Monday, March 4, 2013

Bump Update #3



Bump Update



How far along:  16 weeks, 1 day 

Due Date:  August 18, 2013

Baby's nickname: Mudbug



Baby’s Size:  This week might have shocked me.  The two apps finally agreed!  Ah all is right with the world.  Some of you have noticed that the pic says a day behind the one I stated above.  That's simply because I write the post on Sunday and schedule it to post on Mondays.  Regardless what day I open the app it only changes weeks.   








Total weight gain:  Like normal I am up and down daily.  Sunday I was up 1/2 a pound.   


Stretch marks:  Um... this is a hard one for me to answer.  Growing up I was covered in stretch marks.  My doctors said my bones grew faster then my skin was able to keep up with.  This left me looking like I was literally busting out of my skin.  Over the years they have faded but the marks are still there.  I highly doubt that I will make it out of this pregnancy without any showing up.  That being said I seen the starting of some slowly creeping up.  To help prevent this I will make my shower warm for the last few minutes, get ready for bed and place a hot wash cloth on my stomach and hips for a couple of minutes to open up my pores.  Right when I take it off I apply Cocoa Butters' Belly Butter to anywhere and everywhere that might possibly stretch.  I am am sure that my bikini days will be long gone after Mudbug is here.


Maternity Clothes:  Despite picking up some nice things from Old Navy I haven't felt the need to actually wear any of them yet.  My jeans are to the point of almost being unbearably tight in the waist, everywhere else is just fine.  I put in an order for the belly extender in hopes of getting my non maternity to last me longer.  I may just need to do the rubber band trick until they get here.  Or maybe just stick to yoga pants.     



Sleep:  I have discovered that the more I seem to drink during the day the better I sleep at night.  Strangely enough this has also correlated into 2 less trips to the bathroom at night on average.  I'll take it.  I am however still waiting for my boppy sleeping pillow to arrive. 

Best Moment this week:  Hands down this was finally getting to hear the baby's heartbeat at our last appointment.  The doctor said it was a strong 151.  right on target. 

Worst Moment this week: Receiving some unwelcome advice from a stranger at the commissary.  She felt the need to tell me I was over dressed for such a hot day and that it would harm my baby by wearing what I was.  Folks I was in yoga pants, a tank top, a light long sleeve hoodie and flip flops.  Considering the day started out at 35 and was going to go up to 70 by mid afternoon, I was dressed just fine.  She on the other hand was wearing a tank top (with visible lower belly showing), booty shorts, and platforms.  Oh and she was 6 month pregnant.  I however was dressed inappropriately.    
    


Miss anything: Being able to drink plain water at home.  For some reason I can only drink plain water when I am at a restaurant.  At home I have been adding a splash of Gatorade to the water.  Hey I am drinking more then 6-7 bottles of water daily so I won't really complain about this too much.    

Food Cravings/Aversion:  I have been craving Italian food all week.  However it would appear that the baby disagrees with me one this one.  In small and I mean very small amounts I can keep some pasta down.  The Italian in my is dying for a big bowl of pasta or some stuffed shells.  Now all I have to do is convince my unborn baby that this is a good idea.  

Movement:  Again I am not sure about this one.    

Gender: Still eagerly waiting to find out!



Looking forward to:  Finding out the gender!  Will 18 weeks just get here already.    

This week’s Baby Task:   I was supposed to book an ultrasound to find out the baby's gender.  I didn't because I was trying to work it out so Hunter would be there too.  Turns out that that isn't going to be possible until I was around 30 weeks.  I am not waiting that long for a gender scan.  I will be booking this coming week a basic 2d gender ultrasound for me to go to at 18 weeks.  I am hoping that when I go to the ultrasound at 20 weeks they will be able to confirm/agree with what I have found out at 18 weeks.   I will still be doing a 3d/4d ultrasound when Hunter gets his 2 weeks of leave this summer.  

I also am hoping to pick up as package of cloth diapers this coming week.  Fingers crossed hubby is in agreement with it.


4 comments:

  1. He's not going to be there with you? :( Boo. I wish I was still there to drive you.

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    1. Me too. He's ok not going because it just won't work out with his crazy schedule. I would totally love your company to the appointment if you were here.

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  2. I would have slapped that person, so annoying!

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