Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Pregnancy | Week 16

Size of Baby: Baby M is the size of an avocado and weighs 3.5 ounces.

Gender: We find out next week!! 

Weight Gain: I am up 4 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight. Side note: This is based on my friendlier at home scale. We had a doctor's appointment this afternoon in which the scale showed a completely different number.  I believe the weight gain is still the same based on the doctor's scale starting weight. It has always baffled me why there is a significant difference between at home vs doctor office weights! 

Maternity Clothes: I find myself gravitating toward dresses and loose tops. I am still fitting into most of my non-maternity pants using an elastic to expand the waist.  

Nursery: Looking forward to start planning next week. 

Movement: Still just feeling little flutters at times. Can' wait to feel larger movements and for when Joe can feel from the outside.  

Symptoms: Still feeling more like my pre-pregnancy self in regards to energy level and endurance.  I was able to go on a short run this past weekend and it felt great! I have experienced some crazy dreams this week thanks to my vivid imagination mixed with pregnancy hormones. 

Sleep: I have been waking up 2x night to use the restroom. After I get up, it is hard to go back to sleep. 

Cravings: Solved my baked potato craving with a trip to McAllisters where I devoured a veggie baked potato. I am loving some sort of dessert after dinner each night. I typically fix myself a small bowl of ice cream to enjoy on the couch. 

What I Miss: Enjoying a cold glass of Moscato with dinner. 

Exercise: I got in several long walks plus one short run. I also got in 4 Pure Barre classes this week.  

Best Moments: My cousin who had her son two years ago sent up two boxes of maternity clothes for me to borrow. I am so thankful not to have to buy many clothing items! 

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  1. So exciting that you will find out the gender next week!

  2. Oh my gosh--next week for the gender!! Our friends are having twins and they just found out on Monday that it's a boy and a girl which was super exciting! :)
    I'd be missing moscato too...yum!

  3. You're looking great! We've started to put a drop of lavender essential oil on the bottoms of our feet at night. It's really helped us to sleep sounder and not wake up as much throughout the night. Just wanted to pass along the tip in case it could help you too!

  4. You look fabulous, I can't believe you get to find out the gender next week!! So exciting! Xo, Stephanie

  5. I tried to tell Dan those scales when you go to the doctor are different and he acted like I was crazy! I always looked away :-)


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