Wednesday, October 24, 2012

16 Week Belly Bump

Holy cow! Four months! How and when did this happen?! My first trimester went by at a snail's pace and now time won't slow down. I love being pregnant and want to cherish every. single. day.

How far along - 16 weeks

 Weight gain - 3 lbs! I really hope my weight gain (or lack thereof) is not an issue this pregnancy.

Morning sickness/nausea - Gone! Once in a while a smell can make my stomach turn but I don't really ever feel sick otherwise.

Movement - YES! They are small so sometimes I still wonder if it's my imagination.I wasn't 100% sure with both kids until 18 weeks so I bet at the 18 week post, I can give you a definite answer. :)

Physical changes (that you can see from the outside) - I don't feel much bigger from my 14 week post. Some days I feel bigger than others. My belly button is coming out now too. And my boobs have grown.

Pain - My lower back pain comes and goes. Recently, it has been hurting very low on the right side on the fleshy part by the hip bone (basically the very top of my butt). It has been making it very difficult for me to do anything when the pain is there. And I have been having almost nonstop headaches! They've gotten even worse since Alena accidentally smashed my glasses into my nose one day. I go to sleep with a massive headache and STILL wake up with one! I got so desperate the other day that I actually took headache medicine (and I hate taking meds while pregnant)!

Sleep - What's that? Gabe has been on business trips the past two weeks (mama needs a break!). Our neighbors had their motorcycle stolen one night (Gabe has his parked right in front of our house) and since then I just can not sleep. I leave all the lights in the house on and turn on the alarm at night but I just can not sleep easy. Every little noise wakes me up. I think I got more sleep with a newborn in the house than I do now!

Stretchmarks - Nope.

Maternity clothes - All in maternity bottoms and 50/50 on maternity shirts. The weather is somewhat cooler staying between 77-85 so I have worn some of my long sleeve maternity shirts, although I should wear the short sleeve and tanks as long as I can.

Food cravings/aversions - Not really any aversions except when smelling food that just doesn't agree with me. I do crave whatever I see someone else having!

Eating/drinking -  I can finally eat a normal size meal again! Well, sometimes. It's quite strange how one day I can eat a lot and then the next, I eat three bites and feel full.

Boy or Girl - We're not finding out! We think it's a girl.

Lowlights of the week - back pains and headaches

Highlights of the week - Well.... there really isn't one. Gabe is gone so I've been a LOT more stressed. If I had to pick one, it would be feeling tiny, random movements.

Anything to add - Not pregnancy related but Gabe just completed his most recent colleges classes with all As and a 3.75 GPA! You can read a little more about it here.

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p.s. Don't forget to put your guesses in on the poll to the right. :)


  1. You look great. What a cute baby bump! I love the weekly stickers too. I wish I had those for my pregnancies. Congrats on getting through the first trimester and enjoy every bit of your pregnancy.

  2. One of the cutest baby bump I have ever seen! You look great girl!


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  4. Hi! I found your blog through the Mommy Brain Mixer. Love it -- I'm your newest follower! :)

    Aww, what a cute baby bump! I think you look great and I love the stickers! I wish I had those when I was pregnant. Such a great idea!

    Congratulations to Gabe on the great GPA, too!

    1. Thank you! I wish I had the stickers and taken more pictures with my other two pregnancies. I feel bad that this baby will be fully documented while I hardly have anything on the other two!

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