Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bumpdate: Week 16

sorry it's a bit dark - we took this one at sunset

Size of the baby: an avocado, about 5 inches.

Total weight gain: 3-4 pounds depending on the day.

Maternity clothes:  I've started purchasing my maternity wardrobe.  Gap was having a great sale last weekend and I bought a pair of dark denim skinny jeans, a pair of black slacks, and a knit long sleeve shirt.  This weekend I purchased a teal tunic from the clearance section at Target, a pair of full panel corduroys, and a pair of boyfriend jeans on sale from Old Navy.   It's amazing how comfortable maternity clothes are, even though it's a huge challenge to find things that are flattering. 

Gender:  What will it be?

Movement:  Nothing confirmed.  I feel movements down there but I'm not sure what I'm feeling. 

Nursery:  Ideas are pinned and we are waiting to know the sweet babe's gender.

Sleep:  I'm less tired in the afternoons which is awesome.  However I'm a bit of an insomniac by nature and it takes a while to fall asleep.  I'm up a few times throughout the night as well and I have to wake up every time I want to switch sides to make sure I don't roll over on my back.

What I miss: Sleeping on my back and not having to wake up several times a night.  For the first time I actually missed wine this week - it was fleeting though.  I've traded in my wine for milkshakes.

Cravings: M&Ms, buttered toast, homemade applesauce, and hot cocoa.

Other symptoms: Some motion sickness, dizziness, and round ligament pains. I've also had some problems getting to sleep.

Best moments so far:  A colleague asked if I was pregnant this week, it was a small moment but so exciting that someone could recognize my bump.  I also got my hair cut and colored which made me feel so much more human.  I've been holding off on a hair appointment until after my first trimester. Oh, and I've had more energy this week and I've been able to get more done at home and at work.  We even participated in a charity walk this weekend.

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