Tuesday, July 14, 2015

16weeks! (16w2d)

 Best Moments This Week: Was using the doppler last night, and heard the "whoosh" that usually (I'm pretty sure) indicates movement, and felt it slightly!!!

Total Weight Gain: Well I'm not really sure the total... the OB has me starting at one weight (which nets 7 lbs gained), I'm remembering my real pre-pregnancy weight (as soon as I got my BFP, and which nets about 8.5 lbs gained) and then there's the first weight I noted on my little tracker at 12w (which nets only 5 lbs gained.)
soooo - anywhere from 5-8.5 lbs, and if it's 5-7, I feel good/ok about it.  8.5 lbs? I'm getting leery that I'm on a course to gain more than I did with Button.  That and I feel like I've done as much as a slug, physical-activity-wise the past few months... after-work walks starting tonight!!!

Maternity Clothes: I've kind of given up - they're so comfy, I don't fight with my wardrobe each morning (and leave a pile of discards all over the bedroom...) I'm still wearing non-maternity maxi-skirts, and some dresses and tops...

Symptoms: none really - there's times I feel like I forget I'm pregnant!!

Sleep: getting pretty good sleep, as long as I get to bed at a decent hour (not like last night, which was around midnight...) I think we're still adjusting to the time-change from GMT

Food Cravings: I guess still oreo ice cream... nothing really, otherwise

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Not really...

Movement: Some pops here and there!

Stretch Marks: Still just ones I had on my hips from highschool...

Gender Prediction: I have my prediction, the tech has hers as well - we'll actually find out this Friday at our elective ultrasound!!! (Check out the new countdown on the left!)

Labour Signs: Too early.

Belly Button In or Out?: In (never turned out last time either)

Wedding Rings on or off?: On

Happy or Moody?: I think I can officially say the mood swings have definitely improved, minus one or two here and there...

Purchases for baby: Officially made the first purchase at a cute little store in CO called Mountain Moppets (seriously, how cute is that name?!) I got a set of knit socks (one pair pink, one cream, one blue!) that were 75% off and only $7 or so!

Purchases for Momma: I hit Burlington Coat Factory this weekend looking specifically for loose, racer-back (shoulder baring for some tan!) tanks and ended up with shorts, two skirts, and a bunch of blouses!! Go BCF!!

Miss Anything?: Still probably a good cold drink, like a margarita or Twisted Tea... I also hear commercials for Six Flags and remember how fun the roller coasters were in our TTA BuggyList extravaganza!  (Holy cow.... that was over three years ago...)

Looking forward to: this Friday's gender ultrasound!!!!! (and even aside from finding out Boy/Girl for sure, just excited to see baby again!)
This past Sunday, at exactly 16weeks!

ETA: fun pics (from almost 18w) with Button for comparison!

another P.S.S. - Had 16week bloodwork done yesterday for "Second trimester" screenings (spina bifida is the only one I can remember now...) and inquired about the results from the 12week bloodwork/NT scan, since my OB had never brought it up... We are <1:10,000 for both Down Syndrome and Trisomy (13 and 18 I think) wooooooot!!


  1. AVOCADO BABY! Holy buckets, that's SO BIG!

    Love the updates!

  2. Great news on the screenings! You look great - love the comparison photos. Wish I had done something like that (but it probably wouldn't have been fair, seeing as though I was pregnant with twins the first go round, lol).