Sixteen Week Update

Friday, August 17, 2012

How far along: 16 weeks

Weight Gain: About five pounds {pretty sure 4 of them are in my boobs}.  No stretch marks but shea butter and vitamin E are a part of my nightly routine just in case…

Baby's size: Baby G is the size of an avocado and weighs 3-5 oz.

Sleep: I wake up at 3:30 or 5:30 every. morning.  Even if I don’t have to use the bathroom—WHY, GOD, WHY??

Maternity Clothes: Not yet.  I live and die by my bellabands.  Shirts are a bit of a problem because everything I own is made for my flat chest, which is nothing close to flat these days. If only I could wear sundresses to work…

Food cravings: Anything salty. And protein.  I crave real food more than snacks.

Food aversions: I still have NO interest in ice cream.  I went for 30 years with a tub of ice cream in my freezer and there hasn’t been an Edy’s Slow Churned in sight since May.  Bizarre.

Symptoms: My back really hurts—it’s more pelvic pain than traditional low back muscle soreness.  It changes from side to side and I’ve been doing a mother load of stretches to help.  I also feel like I’m going to pass out every time I stand up too fast.  And without further detail, I will share that I now take Colace on a nightly basis, along with my prenatal vitamin and iron supplement.  Apparently I need a medication organizer…

Doctor’s Appointment: I had one yesterday.  Everything was good.  Heart rate was 145 and the doc said, “I think it’s a boy!”  It was 155-158 at the last two appointments, so who knows…

Movement: I just started feeling flutters this week!!  It’s only occasionally and when I’m sitting very still, but it’s definitely there and NOT gas.

Belly Button: In, but it hurts sometimes—is that normal?

Gender: To be determined… I have NO idea.

What I’m looking forward to: Finding out the gender!  And Tyler coming home this weekend—I wish he’d been there when I realized what that little flutter in my belly was.

What I miss: Just recently started to miss wine. I’ve accidentally eaten deli meat a few times, so I don’t miss that… :)

16 weeks

{I think I look more pregnant from the front than the side, no?}

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