I’m currently 16 weeks pregnant, which means it’s bumpdate time!
Well, I’ve officially “popped”! I actually have a little baby bump now! It’s still a little questionable to others as to whether I’m pregnant or just ate 17 burritos, but it’s there! The Hubbs noticed one day when I got home from work and stopped me in my tracks. He was in awe! I love how much he cares about this baby, and my pregnancy. He’s the BEST. Seriously.
On a deeper note, I have to confess something. This may seem really minor given the bigger picture, and it is, but it’s still bothering me.
Although I absolutely love being pregnant and I am overjoyed at the notion of bringing a child into this world, I have not been feeling pretty at all lately. I feel big all over, and also like some of the weight is going to my face, and I’m starting to get very insecure about it. I also get scared that I’m bigger than other girls at this point in my pregnancy – sometimes I look at myself and feel like I look like I’m 30 weeks pregnant, rather than just 16 weeks along. A changing body can be terrifying.
I know that the baby is the most important thing, here, and of course that’s what matters most in the world to me. I’m going to try to force myself out of this rut and try to focus on things that make me feel good about myself. But I wanted to be honest because this is a pregnancy update after all.
Let’s move on to better stuff. :) Read on for my 16 week pregnancy update!
How far along: 16 weeks
How big is baby?: Avocado
Weight gain: I was able to get my official weight gain at my recent doctor’s appointment, and I’m up 3 lbs. total since becoming pregnant.
Symptoms: A little bit of back pain on and off. And hunger. I’m alwaysssss hungry lately (wait, is this anything new?!).
Sleeping: Pretty great – better than I’ve ever slept before I was pregnant!
Food cravings: S’mores. OMG s’mores. Like random, 9:30 at night, have to make them on the gas burner, crazy person cravings.
Food aversions: Almonds. NO. GROSS.
Miss anything?: Craft beer!
Gender: We’re scheduled to find out mid-July!
Wedding Rings on or off?: On.
Maternity Clothes?: I’m getting to the point where I’m going to need them! Although my non-maternity tops and dresses are all fitting well, I only have a couple of pairs of shorts and pants left that still fit. I meant to buy a few pairs this weekend but got so busy I didn’t have a chance, so that’s on the itinerary for this week! Thank goodness for summertime – I’m making good use out of maxi dresses and skirts!
Movement: If I press my hand onto my belly and hold still, I can feel some fluttering. And I actually felt the tiniest bit of fluttering the other day without touching my belly at all! Very cool!
What I’m looking forward to: Finding out the gender!!! Everyone thinks it’s something different – there’s no consensus either way. And I personally have NO idea. Some days I feel like it’s a girl, and others I feel like it’s a boy. We’ll find out soon enough! I’m still unsure whether we’re going to announce the gender or keep it a secret, though!
Best moment of the week: Hearing the baby’s heartbeat at our monthly exam. It’s such a great feeling!