16-week bumpdate


How far along: 16 weeks

Baby Size: An avocado (4 1/2 in, 3 1/2 oz)

Weight gain: 8 ibs -- we don't own a scale so this one may remain the same between appointments

Maternity clothes: Bought a pair of white maternity jeans, which I've already busted out (I don't follow 'fashion' rules); bought a few tops and everything else is pre-maternity stuff. Still fit into my old stuff but rocking a few of my maternity tops. Also, I've tried the belly band but find the maternity jeans are more comfy.

Stretch marks: No, fingers crossed they'll stay away. I've been applying coconut oil and purchased the Honest Co belly balm. I know stretch marks are inevitable if they're going to happen but it's fun to rub down the growing belly.
Sleep: Sleeping pretty good. I had a ton of insane dreams the first trimester but they've chilled out since. I literately have to have at least 9 hours of sleep or I feel horrible the next day. I'm not used to all this sleep but soaking it in while I can.
Gender: No idea yet. We find out early April :)!
Movement: Not that I can identify. Everything I feel just feels like gas (TMI??)

Best moment this week: 
> Having our first Centering Pregnancy appointment this week.
> Seeing Mike as a dad already. He talks and kisses my belly when he gets home from work and before going to bed. He's going to be the cutest dad ever. 
> Finally announcing to the rest of the world that we're pregnant. I hate keeping secrets and am a HORRIBLE liar so I was glad to get this one out in the open. 
Looking forward to: A growing belly
Food cravings: Breakfast foods, eggs and any fresh fruit; I've been eating a ton of sweets too but not craving them. I just have NO self control anymore. If it's there...I'll eat it. 
  Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope, I've actually been pretty lucky in this department. The only thing I can't smell or eat anymore is brussel sprouts. 
Labor Signs: Nope
What I miss: Cocktails, raw fish, red wine. All of these are my Spring/Summer staples so the warm weather this weekend really brought in the cravings.
Symptoms: A few pains here and there in the belly, which is supposedly my ligaments thickening and stretching, and in my back. Yesterday, I felt nauseous all day but that's not a common occurrence. Mostly, I feel pretty normal.

Nursery: We finally cleared out most of the room (it was packed full of stuff and doubled as a guest room). My friend Anna came over and we painted the room a soft gray (or baby elephant as she calls it). We've purchased a few things like a rocker from the flea market and this Crate & Barrel rug (got that puppy on sale, holler!).

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Mood: Happy and excited. I'm trying not to wish the time away because I'm already getting 'I want baby here' fever but I just can't wait to snuggle the little nugget and see Mike as a dad.

Workouts: A couple runs, some bun workouts and two 30 min yoga routines
Here are a few photogs from previous weeks. The bump came and went during week 12-14. I think a little bit of it was food baby. 


  1. Oh I'm so going to love these bump dates! (:

  2. Adorable. As usual! :) Love this!!


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