Tuesday, July 29, 2008

15 weeks

Second Trimester

I'm really having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that I'm over a third of the way through this pregnancy. I mean, according to babycenter, I actually have a human looking mini baby in there! This whole experience just seems to be flying right past me. I feel so incredibly lucky, because I've really been enjoying being pregnant. (For the most part. I don't think anyone enjoys yaking up Indian food....) But I'm still just in awe of what is happening inside my body. It's still hard for me to believe that I'm growing a human.

More specifically, a human the size of an apple this week.

Weight Gain

The hardest thing for me so far has been my body. It's been really hard for me to accept the changes and the growing numbers on the scale with the dignity I'd hoped I would have. While I should never compare myself to other women, let alone other pregnant women, I've noticed that I'm bursting out of my pre-pregnancy clothes at an alarmingly quick rate. Scary stuff.

I've just got to suck it up. Hopefully baby is getting smarter with each pound I gain. (And screw the babycenter weight updates!)

As another counter measure - I picked up this DVD.

Hopefully it will kick my ass into gear!


Kelly Marie said...

Because I didn't even figure out that I was pregnant until I was 7 weeks along, my first dating ultra sound wasn't until 12 weeks. There was definitely a "human looking mini baby" in there!

And I remember being around 15 weeks and trying to lay on my stomach. I felt like was laying on a grapefruit! Your apple pictures reminded me of that ;)

Stephanie said...

The best thing I ever did was turn my back to the scale at the doctors office. I was shocked at my weight at my 10 week appointment so I said forget it, and haven't seen my weight since. I have no idea what I've gained and it feels totally liberating!

littlemonkey said...

My least favorite time during the pregnancy was ~ weeks 16-18 (ish). I hated what my body was doing. I didn't look pregnant, I looked fat. However, after I found out the sex of the baby, it made it so much more real. I could rub my belly and know my little girl was brewing and it made it all better. Plus, I started getting compliments from strangers, and it was encouraging. I hope the same happens to you, too!