DISCLAIMER: This post contains information about our pregnancy. Because I know all too well how these kinds of posts may affect my fellow #ttcsisters and #ttcbrothers, I include this disclaimer to forewarn you. I understand how much these posts can sting and promise to continue to add the disclaimer on any post that may be related to this pregnancy (assuming viability) so that you may have the option to bow out of reading. I understand. (Disclaimer 2: I actually turned 16 weeks on12 Mar, but didn’t want to miss anything in the update, so I have decided my update posts will be the following Monday of the week from this point forward).
Your baby is now the size of an avocado—and she can make a fist and even suck her thumb. Baby’s Weight: 3.53oz.
Baby’s Length: 4.57in.
Total weight gain/loss: 9 pounds overall. I am now 163 pounds.
Maternity clothes?: I upgraded to a maternity bra this week. Oh my word, if this isn’t the best thing EVER. OH MY!
Stretch marks?: I can’t really tell. I have some but they look like the same ones from my old pregnancy
Sleep: Horrid! I couldn’t rest at all this week. I was too hot, so I’d strip naked. There weren’t enough pillows to get me comfortable. I dreamed more than I slept. Yeah, not the best sleep week.
Best moment of the week: Wearing the maternity bra for the first time.
Have you told family and friends: Yes.
Miss Anything?: Travel fun. S. and I are planning our anniversary and family vacation weeks. We’ve had to limit several places because of Zika threats and concerns. The remaining places don’t offer a lot of things this preggo mommy can do. But I’m okay with that. This is definitely a reason to miss out on Chardonnays and roller coasters.
What I’m loving?: Feeling so tired because it lets me know our little one is still on board.
What I’m not loving?: Some of my body image issues. I walked by a mirror the other day and thought that I was way too big way too quickly. It bothered me most of the day.
Anything make you queasy or sick: This week I was sick from a virus or allergies. Everything made me queasy.
Food cravings: Not really. If I’m watching Food Network, I usually end up wanting what they have.
Have you started to show yet: Yes
Gender prediction: #teamgreen, but I think it may be a girl. Earlier in the week, I was sure it was a boy, but after I saw my reflection…girl.
Labor Signs: No!
Belly Button in or out?: Still in
Wedding ring on or off?: On
Happy or Moody most of the time: A mixture
Preparations for baby: None
Looking forward to: Warmer weather so the kids and I can walk in the afternoon and S. being able to feel the baby.