Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pregnancy Update!

We went to the pizza buffet for dinner tonight and yes, we are all stuffed! Since we don't have anything food related to post about tonight, I thought I'd take this time to make some notes about my pregnancy. I haven't been writing this stuff down anywhere else...and I'm kind of worried about forgetting it all. :) So, you've been warned. Don't feel obligated to read on if you don't want to!

16 weeks pregnant today!

Baby B is the size of an avocado

I have managed to only gain 3.5 lbs. This is waaaaay less than what I'd gained with Jack at this point, which is a very good thing.

I am at the point where I have to wear maternity pants or stretchy pants. And on that note...I have to mention how difficult it is for me to find maternity clothes. Tall maternity clothes are really hard to find. Add "plus-size" to that...and it's impossible! I think I will be living in sweat pants until summer time. And then at least I'll be able to pull off jeans as "capri" pants.

I stopped having "morning sickness" at around 10 weeks...but I still get nauseous every now and then.

I've been feeling Baby B move for a few weeks now. I know....I started feeling movement super early! Now I feel movement several times a day and it is wonderful. Definitely my favorite part of being pregnant.

I am still exhausted. I fall asleep on the couch every night by 8:00 or 8:30, without fail. I think part of my exhaustion is due to Jack not sleeping well....and part of it is due to how poorly I've been sleeping when I do sleep. I can't win in the sleep department!

We've decided not to undergo any of the prenatal screening with this pregnancy. The tests are known to be somewhat unreliable, so we don't really feel the need to go through the extra stress right now. Lord knows we have enough of that.

Our "big" ultrasound will be sometime at the end of February. Which seems so far away! We didn't find out if we were having a boy or girl when we were pregnant with Jack, so it is really exciting to (try to) find out this time. I am fairly certain it's a boy.

I haven't really been craving a specific food, but I could live without sweets - which is so not typical of me. I normally have the biggest sweet tooth...and now I could take them or leave them! I am more likely to want a big juicy hamburger than a piece of cake. So weird!

Aaaaaaaaand....here's some baby bump pictures! One from each side. :)


  1. I think feeling the baby move was my favorite part too.

    Any dreams about the baby? I know some ppl say they have dreams about the baby where they "find" out the sex. I never had any of those, but I find it interesting when other ppl do.

  2. awwww...your SO cute my lovely tall friend! xo