I can’t believe I’m 16 weeks along already! Time is going fast but so slow at the same time – does that even make sense?! I realized I never hit the “publish” button on these last week so here’s a catch up to now 🙂
How Far Along? 14 weeks
Size of Baby: A sweet little peach!
Gender: Looks like we won’t know Baby G’s gender until he/she comes out! Some days it’s SO hard not knowing especially with IVF because we could have found out immediately but other days, it’s not so bad looking at gender neutral things!
Weight Gain: I was up 7 pounds at my 12 week appointment and that’s the last I was weighed! I’m hoping it doesn’t keep creeping up so quickly since the doctor advised he’d like to see my weight gain between 25-30 (at most) lbs!
Maternity Clothes: I have a pair of maternity leggings and so far, that’s all I’ve tried! My dresses are already coming up a bit from my bump though but hoping I can rock them throughout summer!
Nursery: We haven’t done a whole lot with this part yet! We do have our crib and a few other things but we need to get our basement finished before we can move our guest bedroom/office out of baby’s nursery!
Movement: Nothing yet!
Symptoms: Some days are better than others with my nausea and I’m realllly hoping it goes away soon indefinitely until Baby G comes! I’m still pretty tired but sometimes feel more of a surge of energy that I thought I’d be feeling in the second trimester 🙂
Sleep: Still tired and as soon as my head hits the pillow at night, I’m out! I do notice that when I roll from side to side (on my back in the middle), I have some straining/stretching which is a little bit uncomfortable but otherwise, sleeping OK!
Cravings: Nothing too in particular… I still want more junk food than healthy food (which is normal for me pre-pregnancy!) but I’ve been trying to be better with eating more fruit/veggies/protein!
What I Miss: I miss a good cold frozen margarita on these hot days! 🙂
Best Moment This Week: Hearing Baby G’s heartbeat!! Gosh, that will never get old! He/She was moving around while we listened and it was so neat to hear it! The Nurse said we have an active one in there 🙂
Looking Forward To: All the pregnancy things! I can’t wait for our next appointment and ultrasound. I can’t wait to start working on the nursery! I can’t wait to start feeling Baby move… I mean, ALL OF IT!
How Far Along? 15 weeks
Size of Baby: An orange!
Gender: Still deciding Boy AND Girl names since we won’t know Baby G’s gender until he/she makes their appearance!
Weight Gain: We’ll see at my appointment next week……. a little nervous about this just because I don’t mind having a belly (mind you, AT ALL) but I’m nervous to go over the recommended weight gain! I know people go over it a lot but I just want to be as healthy as possible for Baby G!
Maternity Clothes: I finally bit the bullet and went into Motherhood Maternity with Logan and my SIL and bought 2 pairs of sweatpants type shorts and a nursing bra because we were headed to the camper and I wanted to be comfy! The sales lady was a bit aggressive and said to try my pre-pregnancy size in shorts (so I grabbed the smalls) and said the nursing bra was also my t-shirt size…. which is a small…. I sized up in the bra to a medium and seriously?!?! My boobs have gotten SO big that there’s no way that would even work – so if any larger chested Mama’s are out there, what did you use?! I’m up to a size G already and I’m not even half way through…….. Also, the shorts didn’t work. So all went back!
Nursery: I feel like everyone does this but I really love baby elephants and think we’ll incorporate them somehow into the nursery 🙂 We found the cutest elephant stuffed animal that sang at the Christmas Store and it solidified my thoughts on an elephant warm beige nursery… for now at least!
Movement: Nothing yet…. Hoping it’ll start soon enough since I’m getting almost to half way point! SO excited!
Symptoms: Ugh, the nausea has definitely not subsided this week… With the heat and humidity, it hasn’t helped either. Praise all you Mama-to-be’s who were 8-9 months pregnant during the summer! I don’t mind the heat at all normally, so it’s weird to get so hot so fast! I also noticed that dairy products have not been good to my tummy lately either.. I’m still drinking milk a few times a day to get that calcium in but man it’s rough! And I love milk!!
Sleep: Can we talk about all the weird pregnancy dreams?!?!? And most don’t even have to do with pregnancy or Baby G! Like Woah…….
Cravings: I’ve been really loving pizza this week 🙂 And breadsticks… all the bread! Make note of my concerns about weight gain above…….
What I Miss: Shopping for clothes! It’s no shock to anyone that I love shopping but lately I haven’t wanted to shop because A) things I used to wear aren’t as cute anymore with my “does she have a bump or is she just larger” belly B) I don’t know how long they’ll fit with my bump increasing in size! Don’t get me wrong, I am SO excited for my belly to get bigger as Baby G grows but I just feel like I’m still in the in between stage so dressing it and being cute is still something I’m trying to tackle.
Best Moment This Week: We spent time with my in-laws during this week(end) and it was so nice! They live further away so we usually only visit 2-3 times a year so it was nice to spend time with them.
Looking Forward To: My 16 week appointment! Hoping for a strong heartbeat and good results 🙂 Love this little one of ours already SO MUCH!!