Saturday, July 20, 2013

Bi-monthly update: Week 16

Bi-monthly update:  

How far along: 16 weeks and one day. 
Baby is the size of an: Avocado, according to the baby books. Haven't seen Take Two in a while, so can't give a real life example.
Total weight gain: None. I'd lost 7 pounds in the first trimester. And was holding steady for 5 weeks or so. The week I've lost another pound. Not sure what's going on with that.
Maternity clothes: In pants, yes. Maternity tops are very much on the horizon. My slimmer-fitting work shirts are getting snug around the middle.
Stretch marks: Not yet, I assume they are coming, since I am NOT following the slow and steady gain guideline. 
Sleep: Sleeping well until last night when I was really sick. I am thinking food didn't sit well more than usually pregnancy sickness. 
Best moment of this week: Hitting 16 weeks! I had this in my head as a milestone I could be less awkward about my rapidly growing middle.
Miss anything: Beer, wine, liqueur.... and feeling normal. I just feel very unlike myself. Migraines, tailbone pain, food intolerance.
Movement: I think I've felt Take Two a time or two. Once at the wedding, a few times driving to and from work. I think when I am quite and in tune with my body I can pick up on baby.
Food cravings: Back to hating food, unfortunately.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Chili's apparently, and random other things.
Have you started to show yet: Yes, no denying it now. People at work comment whenever on Ray and I (my friend who found herself accidentally pregnant and is due in October) are standing together. I got lots of comments and belly rubs at Africa's wedding and I get looks on the street.
Sex: Don't know and not finding out. We already turned down the first opportunity to find out the sex and will continue to do so.
Labor signs: Not until at least 37 weeks please.
Belly button in or out: In, but I admit to measuring it's depth with my pinky finger. It is deep, but not as deep as it was a few weeks ago.
Wedding rings on or off: On, I really hope they remain so.
Happy or moody most of the time: I'm happy, and getting less and less nervous. (Touch wood)
Looking forward to: Anatomy scan on the 12th of August.


  1. Sounds like everything is going really well! Great news! :)

  2. I'm so happy for you friend! And I love your bi-monthly updates!