Wednesday, March 6, 2013

15 weeks

Yesterday marked 15 weeks of being pregnant. Time seems to be going slowly, but at the same time, going fast. In just 5 weeks, I'll be halfway done!

Over the past few weeks since I started telling people my secret, I've received so much love and happiness from so many people. It's amazing how much this little baby is going to be loved, and is already loved, and how much s/he has reminded me of the overwhelming amount of love I have in my life.

How could you not love that face? (I know it totally looks like a generic baby face, but it's MY baby's generic baby face!!)
 Many people have been asking how I'm feeling. How my first trimester went. Was I sick at all? Are we going to find out if it's a boy or a girl?

The answers to those questions are quite simple actually. I've not been sick at all. I had a couple of headaches along the way, but never sick or nauseous. I was really tired during the first trimester and I'm still a little bit tired, but I'm starting to get back to normal. I keep telling people, if I weren't 100% sure there was a baby in here, I might not believe I was pregnant.

But today, I felt it. At least I think I did. I felt a little flutter and I asked my friend Hanna who just had her baby what it felt like when she first felt the baby. And then I asked my mom. And they both described exactly how it felt.

That's a little leg stretched out!
3 weeks ago when we had our second sonogram, we saw the baby moving around, little arms and legs flailing. Later that day I texted LoLo and said, "I think our baby was dancing Merengue!" And he agreed.

And as for whether or not we are going to find out the sex, we're thinking not. How many times in life do you get a genuine, exciting, happy surprise? And Lord knows I will need some type of incentive/reward for pushing that baby out.

Next Tuesday, we have another sonogram and I can't wait to see how much the baby has grown! It's finally starting to feel real. LoLo and I are having a baby!


k8te said...

yay, so glad you're not finding out the gender! i love that (since no one does in anymore) hubs and i will do the same when it's our time. i totally agree, when else do you get such a huge surprise? glad you're feeling good!

TheTinyHeart said...

That's really neat that you're not going to find out the gender beforehand! Definitely a major surprise!

The Tiny Heart

Sandra said...

Good point about this being an opportunity for a genuine surprise that can't be ruined! Love how you said little baby was dancing merengue!!

Oh hello, Love said...

Yes yes yes!! I am soooooo excited. But it feels like it's taking forever. Tell that baby to hurry up.

Katie Price said...

So sweet, Erin. I can just picture the little bean dancing in your belly :)


undomestic mama said...

Feeling your baby move for the first time is the best thing ever!