Hello and welcome to week 15! This week, we are the size of an apple! That’s getting big! It is 4 inches long and 2.5 ounces in weight.
Again, not too much to report! I guess that’s good though, don’t want to be too eventful.
I have still continued to walk outside or on the treadmill as my main exercise with a goal of four times per week. I wrote about exercising in the first trimester this week too.
I am not exactly bursting with energy, and even took a wonderful 90 minute nap on Sunday afternoon!
Cooking and grocery shopping has resumed, and I have little to no food aversions anymore. However, one disappointing food problem that has come up is a possible intolerance of lactose. I noticed this week that I was having terrible stomach pains, and thought it may be related to yogurt. Calcium is really important in pregnancy, and I have been eating Greek yogurt daily, and also have made a point to eat more string cheese and salads with cheese. This past week, I bought cottage cheese after a long six month break. I think that was the tipping point and my body went into rebellion. I am going to take out all dairy for a few days and see if there’s a difference. Hopefully I won’t be without Greek yogurt for the next six months or longer!
I am still wearing regular clothes, but enjoy stretchy pants and lounge wear best. I am definitely starting to protrude in a not cute way, but hope I don’t round out too soon. Getting dressed is not that fun right now!
I have a routine doctor’s appointment tomorrow and am looking forward to hearing a heartbeat again!