The Bump– I’m really loving it this week! It’s round and cute. A couple of days last week I felt a little blah, but overall my insecurities are minimal. I am starting to sense that it’s going to be vital that I control my emotions as my body continues to grow, but I am grateful!
Gender– Neal thinks we’re having a girl while I think we’re having a boy. We’ll see in 5 weeks!
Movement– There have been a couple of times when I’ve wondered if what I’m feeling is the baby, but I think it’s just too early. I’m extremely excited to feel the baby though.
Maternity clothes– I’m incredibly eager to buy some new spring and summer clothes, but I want to wait until I grow a bit more. I can not wait to live in dresses!
Food cravings– You’re never going to believe it, but pickles!!! I want anything vinegar based: pickles, pickled jalapenos, vinaigrette, you name it. For example, here are Saturday’s eats:
- Breakfast- Everything bagel topped with light chive cream cheese (from Neal’s Bagels)
- Lunch- Salad topped with chicken, cheddar cheese, croutons, and a vinaigrette
- Dinner- Homemade tacos made with ground turkey, tomatoes, pickled jalapenos, and sour cream
Anything making you sick or queasy?– Nope!
Workouts– I kinda checked out last week! After returning from Texas, I didn’t do the best job of jumping back into my routine. Instead of getting up at 5AM I took advantage of the extra sleep. I got some great workouts in this weekend though and have my 5AM workouts planned for this week.
Sleep– I pray that it’s just because I was adjusting back to EST but I didn’t sleep very well last week. I woke up a few nights between 2-3AM and had a hard time getting back to sleep. My energy is back, which is great, but my bed times haven’t been ideal. I need to get back to going to bed by at least 9PM.
Pregnancy Brain– Thankfully nothing really happened this week. I definitely have my moments, but nothing noteworthy.
Missing anything– Not this week
Thoughts and feelings– While in Texas last week I took some photos with my family and felt so incredibly insecure after seeing myself in them. Obviously I know why my body is growing and changing, but seeing my hips widen and my cheeks fill out is difficult. My workouts weren’t ideal this week either, so I don’t think that helped. If I’m getting my workouts in and eating well, I can at least feel confident that I’m doing everything I can do to be healthy. I had a few days when I felt good, but it was just a tough week. Even yesterday, Neal asked if we should continue the weekly photos. I said yes, but it made me realize that I’m going to need to be gracious to myself throughout my whole pregnancy.
On the plus side, this was the first week that I became eager to start planning for baby. I just can not wait to find out what we’re having and to see the baby again at our 20 week ultrasound. I’m eager to plan the nursery, to create a registry, and to just daydream about our little boy or girl. It’s just exciting to be so close to knowing what we’re having. Now if my nesting instincts will just kick in. My motivation to get things done around the house has been close to zero lately.
Well, 16 is my favorite number, so I’m hoping this 16th week of pregnancy is a great one!
Looking forward to– Our next OBGYN appointment next Monday.
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