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: