Monday, September 7, 2015

A First (Bumpdate, 16 Weeks)

Bump Update - 9/4/15

I'm still not at all confident in these "bump" photos,
please forgive me.
How far along? 16 weeks

Total weight gain: I choose not to know the answer to this question.  Since my first appointment, I have consistently lost weight according to the doctor's scale, BUT I have been at a different office (re: different scale) every time, so I don't know if that's accurate.  I prefer not to check the scale at home, thank you very much!  Next appointment - 10 days away. 

Maternity clothes? Occasionally, but not usually.  I've worn maternity pants a few times, and I recently purchased a couple of other bottoms but for the most part I am zipping work pants as high as they will go and pretending no one will notice the unbottoned look.  My friend Victoria (due in September) suggested a belly band, which I purchased from Target and occasionally gets used to make for a smoother pants seam. 

Stretch marks? Maybe a few, but who's to say they weren't there before...

Sleep: More, please.  Getting out of bed in the morning (especially now that it's dark!) is a HUUUUGE struggle.  Someone share their secret for fixing this problem and I just might be your new best friend!

Best moment this week: Uhh... I don't know.  Nothing exciting going on over here.  Oh!  I did find out the friend of a friend (who I know through said friend) is due 4ish weeks behind us.  That's exciting enough, yes?

Miss anything? It's not nearly as fun to attend the husband's work events (all you can eat food and booze) when you can't drink.  I planned to make up for it in frozen custard but they ran out before I made it through the line.  *sad face*  If I had friends here, I could really go for a girly wine/movie night...or even sushi with Alex, but nope.

Food cravings: Nope, not a single one.  Apparently I'm really getting gipped on this deal. 

Anything making you queasy or sick?  I'm starting to wonder if I'll ever be able to eat chicken (cooked at home) again.  It's so bizzare for your go-to food to be a no-go anymore.  Strong smells are intense, but I don't think food is really bothering me much these days. 

Gender: Yeah, no.  I should probably delete this question since we aren't finding out (though we could at this next appointment if we wanted to).  

Labor signs: Way too early.

Symptoms: This week I am wondering if I'm dreaming this pregnancy deal.  The bump I thought I had seems a distant memory.  No queasiness, mostly headache free (don't talk to me about the last two weeks)...hating mornings is about as bad as it gets right now.  

Belly button in or out? Normal here too.

Wedding rings on or off: Business as usual.

Happy or moody most of the time: Yeah, I guess you could say things are a little more rocky in this department lately.

Looking forward to: A real bump, feeling the little one move (some people already do by this point??), and really just the next appointment.  

Hows Dad doing? "Dad is doing good....the number of weeks along are starting to creep upward which means before I know it my first born will be here...and I'd be lying if I didn't say it scares the crap out of me."

14 Weeks.
Must have been extra bloated or something.  Ew.
13 Weeks.
Kinda cute, but is that even a real bump?
There you have it folks! Now that we have one of these out of the way, maybe I won't ramble so much in the future.  Side note:  Don't expect these on a weekly basis.  

Have a great holiday weekend, everyone!


Amy Salisbury said...

This is so so so exciting! That little bump is so cute! Glad you are still feeling generally pretty normal, your own clothes, no strong cravings etc, I am sure most of those will change and you will have moments where you barely feel like yourself!! Hope that baby starts doing jumping jacks so you can feel the little flutters, best part of pregnancy by far!!! Congratulations again

Stephanie said...

Aaah, somehow I missed this news! Congratulations!! Glad you are feeling pretty well and that things are relatively easy for you on the eating and clothes fronts!