15 Weeks Pregnant {Navel Orange}

On Friday, my baby Orange turned 15 weeks old.
Man, time is starting to fly by.  At first, I was counting the days until the next week or milestone.  But I’ve gotten used to the idea that this is a process and that it cannot be rushed, no matter how many times I look for a fast-forward button.
  • I was SICK most of last week with a bad cough, sore throat, headaches, little sleep and was light headed often.  I even had to go home early from work, twice, because I was miserable.
  • The burping continues after each meal.
  • I haven’t been able to exercise again, due to being sick :(
  • I still haven’t gained any weight (maybe a pound), but I’m seeing more of a little “pooch” below my belly-button.
  • I’ve started to wear a “BeBand” by the makers of the “BellaBand.”  It’s a lightweight maternity band that kinda just…holds you in.  I bought it from Target and I’m loving it so far.
  • As I read my update from my BabyBump app (read below), I thought it was interesting that I may experience nosebleeds.  I used to get them all the time when I was a kid, but haven’t for a long time.  Well, after my shower I blew my nose and guess what…a nosebleed!  Huh, imagine that.
 Image from:  www.babycenter.com
Here’s what myy BabyBump phone app says at 15 weeks pregnant:
The hair on your baby’s head is growing in and the follicles will make pigment if your baby has dark hair.  Around the body, there’s still fine hair (lanugo) to protect against being constantly exposed to the amniotic fluid.  Your baby’s skin is thin and nearly translucent and if you were to take a look inside your womb you’d see small blood vessels forming underneath the skin.  Some babies may even be starting to suck their thumb around this time. As your body continues to make more blood this month, it’s especially important that you get enough iron in your diet to keep up with red blood cell production and to avoid becoming anemic.  This increased blood production may still be causing your mucous membranes to swell giving you a stuffy nose or more frequent nosebleeds.

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