A little behind on this entry but I’ll be making an ‘early’ one on Thursday after my appointment.
15 weeks has brought some new symptoms to the table, morning sickness & exhausting not being any of them (HOORAY!). I’m now hungry every 4 hours & it’s pretty in-your-face with no warning. I’ll be totally fine one second then on the verge of starving the next. & then when I CAN’T get food right away, the moody & emotional headaches begin. Today at work, I actually surpassed the angry stage & got extremely lightheaded. KA told me my head was warm & I felt clammy. We’re thinking I could just be getting sick but she said it could be low iron intake as well. I plan on bringing this up to my OB on Thursday.
My hormones are a whole different ball game! Matt jokes that I’m exactly the same as before I got pregnant (not true. He’s just being a jerk). Emotional rollercoaster is such an understatement. The smallest moments of sadness results in an all day depression downer (which is physically painful when I work) & others are the complete opposite when I feel incredible for no reason at all! The unstableness of my emotions scares me a little bit & really makes me lean towards speaking with the Mental Specialist my OB originally directed me too. I’ve had a few recent conversations with friends undergoing therapy for topics I can relate to (loss of a parent & general pregnancy). Everyone says how incredible it is for them.. I guess it couldn’t hurt?
DATE: June 20, 2016 (Happy Birthday, Paige!)
HOW FAR ALONG: 15 weeks, 2 days
CURRENT WEIGHT: 148.5 lbs
STRETCH MARKS: None
BELLY BUTTON RING: It’s budging!
RINGS: On. No swelling
MOVEMENT: None. I can find baby’s heartbeat within 10 seconds now though! (lower left side)
FEELING: Less tired. Extremely emotional
CRAVINGS: Sweet food
AVERSIONS: Deli meat & baked chicken
PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS: Belly is definitely growing & it’s pretty firm
LOOKING FORWARD TO: Appointment to get the green light for sex & lifting / Dad visiting on the 23rd!
SLEEP: THANK GOD FOR PREGNANCY PILLOWS!
EXERCISE: Nothing this past week 😦
EATING: Eggos, pasta, steak
MATERNITY CLOTHES: My Forever 21 Plus pants & my Elephant pants are lifesavers! Going to need some pregnancy leggings soon. Thought I could get away with my normal ones – not a thing!
So far, so good! Chuggin along & really wanting to start working on the baby registry. It’s not too early for that, right? I do have a question for all the Momma’s out there: who chose to use a doula, midwife or anything else of that nature & why? I haven’t completely ruled them out but I really enjoy & find other peoples’ experiences beneficial. Leave a comment below or private message me on FB! (Jessie Lipscomb)