Wednesday

Week 16 Pregnancy Journal



How Far Along? 16 weeks

Size of Baby: An avocado (4.6 inches)

Gender: We find out oh so soon! By the time next week's update is written, I will be using either "he" or "she" ... which is just plain crazy.

Weight Gain: Gained two pounds in the last week! Back up to my starting weight ... so as of now, a total loss/gain of 0 even though I have added a few pounds from where I was a few weeks ago.

Maternity Clothes: I purchased two maternity tops this past week, one fuschia and one black and white striped. Both quite cute and both were 40% off. Next up on my wishlist? 1 - maternity leggings, 2 - maternity yoga pants, 3 - maternity tights.

Nursery: No changes in our house just yet.

Movement: Still a big fat no on this one!

Symptoms: Round belly. Some slight lower back pain at times. It's amazing what just a few pounds does to the way you feel. Even getting out of the car or getting up from the couch involves a little more sighing and grunting than ever before.

Sleep: Sleeping great (middle-of-the-night potty breaks have taken a backburner for now) but sometimes panicking when I wake up on my back. I'm trying hard to break that habit, but it's hard. Sleeping on your back can reduce blood circulation due to the increased size of the baby (who knew?!).

Cravings: This week I didn't have any strong cravings one way or another but I will most always gravitate towards a vegetarian dish on a menu. Drinking and loving lots of water!

What I Miss: Oh yes. This is a big one. SELF TANNER. We have a wedding this weekend. I would love more than anything to get a spray tan but I am going to hold off until after le bebe.

Best Moment This Week: As cheesy as it sounds, just embracing the belly. I have had a lot of fun planning out outfits and just seeing how much my body has already changed. And for someone who has always had a bit of a tummy and spent a lifetime "sucking in" ... being pregnant is pretty sweet. ;-)

Looking Forward To: A fun 16.5-week doctors appointment this week -- not only will they be writing down the gender for us and sealing it in an envelope, but we get to see lots more of baby's development!


29 comments:

Lobster Meets Peach said...

No need for self-tanners. You are simple glowing!

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

You look adorable!!! Love how that belly is popping. :)

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BLovedBoston said...

Looking fabulous!!

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Jessi Otey said...

You are too cute! Love the updates!

agalandherdog said...

You look adorable! My doctor gave me the all clear to spray tan while I was pregnant. And I was really worried about sleeping on my back, but he said that the threat of limited blood flow is minuscule until the end of pregnancy, so your body will naturally let you know when it's time to stop (i.e. it will be uncomfortable and that's when you'll naturally transition to sleeping on your side). Every doctor is different, though, so be sure to check with yours -- just sharing mine's opinions.

Colleen Sullivan said...

You look amazing! The baby looks like he or she really popped this week! Isn't it so fun dressing the bump? I was a first + second trimester vegetarian... only because the thought, look and smell of meat turned me off.

megan said...

The bump is too cute on you!!

Cherish said...

You are glowing!! And your weekly pictures make me jealous of your fabulous hair! I'm learning so much about pregnancy through your posts, is the self tanner no-no because of all the chemicals or just personal preference?

Laura | Our Life in the Queen City said...

you really did pop a little bit this week!!! can't wait to see you tonight! xoxox

Carolina Charm said...

I am LOVING your bump. Where did you score your tops from? And I TOTALLY get the lower back pain and increased difficulty getting in and out of the car/bed! I am so dramatic about it when Matt's around.

PS - my doc said spray tans were approved!!!!

Diana @ from rags to northrich said...

You are going to be the cutest prego ever! I can't believe you've spent a lifetime sucking in though! Glad the pregnancy is going well!

HMC said...

You totally popped! So cute, and so happy for you!

Annie said...

You? Sucking in? Yeah right girl! You are teeny tiny!

Nat said...

Your bump is so cute! I used self tanner while pregnant- I used St. Tropez that I got from my SIL- you can find it at Ulta. I felt better applying it myself than getting sprayed but my doc said it was fine. I was the opposite of you with the belly- my stomach is always the skinnest part on me so having a belly was so hard for me to get used to so I hid it for so long.

Kate said...

I am so saying that you're having a boy still. You're looking amazing and your bump picture outfits are always so cute!

I never bought maternity yoga pants, as my regular ones worked the whole way through (I just flipped the folded over part up over my belly), but maternity leggings are amazing! You'll be surprised how much of your wardrobe will fit til the end... Have fun shopping!!

And to think you'll be shopping for a boy or girl and planning a nursery so soon. Yay yay yay!!

Tess said...

Yay! What a fun week because you can totally tell that you have a little baby bump!

I'm so excited for you two to find out the sex!! Can't wait for the reveal! Enjoy every second of it!

Delta Daisies said...

love that color on you

Teal Vogue said...

Looking adorable!!

Maggie said...

I just love all your outfits! You have such great style. Looking forward to hearing all about your gender reveal, how fun! :)

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

No self tanner? I have a lot to learn about being preggo one day!

Dee Stephens said...

I say a boy!

Elise @ Cheers Yall said...

You are the cutest little thing with that belt over your bump...bless!!! xx

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

Look at that sweet bump making it's appearance! I totally used self tanner a handful of times and was told it was fine. Everything in moderation I think is the key!

Samantha Ledford said...

I love that color on you! So adorable! Maternity leggings are a MUST. I lived in them the last half of my pregnancy! I held off on the tanner too when I was pregs, everyone said it was ok but it still freaked me out :)

Mindy said...

You look fab! I love your little bump!! Maternity leggings are basically the most amazing thing ever...be sure to buy lots!! And get some longer maternity tunics to wear with those leggings....this is quickly becoming my everyday outfit! :)

Pris said...

Oh my gosh.. you look great! You definitely have that glow! I'm so with you.. not having to suck in will be a great day for me!

Tracy Lyons said...

Love the bump! You are too cute!!

Sara Elizabeth said...

You look adorablE!!!!!! Love it!!

Lauren said...

you seriously look gorgeous! you're going to be one of the most stylish mommas ever!

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