Thursday, December 1, 2011

16 weeks...

DJ asked me in the car on the way downtown earlier this week how far along I was [can you believe he had to ask?! just kidding, he was unsure of the exact week] and when I replied 16 weeks he was floored -- and let's be real, I kinda am too - these four months have flown by and the individual weeks are flying by too. there are still moments that I have these flutters of "holy shit, I'm going to be a mom?!" and "there's a baby growing INSIDE of me, what!?" Every single time we hear the heartbeat I am just awed by the fact that there is a living being growing inside of me [I don't know why I just never thought about it before and now I just can't seem to get past it].

I'm so excited to find out the sex of the baby in the coming weeks because I feel like then we can start making some headway on names [we have middle names picked and a solid list of first names for each sex]. Even though I'm a ball of nerves I'm still on cloud nine that we're pregnant - there are so many moments where I find myself smiling thinking of this little baby that's growing inside of me that we made - that is made from me and DJ... and it still blows my mind. I can't wait to meet this little person that we've created and see what they're like - who do they look like [me], who do they act like [hopefully DJ].

anyways, here we are week 16... here's the lowdown:
  • baby j is the size of an AVOCADO... [4.5 inches long (head to rump) and 3.5 ounces], and speaking of avocados, I've been craving all things mexican this week... I'm pretty sure I could eat a chipotle burrito bowl for every meal and not get sick of it!
  • sleeping: eeeh, alright - I've been having issues getting comfortable/falling asleep but once I'm down for the count, I usually sleep through the night
  • movement: I can't wait - still nothing definitive as far as feeling movement, though I have had a few "could that be the baby?!" moments... again, can't wait until I know
  • cravings: mexican, mexican, apples, salty stuff and more mexican. oh and cookies, but lets be real, I always want chocolate chip cookies [now I just have an excuse, ha]
  • new bras bought: two. let's just say I'm still growing... aka I sleep with boobs in my chin. 
  • gender: unknown... I say girl, DJ says boy - the Chinese Prediction Calendar says boy - I honestly would be happy either way - I just want a happy healthy baby!  my niece told me last night there was a girl in my belly - she's the smartest [almost] four year old I know so she must be right, hah.
  • best moment(s) of the week: getting a mani/pedi, loads of reading, just spending time talking about our baby with DJ, baby j taking part in their first ZTA ritual [and my first chapter meeting as an advisor, yay]
so there it is, my 16th week in a nutshell - and now what you've all been asking for here's "the bump" going strong in full force....
[yup, that's an avocado in my uterus... definitely misplaced and probably bigger than baby j]

...and some highlights of my 16th week....
can't wait to see what next week brings [and the week after, and the week after...]

14 comments:

Curly Girl Confessions said...

Aw- You look so precious! I cannot get over how much you are showing. I do have to say that every single person I know that is pregnant right now are having boys. :)

Anna said...

Weee! Look at that sweet bump! You look beautiful.

And I'm with you on the Mexican train - although I have the opposite of an excuse. You know, the whole having to fit into my wedding dress thing.

I can't wait to know if it's a boy or a girl!! Do you think you have a little ZTA legacy growing in there?

whitney said...

thank you FINALLY for the bump picture.

and well done on the avocado placement.

can't wait to see if it is going to be a boy or a girl...but i think either way...they'll be awesome.

[fingers crossed]

Sarah said...

How cute is that little bump?!?!? :) You look fabulous! :)

Rachel said...

love the bump pictures! you look so cute!

and kilwins...yummmm!

amy said...

Wow, I go away from the blogging world for a month or two and come back and find out you are pregnant?? CONGRATULATIONS!!! :)

Smart Ass Sara said...

You look amazing! I felt Olivia when I was 18 weeks but Jackson at 16 weeks... so pretty much any day. And if you rock in a chair then stop for awhile? That's when I felt my babies the most.

If you don't have one already- get an exercise ball! They are *amazing* for your back when you get bigger and.... they are hands down the best thing to rock a baby to sleep on. No kidding. I would get on teh ball and bounce and babies would be OUT. Or they would start farting which is good. The bonus is that you get some exercise too. :)

Caroline said...

Oh my goodness- You look tooooo presh!!! Keep the updates coming :)

Stephanie said...

I love these updates. You are so adorable!

Emily said...

Congrats on 16 weeks, you look great! I just hit 15 weeks today.
p.s. I LOVE Kilwins!!

Wiz said...

You looks so cute!! Its going to fly by! Cant wait to hear what you are having!

Maria said...

So cute! Isn't it amazing to realize there's a BABY growing inside you?! The feeling is surreal and hard to describe until you are going through it. When I was pregnant, I was just in awe of everything my body was capable of doing and how miraculous life really is. God is soooo good!!

Lil' Woman said...

You look good girl and that bump, so cute. I love how you placed an avocado in your pic...lol

Nikki said...

Is that a baby bump or a burrito bowl...be honest ;)

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