I had so many people ask me in the states if we were going to record this pregnancy with the chalk boards again… as much as I loved those and am so thankful to Jord for doing them each week it is way too much work with a one year old running around this time! So this time Jord is just going to take my pic each week while I am wearing the above maternity calendar shirt (got this cute idea from Pinterest). Hope its a fun way for you all to stay involved with #2!
I laugh cuz we starting taking pics of the belly with Lydia at 9 weeks and with this poor child we are starring at 15… I guess that’s how it goes for second and third and so on children! 🙂
How far along? 15 weeks (October 20)
Total weight gain: not sure? maybe 5 or 6 lbs?
Maternity clothes? Yes (for pants… much more comfortable! I think I am in them much sooner this time around, but I have not shame… why be uncomfortable when maternity jeans are a.m.a.z.i.n.g! )
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: not so great… for one we are still jet lagging (well Lydia is anyway..) and two, pretty much since the beginning of this pregnancy I wake up to go pee in the middle of the night and then lay awake for another hour or two (or more)! It is so frustrating!
Best moment this week: finishing making my maternity calendar shirt (thank you Pinterest) – I bought the shirt about a month and a half ago and just now had the time to sit down and make it!
Miss Anything? sleeping through the night
Movement: I feel like maybe I have felt the baby move a few times already!! My favorite part of pregnancy is getting to feel the little kicks and rolls, can’t wait for more!
Food cravings: fatoosh salad (a yummy arab salad with crunchy bread on top), steak and potatoes
Anything making you queasy or sick: I have in general been more sick (esp in 1st trimester) with this one… I was queasy most of the time and had to constantly be eating, I also got “magic pill” to help with nausea from the doctor and it was amazing!
goat brain… yes, I tried some during Eid (a local holiday we just celebrated out here with our friends). We were eating goat and rice (which tasted good) then the started to bang the brains out of the goats head and put some in front of me and said try it! I was already starting to feel a little bit queasy toward the end of the meal anyway, then thinking about the brain made it worse, but I decided to try it anyway, however, as soon as I did I spit it right back up and had to run to the bathroom to finish getting rid of it… blah! The totally understood since I am pregnant – I can’t say that the same thing wouldn’t have happened pregnant or not, but I am glad I had an excuse!
Also, usually the last two bites of every meal I can’t finish… I usually feel sick and have to stop.- very strange feeling.
Gender: not sure yet?!
Labor Signs: Nope
Symptoms: tired, emotional, bloated
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, I love 2nd trimester!
Looking forward to: finding out the gender of our baby and hearing the heart beat… It has been about 7 weeks since we went to the doctor, so I am excited to go on Thursday and hear how our “mcpeanut” is doing!