Monday, February 27, 2012

15 Weeks and a First!

I've officially made it to 15 weeks.  This is starting to feel completely real and exciting!  I'm going to make a valiant effort to start writing a weekly update- I want to remember these little details 10 years from now!  So, here goes nothing:

Week 15:  (Ok, so I'm 15w 1d...)

Weight Gained: 9 lbs

Cravings:  Sizzling Rice Soup, Avocado & Cucumber Rolls, Gatorade

Food Aversions:  Most meat- I just can't do it.  Thank God for Greek yogurt, or I would get no protein!

Symptoms: Near-constant nausea, daily headaches, occasional BH contractions.  Also, pregnancy-related constipation is no joke.  That is all I'm going to say about that. 

How I'm Feeling:  Tired!  I'm actually grateful to my MFM for cutting back my hours- he seemed to know that I needed it before I did. 

Exciting Stuff: First Real Kick!
Today, after waking up from a 12 hour napping marathon, I rolled over and felt a very distinct kick on the left side of my belly.  I held my breath for a second, and two more little kicks followed.  Wow.  I've felt tiny little taps or flutters for a few weeks, but nothing that made me stop and pay attention.  These were honest-to-goodness baby feet going crazy.  I can't wait until their movement is more constant and predictable, because I keep waiting to feel them again!

Weekly Worries:  Still concerned about my cervical length.  Hopefully we'll re-check on Thursday at my OB appt.  Maybe the reduced work hours have helped!


  1. Your cravings sound delicious! I sure hope I crave yummy things like this and not a Big Mac :) I'll keep good thoughts for your Thursday appointment!

  2. I TOTALLY have the same avocado/cucumber roll cravings! In fact, I just made my DH get me some last week! :)

    And, now I want more.

    Yay for the first "big" kick!! :)

    Sending good thoughts for your cervical check on Thursday!!

  3. Kicking is the best!!! Wait until you feel them hiccup. Love that you are doing well, take special care of yourself sweetie.

  4. Ugh...I seem to have all your symptoms with you! Love that you are feeling the baby kick already! Too cool!

  5. Hi Mary Margaret, I have just found out about your amazing news all these weeks in!!
    Congratulations to you both, it is the best news! I am so so happy for you both, having followed your blog over the last year or so and shared in your ups and downs.What a journey you have both had.
    I am so glad to see you treasuring every moment of your pregnancy - and twins to look forward to!!! Double the pleasure after all this waiting and worrying. So happy for you.
    Take the best care of yourself now.
    Gill xx