In an effort to help document my pregnancy, I’ve decided to do semi-regular “bump” updates. Not necessarily a week by week thing, but maybe every other week? We shall see! But in the meantime, here is the first one!
Week 16 Bump Update:
How far along are you? 16 weeks, 5 days
How big is baby?: According to The Bump app, Baby P is the size of an avocado (4.6 inches, 3.5 ounces). Baby P can hear, thanks to tiny bones forming in the ears, growing hair, lashes, eyebrows and taste buds!
Symptoms: Still feeling pretty tired…but I think it’s due to daylight savings time. It’s dark out when I leave work…combine that with the cold (and soon enough- snow), and it just zaps my energy. Happens every year but add that to being pregnant and I’m out! Trying to find my sweet spot to get a workout in, now that the morning sickness has largely subsided– want to try to get it done first thing in the morning so I can relax on the couch when I get home!
Sleeping: A lot. And pretty well thanks to the most wonderful present from T: a pregnancy pillow from Bump Nest! That thing is AMAZING and I can only imagine how much it will help as I get bigger.
Cravings/Aversions? Still a fan of carbs and dairy. In the first trimester, I wasn’t a fan of chicken, many fruits or veggies. But thankfully that has passed, and I’m able to eat more of a healthy diet. Really wanting to pack in more nutrients now that the sound of them doesn’t gross me out entirely. And I just won a gift card to Door to Door Organics from Katie so I can’t wait to stock up on some fruits/veggies!
Fears: I am feeling overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information out there. There is so much to know in order to care for a baby with schedules/routines, safety, breastfeeding…the list goes on! But I’m trying to learn what I can from fellow mommas and sign up for classes through our hospital. Hey, sometimes you learn by instinct too, right?!
Miss Anything? Running. I made the decision to put a hold on running until Baby P arrives. But I really do miss everything about it. For now (and when I have the energy), I’m focusing on Tracey Anderson pregnancy DVDs, walks on the treadmill, and strength training. My schedule hasn’t been too accommodating for Pure Barre classes, but I hope to go when I can!)
Generally Feeling: Contemplative. I often find myself daydreaming about this miracle inside me. Feel very blessed and grateful and praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby!
Looking Forward To: Seeing my bump “pop!” Right now, it just looks like I ate too much haha. Can’t wait to have that bump and feel kicks…I’ve heard that both should be coming in the next few weeks!
What I’ve Been Loving: All the love, well wishes and excitement from friends and family. Baby P is already so loved…touches my heart!
Maternity Clothes? Can I just say…maternity pants are AMAZING! Even right away, I noticed shifts in my body size and finally went shopping with my Mom over my birthday and picked up a few maternity items (see them here.) On the list for this month: a winter coat (preferably with a tie-waist) and some workouts pants (eyeing these from Old Navy…love their regular ones!)
Boy or Girl: We do know the gender, but it’s a surprise! At least until we tell our families. Looking to do gender reveals for family at both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Any ideas?!
Movement: None that I’m aware of yet!
What I did/got for baby: Started filling out a pregnancy/baby book to document these 9 months and beyond. I really want to stay on top of it so I don’t forget things as the weeks go on! The one I got has lots of cute (and funny) prompts so it’s not so open-ended, which I love.
Best moments of the week:
-T and I figured out a color scheme/layout for the nursery (thank you, Pinterest!)
-Baby P’s first Packer game versus the Bears…and wow, was it a good one! GO PACK GO!
And here is my progress so far:
Kelly K says
Love that youre sharing this awesome time in your life! You should do gender reveal cupcakes with blue or pink filling
Glad you enjoyed :-) The cupcakes would be super fitting…but I’m wondering if I should incorporate something having to do with gambling or drinking games?! LOL Whattya think?!
I’m SO SORRY I missed your exciting news… CONGRATS! I’ve been MIA on getting to others’ blogs lately cause of my recent move, but you look AMAZING!!!! Thank you for doing a recap too, it is so fun to keep up with!
Thank you so much Rachel…and congrats to you on the move! Hope you are getting settled in!
Yay for bump updates! I took pictures too and they are so fun to look back on!
Aww I’d love to see you photos sometime- I think it’s such a cool way to capture it!
Katie @ Live Half Full says
You look so adorable! I cannot WAIT to see the nursery. You guys are the best at DIY!
You are so sweet Katie- thank you! I’m SUPER excited to get started…best DIY project yet!
I bet you will come up with something really good for the reveal! I think the pink or blue colored cake (under white frosting) is fun. Also, my sister does those Origami owl necklaces, and someone asked her to do a reveal necklace for her – to tell the mom the sex! How fun!
And yeah, think of how much less info was out there (and access to it) when our moms and grandmothers did this. You will be okay! :)
I just got an AWESOME idea yesterday…just have to see if someone sells what I’m looking for- I’m on the hunt now!
Laura@ Fit Running Mama says
You look great and maternity pants area the best– leggings are my FAVORITE!!@!
Laura@ Fit Running Mama says
Oh and PS- I am so NOT DIY!! Would love some Style File advise and expertise and our room… it’s painted and colors are picked out but we are getting surprised on the gender so after the baby is born we will do the walls!! I might need some consultative services!!
Would LOVE to help…it’s so fun, and thank goodness for Pinterest! What colors have you decided on?
Laura@ Fit Running Mama says
Colors are grey, white and yellow– walls are painted light yellow and bedding has been selected.. furniture is white
That sounds beautiful…so relaxing too! I love the idea of an accent color picked up in accessories, bedding, etc. Etsy has tons of cute artwork that can incorporate the colors too! Lots of different textures and patterns work, as long as you stick within those colors.
Some of my favorite pins:
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/556335360190630366/ (with a DIY mobile from what appears to be paint sample chips?)
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/345651340125119668/ (one example of LOTS of cute artwork)
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/527484175079700852/ (love a patterned accent wall!)
Brynn @ brynnash says
Bump updates are so much fun! I am happy to hear things are going pretty well and that you’re feeling better!!! Can’t wait to get more Baby P updates as she/he grows!
So glad you enjoy Brynn- another is coming next week!