Wednesday, May 6, 2009

15 weeks

So this week marked 15 weeks and another doctor’s visit. The basic stats were blood pressure 118/80 (which I was told was good), +2lbs and we did get a good heart beat that was right at 156bpm. The nurse was skeptical about getting a heart beat so early on but luckily since I’m so small it wasn’t a problem. The 2lb weight gain was kind of a shock considering how sick I’ve been in the evening and at night. I asked my doctor about size concerns. He looked at my chart from last time and after everything that happened said that he wouldn’t be surprised if I went early. He said that since Butters was big my chances of having another big baby are pretty good. He did say that he would be happy if I went into labor at 37 weeks (which would put this one being born right around W's birthday) with no intervention depending on how big this one is. I wanted to ask a lot of what if questions but I know it’s far too early for that and there’s no need to at the moment. Also we found out that we won’t find out the gender of this little one until around the first week of July. Hopefully we will still have Mac for the big day.

So far my main food cravings are tuna salad (made with low fat mayo and plenty of sweet relish), decaf iced coffee, instant oatmeal, sweet breakfast cereal, Tommy’s Pizza and anything with a strong citrus flavor (orange juice, chunked pineapple ect). The citrus seems to be linked to my nightly battles with getting to sleep. It seems as if I don’t have enough acid on my stomach so eating a few bites of citrus gives me enough acid to digest food and not get so sick. Ironically I don’t want soft drinks at all right now. I’ll normally have a couple of sips then they just don’t taste good anymore. I am much more preferring crystal light iced tea, lemonade or Capri suns to drink rather than soft drinks.

I’m still with out an appetite most of the time though. I eat last at night around 8pm and normally can’t manage to even think about eating until after 8am the next day. I know this isn’t entirely healthy but I’m doing to best I can. After around 9 I tend to snack on stuff that I’ve got at my desk to keep me out of the vending machine. Oddly enough I haven’t really wanted sweets that much. A random sweet craving can normally be tamed with a chocolate chip granola bar. I honestly do find myself snacking more at the office I think due to only having this type of food around and not as home as much. I have snack stuff at home but the stuff I really crave is at work. I don’t consider what I snack on that unhealthy. I’ve been really working to not look at a clock so much when I eat but rather eat when I feel like I need to. I’m mainly doing this so that I can not worry so much about when I’m eating but rather focus on just eating when and what I need to (with in reason).


Tabitha said...

I got to the part about the Capri Suns and I chuckled. I sucked those things down when I was pregnant. And gummi bears! I'm pregnant and suddenly I have the cravings of an 8 year old! LOL!

Congrats on #2 by the way!

And, about the sleeping. For the first couple months, Gavin pretty much slept on me all night long. I was nursing and when he was eating every 1 1/2 - 2 hours, the time it took me to get out of bed and tuck him back into the bassinet/swing/whatever and then get back in bed was precious time I could be sleeping! LOL!
Even still at 6 months, on bad nights I bring him into the bed and let him sleep on me. I said i wouldn't do that - but I blame it on him, he's so darn snuggly!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Virginia,

Congrats on your second one! I can't wait to find out what it will be. Are you going to find out or is it going to be a surprise?
Well, take care and enjoy your pregnancy as much as possible!
Greetings from Germany!

V said...

Tabitha, I started drinking the less sugar capri suns because I wanted something fruity but no caffine. So far they are great but its just odd. I think the worst junk food I want right now is strawberry frozen yogurt.

I did the same thing with Alvin sleeping. Some nights he just needed us so he slept in bed with us and some nights we both slept on the twin bed in his room. Also I found myself wearing him down a lot in a sling. I think you find out you just have to do what ever works!