February 10th, 2014

16 Weeks Pregnant

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?

15.5 week belly


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.

16 weeks pregnant

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:

Apera bag

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.

Apera pockets

And even special side pockets for sneakers:

Apera shoe pocket

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?

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