Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Baby Bump #2: 16 weeks

Yay for baby bump!

We've passed the first trimester with flying colors. Woo-hoo, I say! I feel like the nausea was less noticeable this time... I felt sick, but not enough to where I had to lie down. And I was really, really REALLY tired... but I didn't take naps like I did the first time around. However, my time is spent a lot differently these days, so it's possible that I just powered through. Who knows. I am thankful! I had food aversions and craved pasta and bread all the time... and Dr. Pepper. :-/ And I had a round of being sick/breaking my finger/allergic reaction/WAY too many dr. visits for little things that all added up. But those days are somewhat behind me. I still get tired, but I feel good for the most part. No complaints!

My bump got bigger, faster this time. Even though at my last appointment I had only gained a pound, I had to break out the belly band by 12 weeks and had to start wearing maternity pants soon after. I'm not really sad about it... they're way more comfortable than regular clothes!

After doing some research, we've decided to stick with the same practice for prenatal care and delivery: the UNT Nurse Midwives. I'm excited about our next appointment on May 7: We'll have an anatomy scan and *hopefully* learn the baby's gender!

We haven;'t bought anything for the new baby yet. We bought another convertible car seat for the truck, but Wilder uses it right now. We're waiting to find out the gender to pick an infant car seat and nursery items. If it's a boy we won't need many clothes, but if it's a girl it's a totally different story! Most of our items are gender neutral. I just have to decide on what kind of double stroller to get! And of course other things I am not concerned with just yet. :-)

As much as work deadlines allow, I've been power walking with Wilder in the jogging stroller. We have been lengthening our distance. Today we walked 3 miles in 55 minutes. I've been averaging walking 3-4 times a week. I have not been doing much strength workouts or stretching, so that's the next thing I want to revisit. I did some pushups and squats today. I just want to be strong and have endurance! I can do prenatal yoga now, but I haven't started that up again yet.

So looking forward to learning the gender. It helps so much with bonding to me. It's hard to believe I'll have another newborn this fall, but I'm so looking forward to watching our family grow. For now, Wilder's at a really fun age. I'll share more about that in another post this weekend!

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