Friday, October 21, 2016

16 weeks: Snoogle...you're my best friend!


"Whoa, you doubled in size while I was gone this week" unwise words uttered by my well-intentioned husband. He sure has a lot to learn ;) However, he is right...it seemed like this week the belly really popped. The weight gain also started this week...I lost a few lbs in the beginning and now I am officially up 2lbs from pre-pregnancy weight. Gaining 2lbs in a week is kind of a mind game, but I have been mentally preparing myself for this, and it just means baby is growing big and strong...so I don't mind one bit! #GrowBabyGrow

How far along?
16 weeks

How big is baby?
An avocado or a an action figure (~4.61" and 3.5oz)

What's baby up to this week?

Baby is listening to my voice thanks to tiny bones growing in his/her ears. Baby is growing hair, lashes, and eyebrows...this makes me wonder what color his/her hair will be! :) Baby is also moving like crazy...and I should start feeling some movement pretty soon...this gets me VERY excited!

Symptoms?

I only had one full day of pretty miserable nausea and then the rest of the week it's been mostly in the mornings before I have breakfast and very minimal...I am hoping this is the beginning of the end of it all! I've had a few headaches here and there, but nothing a Tylenol won't fix. Other than that I have felt great...that return of energy seemed to ring true for me this week as well! Hallelujah!

Maternity Clothes?

Just my maternity jeans right now...however, I was able to pull out a pair of my regular jeans this week and wear them with my belly band. There for a few weeks any pressure on my abdomen was pretty uncomfortable, but that seems to have gone away so I am happy to expand my jeans options for as long as I can!

Sleep?

Thank you Snoogle for the best night's sleep I have had yet! This thing is magical and I am glad I didn't wait until I "needed" it. Everyone should have one...regardless of being pregnant or not :) #TreatYoSelf

Missing Anything?

Just my husband...he was out of town for work all week. Usually when he is gone I miss him, but enjoy the time to myself...but this time around he has been gone longer than normal and I think my hormones make me miss him even more....that and having to cook dinner for myself #Spoiled

Craving?

No real cravings to report...still not much of an appetite, so I have been trying to eat as healthy as possible whenever I am supposed to be eating :)

Aversions?

Can I say all foods? Sometimes it's my lack of appetite that makes it hard to eat...and other times (like this week) it's laziness and not wanting to have to cook for myself. I sure miss my husband :)

Emotions?

Having more energy and motivation this week has made me happy, happy, happy! I only had one day where I woke up early and fought nausea pretty much all day...and that kind of made me cranky, but other than that I felt great!

Best Moment of the week?

I had a doctor's appointment and got to hear the baby's heartbeat again...that sound will seriously never get old! I also scheduled our 20 week ultrasound...let the countdown begin!

Pregnancy Brain Moments?

Nothing to report on this front...I don't think :)

Looking forward to?

My birthday this weekend! Can't wait to spend some quality time with the family and have chicken and dumplings for dinner :)

Projects/Baby Gear purchased?

I met with another gal about daycare this week and absolutely LOVED her!! She has a spot available starting THE DAY we go back to work...I call that fate ;) Paid our deposit and officially have a spot for our little pumpkin. It feels great to have that big thing checked off our list!

Running?

Last weekend I ran a leg of the KC Marathon Relay and was feeling pretty good Saturday morning so I volunteered to run the longest leg (7.9 miles) I was a little worried about over-doing it, but I actually felt GREAT! I had minimal soreness after and didn't have the usual "long" run hangover on Sunday that I have had the last few weekends! In addition to that I ran a couple of shorter runs this week and plan on 5ish miles this weekend. I am not going for any land speed or cumulative miles per week records, so I am just running when I feel like it, for however long feels good. I'm just glad to have some of my energy back so I can run :)

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