15 Weeks

Today I'm 15 weeks!

The passing of each week has never meant more for me than during this pregnancy.  When I would ask "How far along are you?" to a pregnant women, they would always answer in weeks, and I used to wonder why they did that.  Pregnancy is 10 months, so I wanted to know in months.  Well, that's just not so when you're actually pregnant.  Every week is such a milestone, that's the only way I can count the progress of pregnancy.  Pregnancy is actually 40 weeks. :)  I'm sure I'll feel the same way when I have a baby, I will probably count the passing of time in weeks or months, instead of years.Anyway.  Here is my 15 week pregnancy questionnaire:

How far along? 15 weeks
Total weight gain/loss:  up 5 lbs.  (4lbs in the last month...)
Maternity clothes? None yet, although Grandma Vandy got me a maternity band thing.
Stretch marks? None that's new.
Sleep: It's been okay.  My body pillow came in yesterday, and I slept alright last night.  Kris will probably end up using the new one, because it is just too constricting for me.  I will take his single body pillow.  This morning I woke up really rested though.
Best moment this week: Hearing the heartbeat at the doctor's office!!  The appointment was Thursday and all went well.
Movement: Not yet.  I lay still in an effort to feel something, but not yet.
Food cravings: Just fruit.
Gender: Today's the first day in a while that I thought it's a boy!  I had a vision of a little boy in overalls walking around the office while Kris plays on his computer. :)
Labor Signs: None.
Belly Button in or out? In.
What I miss: Not needing to analyze everything I come in contact with.  Caffeine, household cleaners, sugary drinks, fruits with pesticides, etc etc.  I thought about it before, but it's just so much more these days.
What I am looking forward to:  The Big ultrasound in three weeks!! :D
Weekly Wisdom: We are all SO special.  I was journaling for the baby the other night, and was telling him how special he is...  God chose that month and day to create him, out of all the months that we tried.  God chose HIM SPECIFICALLY for us.  I felt so overwhelmed by this insight...  And it dawned on me that in turn, I am that special too.
Milestones: First doppler experience.  Granted, the ultrasound is way better... :)  Maggie, our nurse, took a while finding the heartbeat so it was a little nerve wracking, but it was all good.

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