Baby Two: 15 Weeks Pregnant

15 weeks pregnant


Baby Lamotta is due September 28th, 2017!

Today is 4/6/17 which means I’m 15 weeks!

Baby is the size of a box of crayons. 🙂

Baby is a… princess or superhero! We find out at our gender reveal party in exactly 3 weeks!

Doctor’s appointment this week? Yep! It was with a different midwife, who was not quite as colorful (let’s stick to the crayon theme) as the last, but still very nice. She let Jude help with the doppler and then let him listen to his own heartbeat too. Baby’s heartbeat was 165 BPM and everyone on Facebook seemed to think that meant it was a girl. Guess we will know soon enough. 

Current mood: Inspired! I’ve been itching to write some more articles for Matador Network and and have a few in mind. I’m also going to try and edit a short story I wrote last year and start submitting to lit mags. And I’ll be working on my critical essay for grad school as well. 

Cravings: I’ve been wanting carbs and cheese a lot. And yesterday I just HAD to buy those choco tacos at walmart. I’ve been trying to eat a bit healthier but really I just eat what I can because I still have some nausea off and on. Luckily it’s getting better. But I can’t help but have a sweet snack/dessert every now and then.

Food Aversions: Depends on the day but pizza is still a no go, and same with onions. I loved caramelized onions and now just smelling them makes me sick. Some meats are starting to gross me out too. 

The yucky stuff: It’s been almost a full week without the extreme sickness. Sunday I wasn’t feeling 100% but I think I had worn myself out Saturday running. I’m trying to get more active but it makes me more tired and sometimes gives me a headache. That’s been a new development – headaches. I think I need to up my food intake. I’m not used to eating so much and baby is hungry all the time now. 

Currently rocking: Used a hair tie on the button to keep my black skinnies I wear to work a lot up. I’m wearing a green maternity shirt with black belt today. I feel better wearing a belt so people can tell I’m pregnant and not just fat. 

The best thing about pregnancy this week? Hearing the babe’s heartbeat. 

What’s different about baby #2 than with Jude’s pregnancy? The sickness, the cravings, etc. I’ve also been having these crazy dreams. I had them with Jude but I swear all these dreams keep pointing towards the babe being a girl. Last night I had a dream that I was singing an Aladdin karaoke song. I mean, we’re having a princess vs superhero gender reveal so I feel like this was a cosmic hint it’s a princess. 🙂 But who knows, maybe I just really wanted to sing karaoke… 

I’m nervous about: Don’t really have nerves right now. Thankfully.

Other thoughts: I need to stop buying so many clothes off Facebook maternity clothes selling groups. It’s so easy and I’m spending too much. But it’s so much cheaper! So far everything I’ve received has fit so hoping everything else does.