoyYourHealthyLife December 9, 2011 - 9:20 am

YAH!! You are so cute. Do you teach BodyPUMP too?? I do as well 🙂 Kia Ora!

Get Healthy with Heather December 10, 2011 - 6:41 am

I do and LOVE it! Just started teaching it in November… filming my video next week –eeekkkkK!!

Erica December 9, 2011 - 11:59 am

It is amazing how much your energy comes back in the second trimester- its like a switch is flipped back on! You look adorable. Just a mini bump- love! We found out the sex the same time as you- I couldn’t wait!

Get Healthy with Heather December 10, 2011 - 6:22 am

I’m sure the day we find out I’m going to be filled will butterflies of excitement!

Lindsay @ Lindsay's List December 9, 2011 - 6:47 pm

you look SO cute! And tiny!
You should read my birth stories..i think they’re both on the blog somewhere.

Get Healthy with Heather December 10, 2011 - 6:21 am

Yes I will!! If you find them send me the links!

Isabelle December 9, 2011 - 7:19 pm

Glad your not feeling so tired and your still keeping your body moving!
I’d love to have 3-4 kids…a mix of girls and boys 🙂

Get Healthy with Heather December 10, 2011 - 6:23 am

Looks like we’re both on the same page with wants 🙂

Pure2raw twins December 9, 2011 - 8:03 pm

looking good girl, and glad you are feeling better

Andrea@WellnessNotes December 10, 2011 - 7:24 am

Glad you are feeling well! 🙂

With my older son, I didn’t find out the sex until he was born, but I was sure he was a girl! 🙂 With the kid, we found out at the 20 week ultrasound, but I had been sure again that he was a girl… 🙂

Get Healthy with Heather December 10, 2011 - 9:45 am

Haha you just kept thinking you were going to have a girl! And I could so not wait until he/she will be born. Bravo to you! It would drive me crazy!

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