Thursday, June 4, 2015

15w0d.

Baby's size: Apple or orange.

Next appointment: June 12.

Total weight gain: 25.8 lbs. I'm at a total loss right now. I'm not eating anywhere near enough calories to be putting on this much weight. I'd really hoped that stopping the hormones would help, but so far it hasn't. I honestly don't even know what to say.

Exercise: Struggling. The extra weight I've put on makes me winded pretty quickly. But, I've been doing some walking and I start yoga on Sunday. Next week it's the gym.

Sleep: Have stopped drinking before bed (trying to quit liquids two hours prior) and that's helped with the waking and peeing thing. Still get up every night between 2:30 and 3:30 a.m. sick from hunger. Feel exhausted nearly all of the time.

Food cravings: Beef. Fruit. Fresh veggies. Not so bad.

Symptoms: Aching breasts, heightened sense of smell. Not so much on the vivid dreams this week. I pretty much have to eat every 2-3 hours or I feel sick. And I'm kind of swollen.

What I'm loving: Not so much what as who. Mr. Hope has been saint-like, even when I get crazy hangry or moody or whatever. We've been having a lot of fun together, too. I'm so happy that I'm going to make him a daddy again!

What I'm not loving: The weight gain. I won't complain about it. Y'all know it's killing me.

What I'm looking forward to: The weekend! Lots of fun stuff happening, but even more than that: I GET TO SLEEP IN.

Best moment this week: Saturday night I had friends over. Everything I put on made me look pregnant. Duh, I am pregnant! Gumbo put her hand on my belly and commented on my firm bump. It was the first time I didn't feel like Jabba the Hut. I actually took a bump picture with my phone - the first I've ever taken.

8 comments:

  1. I can't believe we are both as far along as we are !! So glad it's going well for both of us :)

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  2. I'm happy your bump is getting bigger cause that means little man is too!! Sorry about the weight gain. Surely it has to be mostly fluids but fluid weight is still really uncomfortable. I'm excited for you with each week that passes!

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    1. You know, I hadn't thought about it that way (the growing bump indicating that Jellybean's growing, too). Hopefully the additional exercise will help with the fluid/weight issue.

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  3. Wow! 15 weeks! That is amazing!

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    1. :: grin ::

      So happy to hear from you and YAY I just saw that you updated your blog. Going to read right now!

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  4. Just checking in on you. I hope you are feeling ok. I agree, water weight and extra blood flow can all add up to weight gain. Not to mention your breasts are probably getting larger, too, no? Try not to focus on the number on the scale. Eat as healthy as you can (try to steer clear of the carbs even though they are the yummiest during pregnancy) and keep moving. You are doing the right things. If IF has taught me one thing it's that our bodies never behave like they are supposed to or like we think they will. Try not to worry, mama. :-)

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    1. Aww, thank you! I'm doing okay. Weight has magically started to slide off me the past three days. I don't know if the rebound water weight from the HCTZ stoppage is finally coming off or what. I did add in some exercise, but didn't work out last night and still dropped almost a full pound without really changing what I've been eating or how much. So, trying not to obsess, focusing on eating healthfully, and continuing my new exercise regime.

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