Hello hello, friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We spent the weekend relaxing, getting things done around the house, and went pumpkin picking! Kai picked out the perfect one to carve on Halloween. He's obsessed with all things pumpkin right now, so he definitely had the best time running around the patch and picking one out. He calls pumpkins "balls," which I just find so cute!
So I'm going to back track a bit today to catch up on a bump date I should have posted 20 weeks ago. I know, I know, but I'm determined to document this 2nd pregnancy any way I can! So here we go, taking it back to when I was 15 weeks pregnant...
Sour candy. Sour candy. Sour candy. I've been obsessed with sour candy this pregnancy! I discovered the amazingness of rainbow Sour Punch Straws (I use to just be a blue raspberry or green apple, gal), but Caleb brought home a pack of the rainbow ones for me and I gave them a go. Lemonade is legit the best flavor and I literally can't stop eating them. It's about the only thing I was able to eat this early on, too. My go to for staying hydrated was of course lemonade as I could not hold water down no matter how hard I tried. I used Coke as my source of caffeine in the mornings as I couldn't stand coffee at this point in time.
The Not So Fun Symptoms
Not only have I been nauseous with this pregnancy, I've also been throwing up. I never threw up at all when I was pregnant with Kai, but this one...wow. It's about a 50/50 chance every morning when I go to brush my teeth that I end up throwing up. Morning sickness at it's finest! Up to this point, I had actually lost 8 lbs. Besides the sickness, there was also the pure exhaustion but I refused to give in to it. I wanted to spend as much time with Kai as I possibly could even if it was extremely hard. I wasn't operating at 100%, but I was at least present and I know that's all Kai needed from me.
The Fun Stuff!
I felt Peanut's tiny little kicks for the first time at 15 weeks! I was laying down for a nap and all of sudden there was this little jolt in my tummy and I just knew it was the baby. Those first kicks are still my favorite part of pregnancy. My bump had already popped at this point, which was way earlier than my first pregnancy. Honestly, I could see a little bump by 9 weeks! I don't really think it was just bloat either because it never went down and only kept growing, ha! Kai has caught on that there is a baby in my belly and anytime I take my shirt off he points to my tummy and says "baby!" Even though this pregnancy has been so difficult, he has still made it fun and as enjoyable as possible.
The Medical Things
Up until 12 weeks, I had to be on progesterone to sustain this pregnancy. I thankfully was able to stop taking it at the 12 week mark and am so happy to report that Peanut is still going strong! We had an ultrasound at the 12 week mark, too, in order to test for any genetic disorders. All looked good on the ultrasound and with the blood work. We got to see the beautiful, strong heart beat and this baby is quite the mover!
*Post was backdated to when I was truly 15 weeks.
I’m Diana; curator & author of Tiny Dapper Fox. Here you’ll find posts on motherhood, home life, travel, & fashion/beauty as well as City Guides for places all around the world. Make yourself cozy and let’s be friends!
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