I’m not doing bumpdates every week until things get closer and start changing from week to week. Right now, there’s not a whole lot of change, so I don’t see the point in doing these weekly. And while I realize many of my readers really don’t care about “bumpdates,” I want to log these for personal reasons for the future and for Skipper if he/she wants to look back.
Giganti-blouse. My hand looks awkward, but it was the only way I could show where my belly was (and that my thighs AREN’T as big as the blouse shows) without being completely hidden by the blouse.
How Far Along? 16 weeks today, though the picture was taken at nearly 15 weeks
Size of Baby? 4 1/2 – 5 inches, or the size of an avocado
Maternity Clothes? Pants, yes. Tops, some, though I have many regular tops that will work as well, but they are starting to ride up when I’m active. Of course, there’s the giganti-blouse maternity uniform I have to wear. LOL
Weight Gain? I actually lost a bit while I was on my trip, so I’ve currently gained about 3 3/4 of a pound. OB is pleased with my weight gain.
Stretch Marks/belly button? Not yet!
Baby’s Sex? Won’t know until October. I was feeling boy at the last bumpdate but now I’m back to not feeling either way, though I did have a dream of a boy last night.
Sleep? Getting up once or twice a night to use the bathroom and it’s getting harder to sleep on just my shoulders (due to previous surgery, I can only sleep on my left shoulder for a small amount of time, so my right shoulder gets awfully tired of being slept on).
Food Cravings? No, though I did want a homemade Egg McMuffin every day last week, but now that I’m home, I’m not really feeling it.
Best Moment This Week? Listening to the heartbeat at yesterday’s 16w appointment. I could listen to that for hours.
What I am loving? Still just loving having this opportunity to be pregnant.
Movement? No, but I’m excited to… hopefully within the next few weeks!
What I’m looking forward to: My MFM appointment with limited ultrasound next Wednesday to make sure Skipper is ok and to make sure my rash isn’t affecting him/her. It’ll be nice to see baby again as well. I’m also going to a prenatal yoga class tomorrow, so I’m excited to try that, even though I’ve never tried yoga before!
Other Updates… I finally started having heartburn this week. I’m not complaining a bit as other than being much larger in the belly, my pregnancy symptoms pretty much went away so it’s nice to have one to comfort me (yeah, I know, weird to WANT pregnancy symptoms but it’ll be this way until I can be reassured by regular movement and kicks).