16 Week Bumpdate
I’m so excited to share my first bump date for this pregnancy! I loved sharing them with you guys when I was pregnant with Noah. They are such a fun way for me to reflect on my pregnancy, and also connect with other expecting mamas! By the way, thank you SO much for all of your sweet responses when I announced my pregnancy, you guys are the best!
I will most likely change up the questions each time I do these, so the content is new each time. Hopefully I can share them here on the blog often, because I love sharing everything pregnancy related with you guys!
How Far Along: 16 weeks. I’ll be 17 weeks on Saturday
Name: This has been a hard one for us. For some reason it was so much easier to come up with boy names. We are nowhere near making a decision, and probably won’t announce the name until she’s born.
Cravings: This pregnancy has been different than my last when it comes to cravings. I’m craving salty & sour this pregnancy, wheres with Noah I craved sweets. I’ve also been loving fruit, specifically strawberries. I also find myself cooking up the occasional 3 pm spaghetti. There’s just something about pasta & pregnancy that go so well together.
How I’m Feeling: I actually had a bit of a scare early last week. I wasn’t feeling very well over the weekend, and then on Monday I lost some of my mucus plug. You don’t usually lose your mucus plug until you are about to go into labor, so I was freaking out. I rushed into my doctor’s office, and they checked me to make sure my cervix wasn’t opening, and that I wasn’t dilating at all. Luckily neither of those things were happening, so they wanted me to see a specialist the next day to get an ultrasound to measure the length of my cervix. Basically they told me if my cervix was shortening this means possible preterm labor, and a possible surgery to stitch up the cervix.
Long story short, I could not sleep on Monday night. I was freaking out, and hoping everything would be okay with me and baby. The next day I went to see the specialist, and they said everything looked great. They said my cervix is long, I still have some of my mucus plug (supposedly parts of it can randomly come out, but it regenerates), and that baby was looking great. Talk about a giant sigh of relief, and a lot of worry for nothing. Phew. I am so glad I went into the doctor though, because I need to have peace of mind when something doesn’t seem right.
Other than the scare, I’ve been feeling pretty good. I feel like I’ve finally gotten most of my energy back (first trimester I was SO tired). I’m feeling a bit of cramping/pulling already which are just signs of things stretching out, and is totally normal. I try to get as much sleep as possible at night, because I know once the baby comes I won’t be getting much for awhile.
Pregnancy Purchases So Far: I shared my first trimester must-haves post with you guys last week, and I shared everything that I purchased, and used during my first trimester there. I just ordered this pair of maternity jeans from ASOS over the weekend, and I can’t wait to get them in. They were only $46, and they are super cute so I’m excited to get them!
Movement: I felt her kick for the first time last week. I felt it so much earlier this time than I did with Noah, and I was so excited. I love to lay still on the couch at night, and wait for her kicks.
Daddy is: Excited for a little girl too. He really wanted a girl so we had one of each, and I can’t wait to see how sweet he will be with a daughter. He isn’t the best with coming up with names though, haha!
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DRESS (not maternity, but totally amazing for a growing bump & comes in a ton of colors!)
Thanks so much for reading today babes. I’m excited to keep you in the loop during this exciting time!