Thursday, June 27, 2013

[Bumpdate] 4th Month

Well folks, today I'm capping off my 4th month of pregnancy - or at least that's what the internet tells me.  I can't believe I'll be 5 months tomorrow (17 weeks), feels way too early!  However, I guess it makes sense as the half way point is quickly approach - and so is our anatomy scan!  I can't wait to hopefully see a healthy baby and of course find out who's in there!  We won't be playing team green!

How far along? 16 Weeks (technically 16 weeks 6 days)

Total weight gain/loss: As of my appointment last Friday, I was up 3 pounds total.  This baffles me. 

Maternity clothes? Not really.  Still wearing my normal shorts and have been fitting in my old white AG jeans the few times I've worn them.  I have started wearing my beloved Gap Body Maternity Tanks because they are long and stretchy and I'm not constantly tugging at them like my other camis.

Stretch marks? Nope.  I started using my Mama Bee Belly Butter, but hoping genetics keep me from getting any this round like they most likely did my last.

Symptoms: Still absolutely exhausted most days, but I'm really thinking this is largely due to our crappy old mattress.  We just ordered a new one last night and it should be here by July 5th, it's in production - fancy!  I haven't been peeing as much at night and Ashlynn has been sleeping through, recently, so I think the tossing and turning and back aches are more due to the bed than carrying her around, though I'm sure it doesn't help. 

Sleep: Been better the last week, but overall I still wake 1-2x a night for a combination of peeing or getting the paci for Ashlynn. Also still sleeping on my belly if I want, which i do... a lot. 

Miss Anything? Nothing off the top of my head.  I started drinking a combination of either decaf or half caf coffee, occasionally regular if needed.  I also have bought some pasteurized soft cheeses (feta and goat), which is something I didn't do last pregnancy, even though it's clearly fine. Really nothing else "off limits" that I miss at this point.

Movement: Very little.  Super infrequent, but I do feel it here and there. 

Food cravings:  Nothing crazy, but I'm still eating all. the. time.  Cravings do switch between salty and sweet.  I'm a big baked goods lover, so lots of muffins and now donuts (which I usually pass right over) have now become staples.  I also have been loving salty Greek salads (hence the feta) and nachos with cheese, salsa, and greek yogurt.  And ice cream, water ice, or iced coffee... it's been so hot and humid, I just want something cool and tasty!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really.  Unless I eat too much junk or crap food. 

Have you started to show yet: YES!  I guess I need to wait until I take a picture tomorrow, but I swear I'm like double the size than the 16 week picture above.  I feel like I popped and it's super noticeable.  The woman doing my pedicure blatantly asked me how far along I was... gotta love cultural differences!  Thankfully I am pregnant!

Baby is a: Find out on July 19!

Belly Button in or out? In, but already looking different.

Wedding rings on or off? On. 

Happy or Moody most of the time: Definitely still having mood swings... I blame my sleep (and the mattress - hence the rush on the new one... and okay a great 4th of July deal!)

Looking forward to:  Getting a clean bill of health, seeing all 10 fingers and 10 toes, 4 chambers of the heart, brain, arteries, lungs, etc.  All the fun things they go over during the scan.  We still need to figure out how we will reveal the sex!  Also looking forward to beginning the nursery design process!

**for some #Throwback Thursday, check out my 4th month with Ashlynn**


  1. You look great! I too am pregnant as well...just a bit ahead of you at 21 weeks! We just found out last week we're having a girl (our first child) so we're very excited! Can't wait to hear about your anatomy scan, I'm sure it will go great!

    1. Congratulations! Little girls are absolutely wonderful, I am so glad we have Ashlynn and I'm getting to experience a mommy/daughter bond! I would love to have a mommy/son bond too, but I think having sisters would be so sweet - it's truly win/win either way!

  2. You are so lucky to not have any queasiness! I was so sick with Owen. I bet you'll be feeling so much better once that mattress comes!

    1. I know!! So thankful.. I was nauseous 24/7 for the first 10wks my first preg and threw up 2-3x a week from wk 8-15 with Ashlynn! Definitely getting a break, can't say it doesn't make me worry sometimes - thank goodness for dopplers!

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  5. Glad you are getting a little more rest. We are picking out a new mattress this week too, amazing how an old or uncomfortable mattress can affect your sleeping so much! Your tiny little bump is adorable. Can't wait to hear the gender news!

  6. i swear we are twins! i have been daydreaming about another girl nursery and was going to do peach and mint with gold accents! did you see the pink and gold side table i posted from target? also check out land of nod because they have adorable gold wall decals... i die! i havent been quite as enthusiastic with the decor of the boy's room yet. um maybe i should slow down till we start trying to have a baby?!


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