Tuesday, April 9, 2013

First Bumpdate! 16 weeks!

We finally announced our big news on our social media outlets, which makes it feel more official. Our family & friends have known for a while but we had a few personal things going on that prevented us from blasting it all over the internet. I have been taking pictures since 12 weeks and find it to be one of the most awkward things I've ever done. Maybe because I swore I had a "bump" and then it would be gone in the morning, hah! Talk about baby bloat! Or maybe because I was trying to take pictures with one hand, while trying to smooth over the unbuttoned button on my jeans and still look normal. We are still so overwhelmed with all of the love we have been shown and how excited people are to love on our baby. I'm so excited for my first official bump date! :)

This week: We announced on Facebook & started to notice an actual bump! We also got to hear the little jellybean's heartbeat again. Such an amazing sound!

How far along? 16 weeks!

Baby's size: Baby P is the size of an avocado!

Total weight gain: Nothing! I'm sure it will all pack on eventually and then I'll delete my weight gain from my blog, hah! but I lost a pound, then gained it back so I am officially back at my starting weight.

Maternity clothes? No, but I'm making adjustments to some of my pants. I now have to unbutton my dress pants since they have no give to them and some pairs of jeans. In order to cover up where the button sticks out, I bought a couple of maternity tank tops since they're nice and long, so I can scrunch them up to cover the bumps. I also bought a belly band to hold up my dress pants when they're unbuttoned. I'm not sure how I feel about it, yet. My mother-in-law was so sweet and she surprised me with a couple of really cute maternity tops and a friend of mine gave me a gift card to Motherhood Maternity, so I can't wait to have a belly to fill out those tops and get shopping. I'm most comfortable in yoga pants, which I have actually worn to work with a dressy cardigan and flats. Heaven.

Stretch marks: Nope! I'm using Bio Oil twice a day and just ordered Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Stretch Oil since the Bio Oil is running low and I heard great things about Earth Mama. Any other recommendations?

Sleep: I just bought a Snoogle maternity pillow since I want to get used to using it before I really have a big belly in the way and since it is a bit pricy for a pillow, I want to get my money's worth and use it as long as possible. Now that I'm not getting up in the middle of the night, I'm sleeping much better.

Best moment this week:  Hearing my jellybean's heartbeat!

What I miss: Margaritas & summer beer. It's starting to get warm out and it's been on my mind much more. We went to a birthday party this weekend that was margarita themed and even though I had my own batch of mama margaritas, it's just not the same.

Movement: Not yet. I'm waiting!

Food cravings: The cravings are not there like they were in the first trimester but I could live on pizza right now. I think I could live on pizza before I was pregnant, though!

Food aversions: Meat has been weird this whole pregnancy. It doesn't make me sick and I will eat it but I take a couple bites and I'm just all set with it.

Gender: We don't know, yet, and I'm on the fence about whether or not I really want to find out. The earliest ultrasound we can get is May 9th, which means I have a month to decide but I'm so indecisive!

Symptoms: My nose is so stuffy, all day and all night.

Mood: Happy & excited. I'm enjoying the second trimester :)

Looking forward to: Watching my bump grow and scheduling our ultrasound, soon!

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  1. YAY! Thanks for linking up! Excited to follow along with your pregnancy! :)

  2. I'm so excited to follow you on your pregnancy journey since we're right at the same point :) I just hit 16 weeks on Sunday.

  3. So exciting!! Congratulations :)

  4. You're so cute! :) And congratulations!! We're so close together!

  5. You look great!!! Yay for the second trimester- definitely the best. Just wait until you get a real baby belly- it's so crazy! Don't stress about the weight gain- it's really hard not to but its going to happen and it's all good for the baby. I say find out what you're having but that's just me- I'm a crazy planner and had to know :)

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