Wow. The first trimester crawled by… probably because after the miscarriage, I was very nervous about hitting each week and wondered if I’d make it to 12. But suddenly, four more weeks are gone! I even missed the 15 week update thinking I had another week… oops!
So let’s catch up.
One of the BEST things right now is I am feeling the baby move every day. This is my favorite part of pregnancy! It actually started around week 13 off and on, and I spent one night googling, how early can you feel a baby move? With L, I didn’t feel anything until 20 weeks.
Running has been fantastic lately, other than the bladder. And other than the weather! The belly has definitely had a growth spurt. Within a matter of days I went from mostly bloated-looking to hey, is that a bump?
How far along: 16 weeks
Total weight gain: up 4-5 lbs
Maternity clothes: I’m in the awkward between phase where maternity pants are too big but my pants don’t button, so I’m using belly bands most days.
Sleep: Great! I’m even staying up until 10 or 10:30 these days.
Miss anything: Not really.
Movement: Yes! Not quite strong enough for others to feel yet.
Food cravings: I’ve had a bit of a sweet tooth this week… blaming it on a pregnancy craving.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Finally, no.
Have you started to show yet: I think it’s getting more obvious now!
Gender: L still thinks it’s a boy. I agree.
Wedding rings on or off: On
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: The rest of the family feeling the baby kicks and movements.
I also got a fantastic bag this week that is designed as a gym bag, but I’m eyeing up as a gym/diaper bag! It’s from Apera, a new to me company:
For either use, they have antimicrobial properties, vented pockets and wipeable linings. There are several different styles, but I love the sling because it doesn’t necessarily “look” like a gym bag.
And the pockets are amazing… I couldn’t get over how many pockets were inside, outside and on both sides in and out. It holds a lot… I stuffed L’s bee pillow in the center.
And even special side pockets for sneakers:
It’s kind of silly how excited I am to add the first baby thing for this new little one. (Also, Apera is hosting a giveaway here and has 40% off most bags this week.)
Moms and pregnant friends, how early did you first feel the baby move?
Non pregnant friends, have you ever felt baby kicks from the outside?