I am just over 16 weeks pregnant with Baby #2! Hard to believe that in 2 short weeks we will find out whether G will have a Baby Brother or a Baby Sister! I cannot wait!
Dan still thinks we’ll have a girl (I think he’s sort of hoping for a girl because that way he thinks he may be able to talk me into being done :-) But I still really don’t have a strong feeling either way. I’ve always said that I want 3-4 kids, and I’ve made it pretty clear that I will not stop until I have at least one girl, so we shall see.
So far, this pregnancy has been pretty similar to my first, but some of my symptoms seem to be a little more exaggerated than they were before. I’ve felt more nauseous this time, though thankfully I haven’t been sick at all, and I’m super tired, however, now that I’m into my second trimester, the fatigue has started to subside a bit. I’ve had quite a few headaches as well, but I had them with Garrett too. Other than showing much more at 16 weeks this time around than with my first pregnancy, I’m feeling pretty good!
I’m still trying to walk every morning for a little over an hour and I’ve finally, after a few weeks of family in town, and a gym hiatus gotten back to working out. My goal is to walk 5-6 days a week for an hour each time and to take at least 3 spinning/strength classes a week at my gym. I bought an unlimited month pass at a yoga studio for half price and I’m really looking forward to using that for some prenatal classes, although I’m still trying to figure out which month I will get the most use out of it. I go back to the Dr. on Friday for my 16 week check up, but it’s just a listen to the heartbeat and weight/blood pressure check so nothing too exciting. Happily, I’ve been able to pick up the baby’s heartbeat on the doppler device I have at home and it is consistently higher than G’s was. It continues to be in the upper 160′s to low 170′s so if the wives tales are correct, than maybe we will have a little girl! Only 2 more weeks til we will know for sure!
I probably won’t post as much with this pregnancy, because I have a 1 year old who likes to have my undivided attention :-) though I am enjoying comparing the two, and I do like to keep my out of town family informed, so look for a Baby #2 update every few weeks, unless I have some exciting news to share!
How far along? 16 weeks 2 days
Total Weight Gain: 7 lbs from first appointment
Symptoms: Pretty frequent headaches, a little fatigue, and starting to get lower belly pains after working out specifically
Maternity Clothes: Mostly, yes….have been since about 13 weeks, but still wear some shirts, and can wear 1 pair of pre-pregnancy shorts with my bella band
Food Cravings of the week: Nothing too crazy…peanut butter, fresh fruit specifically watermelon, still have an aversion to ground beef, loving these granola energy balls, and have already made 2 batches!!
Sleep: Not so great….had to break out my pregnancy pillow again…hubby hates it!
Best Moment this week: Garrett finally took his first unassisted steps!!!!!
Movement: Flutters and bubbles are becoming more obvious
Belly Button: Innie, but it’s more stretched from last time
What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach and abdominal exercises
What I am looking forward to: Anatomy Scan in 2 weeks!
Milestones: 16 weeks, happy and healthy!