Friday, March 27, 2015

16 Week Bumpdate

Happy, happy Friday friends!  As of yesterday, I am officially 4 months pregnant and couldn't be more thrilled about that fact.  So many exciting changes are happening over here, and I thought it would be fun to document my pregnancy by posting bumpdates from time to time on my blog.  I've always enjoyed reading along as my favorite bloggers documented their pregnancy journeys and I really hope that you enjoy this new portion of my blog!

So lets get started....







How Far Along?   16 weeks


Total Weight Gain?  6 pounds so far and feeling really good about that number.  I've been trying to eat as clean & healthy as possible to nourish this little one.

 
Maternity Clothes?  Yes, and no.  Tops are all still non maternity and some of my baggier boyfriend style jeans still fit perfectly fine.  I've always, always gained weight in my legs {thick thigh club member over here, holllla lol} so most of my tighter skinny jeans I've just completely given up on and shoved into the depths of my closet for now.  I did recently purchase maternity jeans from A Pea In The Pod, and HOLY HELL those babies are basically the best thing ever invented {beyond comfy, how do women go back to regular jeans after wearing those?!}, and I love that most of my favorite denim designers make maternity versions.  I'm totally not one of those girls who will be trying to squeeze into my non maternity clothes for as long as possible and am ready to embrace my changing physique and maternity fashion.

 
Gender?  Not sure yet.  This little one likes to keep us guessing :)


Cravings?  Chocolate protein shakes made extra thick with lots of ice, peanut butter & half a banana.  I have one every day! 
 
Miss Anything?  Wine and margaritas.  We ordered a case of wine from our favorite vineyard when we were in Italy and it's just sitting in my wine fridge haunting me!


Exercise?  In the first trimester it was absolutely non existent.  Recently I've gotten more energy back so I've been taking brisk 3 mile walks 5 times a week for the past few weeks {wearing my heart rate monitor & aiming to keep my heart rate around 140}, swimming laps in our pool {hence the golden tan I've been sporting recently}, and I just started with prenatal yoga & pilates.  It feels really good to be active again!



Symptoms?  Feeling really good although my nose is constantly stuffy {but only in my right nostril} and that is especially annoying when I'm trying to sleep at night & I'm also SO thirsty 24/7.  I've never drank so much water in my life!


Mood?  Excited!  I keep thinking about how our little baby {who's the size of an avocado this week!} is half Adam & half myself.  I could daydream for hours wondering what pieces of him and what pieces of me he or she might have.....Adam's naturally curly hair...my Italian olive skin...his smile that instantly just melts me....only 6 more months to go until I get to meet this little one who has already captured my heart.


Baby Movement?  I can't feel anything yet, but we had an ultrasound last week and that little cutie was moving around like crazy - full somersaults included!  



Best Moment This Week?  Nothing that really stands out, I just feel so blessed to be given this gift.  I had a lot of dark moments last year and I had such a negative outlook on my ability to get pregnant.  To be here now, writing my first bumpdate is a really special experience that I feel so grateful for.


Looking Forward To?  Our ultrasound next month & finally finding out if we're having a boy or girl - I can't wait to start shopping :)






Thanks so much for reading & following along!  Hope you all have a great weekend! xx

20 comments:

  1. You look fantastic girl!! Absolutely glowing!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  2. What a gorgeous mama to be! Pregnancy looks so good on you! And yay for the second trimester, it is always so nice to get the energy back.

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    1. Thanks so much, Regina! Yes, the 2nd trimester is SO much better than the first! xx

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS! You look fabulous! When I discovered maternity jeans, I was the same as you in worrying a little bit that I may never return to real jeans again! Haha! Congrats again!

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  4. This is so awesome, I'm so happy for you! Pregnancy looks good on you!

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  5. I love the bumpdate posts. I can't wait for the gender reveal. You definitely have that pregnancy glow!

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    1. Awwww thanks Megan! Not sure about the glow though, it could just be some strategically placed makeup ;)

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  6. Awwww! You look great, mama! You sound like you're taking great care of yourself, which is inspiring even for us non-preggo girls!

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  7. Love reading bumpdates! Such a cute bump!!

    xo, Sarah
    Flip Flops and Furs

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    1. Me too! Bumpdates are so fun to read! xx

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  8. You look great! I've had a stuff nosey my whole pregnancy - let me know if you find a way to kick it!!

    Meggan

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    1. Thanks Meggan! Someone suggested on insta to try a saline gel....think I'm going to try to hunt some down and will let you know! xx

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  9. Love love looooove! You are glowing mama! <3 Can't wait to find out the gender! xx

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  10. YAY YAY YAYYYYYY! As a reader of about 2 years I am so so excited (reading when I was pregnant with my first son and he is about to be 2) I am soooo thrilled to read this bumpdate!! Not only did I know you would have amazing maternity style but I always thought you love of cooking would make you a very cute mother (homemade baby food!). I was always waiting for you to do an announcement post and was really sad when I read your "hope" post a while back. I am so excited for you and can't wait to follow along as you go thru all of the firsts. My son changed my life forever and continues to be the best and usually the funniest part of my day. Congratulations again - you are looking great!! Will you do a gender reveal for the blog?

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comment Nika! We definitely want to know the gender but I haven't really given any thought into doing a reveal lol! I'll need to get crafty and figure something out! xoxo

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