Tuesday, December 4, 2012

16 Weeks - Avocado

Avocados just aren't my thing. I know they're healthy and blah blah blah, but I just can't get into them. The only good thing about them is that they remind me of my sister, whose favorite book as a kid was "Avocado Baby." And yes, there's a fruit for every week :)

How far along: 16 weeks

Total weight gain: The sad part is that I don't really remember how much I weighed when I started. My best guess now is 5-7 pounds. I feel like I've just gotten huge in the last week. 16 weeks this time looks more like 20 weeks last time.

Maternity clothes: I've figured out that I can wear my non-maternity skirts just underneath the bump. That's going to help a ton. Yesterday I grabbed a short-sleeved maternity shirt that a friend leant me - one of the ones with the tie-waist. I looked in the mirror and thought "holy shit, I'm gigantic!" and then Charlie said "well if you stopped sticking your stomach out you wouldn't look so big." which would be great, except... I'm not sticking anything out. It's just there. Like, overnight.

Stretch marks: Nope

Sleep: The pregnancy insomnia has visited me much earlier this time around. I sleep for 4 hours and then something wakes me up and I can't go back to sleep. I was up at 4 on Sunday and 2 yesterday. Suuuuuuuuuuuuper fun.

Best moment of this week: Picking a new OB - I've decided to attempt a natural childbirth to try to avoid the long hospital stay we had last time. I have my first appointment with them later this month - more to come on that one.

Miss anything: Staying up until 10:00.

Exercise: Running, P90X - ran EIGHT miles on Saturday! It felt great and I could have kept going. Weekday runs are a little slower, because I'm running with my neighbor who is a running Newb. It's really nice to have company, though!

Movement: Still just "pretty sure"

Food cravings: I'm still loving the pizza rolls. Salted Caramel Mochas from Caribou are also a current favorite....

Anything making you queasy or sick: No, but plenty of things still just don't sound good.

Happy or moody most of the time: Varies widely. Poor husband. Crying about everything. I got in the car after school drop-off yesterday and was relieved that the song on the radio was just ending - I'll Carry You by Death Cab for Cutie. Always a tear-jerker, especially since I made the mistake of watching the bunny music video during my last pregnancy. Google at your own risk!
Looking forward to: Getting dressed up for a holiday party on Saturday! I have a nice selection of maternity dresses thanks to my more fashionable friends.


  1. Hooray for avocados!!!  Personally, I think they are right tasty.  Congrats on the 8 miles!!  You are Awesome!

  2. Is it too soon to start playing music for the baby?  



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