Week 16 Bumpdate

How Far Along? 16 weeks, 3 days

Musings on the Weekly Photo: Starting to bump a tiny bit!

Sex: We know! But our lips are sealed until the reveal with our parents on the 18th! 

Weight Gain: Up 7 pounds total.

Maternity Clothes: I've ordered a few pairs of shorts from Gap that were on sale, and... they're heaven. They have the side panel, so allow for just a little bit extra wiggle room. But I just want to wear them all the time they're so comfortable. I texted my SIL about them last night and she agreed-- total game changer. I also ordered two pairs of jeans from Old Navy but am a little nervous they might be TOO roomy. I went a size up in maternity and they're... definitely loose. But I think I'd rather have them to grow into end of summer/into fall versus growing out of them now and panicking that I have nothing to wear. I just can't see spending a ton of money on maternity jeans - are they really worth it? Maybe I'll change my mind once I'm wearing them all of the time.

Fruit/Toy/Pastry of the Week: Dill pickle/action figure (my nephew loved this one)

Nursery: We'll keep the nursery fairly gender neutral since the room will be the nursery for this baby and any future littles, so lots of grey and white, and accent with details for either a baby boy or baby girl!
Movement: None yet. I keep trying to convince myself I'm feeling it but am pretty sure I'll know it when it happens!

Symptoms: Super tired this week, and there's no sign of slowing down. Trying to make sure to take the time to rest if I know I'm going to be busy. Waking up more during the night to go to the bathroom and having a much harder time falling back to sleep. The girls are KILLING me this week, to the point where I can't lay on my stomach. I also kind of feel like my appetite is kicking up. If I don't eat a balanced enough meal, I'm starving an hour later. Super emotional - everything makes me cry. 

Brian: Still glad he's my baby daddy! Opening the envelope with just him to find out the baby's sex was a moment I'll never forget. His reaction was priceless and absolutely goes down as one of my top 5 favorite husband moments ever. He knows I've been tired this week and is picking up the slack for me - cooking dinner, helping with laundry, etc. It sounds small but it's huge to me! We've started really researching for registry items too, and the monitor threw him for a loop. "Why are there so many options?! I don't understand! What's the difference? What makes an $80 monitor different from the $200 monitor?!" Welcome to baby land, my friend. He's also been dealing fairly well with my flash-rage moments. I get really angry about nothing (seriously, like a straw wrapper on the floor of my car), freak out, then immediately start crying. It's insane and I know it and I think he's catching on that my freak out isn't directed at him, he's just the lucky one to receive it, unfortunately.

Sleep: Not so great. I've had a hard time falling asleep, especially with as hot as it's been. Even with the AC blasting in our room, I just can't get comfortable. And if I wake up during the night, I feel wide awake. I need like a solid 2 days to just relax and sleep!

Workouts: Two 3 mile walks, and a nightly walk with Molly.

Cravings/Aversions: Soup! Forget the fact that it's been 90+ degrees for what feels like forever. I'm craving ramen, tomato soup, broccoli and cheddar soup, chicken tortilla soup, vegetable soup... I'm also pounding water to battle all of the sodium from the aforementioned soups (whoops). Grilled cheese. Tacos. Sliced tomato with salt and pepper. Garlicky pickles. Olives. Cheese. Cherries. Spinach Feta Wrap from Starbucks. Still wanting all of the Mexican food but being picky about when I indulge. Can't get enough of my LaCroix mocktails. I had a super random craving this week for a root beer float. We bought the stuff to make them, I had half of mine, and couldn't stomach anymore. Again with the fleeting cravings!

Chick-fil-a. Lord, I need a #1 with a diet lemonade in my life so badly. There are only two CFAs in Massachusetts, and one is near the Pottery Barn Kids store. Brian has already been informed that we'll be going there ASAP.

New Symptoms: Crazy dreams! I woke myself up hysterically laughing a couple of nights ago, and I have no idea what the dream was about. Talk about terrifying... I'm just glad I didn't wake up Brian and Molly. 

Annoyances: The heat, although that's getting better. I've also been struggling to be pretend nice to people. You so know what I mean - when you're in a situation (like work) where you have to be nice and friendly and manage to do it 99% of the time. Well, the last few days have been unbearable. 

What I Miss: Still missing a big glass of ice cold wine. Turkey sandwiches. Really working out without getting tired so quickly. My favorite clothes fitting (I had a fleeting selfish moment of wonder this week - "Will my favorite riding boots still fit this fall? And will I be able to get them on and off?!").

Best Moment This Week: Finding out the sex of our baby, and that all of our genetic testing came back clear. I don't think we could have asked for a better moment than that!

Looking Forward To: The crazy week ahead! My SIL and BIL and their three kiddos got into town last night, so I'll see them after work today and took tomorrow (Thursday) off for a beach day with everyone. Friday afternoon we leave town for a wedding, Saturday is the wedding (yay!) and Sunday night we go to Pearl Jam at Fenway with the SIL/BIL. My next monthly appointment is next Tuesday, and then my parents fly in on Friday the 12th! Couldn't ask for a more exciting next couple of weeks!


  1. I AM CRAVING SOUP TOO!!! Holy hell it's all I want.

    One of those two CFAs are in my hometown #trivia

    1. I had THREE CFAs in the town that I grew up in, so two in the entire state of MA has been an adjustment ha. We're in Greenwich next weekend for a family reunion and I'm trying to strategize the drive to include either a CFA or Sonic stop!

      I had soup yesterday for lunch and am repeating today #cantstopwontstop.

  2. Clothes fitting weird will get better soon I promise! I had one pair of jeans from ON and one from target that I rotated while pregnant. I loved target's maternity line while pregnant.