Friday, October 25, 2013

16 Weeks

Another week down! I'm really starting to enjoy my pregnancy now. I mean, I've always enjoyed it even when I felt bad because it's just such a neat experience. However, now that I'm starting to feel good it's even more enjoyable! I've really started to notice some changes in me this week and I know this is only the beginning. It's a little scary but a lot exciting!

Size of Baby: 3 1/2 ounces and 4 1/2 inches long or about the length of an avocado (head to rump).

How I'm Feeling: Wonderful! I finally feel like my old self. I did get sick on Monday thanks to grocery shopping at Walmart. I have no idea why that makes me so sick. Other than that one little moment I've felt great. No more nausea and my appetite is 100% normal again. It feels so good!

Cravings: No cravings. Now that my appetite is back to normal I'm not craving sweets like I used to either. I also can't eat as big of a portion of food as I used to. I get fuller much faster. I hear a lot of woman say that. There's something in your stomach taking up space so you don't have as much room for food I guess!

Clothes: Again, I'm still in all of my regular clothes. A lot of women have told me they couldn't wait to get into maternity clothes but I'm in no hurry. From what I've seen, there's not a lot of cute options to choose from and I also don't like the fact that I'll spend money on something I'll only wear for a short amount of time. Thankfully the style of clothes these days works great for pregnancy. I've always been a fan of loose, breezy and comfortable tops and dresses so I'm taking them with me as far into this journey as possible!

Movement: Yes, I'm fairly certain I've felt the baby move a few times. It's so subtle so it's easy to miss it but I'm pretty positive those tiny little flutters is my baby! I don't feel it every day and usually it happens quickly and I realize afterwards what it was. I always thought it would be a big moment like they do in the movies where you gasp and hold your belly after feeling this big baby kick for the first time but it's not.

Changes in Me: I feel like I've grown a little more this week than I usually do. I've had a lot of round ligament pain and can literally feel my stomach stretching. I sneeze all the time now and have since the beginning of this pregnancy. It's kind of weird but apparently normal. Occasionally when I sneeze it hurts so bad. It only lasts a few seconds but I can't move or speak because of the pain. Also, I sometimes find myself in an uncomfortable position when I'm laying in bed and I have to re-adjust. I always think that's strange since it's not like I have this big belly getting in the way or anything.

Baby Purchases: We ordered wood swatches for our crib and they came in this week! We love the cribs from Restoration Hardware and have narrowed it down to a couple from there. I wanted to order some swatches first before we picked our crib and I'm glad we did. Some of the colors don't look like I thought they would.

Favorite Moment This Week: I'm trying really hard not to get stretch marks and even though I don't have much of a belly I'm already going to extreme measure to try to prevent them. I may have gotten a little out of hand with some lotion one night this week and the look on Scott's face when he saw me was priceless. I was more greasy than a slice of Dominos pizza.

Looking Forward To: Seeing my family early next week. Mom, Dad and Grammy are coming up for a work event. I haven't seen my Grammy in 3 months so we have a lot to catch up on!

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