In addition to the weekly survey, I’m going to write a bit about pregnancy related happenings that happened the past week. Because the survey just doesn’t seem like enough!
So in baby related events this week we had my best friend Lauren’s wedding. I was a bridesmaid and we ordered our dresses back in February. I had to order a huge dress because when I ordered it I was still nursing and not yet pregnant. I needed the size for my chest. They told me I would need to get the rest altered. Fair! So the time comes and I take my dress to be altered. When I tell the lady that I’m pregnant she flat out refused to take in the stomach of the dress. IT WAS 4 DAYS BEFORE THE WEDDING. It’s not like I was going to have a growth spurt and not fit. Plus it had a high waist. All she would do was take up the straps. I basically yelled at her that I wanted to look pregnant and not obese in a super huge dress. She finally agreed to take in 1 inch. 1 inch you guys. I still looked obese but decided who cares? It’s not about me it’s about the bride. So we’ll see how the pictures look.
At the wedding I hugged one of my pregnant friends who is 1 month behind me and the firmness in the uterus area took me by total surprise. I don’t think I’ve ever hugged another pregnant person! I need more pregnant friends.
How far along? I’m 16 weeks pregnant as of Tuesday. Or Wednesday depending on how you look at it. Did I ever tell you that my last “cycle day 1” was on Feb. 29th? Yes, leap day. Leap day isn’t on those fancy pregnancy wheels doctor’s use to calculate your due date. My family doctor told me I was due Dec. 5. My midwife told me Dec. 4. So my update day is either Tuesday…or Wednesday. I’m choosing Tuesday because it’s sooner. Not that it really matters at all. But every time I update I feel like I’m fibbing. I feel much better that it’s out in the open now.
Gender? I feel like it’s a boy, so does John. We find out on July 11!
Weight gain? I have no idea what I weigh. Our scale at home is so wishy washy that I decided it’s not the least bit reliable for week to week comparison. Plus my midwife’s scale is 7-10 pounds heavier than our home scale. So to avoid the shock of weighing 7-10 pounds more than I thought I did at my appointments, I’m not weighing myself at home. I have an appointment next week and I’ll find out then!
Symptoms? Occasional morning sickness. I get a headache every single afternoon. Faintness. With my last pregnant I was feeling faint all the time. Mainly in church when we were standing to pray. I think it’s from the prolonged standing. It’s happening this time too.
Food cravings? Fresh baked bread. While at my cottage my aunt was telling me how she makes a fresh loaf of bread every single day. Then she showed me her bread maker…which is the same as mine. So I though WHY aren’t I doing that? I came home and starting doing it. But it’s 1 loaf every 2 days. GLORIOUS. Also juice.
Sleep? Only waking up when Henry wakes up. But sometimes I can’t for the life of me fall asleep again. I’ve also been napping every now and again with Henry. To be honest I nap more often than not.
Movement? Still feeling some baby movement randomly. I’m pretty sure I get head bumped by the wee baby. Plus the normal flutters/bubbles. It’s awesome. It’s so very awesome.
What I am looking forward to? Mainly my appointment next week to hear the heartbeat. And then my ultrasound in July. And then everything else!
Pregnancy Moments with John:
He’s wrong. I totally think it’s a boy because this pregnancy is almost identical and I look the same (ish).