Pregnancy & Produce: 16 Weeks

Today marks 16 weeks + 3 days pregnant and babes is the size of an avocado (aka California’s butter. I recently heard that and for some reason find it so funny). We’ve officially moved on from round orange fruits! Hooray.

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Image courtesy of The Bump

I spent some time this past week randomly thinking (obsessing?) over things I can’t wait to eat and drink once babes arrives. I don’t know why I did this or what good it did me, but it happened so I feel like I might as well fill you in. Here’s my working list:

  • Poached Eggs
  • Diet Coke
  • Sushi
  • Wine. All of it.
  • Saint Archer IPA
  • Brie

The funny thing is, I could probably go weeks without ever eating or drinking any of those things before, but now that I can’t have them, I want them. I am convinced pregnancy has just reverted me back to a 12-year-old child who wants what they can’t have.

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But in all reality, if all goes to plan I will be consuming that entire list (plus whatever else gets added in the next 24 weeks) on February 3, 2018. Though, now that I think about it, some of these might not be so conducive to breastfeeding. Ugh. Life will never be the sam. I know I am being overdramatic and am well aware that a newborn baby is a million times better than a big glass of wine and warm brie. (It is, right?)

Moving on…to contrast thinking about things I can’t have, I have also been thinking about some exciting things that are coming up, such as feeling babe’s first little movements. I’ve read these can be felt around this time, so I am eagerly awaiting the first little flurries.

My hubby and I also (mostly) finished the nursery this weekend, which is so exciting. After changing the room and paint color, I must say I am very happy with how it has turned out. We are still looking for the perfect chair and I ordered a custom piece of art from Etsy that is still on it’s way, but for the most part we are done. I plan to share photos and details in a few weeks so stay tuned for that.

Babes has also really started to show, which has been really fun. I’ve noticed my little bump since eight weeks, since I am rather petite it was obvious when things started to change, but it’s definitely much more noticeable to the outside world now.

Exhibit A:

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16 Weeks

I even fit into my maternity pants now, which is fun, but also means the other 99.9% of my wardrobe is starting to move further back into the closet. While I think these hacks for making your normal clothes fit through pregnancy are super creative, I’ve noticed certain things just sit on me weird, making me look round instead of pregnant. The way I see it, this might be the only time I am expecting in my life so I want to show it off. Therefore jeans that sit mid-bump and are held up with elastic bands just doesn’t really appeal to me.

Other than babes growing and my insatiable hunger persisting, not much else is really knew on the symptom front. I am still feeling really tired and have been having some extremely vivid dreams (some not so nice, to be honest), but other than that I am feeling great and excited for this journey to continue.

Lastly, I just want to thank all of you for your comments on my last post. That was a difficult one for me to share publicly, but you made it all worth it and I definitely felt better getting it off my chest. To give you a quick update on the job front, that interview I referred to went extremely well and I am actually heading into their offices this week for onsite interviews! I am thrilled and while I have no idea how I am going to navigate the pregnancy thing, I am just going to take it one step at a time and be grateful for the opportunity to show them who I am and what I am capable of.

I will keep you updated!

-Caitlyn

 

 

 

 

 

 

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