Sunday, January 9, 2011

15 Weeks and Counting

  • How far along: 15 Weeks
  • Total Weight Gained: 5 lbs so far
  • Maternity Clothes: Mainly my normal stuff with rubberbands to close the pants (cant button). I wore one pair of maternity pants this week and can tell the belly thing is going to take some getting used to. I am waiting on some other maternity pants to be hemmed (oh the life of a short person!) and still need to get some jeans. I keep meaning to buy one of those belly bands so I can keep wearing my pants, but I just never shop. 
  • Sleep: This was a rough week for sleep! First my tooth issue kept me up, then my antibiotic kept me up and then I was up with heartburn! Saturday I fell asleep at 4:30ish.... yep! 
  • Best Moment of the Week(s): Probably running errands with Mr.Pate today, we just talked about the baby and names alot. It was a sweet time. 
  • Movement: Too early, I still cant feel anything. But it is getting close! 
  • Food Cravings: Everything because I couldn't chew all week! I have never craved meat so bad in my life! 
  • Food Aversions: None this week. 
  • Morning Sickness: As long as I eat every few hours I don't get nauseous. I think this phase has passed and I got off really lucky?? 
  • Symptoms: Fatigue, peeing all the time, a growing mid-section, very sore boobs and shortness of breath when I do anything slightly taxing. And new this week- nose bleeds and heartburn! I have never had heartburn in my life, so Friday night I thought I was having a heart attack! I didn't sleep at all. 
  • What I miss: Having lots of energy and sleeping well. 
  • What I'm looking forward to: Our birth classes start in February! Also feeling the baby kick, our next doctor appointment (Jan 18th), and finding out the gender (not until 20ish weeks with my dr.). 
  • Other news: I got my blood work back from my thyroid doctor and I am lacking in thyroid (hypothyroid) again, which is very normal for pregnancy. Baby Pate is stilling all my thyroid hormone! Ha! So this also explains why the exhaustion hit me sooo badly, probably a mix of pregnancy and a lack of thyroid hormone. So we are upping my dose and seeing how that goes. 
  • Names: Boy name- Griffin Alan Pate; Top Girl names right now (but no idea really)- Adele, Sophie, Amelia, Genevieve, Evie, Charlie... feel free to give us feedback or ideas in the girl area. 

According to, Baby Pate measures 4 inches — about the size of a apple — and he/she weighs 2 & 1/2 ounces. This week's big developments: baby is
 busy moving amniotic fluid through their nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in their lungs begin to develop; their legs are growing longer than their arms now;  they can move all of their joints and limbs;  eyelids are still fused shut, but they can sense light; and baby is forming taste buds. 


  1. thanks for all ur suggetions....
    it was very nice of you to share this info.

  2. I own a bellyband! If I can find it, you can have it.

  3. Oh, and I hear Charlie is a good name. ha Although I do like Genevieve.

  4. april- did your blog disappear?? i cant find it anymore! and if you find that bellyband let me know!