Thursday, April 28, 2011

15 weeks

How far along: 15 weeks!

Size of baby: Baby is the size of an orange!  Baby now measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at about 2 1/2 ounces. She's busy moving amniotic fluid through her nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in her lungs begin to develop. Her legs are growing longer than her arms now, and she can move all of her joints and limbs. Although her eyelids are still fused shut, she can sense light. If you shine a flashlight at your tummy, for instance, she's likely to move away from the beam. There's not much for your baby to taste at this point, but she is forming taste buds.

Maternity clothes: I am wearing maternity pants and a mix of regular shirts that still fit and maternity shirts.

Sleep: I have the most bizarre dreams anymore so my sleep is still not the greatest.  (Last night I had a dream that I was watching someone break into my house and I went and hid in the closet, um what?)

Best moment of the week: Having our family at our u/s with us and finding out we are having a girl!  It was such an awesome experience and I will never forget it.  They were all pretty amazed at how much she moves around in there :)

Movement: I know she's moving but I am still waiting to feel it. 

Symptoms: All in all I feel really good.  I'm tired and get winded pretty easily but I'll take this over nausea any day!  Also my skin and hair are changing a lot,  I'm breaking out more than usual, my face just looks red to me, and my hair is really dry.

Food cravings/aversions: I haven't really had any cravings but I have found myself eating a lot more fruit than I ever have- especially oranges.  And Steve's mom brought us this fruit that was a pear crossed with an apple and it was the BEST thing I have ever had! 

Gender: We are having a girl and now that we know this bit of information our name list is growing.  How do people pick??

Belly button in or out: Still in but getting a little more shallow

Stretch marks: Nothing new

What I miss: There are days that I miss coffee!

What I am looking forward to: Feeling her move, I can't wait!

Weekly wisdom: hmmm I can't think of anything this week. Feel free to share any wisdom you have for me :)


  1. You look fantastic and that pear/apple sounds amazing!

  2. Aww, what a cute little belly! Can't wait for you to feel her. You are looking AMAZING Bridget!

  3. What a cute baby bump! I can't believe we are 15 weeks already!

  4. Now that is an adorable little bump! I am going to have to find that pear/apple thing...I am loving fruit. Oh and I totally understand the bizarre dreams.....

    Congrats on 15 weeks!

  5. Hi Bridget- I'm a new follower....just wanted to s say congrats on the look great!!

  6. You look amazing!!! So glad she's growing and can't wait to hear about when you finally feel her moving around. The apple-pear sounds delicious!

  7. You look great, what a cute bump!!!!!!!!
    I am with you on the skin thing, I am red with little spots all over my face and I have backne now too, yuck, but it is all worth it!!!
    Congrats on 15 weeks!!

  8. Gotta love the little bump. Do you have days where you feel huge but know that its still such a small belly yet compared to how big its going to get? Maybe its just me....congrats on the baby girl too!

  9. looking good!! i also cant believe you are 15 weeks, or that i am 17 weeks, for that matter. doesnt time seem to be FLYING? :)

  10. Love the bump! You look fab pregnant, it totally agrees with you.

    Happy 15 weeks!

  11. great great news!!! I look forward to the progress reports!

  12. You and baby girl are beautiful :)

  13. You look so beutiful and happy! Congrats!

  14. You look amazing! :) congratulations on 15 weeks!

  15. I had this crazy, weird dream last night and Elton John was in it! I asked him about his new what in the world does THAT mean?

  16. You are the cutest little pregnancy person EVER! I am still in the fat phase. I feel like everyone is staring at my stomach these days and thinking, "Lay off the M&MS, lady!"


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