By the time I finally got to posting a bump picture last week, it was Thursday, so I figured I would just put both week 15 & 16 together. Not much has changed between the two, so its pretty easy to do a double post.
Here is a picture from last week at 15 weeks..
Then here is a picture from this week at 16 weeks…
4 Big Months is already here! It is amazing how quickly months 3 to 4 have flown by. It took forever to get to the 12 week mark, since that is when we announced it. Luckily, since then, time is moving quite rapidly. I have my 16 appointment this week, and even though there isn’t an ultrasound, I still get to hear Baby Baum’s heartbeat, which never gets old!
I am at the point where I am definitely starting to notice the bump a bit more. It is sticking out a bit more now! Here are a few details on Baby Baum this week:
- He or she is the size of an avocado
- Tiny bones are forming in his or her ears and can now pick up your voice
- Eyebrows, lashes, and hair are starting to fill in, and taste buds are forming
As for me:
Weight Gained: No clue. I honestly don’t really care at this point. I am feeling good, and getting in workouts and exercise. The last thing I want to do is get on a scale and worry about weight gain that really doesn’t matter at this point. I’ll find out a real number on Wednesday though at the 16 week appointment.
Workouts: Week 15 was a bit better than week 16 in terms of volume, but I am feeling really good about my activity. Between the last 2 weeks, I’ve completed 7 runs, 1 swim, 4 strength workouts and 1 yoga class. I still want to get in more yoga, but I feel like a bit of a broken record on that one.
Symptoms: I am happy to report I have a lot more energy now! Woo hoo! I haven’t felt like I need a nap each and everyday. At this point, I think I am just in the habit more than anything, so I am really trying to keep myself awake with no nap. I’ve been doing a pretty good job.
Food Aversions: I’ve still been staying away from the dreaded chicken. Just hasn’t been doing it for me still. I’m pretty sick of red meat at this point, so I am trying to incorporate other forms of protein. Eggs have been great, so I have been hard boiling them and putting them on salads, which make me feel pretty good.
Food Cravings: Nothing really in particular. I’ve felt like I’ve been eating pretty normal lately, which is great. It makes me feel really good – not the bloated and just bleh feeling I was having an issue with in the past.
Sleep: I’ve still been tossing and turning more than I would like when I go to sleep, but once I fall asleep, I’m pretty good. For a few days, I was having a big issue with my stomach feeling like it was just stretching like mad. I quickly found out it was because I was just eating too much at night, and there was no where to go since the size of the baby is taking up a lot more of my abdomen. My stomach just doesn’t have as much room to stretch out – gotta make room for that baby!
Baby Items Purchased: After going to my prenatal yoga class, I decided to get a prenatal DVD to save a little bit of money. It was less than $10 on Amazon, so I plan to use it for a bit until I am itching to get back to the in person prenatal class. My cousin is amazing and sent me a big box of her maternity clothes, and I am so thankful! I am so happy to be able to have some clothes to use! Lastly, Marcus came back from Marshalls yesterday with a couple of binkies – super cute!
Miss anything?: Ehh, shorts that fit! I have one pair of maternity shorts, so I am wearing those like crazy. I can’t even come close to zipping any of my regular shorts, which is to be expected. I went ahead and put them away in a box in the closet so I don’t have to continue to stare at them anymore
Looking forward to: My appointment on Wednesday! Can’t wait to hear that heartbeat!
Stretchmarks: Nope! Plenty of oils have been given to me, and my favorite is one my friend Laura. It smells so good and doesn’t leave a nasty residue. I am so picky with lotions, so this one is perfect!