Baby is the size of a peach- about 3.4 inches crown to rump (forgot to take a picture)
Baby is the size of a pear- about 3.9 inches crown to rump
Baby is the size of an avocado- about 4.5 inches crown to rump (forgot again to take a picture!)
Total gained so far: 5 pounds
Week 14- 1 pounds
Week 15- 1 pound
Week 16- 1 pound
Week 14- Still tired but feeling much less tired than before! Still the same tummy troubles. Still the some headaches. But overall feeling much more like myself! I have a lot of zits and my skin is irritated. I never had any skin problems before, so this is something I am getting used to.
Week 15- Much less tired. We went on vacation this week, and one day we went to Nantucket, which was a very long day, and I felt totally dead with a horrible headache at the end of the day. I think I my body was telling me to slow down! I had headaches during our drive to and from Cape Cod at the end of the day. Same skin issues.
Week 16- I started having a weird cramping feeling in the bottom of my uterus and on the left side. I casually mentioned it to my doctor, and she said to call if it continued. It did, so I went in two days later for another checkup. The nurse practitioner did a cervical exam to check to see if I was having a miscarriage. Not fun, and so so scary!! She concluded that it was just from doing too much and being on the go too much, so she said I need to tone it down, and get off my feet more. I was spotting for days after, and was pretty freaked out. But I am feeling better now, and listening to my body more! I also had a lot of back pain this week. I have always had back problems from an injury in high school so I’m not surprised about this.
Week 14- 21 Day Fix Extreme, walking, yoga
Week 15- not much! I was on vacation, and usually run everyday on the Cape, but since running isn’t in the cards for me right now, I walked a lot, and did yoga on the beach one day.
Week 16- not much- a little prenatal yoga and some walking
Pretty much nothing! One day eggs grossed me out, but overall, I can eat everything. Still leery of plain chicken, but if it is mixed in with something, I can eat it.
Nothing, but in week 16 I am feeling much more hungry and thirsty! I have to eat as soon as I wake up because I am STARVING!
Week 15- On vacation my mom, Jim and I got really excited about all of the cute, nautical themed items. I wished we knew if it were a boy or girl, but we still bought plenty of gender neutral things. Lots of cute onesies and a really cozy mint-colored blanket, and a stuffed lobster that Jim picked out.
Week 14-16 Milestones
In week 14 we made it Facebook official! It was really fun to share the news with everyone who didn’t know yet! I also told my coworkers and boss, and it felt good to get the news out in public. Vacation was so fun, and it was really fun to talk incessantly about what our trip next year will be like with the baby in tow! I loved buying things for the baby on vacation. I can’t wait to set up the nursery and register this fall! Reaching 4 months feels great! I feel like I am finally over the hump of extreme nervousness and anxiety, fatigue, and tummy issues, and can hopefully enjoy my pregnancy fully now! I also am starting to clean out our second bedroom in preparation of transforming it from a junk storage/guest room into a nursery.
Looking forward to:
I can’t wait to have a real baby bump and transition into maternity clothes. I still just feel like I look like I went let myself go this summer I can’t wait until I actually look pregnant. I am in a weird phases with clothes where I can still fit into most things, but I don’t feel comfortable with tight shirts and have to unbutton my jeans. I am looking forward to buying new cute maternity clothes.
I am really really excited to find out the gender in 4 weeks. I cannot wait to know! We found out the date of our ultrasound, and are starting to plan a gender reveal party with our families!
Vacation was so fun! I had purchased some tankinis because I wasn’t sure how comfortable I would feel in a bikini. I ended up getting my nerve up to wear my bikini a few days! Buying so many cute things for the baby on vacation was very fun. I had a virgin mojito on vacation, and it tasted pretty good. Still trying to find a good mocktail that is more fun than just soda water with a lemon.
Jim snapped a pic of me driving home from vacation, and I think it is the first time I have looked pregnant in a picture!