Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Michelle's 16 Week Pregnancy Update

It's your favorite guest blogger Michelle here writing in with a pregnancy update. I haven't really talked about anything but the back story so far.

 I am 16 weeks 3 days today. The baby is the size of an avocado! At my 14 week appointment, baby's heart beat was 154.
Total Weight Gain: wellllll I went to the doctor at 14 weeks and I had gained 5 pounds in 4.5 weeks!! woah nelly.... and I had a prior 3 from 6 weeks to 9 weeks..... that's 8 total! (I am not weighing myself right now).  Let's just say I think the weight is going to my chest and BOOTY (seriously). 

Sleep: I get up to use the bathroom probably 3-4 times a night already! I also drink a lot of water right up until bedtime, which doesn't help. Sleep has been going fine, I can't wait to get my sleep pillows from my sis soon.

Symptoms: Nothing really crazy going on. I do get headaches occasionally. When I over do it with walking fast/cleaning my sciatica hurts real bad. I do the yoga poses to stretch it out and it helps a lot.
I have been feeling VERY well, I don't want to jinx anything, but so far so good. I had a bit of nausea weeks 7-9ish where I had to eat first thing and wait a bit before getting ready in the mornings. I got sick ONCE and that was a total fluke. I got ready for school picture day and was ironing pants (which I NEVER do- maybe that did it ) and had to run to the bathroom. 

Cravings: well I didn't think I was craving things until it was brought to my attention.... apparently I love sweets now. I never really cared for them, but I like to conclude every dinner with something! :) I also really want candy? Like those sour watermelons or smarties... Now I think we can see where the pounds are coming from, oops!

Aversions: I want to be NO WHERE near Mexican, BARF (unfortunate, I know)

Gender- Well we officially find out by the doctor at the end of June when I'll be around 19 or 20 weeks. I'm also very impatient so we are going to get a sneak peek while we're in GA THIS WEEKEND!! We'll see if he/she cooperates!
James and I think boy because we can agree on a boy name and not a girl :) My sister thinks girl because I've had such an "easy" time so far compared to her... ANY GUESSES?? 

Maternity Clothes: My sister gave me some of her maternity stuff, but I am NOT indulging in it yet. I have definitely utilized the belly band as most of my shorts don't button! My shirts are too snug and I had a little tantrum on Saturday. I got a couple of new shirts/shorts a size up so that I could fit into something. I did buy a maternity sun dress because it was on sale at target and I like how it had plenty of material not to creep up in the back. 

Best Moments so far: My sister's cousin (in law?) Ashley who was pregnant when she was let me borrow her doppler! I have been thoroughly enjoying hearing baby's heart beat! I can find it real fast now and it's very fun! I also had my last day of teaching for a while? I had been at my school for 4 years and they surprised me my last day with a gift basket for baby! My friend Jenny gave me presents when we told her (at 5 weeks) and then other than that, this gift basket was our first baby things and it's very exciting! I almost forgot what Auntie Jen sent us. She mailed a pregnancy recording book, The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy book and a giftcard to Jasons Deli to fill my belly with!

They went gender neutral as we don't know what we're having yet. I really love yellow, green, and gray so it worked out!
What I'm looking forward to: Our trip to see everyone in GA!! and  our GENDER ultrasound!! and our anniversary trip to Vegas (next week!) I can't wait to spend some time with my baby boy nephew Max! 

WOAH I almost concluded without putting a picture of myself! I've been slacking on a picture this week because I feel nothing has changed. Here is a picture from about 15 weeks (14.6 to be exact). It really pops out when I wear dresses (I'm holding it back to make my belly stand out).

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Jen S said...

Michelle you look adorable!

leah said...

I'm so happy for you Michelle! You look great, and how exciting that you get to find out the gender this weekend with Jen!! Can't wait to hear!

Mom said...

I see the baby bump! You look fantastic!

Jenny Nimmo said...

Oh what a cute little bump you have!!! I looooved reading all your new little happenings with your pregnancy - it was so fun to read about it and to learn about your individual experience! Oh and I'm sticking to my original guess...GIRL!!! :)

the Momma Bird said...

yeah!!!!!! Michelle you look so great! all belly! your pregnancy sounds exactly like mine with the I'm going with boy. :)
we find out next week so I'm totally jealous that you may find out soon what you're having!!!! Hopefully baby cooperates! Here's another thing I've "heard" if baby DOES cooperate usually it's a boy, if they are shy and it's difficult - girl. So good luck!

Chris said...

I'm thinking girl. Name=Snookie?

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