16 weeks

I know the pictures taken (usually just before the sun goes down because taking 1 picture every Friday is harder than you think and we often forget) in front of the house are beautiful, but this week you will just have to stand looking at a much prettier background. This weekend was one of those (fewer and further between) weekends when I loved living in Washington. Although it was mighty cold for this southern girl, the sun was shining, the sky was clear and Mt. Rainier was out in all her glory. I had a photo session with a family down at the water so I had the hubster meet me to do my own session.

So, here we are at 16 weeks and 1 day (because taking a picture on a Friday is harder than you think):


16weeks  This is the first week where I am actually feeling pregnant. My “bump” is getting more noticeable and weird things are happening to my belly button.  I’m still feeling great which is the biggest blessing of all. I hope that I can continue to enjoy being pregnant.

Saturday, the hubs and I drove down to Babies R Us because I had a coupon and wanted to get the baby something. It literally took an hour to get there so we decided to create our registry. The way I see it, what am I going to know in two months that I don’t know now? We spent over an hour going up and down every row looking at the countless options for every product. Did you know you can own a $200 thermometer if you felt it was necessary? I did find it is hard for me to be realist about items instead of pulling the “but baby needs the best of ____” card.

We spent Sunday afternoon putting together the beautiful crib – a Christmas gift from my parents. The baby’s room is all cleared out (expect for two furbabies who will make their move after my parent’s visit) and it is starting to look real. We now have a crib and a closet full of gifts we’ve already received. Oh, and diapers, but that’s a story for a different day.

After this weekend things are starting to feel really real. I was telling my husband that it is still hard to think of the baby as our baby coming in a few months. Right now it’s just the baby coming in a few months. I feel like that will change when I feel the baby flutter, which could be any day now (usually 16-25 weeks). I’m on high alert and will keep you posted.

About the Baby:
Baby weighs 3-5 oz and is 4-5 in long.
(S)he can probably hear voices and can also make facial expressions. The eyes are also working, but the eyelids are still sealed.
It would also be possible to find out the gender, but we will find out around 20 weeks.


15 Weeks

Smooth sailing into week 15. I’m feeling great other than being tired all the time. I could literally sleep 1/2 the day away and then sleep a full night. Exercise makes me feel awake (and proud of my body) but runs are always followed by a nap. This week I got in 13.75 miles, which is the most I’ve run in one week since finding out I was pregnant. My pace is also picking back up so I don’t feel so lame getting passed by old people at the gym like in the first trimester.

I find myself researching baby stuff every free moment – bouncy seats, structured carriers, car seat covers oh my! The hubs and I did buy two boxes of diapers this weekend after reading a blog post about ways to save money on baby. We have our estimated diaper quantity by size and what price range is a good deal in our phones so we are constantly calculating the cost per diaper. I found a coupon for Huggies which made the price a go so we jumped on it.


How Far Along: 15 weeks

About the Baby:
The size of a navel orange (4.5 in, 2-3 oz)
Ears have moved to the side of the head and the eyes are making their way to the front of the face. Baby can now make breathing movements and wiggle fingers and toes.

Maternity Clothes:  Not because I need to, but I was given a ton of clothes from my very fashionable friend so I’ve been wearing them because they are just cute. I can still fit into my jeans (except after dinner when they get unbuttoned). Dresses are my go-to right now.
Sleep: Okay. I get up at least once a night to use the potty. My back is also starting to get really achy, but I think it is from only being able to side sleep.
Best Moment:  Friends noticing my tiny little bump.
Food Cravings: Oranges and hamburgers. Not together, but I wouldn’t be opposed to that.
Belly Button: In
Wedding Rings: On
What I Miss: Food I never really thought was that awesome until now when I can’t have it.
What I’m Looking Forward To: Getting to hear the baby’s heartbeat at the next appointment and booking the 20 week ultrasound so we can find out what baby is.


14 Weeks

Now that we finally shared the news, it’s been a fun week of talking about baby! I’m still feeling pretty good despite a rough hour last night. I also think I had my first food aversion. I was feeling really sick so I tried to eat a chocolate chip granola bar which tasted like the most disgusting thing I have ever put in my mouth (even though I’ve been living off of them lately). Other than that, I’m feeling great.

The Bumpdate: Tuesday morning I woke up and thought I looked really bloated. By the time I went to bed my stomach hadn’t gone down any. When the bloat baby was still around Wednesday I decided that I finally have something going on.


Workouts: I’ve been moving pretty good. During week 13 and 1 day – 14 I ran 8.1 miles and did a prenatal yoga DVD. I’m starting to notice that stuff is going on down there when I run, but I am determined to run throughout this pregnancy. Not only is it healthy for me, but I’ve read how good it is for the baby too.

I plan on making the hubby take a better “14 week” picture tomorrow, but he spent more time with his girlfriend (the sub) this past week than at home.