This is my 16 week bump update, sharing my bump photo and details about my first pregnancy.
How far along are you? 16 weeks
How I’m feeling: Other than having to walk around like an old lady so I don’t pass out, I have few pregnancy symptoms. I feel like I spun around 100 times in a circle every time I stand up. I also have headaches, which the Doctor says is due to a lack of protein in my diet. I need to change what I am eating!
Total weight gain: 6lbs
Cool baby facts: Baby H is listening to my beautiful voice this week – hopefully not when I am singing in the car. He/she is forming taste buds and growing eyelashes (let’s pray they are Daddy’s long luscious ones and not my pathetic short ones).
How big is baby? Baby H is the size of an avocado. Guacamole anyone?
Maternity clothes: My MIL gave me 3 Lilly Pulitzer skirts that fit GREAT, plus 2 dresses that I can grow into. I also bought a few things when my Mom was in town last week that are nice and roomy. No maternity clothes yet though!
Sleep: I’ve started sleeping a little later… now until 7:30-8:00am. I also take a midday nap which I never did before I was pregnant.
Best moment this week: Hearing the heartbeat again! Baby H is strong in the low 150s.
Movement: I could swear I felt a flutter when I was laying on my side Tuesday night. However, it could’ve been gas.
Food cravings: I finally had my pancake/waffle fix, so now it is Italian Style sandwiches – salami and mortadella and stuff pregnant people can’t eat. And a Pimento and Hot Pepper Jelly Grilled Cheese sandwich from Fickle Pickle. Oh and a cheeseburger, which I ate for the first time in 4.5 years yesterday. I never not been able to eat red meat in years, but I was okay after the burger!
Food aversions: I’ve been forced to get over the chicken issues because I need more protein in my diet. I haven’t had Chinese in awhile and I fear that if I do I will get sick. It just doesn’t sound appetizing.
Labor signs: No “labor” signs thankfully since it is very early in my pregnancy. I do have cramping, lower back pain, and what I think is round ligament pain.
Belly button in or out: Still the same ole innie at my 16 week bump update.
What I miss: Clear skin. Pregnancy has made me break out badly.
What I’m looking forward to: Is it a boy or a girl??
Randoms: I think it’s a girl… 🙂