Week 15 Pregnancy UpdateApril 20, 2011
I just completed week 15 of my pregnancy! Kind of a boring week to be honest. And in my book boring = good. No doctors appointments, no major milestones, no new symptoms to report... not really much at all.
The good news... Monday, I appeared to turn the corner on the nausea front. The last few days have been good. Not great, but good, and I will definitely take that. Now I'm just crossing my fingers it lasts! If it would just warm up - instead of snow - yes seriously, it is snowing RIGHT NOW - I would love to be able to get outside for some exercise.
Speaking of exercise... at this point, I haven't run since the second week of February, which is when I started with the nausea. Because of that, I will definitely be walking for the rest of this pregnancy versus running. While I know running is perfectly safe while pregnant, I feel this is the best decision for me (and the baby). Part of that decision is the knowledge that after nearly 2 months of ZERO activity, I don't think I'd be in any shape to continue a running program. The other part is even when I was running I was having a lot of trouble keeping my heart rate under 140 bpm, which is what my doctor told me that I needed to do if I wanted to run during this pregnancy. You know what... walking is good exercise, and definitely not for wimps!
My middle section is definitely starting to look thicker. I don't think I look pregnant, just thicker - fatter! I definitely wish I had that cute little definitive baby bump, instead of just a thick waist, but I don't.
As for "L"s room - the room is finished! I finally moved the final pieces of furniture in, cleared the closet, and put together his dresser. You like?