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Baby Bump Update: 16 Weeks

Wednesday I celebrated 16 weeks of being pregnant! I can’t believe we are almost at the halfway mark. 5 short months and baby boy or girl will be here! Here a quick little update on how everything has been going lately.

 

Symptoms: 
Lots of nausea. I am still getting sick at least once every morning. I have very little energy and starting to get leg cramps which is something I experienced a lot with Isla.
 
Pregnancy health:
I struggled a lot the first trimester. Lots of nausea, constant vomiting, trips to the doctor and prescriptions. The last week I haven’t felt consistently sick but still tired and lacking energy. I found out I have Hyperthyroidism. This type is particular to pregnancy. I am hoping is doesn’t last throughout my whole pregnancy so I can start feeling back to myself soon.
 
Total weight gain:
At my 10 week checkup I had lost 4 pounds and at my 14 week checkup I had gained it back!
 
Maternity clothes? 
Definitely wearing my maternity pants. Work pants and jeans were dug out of storage pretty quickly. Still wearing some regular tunic style sweaters and some maternity tops from Gap.
 
Stretch marks? 
No. I didn’t get any with Isla and so far nothing with this pregnancy. I think it has a lot to do with genetics but I also religiously use Palmer’s Cocoa Butter or some type of body oil that helps keep your skin plump and moisturized during this time when you stomach is expanding like crazy.
 
Sleep: 
Sleep is fine. Usually sleeping through the night but waking up still feeling tired.
Miss Anything? 
I miss feeling energetic and having an appetite. I eat because I have to but nothing really ever tastes great. Some days I feel like I can eat a lot and other days I can’t stomach anything.
 Movement: 
I have been feeling lots of movement since 14 weeks. Not kicks or anything but I can definitely feel baby moving around in there. Seems to favour the right side of my body under my ribs and gets super uncomfortable sometimes.
 Food cravings:
Salty and sweet! That’s pretty much it at the moment.
 
Anything making you queasy or sick?
Nothing in particular. Lots of smells, nothing specific can hit me and suddenly I will have to run to the bathroom.
 
Belly Button in or out? 
In! It stayed in while I was pregnant with Isla so it will probably do the same thing this time around.

Wedding rings on or off?
On. No swelling yet.

 Looking forward to: 
Our anatomy scan in the next month. I can’t wait to see our baby and make sure that he or she is healthy and everything is happening and growing that should be. We also can’t wait to find out whether Isla will have a baby brother or a baby sister! I am so looking forward to feeling better soon. I really hope I get some energy back and don’t feel the need to go to bed at 9pm at night.
 
Baby stats:
No stats as if yet. Only had ultrasounds to hear the heartbeat and that has been so exciting!
My baby today pregnancy app says that baby is the size of a lemon, 5 inches long from head to bottom and about 3.5oz. Little he or she will double the size in the next few weeks!

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