How far along: 16 weeks!
How big is baby: About the size of an avocado… 4.6 inches long and 3.5 ounces! I love all the fruit comparisons in the pregnancy apps.
Gender: We will be finding out around 22 weeks!
Movement: I haven’t noticed anything yet. I have a friend who started feeling movement around week 16 so I’m getting anxious to start feeling the butterflies. We heard the heartbeat at 14 weeks though and that was such a good moment.
Sleep: I sleep like a rock with the help of Unisom and vitamin b6. During the first trimester the doctor recommended this combination to take the edge out of the nausea.. I tried to stop taking it last week and that was bad. So I am loving the sleeping pill and loving the sleep. I average about 11-12 hours a night which puts my bedtime at about 9:00…
Symptoms: Umm yes? This week specifically I have experienced a lot of painful bloating… Not fun. I am also waking up very congested, still have moments of nausea and vomiting, and exhaustion is still here but not as intense as it was a few weeks ago.
Cravings/Aversions: Yes, probably. I have random cravings and I want that food right then. If I wait too long though that specific food usually moves to the category of disgusting. Pregnancy has made me a very picky eater. Pickles, french fries with ketchup, and really cold water always sound good though.
Maternity clothes: None yet! All of the “pre-pregnancy” clothes still fit (which I realize is rare) but the first trimester sickness had all my clothes feeling very baggy. Feeling lucky that I’ve made it this far without having to spend money on clothes.
Workouts: Pah! I haven’t “worked out” since week 5 which makes me very sad. I am hoping to start walking in the mornings more often now that I am feeling a little better though.
Nursery: We plan on turning our 2nd bedroom on the main floor into a nursery which will move my office elsewhere (most likely the basement). And that’s as far as we are on the nursery…
Mike: He’s the sweetest and most caring husband and father to-be. He’s always asking “us” how “we’re” doing and is always so willing to run out and appease my weird craving of the day. He also loves when he spots the “bump”. He’s going to be the best dad.
Missing anything: No? I miss not feeling nauseous and bloated? I miss being able to stay up late with Mike I guess… Oh and I miss working out but we’ll get there.
Looking forward to most: Feeling movement! And then for Mike to feel the movement!
Worries/Concerns: We are so so thankful for a healthy pregnancy thus far, but I did have elevated thyroid levels at my first appointment and am seeing a specialist this afternoon. The doctor isn’t too concerned but feels that the levels were elevated enough that I should have further testing. We are praying that this appointment goes well and any issues or medication I need to take will be sorted out quickly.
And that’s all I think! I am excited to keep track of our pregnancy in this way. Thanks for keeping up with us!