16 Week Bumpdate

January 23, 2018

Hi Little Man!

If I wanted to, I could stop calling you little man and start using your name! It’s so crazy. I love that we have given you a name already though. Both your dad and I feel like it gives you more of an identity, and we are definitely ready for that.

The past week has been a good one! I felt your tiny kicks for the first time in a while, and I’m hoping they start to get stronger soon. We went to a baby shower for one of your little cousins over the weekend, and it made me super ready for you to be here. Not yet, of course, but I’m hoping the next twenty one weeks speed by!! We are getting closer to halfway, and I’m just so grateful for every single minute.

I was starting to think the fatigue had gone away for good, but I just woke up from a two hour nap haha. For the most part though, I have been a lot less tired. I just wish I could figure out how to avoid all the dreams. They are so stressful, and I honestly think they are affecting my sleep more than having to wake up to pee three times a night! Food has been hard lately, because nothing ever sounds good, so I never know what to eat. Luckily, kiwis are always a good bet, so if nothing else I can just snack. And I still like ice cream, much to your dad’s pleasure, so there’s that!

We are starting to get really excited for you to be here, and I feel like my guard comes down a little more every single day. It’s terrifying to be so excited, especially since we haven’t had your anatomy scan yet, but holy crap we love you. You stay safe in there, and keep growing! We will see you in five months!

Baby is the size of: an avocado!!
Total weight gain: I didn’t even look this week. Who cares!
Maternity clothes: Lately I’ve just been back to leggings and sweaters. They just are too comfy.
Sleep: Not great. Too many dreams, and I get so sweaty!
Best moment this week: Feeling you move and deciding on your name!!
Movement: Yes! Just a little bit, but finally!
Food cravings: No cravings this week
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope. I don’t like overpowering smells, but they don’t make me sick.
Have you started to show yet: Yep!
Gender: BOY!!!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Oh man so moody. I am all over the board.
Looking forward to: Six days until our appointment and until we get to see your cute face!

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