16 Weeks Pregnancy Update

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How far along: I am 16 weeks and 4 days
 
How big is baby: The size of an avocado! While grocery shopping with Trevor I had to stop a take a picture of an avocado. Our baby could fit in the palm of my hand. I just won't ever stop being amazed with how fast babies grow.

 
Weight Gain: Still at 8 pounds.
 
Maternity clothes: I actually ordered a bunch of stuff last week, and got some of it. I can already tell I am going to be so much more comfortable than I have been!
 
Stretch marks: Same few on my chest, and I think I spotted a really tiny one on my hip. My mother has a lot of stretch marks, and from everything I have read it pretty much comes down to genetics. However my sister didn't really get any. So who knows? I expect a few, but am hoping I can help with the appearance of them with drinking of lots of water and lotioning up that stretching skin! 
 
Sleep: Still not great. Probably need to invest in one of those body pillows that everyone is always talking about. Still lots of Pregnancy Rhinitis, ugh!
 
Craving: I feel like my cravings have passed. In fact I am feeling I want to take my health up a notch and try cutting down my sugar to no sugar during the week. I am normally not a sweets girl but this pregnancy I have been eating way more sweets then I normally do and I would like to nip it in the bud. Obviously I wouldn't cut out natural sugars, but just those extra sweet treats that have some how found there way into my daily diet where they don't belong!

Feeling: A little more emotional these days, thanks hormones! I am getting more and more energy back, and getting less and less nauseous. I am gagging a lot less, yay for that! haha

Random: When my sister was in town she brought me a bunch of stuff like a pack of newborn diapers she had left over, some maternity clothes, and a book. The book was Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, and she wrote me a beautiful note inside. I started it the other night and can't get enough of it. Anyone gearing up for childbirth, natural or not, I think it is a must read. Just gives you some amazing insight into your body and how powerful we are as women. I think it is so important to know what is happening to your body and why during labor!

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    1. Ashley it is on sale for $15, trust me, for the quality, it is such a good deal!

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  2. You're looking radiant!! I have just a couple weeks left until our first is born, and let me tell you pregnancy flies by!!!! It seems like yesterday that I took a pregnancy test! Enjoy it while you can! Hoping you have an enjoyable and happy pregnancy!!! :) :)

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    1. Thanks Bekah! I am so excited for you, I can't imagine being at that point. You are right about how fast it goes, I feel like I just got pregnant and in less then a month I will be half way! Crazy! Can't wait to see your new babe :)

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  3. You're glowing!! That skirt is super cute!! I was hesitant at first towards maternity pants/shorts but then I got them and they were super comfortable!

    xo
    Rachel

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    1. Thanks Rachel. I just got some maternity pants and boy can I tell the difference! haha

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  4. I love Ina May's Guide to Childbirth! I give it to all of my friends regardless of if they are going natural or not - it just makes you feel more empowered as a woman and how crazy strong our bodies really are. I didn't get stretch marks until my last few weeks with my first and after he was born I just exfoliated those areas even more with a loofa (until the area was a bit red) and they were basically gone within 3 or 4 months postpartum. They are coming back now that I'm pregnant again but very lightly so I'm sure if I exfoliate again postpartum they will "disappear" - although they aren't totally gone but since I have such light skin they aren't noticeable really. You look amazing, have a great pregnancy!

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    1. I feel the same way about the book! It is awesome! I am enthralled reading the birth stories. I am so fair mine are very light as well. I will try some extra exfoliating :)

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  5. Where are you getting your maternity clothes? Im 14 weeks along with my second, and I want to get some more maternity clothes other than jeans and shorts, but sometimes when I shop I find really boring maternity clothes, you know? Any suggestions?

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    1. I just got a bunch from Pink Blush Maternity, I will be doing a post about them soon. Old Navy has some good stuff, and I got some pants off Hautelook! Hope that helps, it really is hard finding stuff.

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  6. So cute! I wouldn't worry too much about stretch marks, it seems like it's different for everyone. My mom and sister had a ton of stretch marks, but I didn't get any even though I was so mentally prepared. haha
    I am loving your pregnancy posts You are totally adorable and have the cutest maternity style. :)

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    1. Thanks Allison, I am not too worried about it. I full on expect to have them, and I am totally fine with if I do!

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  7. This is actually not Whitney.....just borrowing her profile so I can comment! Someone gave me the tip of rubbing aloe vera on your stomach morning and night while pregnant to avoid stretch marks. I decided to try it as my mom has a ton of stretch marks and I have them on my hips from my growth spurt in the 8th grade. I did it with all 3 pregnancies and was HUGE with all 3 (I gained 45 pounds with Whitney).....and didn't get one stretch mark. Worth a shot! Julene

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    1. Hey Sister Petersen, I guess I just can't wrap my around calling your Julene, haha! I will have to try the aloe trick, I could see why the body would love it.

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  8. Reading a ton of birth stories was one of my favorite things when I was pregnant! Every one is different! I agree- every woman should research all the steps of labor. Otherwise, you'll panic. Don't fight the pain! And relax those muscles! Thinking about labor kind of makes me excited.
    Here's my story :)
    http://zippedydooda.blogspot.com/2014/10/gwendolyns-birth.html

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    1. OOOOOO So excited you shared that link. Off to go read your birth story right now! haha :)

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  9. Reading books is a good thing to do. I read the what to expect when you're expecting when I was expecting both and got different information each time. Some I remembered, some was brand new as I was experiencing different things. There's also some about hypno breathing that I've heard is pretty good. I've never tried that one.

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    1. Thanks Mandy! I have the what to expect when your expecting app and I have been loving it :)

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  10. I haven't read that book, but I've seen The Business of Being Born and More Business of Being Born, and that author is in both of those documentaries a fair amount. I'm SO into childbirth/breastfeeding stuff! I had a natural labor and delivery, so if you ever have any questions, feel free to ask! :) Of course every woman and baby is different, but if you're like me, you enjoy hearing others' stories and their perspectives on things. :) Congrats! You look lovely!

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    1. Yes I have seen both of those documentaries as well, and she is in them a lot. If you liked those documentaries you will love the book even more! :) I do love hearing other's stories. Both my mother and sister had natural child birth's, and I am wanting one as well.

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    2. I think it's awesome that you're preparing yourself for a natural childbirth! Coming from someone who whole heartedly wanted an epidural, but didn't have enough time to get one, it really isn't that bad, so if you're prepared for it, you'll totally rock it! I hope you have a great labor and delivery!

      Paige
      http://thehappyflammily.com

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    3. I think it's awesome that you're preparing yourself for a natural childbirth! Coming from someone who whole heartedly wanted an epidural, but didn't have enough time to get one, it really isn't that bad, so if you're prepared for it, you'll totally rock it! I hope you have a great labor and delivery!

      Paige
      http://thehappyflammily.com

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    4. That is nuts your babe came so fast! The human body is a powerful tool, I think society and culture undermines it :)

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  11. I love how honest you are with your body changes. Thank you!

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    1. I wish I could be even more explicit Tiff! haha :)

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  12. I love your outfit, already you are such a yummy mummy!

    kirstyandseth.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha indeed I am! I had to look that up to see what it meant hahaha :)

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  13. You're such a beautiful pregnant woman!

    grubandbeautymontreal.blogspot.com

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