15 Weeks Pregnancy Chalkboard

These weeks are just flying by!

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How far along: 15 weeks, 1 day

Maternity Clothes: As of today I’m still wearing my regular clothes and can even button my jeans.  No hair ties or belly and needed yet.  I get this feeling though, that when this baby finally decides to pop, it will be all at once.  Then I’ll be in trouble and have to make a quick trip to the store.  Oh well….Luckily spring will be here before I know it, and then I can get out my dresses and maxi skirts, that I know will be able to grow with me and the baby.

Missing Anything: I’m still missing deli meat, but this week I’m really missing regular coffee.  I know people say, that based on an ok from your doctor, pregnant women can have about a cup of coffee a day, but that wouldn’t work for me.  Here’s why…My drink of choice, when I go to Starbucks or anywhere else, is a venti blonde roast coffee with 3, yes, that’s 3 shots of espresso and I definitely know I’m not allowed to be drinking that.  Jeff and I are such big coffee drinkers that we even made our own coffee bar in our house.

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Movement:  I can’t wait to feel Baby King do something.  Every time I’ve had an ultrasound the baby is kicking and moving its arms like crazy, so I’m hoping it won’t be long now.  (I probably just completely jinxed myself though, because after awhile I’ll most likely be saying I wish the baby didn’t kick so hard, or so often.)

What’s Next:  I literally just got back from a doctors appointment where I set up the appointment for the gender ultrasound.  Come February 13th, Jeff and I will know if Baby King is a boy or a girl!  I’m so excited to find out!  Is it February yet?  Happy Valentine’s Day to us!  We of course have our prediction, but friends and family have named both gender.  It’s only a matter of time before we will see who’s right.

Health: I have to say that I consider myself incredibly lucky that so far throughout this pregnancy I’ve never been sick.  I keep hearing these horrible stories from friends and women in online pregnancy communities, of mothers-to-be who are just overcome with sickness.  I do have my days though, like today, where the weather is just nasty and makes me tired.  It’s rainy, cloudy, and cold and all I want to do is relax and maybe take a nap.  My health is important to me though, so even though I might take a nap later, which I NEVER use to do until I became pregnant, I will end up working out.  I believe that you just have to be in the mindset to get things done and you can accomplish anything!

Exercise: I officially got the all clear from my doctor today that it’s ok for me to run my 1/2 marathon next month, just as long as I’m feeling ok.  I’ve been continuing to run this past week and from Monday until today I’ve logged 11.7 miles.  I plan to run at least 3 more this afternoon and hopefully 4 more tomorrow which will give me a total of 18.7 for the week!  In addition to running I’ve been doing over an hour on my treadmill at an incline.  I do end up breaking it into sections though, of around 40 minutes, 30 minutes, 20 minutes, etc.  The longest I’ve been able to go before I feel too tired is 60 minutes, and I don’t want to overdo it.  I know my body well enough to know when to stop and when to take breaks.  I’ve also still been lifting some weights, doing some standing ab work, and working on toning my legs and inner thighs.  I’ll try to post some of my workouts either tomorrow or on Sunday.

IMG_0186There may be a very slight baby bump, but not much.  

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