Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Pregnancy Update: 16 weeks


Size of Baby: This week we’re about the size of an avocado. At my ultrasound Friday the tech said she was 11+ centimeters, which is between 4-5 inches.

Gender: It’s a girl! Gender reveal recap here. Genuinely don’t know if I have ever been more excited about anything in my entire life. I am still floating on cloud nine over this news.

Weight Gain: 6 pounds.

Feeling: Better. Still tired, but I experienced very little nausea this week. Hopefully that trend continues. Unfortunately, I’ve started sobbing at the drop of a dime these days. Hello hormones.
  
Maternity Clothes: It’s getting harder and harder to fit into regular pants, but I can still make low rise normal pants work if I need to. Definitely going to have to go out and get a few more maternity tank tops soon.

Nursery: I have done so much planning in this department already. Now that we know the gender, we can actually make decisions and purchases, and that’s a great feeling. Most of my ideas are on my nursery pin board. First official step will be picking paint colors. I plan to go out and get some pink and gray samples this weekend.


One thing I cannot stop thinking about is this cubby storage system from Pottery Barn. I really didn’t plan on buying anything this pricey for someone who won’t know the difference between a nice bookshelf and a pile of plywood for many years to come, but I just fell in love with it. I can just imagine all of her little blankets and books filling the shelves, and can’t let go. I’m just hoping it’s not too big for our nursery.

Movement: Still not 100% sure on this one. I’m pretty sure I’ve felt some flutters here and there, but it’s hard to tell what’s what with so much going on.

Symptoms: Back and neck pain. Belly button getting more and more shallow.

Sleep: Sleeping pretty good, and getting as much of it as I can.


Cravings: Nothing of note.

What I Miss: Friday we were with friends, and I definitely could have gone for some of the champagne everyone was drinking. All in good time!

Best Moment This Week: The gender reveal, and doing a little bit of baby girl clothes shopping.

Looking Forward To: Decorating the nursery. Not having any plans this coming weekend.


Thankful For: The gender reveal of my dreams. Will. Our families. What has so far been a healthy pregnancy.
Meg {henninglove} said...

your post is making me miss being pregnant and my little guy is only 5 weeks old, and congrats on having a girl!!

Kayla MKOY said...

Seriously have NOOO idea how I missed this, once again, but CONGRATS!!!! :) you're going to be the cutest little pregnant gal!

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