Pregnancy Update: 15 Weeks

17 Oct

My biggest dilemma this week is still What to Wear. I have a handful of maternity shirts and plenty of pre-pregnancy shirts that still fit but I am down to zero pairs of pre-pregnancy pants (because for some reason, I really don’t want to buy a Bella Band) and 2 pairs of maternity pants. I do have 2-3 skirts that are fall appropriate and still fit but unfortunately all my fall/winter boots are too tight on my calves!  I don’t think that has anything to do with pregnancy weight gain – I think it’s more a lasting effect from marathon training. Regardless, I’m also on the hunt for a new pair of boots. The problem is, I am the pickiest boot buyer ever. I would say that I like about 5% of the boots that are out there. And while I like black boots on other women, I just can’t imagine myself wearing them. So I’m trying to find a flat or low-heeled camel colored pair that I like and aren’t more than $100. I’ll let you know how that works out for me.

Anyway, so there is more maternity shopping in my future this weekend, just for pants. I asked the other girl at work who’s pregnant what stores she recommends and she said Macy’s, H&M, Old Navy (the one near our work sells maternity in the store), and Kohl’s. The green Old Navy skinnies I ordered arrived yesterday but I’m not sure they’re going to work out. They’re really tight in the legs but the belly is really loose. I really thought that finding maternity pants would be easier than finding real pants – due to the elastic waistband and all – but frustratingly, that’s not the case.


M: 1.15 mile walk with pooches

Sa: Hour hike with mother-in-law

Symptoms: Still exhausted

Sleep: I’m sleeping fairly well but the limited sleeping positions have started to annoy me. Until just last night, I haven’t been able to sleep on my left side at all – after about a minute, my stomach hurts. So I’ve been alternating between my right side and my back (since my doctor said it was fine until 20 weeks). In the mornings, I usually roll over onto my stomach for a little bit too – it’s getting less comfortable but I miss sleeping on my stomach a lot. The other weird thing is that I’ve woken up several nights completely sweaty but I don’t feel hot. Maybe my dreams are freaking me out? Speaking of which…

Dreams: I’ve heard it’s common for pregnant women to have crazy/vivid dreams but the thing I notice most about my dreams is that I will have the same dream all night long. Even when I wake up and roll over, I fall back asleep to the same dream. Which is nice when it’s a good dream.

Cravings: Potatoes and potato chips, big salads with lots of dressing (at least it’s veggies!), fruit snacks (these have calmed down quite a bit)

Weight Gain: 7 lbs total (need to lay off those potato chips!)

5 Responses to “Pregnancy Update: 15 Weeks”

  1. Natalie @ will jog for food October 17, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    You have such a cute bump!

    I hear ya on boots, that sounds exactly like my checklist. Let me know if you find any 🙂

  2. Valerie October 17, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    You look awesome! Enjoy the sleep positions *you can* for now, because even if they were to say it was ok later, you wouldn’t want to sleep on anything but your side! (Ok, well, that has always been my experience 😉 ) Way to go on working out! I think I started back to feeling like my normal self and exercising again around 16 weeks (well, the exhaustion part was gone, anyway). 🙂

  3. Lisa October 17, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    You look great in this picture; love it! I hear you on the boots. My sister ( who just had the baby) lamented that she couldn’t even wear her fall maternity dresses or skirts because the boots she liked to wear didn’t fit anymore. Hope you find some you like.

  4. jenm83 October 18, 2012 at 6:38 am #

    You look adorable!! I have some winter maternity shirts and pants if you want them. I can mail them to you. Just let me know.


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