I am 16 weeks pregnant today! I feel like time is flying and also creeping slowly by. It feels like a year ago that we found out but I also kind of can’t believe that I’m already 16 weeks! We went out of town this weekend and it was definitely fun to sport the bump a little in this dress. I finally look a little bit pregnant! Hooray! Haha.
Some thoughts this week….
1.) I just can’t WAIT!!
I found out yesterday that my “20 week scan” will not be until February 4th. I cried. I could handle waiting until the beginning of January to find out if it was a boy or girl but not until February. I know I was just being a dramatic pregnant lady and I fully recognize this, okay? But I just know so many people who are pregnant and have found out at around 14-16 weeks! My jealousy was too much! So I text messaged Nate in a panicky rant about how I’ll be too big and tired by February 4th to even want to decorate a nursery – haha – and he said that he couldn’t stand to wait either. So we made an appointment with a pregnancy spa here in Lexington that does gender reveal ultrasounds!! We will officially know on Saturday! I am counting down! I still don’t have a particular feeling as to whether or not it is a girl or a boy, but so many people have told me they think it’s a girl at this point that I’m starting to think that as well! We will see!
2.) Pregnant Circus
I about died laughing a few days ago when a really southern lady turned and looked at someone I do silks with and said, “She can’t do pregnant circus…”. It was hilarious because of her thick southern accent and the way she said it with deep concern. So I’m going to tell everyone that I do pregnant circus from now on. But I digress – I’m not doing pregnant circus this weekend and I’m a little sad about it. There is a student showcase on Saturday evening that I was planning to be in. I’ve practiced/put together about half of a routine with very simple moves but I just couldn’t make it to enough open practices to get it done in time. So I’m opting out of this one. Looking forward to the next one though post-baby! That will be my goal for getting back in shape – putting together a killer silk routine with all of the drops my heart desires!
3.) My closet is shrinking..
I’m having to wash clothes like crazy because I only have a few outfits that I can fit into now. I am wearing my maternity clothes often and the thought of wearing anything even remotely uncomfortable makes me very cranky.
4.) Sleep Deprived
I barely sleep anymore and if I do it’s very lightly. I never really feel like I’ve been asleep. I’ve been experiencing intense hip pain from sleeping on my sides. I wake up every 30 minutes or so with the pain. On top of that I am peeing like 5 times a night. This still seems so foreign to me as I never used to get up at night to use the bathroom. I am planning on getting a mattress topper and a body pillow soon to help sooth my aches and pains – I’ve read lots of good things on message boards about this helping with the issues I’m having. I have been sleeping with a pillow between my knees but last night I moved it under my back and slept sitting up a bit on my side – it was the best sleep I’d had in a while! Hoping to replicate that tonight!
5.) The Heightened GAG Reflex
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it here but I’ve only thrown up once from true morning sickness and that was about two weeks ago. I was just hanging out minding my own business on the couch watching YouTube videos and the next thing I knew I was running to the bathroom. But this gagging thing is a whole other story. This may be TMI, but currently I have a cold/sore throat and the drainage is horrible. If I cough hard enough I will gag and get sick. It’s awful.. but so far it has only happened in the mornings .. the past three mornings. I’m already sick and achey .. throwing up makes it so much worse.
6.) Are you IN there?
I’ve been waiting patiently (you know how patient I am by now) to feel some movement! There have been a few times that I thought I may have felt something but it’s still hard to say! I use my little fetal doppler app about once a day just to see which side the baby is hanging out on and to hear the heartbeat for a second. It gives me peace of mind. =)