Friday, February 21, 2014

15 weeks. And the stretch marks have begun...

I've been feeling the stretching now; Round Ligament Pain (RLP) to be precise. It's not painful, just uncomfortable sometimes, mostly on my right side. I've been slathering on the Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter which feels good and keeps me moisturized but is apparently not doing much for the stretch marks.  
PS: Pregnancy + winter = ridiculously dry skin. I am a dinosaur.

Here's this week's bump pic:

 Baby's the size of a naval orange!

Weight gain: +3.5 lbs. Somehow I gained a pound and a half this week. Looks like the lack of puking is starting to catch up with me.  However, I'm really not big on food lately. I almost always feel hungry but nothing really sounds good to me anymore except for tart lemonade (I'm lookin' at you, Runnin' Red!) and juice, but there's so much sugar in them that I try to limit myself.  I've been eating what I can because I know I need to but I'm annoyed with food in general lately; particularly when I eat something that I used to like and then find that it doesn't taste the same to me anymore.

Tuesday was my routine monthly prenatal check-up with my midwife and all was good: Heartbeat was back up to 150bpm, I got my results that the NT scan was normal, and I found out that I'm negative for cystic fibrosis. All good news!  

Also, we scheduled the anatomy scan for March 18th! I can't wait to find out if little Petey Nugget is a girl or boy!!  I had previously wanted to be Team Green and wait to find out the sex until the birth but Hubs really wanted to know. He said that since I'm carrying the baby/feeling everything and all he can really do is watch, it would help him feel closer to the baby if he can picture it as a boy or girl. That made sense so I gave in.  Now that we're definitely going to find out, I cannot WAIT! Less than a month to go!

The midwife also scheduled me to see both the Nutritionist and one of the OBs in the next few weeks since she's concerned that my PCOS plus extra weight could lead to worse insulin/blood sugar issues and possibly gestational diabetes. Ugh.  So all of those upcoming appts coupled with integrated screening part 2 and then my next routine prenatal with her equals at least 1 appt per week through the first part of April. What was that I said recently about loving the break from all the dr appts? ;-)

Okay I think that's all for me today. I'm exhausted lately because work has been hell on earth recently and all-encompassing.  I have been one step away from a complete crying breakdown every single day this week because it's been so awful and I really don't know how much more I can take. I am counting the days until maternity leave. (As of today, 175 days until my due date!)


  1. I'm sorry work has been so shitty for you lately. I really hope it gets better soon.

    It's pretty exciting your a/s is so soon!! So very excited for you! And glad that things are looking good for baby!

  2. I can't wait until your anatomy scan! So exciting and glad you guys decided to find out.

    MMMM lemonade - I thought it was a summer thing for me, but I guess it is a pregnancy thing!

    Good for you for being proactive about GD! Knowledge is power!

    Sorry about the dry skin and stretch marks, hopefully they get better as spring comes (if it ever comes :) )

  3. Sorry work has been so crappy, I have been wondering where you've been, not that I'm stalking or anything (anymore than usual!). I'm so excited for you (and me!) to find out the sex!! Sending lots of love to Petey Nugget and Mama <3

  4. Love the bump pic! Can't wait to find out the sex of little Petey! Sorry about the dry skin -- one of my least favorite parts of winter. Glad to see you are doing well. <3 <3 <3

  5. But you're the cutest dry dinosaur ever! lol Sorry work has been a bummer, hope things get better in that arena soon. Glad to hear everything is going well with the little nugget and can't wait to hear what you're having!

  6. Lots to update here :) you look wonderful!! Give a squeeze to Petey Nugget - it was interesting to me to hear how you changed your mind about Team Green. DH & I have always said we'd like to be Team Green, but it's nice to know you can change your mind :) your DH's argument was pretty convincing!!