It’s pregnancy update time! In my weekly update I share what’s happening in my pregnancy journey with you. This includes general stats such as how I’m feeling, any symptoms I’m experiencing, food cravings and aversions, weight gain, bump shots, etc., as well as what’s going on in my life that’s pregnancy-related and any baby things we’ve purchased or received as gifts. Here’s the scoop at 16 weeks:
It’s funny how I barely noticed any changes in my bump over the course of the last week, and then today when I was getting dressed in my “bump outfit” to take my photo it suddenly seemed to have grown! It’s definitely a bit rounder than last week. I thought I’d continue to include my 8 week shot in the mix for a good “before” (albeit first trimester bloated) comparison shot.
Here’s the current status:
❊ How Far Along – 16 weeks
❊ Baby Size Comparison – Avocado (5″ and 3-5 ounces)
❊ Symptoms – Still pretty thirsty, but consistent water consumption helps a lot. Also, experiencing some mild headaches that I’ll ask my doctor about next week at my monthly appointment.
❊ Physical Changes – Bump finally grew a bit after a week of no change, just in time for my bump shot today! My hair is growing, too. Trying to decide what to do about cutting it or not.
❊ Weight Gain – 1 pound (7 total)
❊ Mood – Happy in general with anxiety flare-ups late last week. Wishing I could feel some flutters so I know Baby Girl’s alright in there!
❊ Sleep – Same as before: 8+ hours a night with 1-2 interruptions to pee. Sleeping like a rock and enjoying it while I can!
❊ Food Cravings – Fruit still! Specifically, watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew melon. So refreshing!
❊ Food Aversions – Still fish. I tried to eat a salmon caesar salad earlier this week and it was kind of hard to get through, so I’m thinking it’s just best to avoid it altogether.
❊ Missing – Seeing my baby. My last ultrasound was at 10 weeks! But I finally did something about that this weekend 🙂
❊ Looking Forward To – Feeling the baby move. I can hardly wait!
❊ This Week’s Happenings – Worked myself into a full out tizzy (see video for a more in-depth explanation) feeling uncertain, so I decided to go have an elective ultrasound at GoldenView in Chicago and it was so, so worth it! Not only did I get to see Baby Girl and take home pictures of her, I was also able to purchase a recording of her heartbeat stuffed inside of a unicorn plush. I squeeze it about a hundred time a day and it makes me feel all warm & fuzzy inside. You can see some of our latest ultrasound pics below:
I included a variety so you could get a sense of how she’s changed in the last 6 weeks. She has much more prominent facial features and the details of her rib cage and arm and leg bones really stand out. Also, we got visual confirmation that she is, indeed, a girl ❤︎
I talk more about my week in this video if you’re interested:
Please let me know if there are any other stats you’d like me to add to the list. I’m happy to share!
Thank you so much for your well wishes, kind words, and helpful advice. I appreciate your support so much!
* This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are genuinely my own. *