Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Pregnancy: Week 16

How far along: 16 weeks and 1 day.

Baby Size: An avocado (about 4.5 to 5 inches)
 
Sleep: OH man. Sleep has always been crappy for me. It surely hasn't improved with pregnancy. I am typically a stomach sleeper, and that's pretty impossible when you're bulging like I am!
 
Gender: We know, but we're not spilling the beans yet :) I am excited to share though!

Movement: I think so! But seeing as how this is my first pregnancy, I'm not sure if what I felt was movement. However, this week is supposed to be the first week that I can feel something. I cannot wait to feel more kicks and movement throughout the pregnancy.

Best moment this week: Since this week is filled with Christmas activities with various families, I love all of the questions that I am getting about my baby. I can already tell that baby is so loved. When we gave momma her Christmas gift, she cried. It was all grandma stuff! Other than me and Ross, I think mom is most excited about baby.
 
Looking forward to: I am just so looking forward to continual growth. Our next doctor appointment is on January 2, and I'm really excited to hear the heartbeat again. That is the most beautiful sound I've ever heard - I swear!

Food cravings: Nothing out of the ordinary. However, I am either 1) starving, or 2) completely stuffed. I can't seem to find a happy medium. Everyone says just to snack throughout the day, but it's hard for me with the way my work schedule is. 
 
What I miss: Although it's not a big deal, I miss being able to eat whatever I want to. For example, certain cheeses, sandwiches, and hot dogs. Sure I could technically eat these all, within certain perimeters, but I have totally given them up for the best health of my baby.
 
Symptoms: I have had the worst restless leg syndrome ever! My muscles and joints will just hurt so bad sometimes. It's mainly in my right knee, my right elbow, and my right wrist. It's the strangest. I read online that perhaps I should take an iron supplement. I am, after all, slightly anemic (only during pregnancy) so maybe that's why.
 
Nursery: I made my first DIY project for baby's room. I cannot wait to share what it looks like. Plus, I will have a tutorial available on my blog here soon!

Wedding rings on or off? Still on. However, I noticed that in the morning time, they are quite snug. 

Mood: Thankful. Grateful. Happy.

Daddy-isms: Finding out the gender together last week was so much fun. It was just hubby & I in the room, and we were so excited when they said, "It's a ______!" The look on his face was priceless :)

What I'm looking forward to: Pretty much everything. But I am most looking forward to feeling my baby kick me over and over again!
 
Prayer: God, thank you so much for this baby. I am continually reminded how much you love me through him or her. I am amazed by how fast and healthy my baby is growing. I know that you have big plans in store for my baby. I pray that you would continue to have your hand over my baby and make sure they are perfectly formed in your eyes. I also pray for lots of kicks and movement from my baby. I pray that my baby jumps inside my womb just by hearing your name. May my child love you fiercely, even as he or she grows inside my belly. In Jesus' name I pray, amen!

2 comments:

  1. Happy 16 weeks and Merry Christmas, Allison! You look great.

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  2. You look so adorable, Allison!!!! :)

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