Happy Sunday, friends! This is going up a little late because I forgot to even take pictures last night and remembered at 11 pm. Yeaup, wasn’t going to do it then. No thanks. Thankfully, someone woke me up crazy early at 5:45 so now that he’s been fed and entertained, I can get to posting my 16 week bumpdate!
Please enjoy the dog butt, lack of face, bad posture and weird placement of my hand. It was 6:30, and my first born decided that last night was a party night, sooooo..
I told you guys that bump was growing fast and furious. It ain’t messin around, yo. Though, like last time, it’s weirdly flat dead center where my belly button is.
Weight Gained: Not sure – I could weigh myself, but I really don’t feel like it. I have my 16 week appointment on Thursday so we’ll see then. At my 12 week appointment I was up 5 pounds.
Symptoms: Thankfully, all my nausea is gone, unless I’m starving or thirsty. I was pretty symptom free this week except for the typical emotions and some weird round ligament pains. I remember getting them with Ryan, mostly when I sneezed, but they’re totally different with this babe (like everything with this pregnancy) and are lower and mostly when I stand up too quick.
Cravings: Still going hard on Chipotle. This is probably the only similarity between my pregnancy with Ryan. Even though I had Chipotle yesterday for lunch, when we were driving home from dinner I told Alex I wanted to stop for it. I was dead serious. Sadly, he did not give in, but I have my fingers crossed for lunch today. (Don’t think it’ll happen, insert sad violin)
Aversions: Not much, thankfully. It depends on the day, though. I guess the idea of pasta and red sauce is kind of gross to me. OH, and the smell of Alex’s favorite chicken sausage makes me sick to my stomach.
Sleep: It would probably be great, if not for Ryan. I don’t even know if he’s teething or what but he’s been up 1+ time per hour lately. Uggghhhhhhhh. Plus Alex has the cold from hell so he’s been a booger-y mess and everything keeps me up because I have mom ears.
Nursing: SO I’m trying to wean Ryan before the baby comes because personally I cannot do the whole tandem thing. BRAVO to those super moms who can, but personally nursing a newborn is hard enough without having to deal with a 2 year old who can’t sleep without it. I’m down to using only one side (as a precaution – my doctor told me that by 20 weeks I should at least get to one side in case he doesn’t stop, so that one side can get colostrum.) and we’ve cut out all nursing during the day. Now I only nurse him when he wake up in the middle of the night. I’d like to say it’s only once or twice a night, but see above. My plan is to cut out the first nursing first, and then weekly progress to the who shebang, but first I want Ryan to get over this crankiness or whatever, since even nursing hasn’t been foolproof this week.
Anything Else? Pretty sure I felt movement! There’s definitely something going on in there. With Ryan it was very obvious at 17 weeks – he did one quick thump from the inside, like hey mom, I’m in here. Which now that I know him, makes a ton of sense. But this one seems more chill. Hopefully that will be reflected in him or her when the time comes. (uhh, 2 crazy kids? Oh boy.)
Okay, guys, that’s it! I’ll see you back here tomorrow for the best of the weekend!
Alexandra @ My Urban Family says
Love the update! 🙂 Hope you’re having a good weekend!
I can’t believe that your already at 16 weeks!!! That is so exciting! I am with you on the whole no tandem nursing deal; I don’t think I could do it either. I think it’s awesome that you got Ryan to stop nursing during the day. Matilda only nurses during the day, but she still wants it like 3 times – once after breakfast, again before her nap, and again before bed. She seems really stuck on the whole nursing/sleep association. How did you break Ryan of that?
Amy @ Elephant Eats says
Glad you’re feeling better nausea-wise. Look at that bump! It’s fun to show early on and avoid that awkward in-between stage 😉 Kudos on your work on weaning Ryan…I know it’s hard but you will feel SO much better when you’re well-rested (i.e. he’s sleeping through the whole night). What a game changer that was for me. It was when Berkeley was waking up every hour that I finally caved and did sleep training (he was already weaned from nightime eating though). Best decision ever.
I’m 16 weeks now and my hormones have been on a roller coaster! My poor husband gets cussed out at least once per week with my mood swings. Aye yi yi. Do you recall if you had a lot of pressure in your lower abdomen at 16 weeks? The pressure is quite uncomfy, but I can feel my little guy moving around which is so cool and melts my heart.