Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Baby W–15 Weeks


* Each bumpdate is from the week before. I am currently 16 weeks, 5 days.

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This Week:

Lots of busy work days and campaigning at night for upcoming elections! Pretty focused on election stuff right now! Also, Quyon Car Rally this weekend!

Baby This Week:

Baby is the size of a naval orange this week! Apparently baby is wiggling and squirming away but unfortunately it’s still too early for me to feel anything. All of it’s joints can move now. Baby is looking more and more proportionate!

Maternity Clothes:

This is the first week that I cannot button my work pants! It feels like it happened over night. I have broken out the belly band all week and it makes them much more comfortable while sitting at my desk! I still have one pair of work pants that barely button!

Stretch Marks/Weight:

Nothing new in the stretch mark department! I am using stretch mark lotion every morning now.

Weight actually stayed the same this week which is great, according to my scale! On Thursday, went to the doctors and his scale said I am down another pound. He is not worried as baby and my belly is measuring spot on! 


I am trying to pay more and more attention to things that are happening in my belly so that when movement does happen, I’ll hopefully be able to recognize it.

Food Cravings/Aversions:

Was violently ill after attempting spaghetti this week…Lesson learnt. Still not crazy about peanut butter either as it made me sick a few weeks back.

Loving sour patch kids, jam, cold veggies with dip, any fruit and yogurt. 


Heart burn made an appearance for the first time this week. I have never had heart burn before and I was not sure what it was. Guessing the burning in my throat/chest may be heart burn, I took a couple of Tums. Instantly, the burning went away! Every night since, tums have found a new home on my night side table.

Belly still seems to be expanding as well. If I sucked in my belly it use to disappear but now a belly is here to stay!

Acne seems to be under control a bit better. Woke up one day this week at 3 AM STARVING! Luckily, I fell back asleep and when my alarm went off an hour later, the fridge was my first stop!

Still nauseous in the afternoons and a couple evenings this week I was actually sick. Was hoping this stage was over. I am just thankful that it isn’t every day at this point!

What I Miss:

Missing going into my closet and putting whatever I want on and having it fit. I put on a sweater on Sunday morning and realized it was way too short that it looked funny! It’s kind of a guessing game right now as to what in my current wardrobe is pregnancy friendly.

Labour Signs:

No way!


No idea but the guesses from family and friends keep coming! My dad guessed boy this week and my brother is confident that it’s a girl! Friends Pk and Jill guessed boy!

Belly Button In or Out:


Wedding Rings On or Off:

On and loose

What I’m Looking Forward To This Week:

Looking forward to my doctors appointment on Thursday! I like the reassurance of hearing the doctor say that everything looks great! Plus now at every appointment I get to hear the sweet sound of the heart beat.

Daddy This Week:

Daddy has had a very busy week and we haven’t seen much of each other. Mommy is noticing that Daddy is looking at her belly more as it changes. He has been very good about saying how good she looks to him and how much he loves seeing her belly grow with their baby.


That burning throat/chest thing? Yes, that is heart burn you are experiencing. No, it doesn’t just happen later in the pregnancy apparently. Keep away from anything tomato related still, don’t try to push your luck.

You may have wanted to keep your pants buttoned up even longer but don’t be uncomfortable for the sake of your own pride. Break out the belly band whenever YOU want!

Best Moment Of The Week:

Doctor’s appointment of Thursday! First doctors appointment where I felt comfortable and confident in the doctor. We had lots of time to talk and we finally seem to be on the same page. Very much a relief as it is one area that I was struggling with.

Another great moment was when I was out campaigning. I stopped at a local farm for a visit. I don’t know the older couple very well but as we were talking I mentioned that I am pregnant. The farmers wife was all excited and asked what I was having. I told her that my husband and I were going to keep it a surprise. She got all distraught and said, “well how am I suppose to know what color to knit something in?” It was so sweet and SO typical small town! This farming couple hardly knows me at all and yet are so excited for the sweet babe that the wife is already wanting to click away at her knitting needles. It just warms my heart having such great people around me.



  1. I was about the same time along when I couldn't button my pants anymore. The belly band is such a great thing! Heartburn is probably my least favorite part of this pregnancy, I've really had to start watching what I eat. I've found that propping myself up with pillows at night really helps too and not eating for at least two hours before bed.

  2. Oh yeah, the heartburn is a beast! So glad that everything looks good. That's always nice to hear at each appointment. And don't stress yourself out about feeling the baby, you will know when you feel it. It won't be like anything you have ever felt before. I think I'm officially going with girl on this one. Everyone I know who has been so sick has had a girl.

  3. Can't wait to hear about you feeling movement, maybe in next week's post! I remember it feeling like a bubble/gurgle the first time. Don't worry, you will know!

  4. Well take it for what it's worth because obviously drs know better, but I overheard Daphne Oz on the Chew say that morning sickness is due to blood sugar dropping. I dunno. Also when I was taking my Nutrition class, we were told that stretch marks happen when you grow faster than your skin can expand (why gals get them a lot through puberty). And one of my friends swore by the end of her first pregnancy (I wasn't around her for the second) that she should have bought stock in Tums for as much as she relied on them... lol :). Btw, you look so cute and soooo awesome that Ryan is excited!