15 week update

Baby2.0’s pregnancy reached 15 weeks this week.  I celebrated by going back to work after missing two days due to illness.  Thankfully it was just a cold – nothing too awful.  I ran a fever, which I rarely do, and I enjoyed some extra naps and time in the recliner, which is rarer these days with my sweet 19 month old running around.

14.5 weeks with a little bit of a bump!

14.5 weeks with a little bit of a bump!

Link also caught the cold, and we spent Tuesday in the recliner watching Micky Mouse and Tinkerbell.  (Yes I know – the TV is evil, but you try to convince a toddler to stop running around and rest!)  It was some very sacred cuddle time.  I think this cold lasted a lot shorter than usual, thanks to a new vitamin plan we have Link on (thanks Abbey for those suggestions!).

Link was very snuggly and restful while sick.

Link was very snuggly and restful while sick.

Other than the cold, our family is doing well.  I’m trying to eat better for this baby – I have a hard time stomaching a lot of foods, and I’m still down 3 or 4 pounds from before pregnancy.  I decided on a list of healthy meals and snacks for lunches.  One great idea I had was hard boiled eggs!  I thought that would be a great source of nutrition for me that I could eat.  Well, I ate 1.5 at lunch yesterday, gagged on the last bite, and haven’t been able to even think about them since.  I’m convinced that the taste is still in my mouth, and whenever I think about it, I gag again.  Silly pregnant brain.

We have our anatomy scan on Good Friday, and the most important part of that scan is learning that our babe is healthy and well developed.  Link’s anatomy scan went well, but they couldn’t see his heart well enough so we had a second one.  I’m hoping this babe will have a great first scan, because I really don’t need extra things to worry about, although now having Link’s experience I know that it just happens that way sometimes.  The less important part will be finding out if we are having a little girl or a little boy.  I’m sure we will share what we are having, but we are going to keep the name a secret.

Link LOVES guitars, and was so excited to look through a catalog full of them!

Link LOVES guitars, and was so excited to look through a catalog full of them!

Not much else to update on.  I’m really looking forward to this snow melting.  I can’t wait to be able to take Link outside more again, and go on walks.  It really helps my energy levels and mood when I can spend time outside with Link, but I hate to be cold, so I don’t do much in the wintertime.  I’m hoping I will feel better this weekend so that I can be productive.  I don’t believe we have anything planned, so I have a goal of two things to get done around the house (I thought I’d start small, so it’s more realistic, and I’m not telling you what it is, because then I can’t be held accountable!).

Last little bit of news – Link’s favorite color is purple.  I told him that mommy likes green best, and asked what his was.  He looked thoughtful, and I said, “Do you like green? or blue?” and he said “Purple!!”   I thought that was great, and I told him Bop Mike’s favorite is purple too.  So he then said “Purple, like Bop”.  Such a cutie pie.