Tuesday, January 21, 2014

16 weeks pregnant...

my symptoms:  i'm still pretty tired in the evenings, especially if it's a work day. the thought of certain foods don't make me queasy, but they just don't sound appealing. there are a handful of things that are my standard fare and i stick to them to avoid stomach upset. my depth perception is WAY OFF. i've been bumping into things, knocking things over, etc. i'm a good driver/parker in general, but lately i've come back to my car and noticed i'm parked on the line or over it. so i've really had to start paying more attention!

weight:  i've been weighing myself every week and i'd been holding strong at +3 until last week. now i'm at +5, so i'd say that wonderful metabolism boost i'd been experiencing in the first trimester is starting to fizzle. like i mentioned here, healthy weight gain for me  is 15-25 pounds, so i'm trying to be mindful of what i'm putting in my body (trying is the operative word here). 

gender:  hopefully we'll find out on february 5th.

maternity clothes:  at work i'm getting away with scrubs and when i'm off i am mostly in workout clothes. my regular pants still fit, but sometimes they're just uncomfortable. i have two pairs of maternity jeans that i've started wearing when i feel really big (food baby + my baby). they're comfy but i hate the feeling that i always need to pull them up! my wonderful momma took me shopping while she was here and got me two beautiful dresses. thanks mom! oh, and those are maternity clothes in the picture (thanks Lauren for the shirt!). 

movement:  this week i felt a flutter in the same place three different times, while i was driving down the road. i'm pretty sure this was the baby, but not totally sure ;)

sleep:  i still can't sleep past 9 am at the latest. my back gets sore and i'm waking up once or twice a night. this wasn't helped by the crazy head cold i've had this week. i added two pillows (one to either side of my body) and that seems to help a little. 

cravings:  Sonic diet cherry limeades, sherbet ice cream, cheese sticks, Arby's roast beef sandwiches, pineapple and watermelon. 

what i miss:  i'm alright so far :)

appointments:  last appointment (15w6d) got to hear the heartbeat, and also heard the baby kick as the doctor was feeling around with the doppler! she said everything looked and sounded good. 

questions/concerns:  did any of you all fly when you were pregnant? we're hoping to fly to STL for brad's brother's match day and i'll be about 25 weeks. from what i've read it's fine, but i forgot to run it by my MD. 

goals for the week:  workout 5 days, walk the dogs on my days off, make healthier food choices. 


  1. You look so cute! I think flying is fine until after 8 months but I would run it past your doc just for your own peace of mind:) Good for you for only being up 5 lbs!

  2. Love the little bump! Great job keeping your weight gain down. I had a hard time with that, I wanted to eat all the time :)

  3. Look at that sweet baby bump! You look great! I think you can definitely fly at 25 weeks, but of course check with your OB. I craved a lot of watermelon while I was preggo too.

  4. Love the cute bump. Can't wait to hear if it's a girl or boy.

  5. I am so behind on blog reading! Congrats on your pregnancy! You look great!

  6. LOVE this post- had to chuckle at all your food cravings. I know my mom was 9 months pregnant with my brother and she flew from WI to Germany so talk about a trip!! I understand everybody's body is different so its probably a case by case.

  7. You look great!! I can't remember the last time I slept past 9:00, years!