Monday, November 08, 2010

16 Weeks

This outfit(which is the maternity dress from ON I bought a couple weeks ago and explains why it's huge on me...don't judge me, it's comfy and cute and I wanted to test it out! :) ) doesn't really lend itself to a bump shot. I had to move the scarf and hold it with my arm as I'm taking the picture...yeah, not a good choice for a photo. My little bump is slightly bigger today, but not quite as big as the loose fitting dress makes it out to be.

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 16 Weeks! What?!?
Size of baby: Avocado (About 4.6 in. long and weighs almost 4 oz.)
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I think I've gained about 6-7 pounds....I'm bad about weighing myself! :-)
Maternity Clothes: I'm wearing the few pairs of maternity pants I have as much as possible. They are so comfortable. Dresses and shirts are fine, but I'm about to have to make the full transition to maternity pants...most of my regular pants just don't cut it anymore. Or actually they do cut....INTO my belly! HA! It's all about comfort at this point!
Gender: We find out in 15 days! SO excited!!
Movement: I swore I felt the smallest flutter last week while I was sitting at my desk eating lunch. I haven't felt anything since then....not that I've noticed anyway. I can't wait to feel some more movement!!
Food Cravings/Aversions: I still get full really quickly and am not into meat most of the time. I have been wanting some Ramen noodles for weeks now! HA! I keep forgetting them each week at the store, but I will definitely be getting some this week. Love me some Ramen noodles, but I haven't actually wanted some in a LONG time! :)
What I miss: Well, I gave in and got myself a white chocolate peppermint mocha this morning....DECAF of course!! :) It. Was...Awesome! It is becoming a little uncomfortable to sleep on my back, which bums me out! The last few nights I haven't woken up on my back much at all, which is a good thing. I need to get in the habit of sticking to my side from now on anyway.
Sleep: Sleeping pretty good, but I've still been tossing and turning a little, especially since I'm no longer liking sleeping on my back much.
Symptoms: Fatigue, slight nausea and sickness from time to time, and nasal congestion. And can I just say how tired I am of gagging all the time?!?! I had no idea a pregnant woman gagged so much! For instance, brushing my teeth is one of my least favorite things to do right now, because I can't do it without gagging(which occasionally induces sickness)...especially when I brush my tongue! It also happens at the most inopportune times! In the car, at my desk, shopping, watching TV (I can't watch most food commercials...especially the McRib. (disgusting by the way...why would they bring that nastiness back!?!?) OK, that's enough talk of gagging...just be warned for the future, ladies! :)
Best Moment this week: Possibly feeling a small flutter a few days ago..can't wait for more! Saturday we went to Christmas Village with our moms. It was so much fun! There were so many people there, but it honestly wasn't as bad as I had expected. We went when they opened (10) and stayed until about 2. We got a few baby things (a couple for each gender since we don't know what we're having yet). We just couldn't pass up some of the cute things. We can use them as gifts for other babies if we don't need them. We also met with a lady who makes customized bedding. I am really excited about possibly meeting with her in several weeks to get the bedding designed! I also got a pretty monogrammed stone trivet and a mini easel stand for it to go in our kitchen. I just love home decor! :) We all had a great time...even Joseph enjoyed it (mostly 'cause he got some fudge, HA!). I was absolutely wiped out afterward though. I mean, beyond exhausted! We went to bed around 9:30 Saturday night and I honestly could've gone to bed at about 6:30. I can't wait to go to CottonTails in March (if I can get around by then) and get baby lots of cute things!!
We also got our Christmas tree up (whoop whoop) and all it lacks is the big bow topper that I will hopefully get made at Hobby Lobby today with some leftover ribbon I have....I'm not good at all at making bows! :) I did hang our stockings up too, but still need a couple of things to finish the mantle up. I'll post pictures soon, of the tree at least. We also put a lot of stuff in the attic and got the baby's room completely cleaned out and ready for baby stuff!!! YAY!! Can't wait to turn it into a sweet nursery.

Have a great week!!!


  1. I see a difference in your baby bump!!! How exciting!


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