15 Weeks

Man, what a week! I have been suffering from a nonstop migraine for the past week and even threw up a couple of times from it. Yay. 😦 Sounds like I’m feeling J’s pregnancy symptoms? Not so much. More like the horrific thunderstorms we have been having here in Florida are killing me slowly! Oh well…so much for living in the SUNSHINE STATE!

Anywho, you may have noticed that this blog was a little later than usual. Saturdays are when the baby rolls to the next week in its development, however this Saturday (yesterday) we were a little busy with a crazy surprise – Beck, J’s sister, had her water break early! She wasn’t due until the second week or so of September. So we dropped everything, picked up J’s mom on the way to Clearwater, and drove two and a half hours so we could spend the day in the hospital with Beck waiting for the arrival of baby Caden. Even though he was a couple of weeks early, he was gorgeous and doing pretty well. He weighed 6 pounds 8 ounces and was 19.3 inches long. He had to be kept in the NICU since he was born early, but hopefully he can go home soon. 🙂

Welcome Baby Caden!!

J and I had never been present for the birth of a baby before! Although we weren’t in the room during the actual pushing and delivery moments (we’ll deal with that ourselves in February!) it was interesting to see the labor process leading up to that point. It is one thing to read about the labor and delivery process in What To Expect When You’re Expecting or on any of the numerous baby apps on our smartphones or even on “A Baby Story” on TLC, but it was cool to get to kind of see what to expect in regards to the monitoring, nurses and what they do, and to hear Beck’s feedback along the way and see how she reacted to everything. She was a great example! Thanks Beck!

So here we are at 15 weeks and not much is going on here with us and our little one. J can feel the baby moving around more and more each day. She can’t eat much at one sitting and has some wicked heartburn most of the time. Oh and not to mention, in her entire life she’s never liked anything zesty or spicy, but the other day her dad had hot wings and she was drooling over them! She tried them and now she is hooked. She can’t eat sweets still, however right now she is enjoying a bowl of cantaloupe with peanut butter – an old favorite. So far so good – she also loves smoothies but hasn’t been able to drink them lately since it upsets her stomach so much.

We have our next doctor’s appointment on Tuesday afternoon so I’ll let you know how that goes. We aren’t expecting another ultrasound until the anatomy scan, which will probably be next month – we’ll know more after our next appointment. So until then…here’s your facts for the week!

Baby is just over 4 inches long and about the size of apple, weighing in at about 2.5 ounces. Baby is practicing breathing by taking in the amniotic fluid through the nose and mouth. Although the eyes are fused shut for several more weeks, baby can sense light if you were to shine it at Mom’s belly! Taste buds are now formed and baby’s bones are beginning to harden this week, and baby can move all of its joints and limbs.

Our little boy or girl is going to double in size over the next five weeks!

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