16 Weeks Pregnant

How far along: 16 weeks and 5 days

Symptoms: I am trying to walk 10,000 steps a day and my back and hips have been hurting like crazy. (This walking thing started during the 2nd trimester. I maybe went to the gym 2 times in the month of January). I also have been getting a few headaches. And my nausea and throwing up stopped for a full week, but then I threw up 3 times in 24 hours. But even with the “symptoms” momma is happy and baby is happy!

Nicknames: We asked our niece Maddie what we should name our baby and she said Rooster. So we call the baby Rooster.

Best moment of this week: Hearing our little Rooster’s heartbeat for the 2nd time! It was so fast and precious.

Miss anything: I am trying to figure out the best/most comfortable way to sleep. I also wake up at least once to pee every night.

Movement: Not yet, but the doctor asked if I had felt any movement and all of my apps tell me it can happen at any time. It seems so weird, but so cool. It also makes me feel like a kangaroo?

Maternity Clothes: Nope, but my pants usually end up unbuttoned after I eat or at night.

Food cravings: I haven’t had any “real” food cravings since I was 8 weeks pregnant. It was back when I liked food still. I craved fruit. Now I just eat to eat.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Let’s just say the last banana I ate did not make it to digestion. Also, if I eat too much sugar I feel sick. Which is good I guess. The thought of cooking still makes me sick. Pre-pregnancy I used to think about food most of the time. I would think about what I was going to cook, what treat I was going to have, what snack I was going to have. Being pregnant I’ve had to train my brain to not think about food, which sucks, but it works.

Have you started to show yet: Not completely. My uterus will pop out when my bladder is full or when I’ve just eaten. It makes me look pregnant. But right now I am still in a “you look like you just ate an entire burrito” phase.

Looking forward to: Finding out the sex. We won’t find out until 20 weeks. But I feel like once we know the gender we can start buying things and getting ready. Robert thinks it is a girl and I think it’s a boy. We don’t care either way.

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