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Sprout's Route | Week 15


I'm actually 15 weeks and 4 days right now, but it's totally the current day!  So cool.

How am I feeling? I'm doing really well.  I'm not having as many food issues as I was, but they really just come and go.  I'm not craving anything, per say, but I'm just having food items that I just can't eat.  I'm not as bad as I was in my first trimester, end of my first trimester, but it's supposed to fade a bit now.

Other than that, my back is just hit of miss.  Some days it's really bad and other days it's like it doesn't exist.  I'm still working on getting to the right place for help on this back issue, just haven't made that plunge yet.  I'll probably worry about it in a few more weeks.

Weight: Surprisingly, I haven't gained anything yet.  I've had a few days where I was up a pound or two.  Then I dropped those pounds and I was back down to my normal "pre-pregnancy" weight.  I'm not doing anything fancy and I'm not holding back on eating.  I'm eating whatever looks and sounds good and some of the time, it's not the healthiest so I don't know.  I'm sure that I'll be making up for this "no gain in 15+ weeks" thing very soon.  We'll see...

As far as, "if I'm showing or not"... I know that I am.  I'm pushing more of my pudge out and as it's pushed, my stomach feels harder and harder.  And NO, I don't want you to just reach out and touch it.  But if you don't believe me and you want to feel how hard, I'll let you, just ask.  I like to tell people that if you say me in my underwear that you could tell, but who wants to see that, right?  I'm struggling with clothes though.  Some of my regular pants still fit just fine with the belly band and others are not working anymore.  I'm working on finding the right amount of things that will work for me and then keep them clean.  That's been the biggest struggle.  I don't do laundry fast enough and then I run out of options.  It will work itself out and I'll get it going...

This weeks events: Last weekend I had a local nest gathering/gift exchange and it was a blast.  We went around the circle to introduce ourselves because even though some have been around for years, we still have a hard time of putting faces to names... especially the new ones.  So we were going around.  I was second to last and when I said my name and Happy Hopefuls... everyone screamed!  They are all such a great support group and I couldn't believe the response from them.  Such a fun group of ladies.

The next evening, we went to our neighbor friends house for a little dinner and then we headed out to look at Christmas lights in our town.  We had the best tour guide because he had lived in this town his whole life and knew the places to go.  There were a few beauties that we could help but stop the car and look at them in all of the glory.  We had a few favorites but didn't capture any pictures of those beauties to share... So just take my word on them.  Some people just should not hang lights.  It's just better for those around them and everyone driving by...

The next day we had a little ornament exchange gathering at my house with some friends and ended the weekend with a visit to the in-laws for another yummy meal.

This week has been sort of quiet.  I ended my quarter at school and ended up with a B in my Business Grammar class.  I was pretty happy about that, but honestly if you showed up everyday, did the homework, took the quizzes/tests and midterm/final, you wouldn't end up with anything lower than a B.  So, I'm very happy about that.  Now, I just have to meet with my couselor to figure out what I need to do for the next quarter and I hope there is still space at the remote branches for me!

And I'm getting my hair done this week.  I'm having a tough time with my hair lately.  I had reached a point not long ago where I was done with growing it out, so I had my hair girl cut off 4 inches.  While that was fine, it just didn't do it for me.  It just make me want to cut off another 4 inches and make it a totally new do.  I'll try to do a before and after photo so you can see what I end up doing!

Other than that, we're just wrapping up for the year at work and gearing up for the new year!  Holidays start NEXT week!  So crazy!

Anyway, more to come soon...


the grumbles said…
it's been fun catching up on your story each day. i'm glad you're feeling great so far!

(i totally wore the same two pairs of pants every day past like 5 months. it's expected.)
Brooke said…
I was glad I was in a different school almost daily, because I pretty much more the same couple of outfits daily. Agree with the previous poster, it's expected!

Glad everything is going well & so happy for you! Missed seeing you at the party!
I am so excited to see your story every day! Are you going to find out the sex in a few short weeks?
I know I say the same thing all.of.the.time... but I really am enjoying reading these updates and am so happy for you.

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