15 Weeks

Hey friends!

I appreciated all your kind thoughts & comments. I am also grateful for your prayers & happy thoughts sent my way. It has been a tough few days, and hence why I did not feel like blogging.

I am feeling much better about things though, so I am ready to blog again. Thanks for being okay with my absence-and my lack of returns on emails!


Because of my absence, this update is quite a few days old….and I’m actually ‘turning’ 16 weeks today. Oh well. Life goes on, right? I’ll have that 16 week update at ya next week.

{for the purposes of recording, I’ll just say I’m 15 weeks during this update}

15 Weeks

Baby Perks is (quite) over 15 weeks today and is about the size of a navel orange.

Here’s what Baby Perks has been doing this week:

  • He/she is about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at about 2 1/2 ounces.
  • His/her legs are growing longer than the arms now, and he/she can move all of the joints & limbs.
  • Baby Perks can sense light. If I were to shine a flashlight at my tummy, my baby is likely to move away from the beam. Cool!
  • He/she is forming taste buds.

And here’s what’s been happening with me this past week:

15 weeks

How far along? 15 weeks +

Baby’s size? navel orange

Total weight gain/loss: Still not sure. 0 as of last time. So hopefully a few pounds? I’ll get weighed in a week or so.

Stretch marks? zilch

Sleep: I’m a pretty great sleeper (something I continually pride myself on. hah!), so it’s been pretty good around here. I sleep a lot, obv, but I also have to pee quite often each night (2-3x), so that’s annoying…. No bad dreams this week-yay!

Best moment this week: Having my back scratched. For reals, itchy skin is noooo joke!

Miss Anything? Not really.

Movement: None that I can feel-but according to the ultrasound & the info on updates, he/she is moving quite a bit! I should begin to feel something in the next few weeks though. Excited about that!

Food cravings: eggs, cheese, turkey/cheese sandwiches with spicy mustard, laffy taffy, pizza, cream cheese bagels, oranges, cheesy potatoes, shrimp & cocktail sauce

15 weeks

Anything making you queasy or sick: Waking up! still. I’ve thrown up again this week, so annoying. But I’ve gotten smarter & started snacking on an apple before getting out of bed. And I’m also going to switch to taking my vitamins at lunchtime & see if that helps.

Gender: NO idea.

Labor Signs: Obviously none.

Symptoms: tired. consistent but NOT daily morning sickness —but we’re almost done with this I think, yay! Emotional.

Belly Button in or out? In. probably will stay that way.

Wedding rings on or off? On.

Happy or moody most of the time: Emotionally drained this week. But at peace.

Funny moments this week: My grocery cart at the store last weekend…. Laffy taffy, blow pops & pringles anyone?

Looking forward to: Our gender ultrasound! (less than 2 weeks!)


Fitness Thoughts at 15 weeks:

15 weeks

{this was 15.2 weeks-right after I taught BP/CX.}

  • I’ve been feeling pretty great this week. Teaching in the evening (I teach 2x/week at night), is getting tougher, simply because I’ve got way less energy then….but I somehow manage. When the music turns on, I’m in go mode & the endorphins kick in to help me teach the class for the hour. But, I would not be able to teach a class later than 7-no sirrreeee.
  • I’m really loving doing hovers (plank on elbows), and I feel like it’s helping keep my core strong. I want that, so I don’t experience too much back pain.
  • I am definitely rounding out-wahoo! In the above picture, you can see how there’s something there & I can’t really suck it in anymore. Hopefully the “is she chubby or pregnant?” stage is right around the corner for me!


Have a great weekend! <3

What are some of YOUR cravings this week–pregnant or not!?! Please tell me someone else like pringles or laffy taffy?? What is YOUR favorite kind of cheese? 

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  1. oh my goodness, you have no idea how relieved I am to read this post! I was so worried you were upset because you’d lost the baby, oh my goodness okay, this is such a relief. I hope things otherwise are looking up and that you’re doing alright!

  2. Looking good mama! I HATED the “chubby or pregnant” stage – lol! I feel like people were constantly looking at me!

  3. Glad to see that you’re doing ok! I had the same fears as Katie, so i’m especially happy to see this post.

    And pringles are awesome 😉

  4. Glad to see you are back! We’ve missed ya. 😉 You look great! Glad you’re feeling pretty well too. Love you!

  5. I was worried just like Katie was! Oh my gosh I’m so glad that wasn’t the case! Glad to see that you’re back :) you’re gorgeous!

  6. Concur! I was so fearful that you had lost the baby! So much love! You look amazing

  7. Glad you’re feeling better lovely!
    You are glowing and gorgeous always! Love reading these updates! :)
    Have a great weekend!

  8. Tara @ PNWRunner says:

    So happy that you are back! You look fantastic!
    Sounds like you have a sweet tooth craving right now!

    • Yep! It’s mainly a tart/sour sweet craving though. Uber weird, since I usually love chocolate/caramel type stuff (and that stuff doesn’t sound good/taste good at ALL), but I’m loving the sticky/sour stuff lately. HAH!

  9. Annette, I can’t tell you how relieved I am that Baby Perks is okay! I’ve been thinking about and praying for you all week. It made me happy to see your post pop up this morning. Whatever you are going through, you know that you have amazing friends, family, and God to help you through. Hope all is well and enjoy your Sunday!

    • Thank you so much Sue. So SO sorry to worry you unnecessarily. I typed up the post super quick (and said I am fine, I should have said baby and I are fine. whoops). I had personal stuff that was super sad going on, so I didn’t want to write. SO sorry. But thank you for your prayers, my loved ones appreciate it, I am sure.

  10. Haha is she chubby or pregnant stage? Love it! Feeling better? If you ever need to talk or something to listen- feel free to email me :)
    The bump is coming! Thanks for updating us and lovely to hear from you again xx

  11. So glad you’re back and feeling better! You look great and I’m so happy to hear baby perks is doing just fine :)

  12. nice!, a good attitude always improve your life

  13. Linz @ Itz Linz says:

    Glad you’re doing better! Can’t believe itz less than two weeks for gender reveal!!

  14. danielle says:

    so happy you’re all good, missed you :)

  15. Cheese is my all time favorite food, and I crave it all the time. My favorite cheese is aged cheddar or gouda hands down. mmm cheese.



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