Week 14 Week 15
Todays Date: 11/21/16
How many weeks are you: 15
What trimester are you in: Second
How big is the baby: About the size of an apple
Weight Gain: 0 pounds
Food Cravings: Nothing out of the ordinary.
Food Aversions: None
Diet: 3 meals and 2-3 small snacks. My favorite snacks right now are apples with almond butter and a little honey, cottage cheese and pop chips (splurge snack), carrots and hummus
Weekly splurge: Pizza, yum!
Exercise: Managing 4-5 days a week right now. Workouts include a lot of high intensity interval training to maximize the time I am able to workout. Weight training circuits with two days of 20-30 minutes of cardio such as sprints on the treadmill, stair climber or exercise bike. Im still managing to do jump squats, jump lunges and burpees as active rest in between weight sets.
Aches and Pains: None yet
Have you felt the baby move: Little butterfly tickles but nothing strong or consistent yet.
Labor signs: None
Maternity clothes: No
Sleep/Dreams: Waking up 2-3 times a night to use the restroom and starting to get uncomfortable. No crazy dreams this week.
Favorite moment of the week: Taking Piper to her last music class. Its our favorite time of the week. I love seeing how happy and engaged she is in the class.
Looking forward to: Spending time with our Families for Thanksgiving next week.
Differences from pregnancy #1: By 15 weeks in my first pregnancy:
-I had already noticed significant changes in my legs and hips. I felt a lot of growing pains in my hips
-My appetite was out of control and I was starving all the time.
-Weight gain was 13 pounds already despite exercising and trying to eat balanced meals!
-Fatigue was unbearable at times
Brooke is a certified Prenatal and Postnatal Exercise Specialist with a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology-Exercise Science. She is also a mom of 3 girls with more than 15 years of experience in health and fitness. Brooke’s goal at Struggles of a Fit Mom is to help motivate, educate and inspire other busy mamas who struggle with finding time, energy and motivation to take care of themselves in the chaos of motherhood.