15 Weeks Pregnancy Journal

My Pregnancy Journal, 15 Weeks

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I have never been so happy to leave the first trimester behind! And it couldn’t have come at a better time since I returned to in-person teaching last week.

You all, teaching during a pandemic, while being pregnant is NO JOKE!

If I’d still been in the first trimester, I’m pretty sure I would have lacked the energy and stamina to get through my workdays.

Around week 13, I started noticing that I wasn’t feeling as much all-day nausea as I had been experiencing since I found out I was pregnant again.

13 weeks pregnant pic
Right after I started to feel human again (bye, bye, nausea!), I had this pic taken. I was 13 weeks, so my belly has grown a bit since then.

I am so thankful to have a break from all the nausea! It’s much easier to enjoy pregnancy when you’re not constantly worried about losing your breakfast🤪.


I decided with this pregnancy to have the panorama blood panel done since I am considered a “geriatric pregnancy” (can we please get rid of that term?).

The blood work was done at my OB’s office and it was a snap. I can handle having blood drawn as long as I don’t have to watch it. Were I to catch blood flowing from my arm, I would pass out in about 5 seconds!

It took about a week and a half for my doctors office to call me with results. Baby has no exceptional markers that would necessitate further tests!

What a blessing! I did a happy dance around my home.

Because the test was simple and non-invasive, I would recommend it to pregnant women if it’s offered to you. It’s the first time I’ve had it done, and this is my third pregnancy.

What I’m Loving Right Now

I’ve adapted a couple of healthier habits with this pregnancy, and for that, I’m proud of myself!

First, I’ve kept up with exercise. Even when I’m not pregnant, walking workouts are one of my favorite ways to keep in shape. So, I’ve continued those, almost to the exclusion of everything else, besides a few yoga sessions here and there. Yoga is great when I’m feeling too tired to do much else.

Walking almost always make me feel better at the end of a sweaty workout. And yes, I do get sweaty from the walking workouts.

The other habit I’ve implemented is regular water drinking. I know, that sounds so basic, right?

But I feel like we can all use a little more basic, good habits in our lives.

The easiest way I’ve found to make drinking more water effortless is this amazing water bottle!

hot pink water bottle

I bring it with me everywhere, including work and on errands around town, and people always comment on it.

Seriously, the cute sayings and time markers really motivate me to “drink up” all day long. If you’d like to snag your own motivational water bottle, here’s the link! Available in several great colors.

That’s all for this update. I’ll post another pregnancy journal in about a month at 20 weeks, along with ultrasound pics of the bambino!