The halfway point is in sight! (So close!)
Lately I’ve been feeling kicks quite a bit! I wasn’t sure at first, but now that they’ve been coming for about a week, I’m almost positive. I don’t feel them every day, but they’re pretty regular. It’s a pretty crazy thing to feel — kind of like little air bubbles are popping in your belly — and I was so excited when I started feeling them! The first time, I’d just woken up and I was reaching for my iPad on the side of the bed — and I guess the baby didn’t want me jerking around that quickly, because suddenly — pop!
Also, some exciting news… we found out the baby’s gender! I want to do a special post for the big reveal (I mean, let’s be serious… you guys know there will be cake involved!), so it won’t be till later this week or next, but I am SO EXCITED! It’s hard to believe that in a few short months, we’ll be meeting this little baby for the first time!
(And for those of you who are curious — Calvin is doing much better! We have him on a great medicine that seems to be working really well, and he’s back to his normal, sweetheart self. He’s still very sick and we’re slowly coming to terms with the realization that our time with him is likely pretty limited, but we’re extremely grateful that he’s doing better for now.)
Scroll down for my 16 Week Update!
How far along? 16 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: About 8.5 pounds
Maternity clothes? I’m wearing maternity jeans or non-maternity leggings with an elastic waist most days! No maternity tops or dresses yet.
Stretch marks? None yet.
Symptoms: Super painful leg cramps and a little back pain. Ugh!
Sleep: Ok, not bad.
Best moment this week: Dallas had a Zara store that carried their baby collection! I bought a cute little top, but I’m going to be scouring online for future must-haves!
Worst moment of the week: I don’t think there was one this week!
Have you told family and friends: Yes!
Miss Anything? Here’s a selfish beauty-oriented one: I miss getting spray tans and using Latisse! I gave up both when I found out I was pregnant, and I miss my golden skin and long eyelashes!
Movement: Pretty sure!
Food cravings: Eggs, maybe? I only ate them rarely before getting pregnant, and now I have them a few times a week!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!
Have you started to show yet: Definitely! It’s not obvious from every angle, but I think it’s pretty clear!
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Getting to the halfway point in the next few weeks!