Tuesday, May 17, 2011

16 weeks- a.k.a 4 Months (How did that happen?!)

How Far Along? 16 weeks 

Maternity Clothes? Pants, yes.  Shirts not quite yet, but I bought several long flowy shirts that are buying me some time.  But the bump is definitely there.  I feel like it "popped" over the weekend.  I shock myself when I see me in the mirror.  And I am the proud new owner of a bra in a size I didn't even know they made.  Yikes- how did they grow that much that fast.

Weight Gain? Still at a gain of 13 pounds (gulp)-  but haven't gained for the past three weeks thankfully.

Stretch Marks? No

Sleep?  Better now that my sinuses have cleared up.

Best Moment of the Week? Nothing monumental.  Although, I have had a couple of hour long walks and started a pre-natal yoga class and it feels so good to be feeling stronger again.

Movement? Nope.  Really looking forward to this though.

Food Cravings?  Beer and Sake. No, I am not kidding.  I, of course, am not drinking any, but I've never craved it so much in my life.

Gender?  Friends either love the idea or hate the idea when we tell them we aren't planning to find out the gender before the birth.

What I miss?  Nothing I can think of.  Maybe my bicycle a little, being I haven't been riding at all.

Symptoms: All in all, nothing too menacing.  But for documentation purposes, here is a recap:  I had always heard that pregnancy makes for amazing hair and nails.  Hair is great.   My finger nails though?  I swear they are chipping away like crazy.  Kinda strange. Nausea is pretty much gone, unless I forget to take my zyr.tec, then it gets really really bad again.  Also finding that sitting for long periods of time makes me uncomfortable.

What I'm looking forward to?   Movement.  Seeing the midwife (and hearing the hb) next week.

Weekly Wisdom: This next 5 months is going to fly by (especially compared to how slowly it feels these past three months passed)-  don't take any of this time for granted.

Milestones: Finding it easier to tell people the news.

Emotions: Overall, I just feel like me this week. (Other than a few minor mini-meltdowns and a bit of fear creeping back in, all in all manageable)


  1. Wonderful!!! I love these updates from you!

  2. I just found your blog, congrats on your pregnancy.

  3. I am so happy you are doing great in your pregnancy!!