Better late than never right!? Headaches have revisited me this week & haven't been too kind. Feeling much better though & ready for a long, productive weekend!
How far along: 16 weeks!
Baby Size: The little babe is the size of an Avacado!
Weight Gain: Not sure, I would say a couple lbs maybe? I'll find out for sure next week.
Maternity Clothes: I officially wore my first maternity item last Friday, jeans! They are the pair I ordered a little while back at Motherhood Maternity (these & they're on sale!). Overall, I liked the fit but, will have to get them hymned since I'm a bit of a shorty & since I'm not quite ready for the full panel yet I just simply folded it down & they worked perfectly!
*Note: I'm wearing regular jeans today & rocking the rubber band trick! Ha!
Stretch Marks/Swelling: So far so good!
Sleep: Can't really complain... except when Bingham hogs the bed. ;)
Exercise: I started stretching after my pre-natal massage & it has really made a difference. I feel so much better!
Food Cravings or Aversions: Nothing really this week.
Gender: 8 days people... 8 days!!!
Movement: I don't know if it's possible to feel the baby this early on but, if it is I would swear to you I felt the little babe twice this week! Once while I was in my car, around lunch time. It was this sort of grumble thing right around my belly button. It caught me off guard & since I was hungry at the time I chalked it up to my stomach growling. Then, Wednesday morning (I stayed home from work due to a killer headache, more below), the pup had woken me up, I was laying in bed & felt the same grumble feeling twice! Caught me off guard again & I just laid in bed praying it would happen again but, no luck. Could have been that I was hungry then too but, it could have been the little babe... Guess I'll know for sure in another few weeks or so!
Symptoms: I really thought the headaches had subsided however, I'm afraid these are one thing that will hang around throughout this pregnancy. I had a terrible one that started out light Tuesday afternoon & continually got worse throughout the evening. I ended up staying home on Wednesday when I woke up & I still had this headache. I caved to the Tylenol & used ice packs. The dark guest room helped a lot too & thankful to be on the mend from that! & Yes, I'm getting peppermint oil stat!
Labor Signs: No
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Mood: Overall good - wanting to feel 100% to tick things off of our to-do list though!
Nursery: Still has boxes & a lot of things that belong in other places being stored there for now.
What I miss: Being able to take major meds for headaches. Sorry to whine, I've just never experienced headaches like these.
Best moment this week: Thursday - Matt is officially back to a day schedule!!
What I'm looking forward to: A long weekend filled with productivity & time with my main man! Might even get to take the pup to the dog park too - hopefully!