10/13/11

Week 15

Apologies for the blurry picture. It's what happens when you take a picture of yourself in a mirror. Maybe one of these days I shall hire an official pregnancy photographer.

Week 15

How I'm feeling physically:
  • Purdy good, over all.
  • Getting up to pee in the night a lot. Thinking it's probably just going to get worse.
  • I've had a new consciousness of my uterus, tenderness and feeling of heaviness. It's been a background organ until now, but now I have this physical sensation of it being there and that's strange. Umm, anyone who's ever been pregnant - is this normal? I don't remember reading about this as a "symptom".
  • My skin, my face really, is hideously dry and flaky and making me crazy.

How I'm feeling emotionally:
  • Like time is starting to fly by. For awhile it seemed to be crawling and I crossed days off on my calendar waiting for doctors appointments and when I could tell people. Now it feels like "whoosh!"
  • I had a fat day, really just a few fat hours. I have a feeling these will be recurring off and on. It's just strange to have my body morph into unfamiliar proportions.  Sometimes I've worried, I'm getting big too fast, even though logically I think I'm not. So I've been oddly grateful to get on Baby Center and see all these pictures women have posted of their bodies, just to know that it's normal for everyone to be different.
  • I felt super-nest-y this past weekend and spent hours tidying the house and taking care of odds and ends I'd been happy to let lapse for a long time. I'm hoping this hyper drive comes back on occasion and I get lots of things done that have been annoying me too long.

Fun highlights in the past week:
  • No pregnancy highlights, but we got our tickets to Paris. This trip is going down, baby. For reals. And the night we bought the tickets I spent hours saying "I'm so excited, I'm so excited!" So expect me to go all Frenchie for awhile...

3 comments:

  1. Hello Honey, all sounds pretty standard to me, so it's all good! The uterus thing really is quite the oddest feeling, but once the baby really starts to wriggle I found that weightiness lifted for the middle part of the pregnancy as did the midnight bathroom visits... the next ten weeks I found to be the very best, most healthiest of my entire pregnancy so you have got soooo much to look forward to. Keep treasuring it.x

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  2. You are cute! And YAY for Paris!!!!!!! I am so beyond excited for you!!!

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  3. Heavy in the lower belly sounds right! It was the strangest feeling. There were days were I swear it felt like everything was going to fall out - it won't trust me! It takes a while lot of pushing at the end. All worth it. Every second. I have a friend who gets the super dry skin and she uses a baby eczema cream on her face :http://www.target.com/p/Gentle-Naturals-Baby-Eczema-Cream-4-oz/-/A-10963176#?ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001&AFID=Froogle_df&LNM=%7C10963176&CPNG=health%20beauty&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=10963176

    This is a great, affordable cream. I use it as my body cream in the
    winter. Love it.

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