Sunday, July 31, 2011

Tomorrow I am 16 weeks!

How far along: tomorrow I Am 16 weeks! Whoa!!!

Baby is the size of: Avocado

Symptoms: I am so happy not to feel sick anymore. Ligament pain..especially if I sit too long and then get up. If I do not eat a little every one and a half hours, I actually feel sick and throw up. headaches often..but not seriously bad. Congestion and stuffy nose

Weight gain: well..I gained 10 pounds during the IVF process, but since getting pregnant..5 pounds. I have some guilt about this..trying to work through it. I fear gestational diabetes since I am overweight. SO far so good though. I walk at least 4 hours a week. Now that I have more energy..I will step it up. 

Maternity clothes -none that I have bought. But my mom bought me a few shirts and a dress that is so comfortable. It makes me really look pregnant though. 

Sleep: getting better..but still a lot of tossing and turning. I have been a stomach sleeper my whole life, and have never slept with a pillow. So now..that the books and doctors say to sleep on your side,...and best way to sleep is on the left has been a struggle. I love falling asleep on my back and then when I start falling asleep, I turn on my stomach. So, for the first few months, I did not get any sleep..tossing and turning and freaking out when I would wake up on my back and of course the waking up to pee every hour.  Now I have a better rhythm. I got a memory foam pillow( so comfortable)and I put a thin pillow between my knees. It is not perfect, but much better. I also need a window open because I wake up from overheating and can hardly breathe unless the window is open. This is new for me because I normally like the house roasting when I sleep. 

Movement: Umm..not really. Can't really determine if it is gas or little movements from  my  little angel.

Cravings: pickles, olives, and cheese. Pesto has been good to. Anything cold and vinegary. 

What I miss: sleeping on my stomach. and...Sex again. The hubby is scared of hurting the baby. I swear...frustrating. He is frightened. He is always asking what I am eating..he won't let me eat any fish..and he wakes me up every time he sees I am on my back. The other day he saw ambulance on the freeway and started calling me to make sure I was okay. I did not answer and he started freaking out. I think I need to reassure him I am okay a little more often. He is so worried. He loves me..very sweet..but the worrying is not good for his stress level.

Strangest moment: my husband says the conception. MY mom was in the room. Sorry..cracking up right now. Who can say their mother was in the room at conception! lol A doctor was too though....thank you UCSF IVF department! I thought it was beautiful!!! Okay...and the strange morning sickness during the first trimester. "oh honey I do not feel well" 10 seconds running to the bathroom. Seriously it just happens without a lot of warning.

Gender: not sure yet..we will find out August 25th!!!

What I look forward to: everything. Baby showers, finding out the gender! I have the names already and I can not wait until my belly really pops so I do not look like I am just chubby. I really can not wait to feel the baby kick! or hiccup.

Milestones: second trimester! Very happy. I got to tell everyone. That felt great. 

I like these question answers..does anyone have anymore of these? They are kind of fun:)
I hope you all are having a fun and relaxing weekend.


  1. So happy things are going so well!! 16 weeks...uh-mazing!

  2. congrats! hope the second trimester is very boring for you in the best possible ways!

  3. wow....16 weeks....pretty cool!! Have you tried those pillow things to help you get comfy in bed?? My sister swore by hers.

  4. It is so exciting that we are just a couple days apart! Too bad we don't live closer to eachother we could get together.
    The pregnancy pillow thing does help - I just got one and it is different but I think I did sleep better last night.
    I am also anxious to find out the gender - I think we finally have decided on a boy name - the girl name was easy for us. It will be so nice to call baby by a name instead of "it" or "baby."

  5. I love the Boppy preggo pillow. Can't wait to hear boy/girl and I'm jealous that you have names already:] That's turning out to be harder that I thought! Glad everything is moving along!

  6. 16 weeks - amazing! So happy for you! And I couldn't sleep without my prego pillow - get one stat!

  7. Second trimester is such a wonderful (and comforting) accomplishment. I also thoroughly endorse the boppy preggo pillow (or a similar model). I use mine every night and it's the only way I can get comfortable (and it really helps as comfort becomes more and more fleeing ;)

    Looking forward to hearing about your ultrasound this month!