Flutters :)

This week is number 15 and by far the most exciting thing that happened this week is I started feeling little tiny flutters that I’m told could be the baby moving around! So, so, so cool. Even if it’s just a muscle spasm or something, I don’t care because it’s way more fun to think it’s the baby. And it gives me some peace of mind that all is well in there and baby is practicing gymnastics or something.

15 weeks and kinda poppin out
15 weeks and kinda poppin out!

Other than the flutters this week was marked by much less nausea, lots of acid reflux, a weekend full of cross country skiing (so sore!), and lots of crazy emotional swings including the one where I burst into tears during an episode of Snooki and JWoww. I know. Don’t ask.

The ski weekend was tons of fun even though I could barely walk afterward and I looked like the michelin man in all my gear. But it was great to have a long weekend and spend time with my mom and aunts and cousin.

Bretton Woods Ski Weekend with the Girls
Bretton Woods Ski Weekend with the Girls

This week I also made my first significant baby purchase, which was a gently used Chicco car seat (not expired) with two bases – it belonged to a friend of my coworker and she gave me a great deal. Kind of exciting to have some real baby gear! I’ve also been doing some browsing of nursery furniture and started a Pinterest page with my favorites. So far my favorite items are the Low Profile crib from Land of Nod ($900 freakin dollars!), the Low Profile Kendall Crib from Pottery Barn (a slightly more reasonable $300 bucks – and it’s on sale!) and this custom rocker and ottoman from a woodworking shop in Canada – I know, I have expensive taste. A girl can dream tho – right?

Land of Nod Low Profile Crib in Gray
Land of Nod Low Profile Crib in Gray
Low Profile Kendall Crib from Pottery Barn in Chestnut
Low Profile Kendall Crib from Pottery Barn in Chestnut
Custom Rocker
Custom Rocker

Anyway, enough nursery dreaming…here’s this week’s pregnancy chart:

How far along? 15 Weeks

Total weight gain: -2lbs (gained two pounds this week – yikes!)
Maternity clothes?  yep – for pants anyway.
Stretch marks? thankfully not yet
Sleep: Getting a little better when I’m in my own bed.
Best moment this week: Feeling baby flutters!
Miss Anything? Deli meat.
Movement: I think so!!!! Can’t wait for kicks 🙂
Food cravings: Ice cream, Taco Bell
Anything making you queasy or sick: If I go too long without eating.
Gender: won’t find out ’til February
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: acid reflux
Belly Button in or out? in (but belly button ring is out, per doctor’s advice)
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: 16 week checkup to hear the heartbeat!

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