Baby Clumps: 15 Weeks

Uggggh! I could just burst out in tears right now. I previously wrote this post yesterday and for whatever reason, it disappeared. I’m over technology.

Haha! Just kidding. As a first time time mom, every day, every week COUNTS. Time has never mattered so much since I’ve been pregnant. In a way, it’s exciting and in other ways, it’s kinda annoying.

Soooo….what’s goin’ on with the Bean?

“Fetal body movements continue to get practice this week, too. But because your baby weighs so little (a bit over two ounces), you won’t feel the calisthenics going on inside your abdominal gym. But don’t let that fool you. Your fetus is holding daily aerobics classes — kicking, curling toes, and moving those little arms and legs. And with each passing week, your fetus is looking more and more like the baby you’re picturing in your dreams. By now, the ears are positioned properly on the sides of the head (they used to be in the neck) and the eyes are moving from the side of the head to the front of the face.” (source)

Bean is good! I had an appointment with my midwife and all vitals are lookin good. Bean’s heartbeat is nice and strong and I actually gained 3 lbs. Now I’ve never been the type to ever want to gain weight but at this point in my pregnancy, loosing and not gaining can be a problem. So I was reallllly excited to step on that scale to see that both Bean and I are getting the nutrients we need.

My belly is getting harder and a bit plumper. So much so that I had to pull out those maternity pants that (Grand)Mama Clumps bought me a while back.

They are far from sexy but these bad boys are so comfy. My pants are getting a bit tight so it looks like I’ll have to invest in more of these. Or at the very least, a belly band. And say nothing about this fugly “Florida tourist” shirt. I’ve been far too lazy to do any laundry this week. And that fatigue seems to be coming back in spurts. I just can’t seem to get enough sleep. Grr!

I still hate food. Having to eat annoys me. The smell of food. The way it goes down my throat. Ugh. I still have a pretty strong gag reflex so if I don’t eat slowly, I’m hacking it up with the quickness. I’ve stopped trying to eat new foods and just stick with the things that I know won’t make me sick: fresh fruit smoothies with greek yogurt, cereal, almond milk, fruit, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, pasta, hummus, raw veggies, popcorn and cheese. Anything outside of that aren’t even options right now. Which annoys me but honestly – every time I try something new, I’m throwing it up. So I’ll go with the flow until my hormones straighten up.

Which needs to be sooner rather than later because I REALLY miss Thai food.

Emotionally, this week was better. The good news from my midwife put me in better spirits. Pregnancy has not been fun for me but at least now I’m getting some joy out of it knowing that the Bean is healthy. I have so much more respect for women who have gone through tough pregnancies. Granted, I’m sure some women have dealt with worse symptoms than I have but to be able to do it and still go to work, parent other children and handle business like normal, just…WOW.

I’ve got this whole newfound pride for being a woman. I don’t think being pregnant or a Mother necessarily means you’re a stronger woman, but being pregnant has certainly brought light to the fact that a woman’s body, what it can do, create and deal with makes us effing rockstars. And that goes for all of us. And if you are a gal who dealt with or deals with extremely painful cycles, I salute you too because giiiiiirl, I know your pain.

I’m going to follow Caitlin of Healthy Tipping Point’s format for how she documented her pregnancy. She was already a favorite blogger of mine and I love love LOVED reading her pregnancy updates.

Now for the quick stats…

Weight Gained: 3 lbs (up from the 15 that I lost)

Worst Symptom: Food aversions. Not being able to really eat sucks.

Strangest Symptom: I burp. A lot. And it’s gross. I’m one of those people that think they are too fancy to burp so when it happens, I feel mortified. Ha!

Something to look forward to: ULTRASOUND ON MONDAY!!!!!!!! And yes, I’ll be finding out the gender. Any guesses?

Last Baby Thing Purchased: I actually haven’t purchased one darn thing yet. Is that bad?


Anyone else have a pretty tough pregnancy? Oh! And every time I’m flippin’ channels, I seem to run into the show I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant. What…in…the…world? That show just completely baffles me! Has anyone else watched it? 


Other Baby Posts:
Bean’s Announcement

  • Congratulations! I know I’m late, but I actually had no idea you were pregnant until now. I wish you the best of luck, and I’m glad your baby is healthy! :)

    • Brittany

      Thanks lovely!

  • Congratulations!!!! I’m sorry to hear you’re having a rough pregnancy. Everyone I know who has had a baby just LOVED being pregnant but honestly, it doesn’t sound that great to me.

    And oh man, I cannot even watch I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant. Like, how do you NOT know? How do they have no symptoms? I watched once and this lady was like, “I thought I was just really constipated but then all of a sudden I gave birth!” Like, WHAT?

    • Brittany

      Riiiiiight?! Okay, so you didn’t know the first few months. But 7 months pregnant and still NO obvious symptoms? I know every woman and baby is different but wow….

  • Kelly

    WOOT BABY BEAN UPDATES!!!!!! I love it! Yay, weight gain (whoa, who ever thought I’d be yay’ing that!) Sads face on the food aversions..hopefully baby boy/girl bean will let you eat Thai very very soon. Monday? All the fingers crossed for you that bean will not be private and have his/her legs open!

    • Brittany

      Oooooh how I love you! Thai food on Monday would be sooo nice. And yes, let’s hope Bean cooperates for the ultrasound!

  • Kelly

    PS. I’m digging the shirt!

