I can hardly believe that as of Thursday I will be 17 weeks pregnant! Where on earth has the time gone for this pregnancy? Since my 12 week pregnancy update a lot has changed.
My husband deployed overseas and will remain there until close to I’m about 32 weeks pregnant (or around there). I miss him incredibly, and so does Squish. Thank goodness for modern technology, video chats, and the phone. I am trying to keep him as updated as possible with baby bee!
I don’t know if it is because he is away, or what but he was never so cautious with my last pregnancy. He is always reminding me to listen to my body, and not to try to do too much. Maybe he just realizes how hard chasing after a 3 year can be. I do love that man!!
My belly has definitely started to look pregnant as opposed to fluffy! My sister in law laughed at me, when I went to Disneyland she said in the 3 short days I was gone I came back sporting a baby bump!
To give you a little idea of what exactly my sister in law was laughing at, here is the 12 week vs 16 week comparison!
I didn’t take a 16 week picture with my son, so other than a picture from a trip we took around that time, I don’t have much to compare it to, but I know for 100% fact I wasn’t this big this soon. Guess you really do show sooner with your second baby.
In a little over 2 weeks from today my mother is coming into town, and with my husband deployed I thought this would be the perfect time to have our gender ultrasound done. I am really excited to share that with my mother especially since she lives so far away.
As far as finding out the gender goes, I didn’t want to find out what we were having this time around, but my husband really REALLY wants to. So I asked him to agree that if we have another baby we will keep that a surprise until the end. Now that I know I am finding out, I am getting pretty excited for it! Any suggestions of unique but quick way I can share this surprise with him overseas? I’d love to do something creative, but he has made me promise to let him know ASAP!! (He isn’t very patient! LOL!!)
How far along? 16 weeks 5 daysTotal weight gain: +3-4?? (My last appointment was at 14 weeks and I was up 3)Maternity clothes? Yep, I find them so much more comfortable.Stretch marks? Nothing new. Just the ones left over from my 10lb 2oz baby boy!Sleep: The exhaustion has finally abated a bit, but I would still nap pretty much every day if I could!Best moment this week: Sharing my 16 week picture with my husband overseas.Miss Anything? Ibuprofen. I know that sounds silly, but I had a really sore lifting session the other day and wished so badly I could take it!Movement: Flutters and kicks – very small, not super frequent yet.Food cravings: Cheese, Mexican food, eggs, and anything grape flavored!Anything making you queasy or sick: Chicken, Meat in general…Fitness: Yes! I am finally back working out 3-4 times per week and lifting again! I am loving it, but still monitoring my heart rate and exertion levels.Labor Signs: Nope! (not for a very long time I hope!)Symptoms: So tiredness, headaches daily (I think due to neck pain…)Belly Button in or out? It’s still in.Wedding rings on or off? OnHappy or Moody most of the time: Happy, but missing my husband. Learning to accept the hormones that make me cry daily at nothing!Looking forward to: Hearing baby’s heartbeat again at my 18 week appointment, and sharing my gender ultrasound with my mother at 19 weeks.
Next big task is going to be tackling the office and getting it turned into a nursery! Oh my goodness that room looks like an episode of hoarders – NO JOKE!!
My next post on Baby Bee Bump Watch will include a gender reveal – Any guesses?!?!
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