Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Bump Watch :: 16 Weeks

Ok, I promise to post other things besides my weekly bump updates.  It's been a combination of always being out of town, running around or just plain being lazy.  To be completely honest, I'm still trying to get used to the fact that I now live in Oklahoma.  I think it may take me awhile to make our house feel like a home.  Plus, having too many projects to tackle causes me to not finish anything.  I'm totally in a funk.

Another side note, I've decided that I am just going to take these bump pictures whenever I can.  I've had a hard time taking the picture on the same day, same spot and same shirt.  Plus, sometimes I just don't feel cute and the last thing I want to do is take a picture of myself!  I have a feeling I may not keep it up if I try to do that every week.  And Ryan's not a fan of taking pictures so you maybe seeing in your future a lot of bump pictures taken myself from bathroom mirrors. 

On to the bump post!

How far along: 16 weeks

Size of Baby: 4.6 in & 3.5 oz

Fruit/vegetable comparison: Avocado

Total weight gain: 1 pound

Sleep: Not horrible.  I still find myself waking up throughout the night and having a harder time going back to sleep then I used to.  My mind just starts racing and it's hard to shut it off.  Dang hormones!

Movement: YES!!  This past Monday I was sitting at my desk and I felt what I thought was a muscle twitch.  Then it became more of a tiny poking sensation in my lower abdomen.  It actually kind of tickles!  I've felt something a little bit everyday since.

Unglamorous body changes: I really can't complain in this department.  I know I've described a lot of symptoms I've been experiencing just so I can document them but I've been really lucky so far.  Nothing has been too bad, and I've felt pretty great through this pregnancy so far.  I had one incident of acid reflux that again wasn't really that bad.  It seems like I now gag every time I brush my teeth. Ha!  And is it my imagination or am I already getting wider?!

Maternity Clothes? Yes, still just wearing maternity pants and leggings.  I've been ordering a lot of maternity tops from Gap and Old Navy (so cheap!) getting ready for the time when I will need them.  I ordered a cute t-shirt to wear on Halloween as my costume (I'll show it to you guys when I wear it).  And I haven't really been fitting into my KSU tight fitting tops anymore so I ordered a maternity top that's more like a tent!  Oh well, I'll eventually fit into it by basketball season.  :)

Showing: I feel like I am but I'm definitely in the "is she fat or is she pregnant?" stage. 

Food cravings: I really wanted a pot roast with potatoes and carrots this week.  Ryan & I went to the store to get all the ingredients one night and the next day came home during our lunch break to prepare it in the crock pot.  When I got home from work I was expecting this big wave of delicious goodness to hit my nose when I walked in the door but I didn't smell anything.  I went to check on it and it turns out I never even turned the stupid crock pot on!  Everything had to be thrown out..  :(  In my defense, when Ryan asked me to make sure it was on, I saw the green light and thought we were good. Apparently, a green light means it's off and a red light means it's on!!  How confusing is that?!

What I miss: No longer missing Dr. Pepper!!  My husband is the best!  I've been on a hunt for caffeine free (non diet) Dr. Pepper forever.  I know it exists because they advertise it on their website.  Well, on my husband's last work trip to Houston some friends of ours took him to a local grocery store there and they actually had it!  So my sweet, sweet husband packed three 12 pack cases in his carry on luggage to take home with him!  I think it had to weight 75 pounds!!  I've been a very happy camper all week long.  :)

Strange experiences:  You know how everybody tells you people make rude/inappropriate comments to pregnant women?  It never crossed my mind that it could possibly happen to me... Well it totally did.. TWICE!  I was at the grocery store checking out when I could tell the lady at the counter was checking out my belly.  I thought she was trying to decide if I was pregnant or not (I had a tighter shirt on).  She finally asked if I was pregnant (which I still don't you should ever ask somebody that!!) and I told her yes I was.  Then she asked "well you're not due soon are you??"   !!!!  I was like no... I have a long time to go but thanks for asking.  Then when I ran home over lunch one day I ran into our house cleaner who had been seeing baby related items laying around and asked me if I was pregnant.  Then she proceeded to look at my belly and ask "it's not twins is it??"  !!!  What is up with people sometimes??

Milestones: The baby can now listen to my voice because tiny bones have formed in it's ears.  The baby is growing hair, lashes & eyebrows, and it's forming taste buds.  (per

Best moment this week: Feeling the baby move for the first time!!  And being able to drink Dr. Pepper again (caffeine free).
Looking forward to: Feeling the baby move even more, getting bigger so I no longer look "fat" and finding out what we are having in 3 weeks!!  The count down is on!  I'll be posting a poll later this week where people can make their guesses.


  1. You are cracking me up with the picture in the bathroom! And I thought about asking you if you had tried Caffeine Free DP, but then I saw you had a picture of it on Instagram so I figured you had. That's what I drank once a day with Easton. If you ever need me to mail you a 12 pack just let me know!

  2. Yes, definitely do the Photo A Day thing. I am in such a slump too with my photos that this is the only way I can capture our every day life. My good camera lense is broken and I really need to go and get it fixed so I can take photos again!

  3. That's so exciting you felt it move!! (I almost said she because I think it's a girl but I'm always wrong so you're probably going to have a boy.) =)
    And yes, people are SO rude! I can't believe some of the stories my sisters had when they were pregnant. What happened to just keeping your mouths shut?

  4. Aww, I miss the little baby kicks! I can't believe you are so close to finding out if it's a boy or girl! Looking great as always!

  5. Oh the comments, people are really special. I LOVE LOVE LOVE bump pictures and am so incredibly excited for you! I've wanted to ask you over and over how "things" of that nature were going but I NEVER wanted to offend or hurt so I just...didn't. I'm so so so excited for you guys. You look so cute. MUCH cuter than I ever did.


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