  • yves

    Congratulations!! I was in your shoes just last year and i know how you feel. I didnt enjoy been pregnant like most pple did so i understand your sentiments
    But enjoy this moments(even though it will seem like forever) and drink losts of water, try to go for walks n remember…. KEGELS!!!

    • Brittany

      Thanks for the reminders! I drink a mess load of water daily but must stay on the kegals. Thankies!

  • Kim

    Yay for you! So glad to hear all is well. I actually didn’t realize you were expecting until just a few days ago. Best wishes for you, Esposo and Bean. The best days are yet to come.

  • Kelly

    I have a feeling I’m going to be looking forward to these updates! Thank you for sharing your pregnancy with us. As someone thinking about the future and kids, it’s nice to read about someone going through it, so maybe when I do, I won’t be so scared.

    All the best!

    • Brittany

      I know what you mean! I loved following others’ pregnancy stories long before I thought about having kiddies. :)

  • You are pregnant!!!! OMG I’m so happy for you!! (note to self, read my blogs more often so I don’t get these news 15 weeks later xD)

    This is the beginning of the rest of your life and I wish you all of the best in this journey =D


  • Lou

    I missed your first post announcing your pregnancy and wanted to pop in and say CONGRATULATIONS!

  • Daphney

    Congrats Brittany!!!! I’m happy that healthwise everything is looking good. My guess: A GIRL!!!

  • I didnt think it was possible to love your blog more then I do, but bump updates! Enjoy your pregnancy, because believe it or not..this IS the easy part (but definitely not the best part 😉 guess is a boy!

  • Megan

    I ran into that show all the time when I was pregnant, too! I was like “wtf!?! How can you not know?” I hope the ability to eat returns to you soon!

  • Michelle

    So excited to hear the baby update!! Things are going great for me too :) I’m 20 weeks on Monday!

    Just for funsies I’m going to fill out your little status thingy too, hehe.

    Weight Gained: 2 pounds thus far


    Strangest Symptom: I’m burping a lot too!! WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?!

    Something to look forward to: putting together the baby furniture and picking out a name :) I had my ultrasound this past Wednesday and IT’S A BOY!!

    Last Baby Thing Purchased: Erm… Baby furniture a month ago (it was a good deal!!!)

    CONGRATS!!! I hope things just keep getting better and easier! I’ve found the second trimester to be a hundred times more enjoyable (minus this Texas heat, ughhhh)

    • Brittany

      Yay for your baby boy! CONGRATS! And girlfriend, you are waaaaay ahead of me with the baby shopping. The furniture is a big chunk of it do kudos to you!

  • S

    BOY! No, GIRL! No, BOY! ..Hmm, no idea!

    I hope everything continues going well and you get your appetite back soon! I haven’t I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant, but I’ve heard some of the stories, and just, .. bwuh?

  • I love baby bean updates! Sorry it has been rough, but I’m glad to hear it is getting better! Can’t wait to find out baby bean’s gender!

    And, yeah I have been drawn into I didn’t know I was pregnant more times than I would care to admit. I’m always baffled by those stories.

  • I love that top on you!

  • CONGRATS!!!!! SO happy for you mama B!

    I’ve watched the show before, I find it quite entertaining since it’s just so hard to believe.

  • I feel like I’m so behind but I wanted to tell you congratulations!

  • Awww you’re so cute!

  • Congrats! Your belly is so cute. Bet you’ll be the prettiest mommy.

  • Congratulations B!!!!! So excited for you!!!!

  • Yay baby news! I know exactly what you feel like, I was going through that with my first. My second, I’ve been very lucky with so far, not so much fatigue, and no morning sickness (yay!) It may seem like forever, but time is going to fly. Congratulations :-)

  • Enjoli

    Congratulations!!!! I am happy to hear you are going to a midwife. I had a midwife for both of my pregnancies. I did water birth for both of them. Very good experiences.

    I also wondering if maybe Bean is a girl? I remember when I was pregnant with my daughter, I was sick most of the time. I couldn’t keep anything down. Once I got into the 2nd trimester, things were a bit easier.

    Anyway, so happy for you! Enjoy it.

  • Congratulations! I’m so late, but am so happy for the two of you.

  • I love the updates! I can feel your excitement through the interweb…It’s so cute. Keep em coming!

  • Tonantzin

    I tried to respond to your first post about being preggers, but my computer was acting up. CONGRATS!!!!!! I am so happy for you and your familia. I am also pregnant for the first time, having a girl, and 29 weeks! I look forward to reading your posts and can’t wait to hear what you are having.

  • CONGRATULATIONS!! How about I completely missed the announcement (I’ll have to go back and read it). This is so exciting, the hubby & I are also expecting our first child (I’m 19 weeks). So awesome, best wishes to you both 😉

  • Wes

    I know I am VERY late but congratulations Mommy! I had no idea you were preggers lady… So happy for you!! We’ve come a loooong way girl… Here’s to the future!! :-)

  • Another late one. Congratulations! Very happy for you. And don’t feel bad. You are not first person to not be loving the pregnancy. I’ve heard others who weren’t over the moon either. You are just brave enough to admit it. :)

  • Wow, I’m really late in finding out, but congrats, B! Your nicknames are too adorable (Baby Clumps, Bean :) ). Oh, maybe you can try neutral Thai foods (the few that exist), like sticky rice with mango!

  • Jen

    Aww, I enjoy your Baby Clumps posts :) Take care mama!

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