I'm Pregnant & Baby#2 is a Girl!!
Size of Baby Hartkop: The Pregnancy Apps that I am using all say she is the size of an avocado or a large naval orange. Sheesh, I feel like I am showing a bit sooner than last time!
Maternity Clothes: This week I went ahead and checked in at our local Target to see what they had. Most of my clothes still fit since I typically wear leggings and tunics but I needed a few things to help get me through the winter. I bought the black dress from my photo and a couple long sleeve shirts. Here is a similar dress online.
Best Moment This Week: I had my quick 15 week pregnancy checkup this week so I was able to listen to her heartbeat! I remember with Henry I cried and laughed like crazy when I heard his heartbeat for the first time. It is almost magical to listen to their little hearts beat. There is a little human growing inside me! Wow!
Miss Anything: Wine in the evenings with Michael. We like to unwind with a glass of red wine after Henry falls asleep. I miss being able to enjoy that with him. I have a Cranberry/Apple Cider drink that I love in the mean time.
Cravings: Well... it is difficult to tell the cravings from the typical holiday cravings but I think this time around I am definitely gravitating towards more berries and sweets than the salty/tangy I wanted with Henry. I want peanut butter thai food, blackberry pie, peanut butter cookies... strawberries in my cereal...yum!
Movement: I swear I can feel her squirm around at night when I am falling asleep... not positive though. I can't wait until Michael can feel her move around! He always refers to us as "the girls" now. "How are the girls doing?" "Hello girls" It is so cute. :)
Queasy or Sick: During the first trimester I pretty much felt consistently disgusting and tired. I am now officially feeling much better now. I can stay up past 8pm and I can actually push myself to do some active things like run again! Woohoo!
Looking Forward To: Christmas! I have been going wild with my Christmas crafts this year. I currently have fabric all over my dinner table as I work on our stockings a little bit at a time after Henry goes to sleep.
By the way! We found out the gender of our baby via a blood test that picks up the fetal blood cells! It tests the risk level for Down Syndrome, baby girl is low risk (I wasn't concerned either way. I didn't do the invasive test with Henry because I didn't care either way). I guess it predicts the gender with a 98% accuracy rate.